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thefont9
05-06-2016, 11:12 AM
Hi everybody,

I got this from Steve Lavigne's shop last year. I noticed the head is different. no pupils and has the full set of teeth. I'm guessing it's a first issue. How common are these?

http://hotdamwiffle.com/leonardo.jpg

Mew
05-06-2016, 02:21 PM
Bootleg, perhaps?

JonesyKitty
05-06-2016, 02:34 PM
The head looks like giant Raph's but repainted. Maybe it was a misprint that was made with the plastic Leo was normally made with? The reason I say tha is because each turtle's eyes are shaped differently and that is straight up Raph's head but different colors.

Digital Ghost
05-06-2016, 02:40 PM
The head looks like giant Raph's but repainted. Maybe it was a misprint that was made with the plastic Leo was normally made with? The reason I say tha is because each turtle's eyes are shaped differently and that is straight up Raph's head but different colors.

Was thinking the same thing. Definitely Raph's head.

Meow
05-06-2016, 02:41 PM
I'm guessing it's a first issue. How common are these?
The initial question actually is: Is there a stamp of authenticity on Leo's feet or something like that?

thefont9
05-06-2016, 04:20 PM
This is no bootleg. There is a stamp. Again, i got this from Steve Lavigne. I am not near my desk to get a shot of the stamp, but Here is a promo picture from 1989 featuring the figures:

http://mutantooze.org/wiki/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/giant.jpg

Mew
05-06-2016, 04:23 PM
This is no bootleg. There is a stamp. Again, i got this from Steve Lavigne. I am not near my desk to get a shot of the stamp, but Here is a promo picture from 1989 featuring the figures:

http://mutantooze.org/wiki/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/giant.jpg
Maybe you got a rare prototype.

Powder
05-06-2016, 04:42 PM
Yeah, I'd definitely say that's a test or pre-release production sample. Pretty rad.

Mzx10484
05-06-2016, 05:35 PM
Do you need the figure's Katana sword?

thefont9
05-06-2016, 05:39 PM
Yes I could use one!

Mzx10484
05-08-2016, 02:26 AM
The pic you asked for:

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psychturtle
05-08-2016, 09:55 AM
That is awesome! I wonder if it is indeed a very early manufacture. One way to tell is to look for marking around base of head. Also look for color variation around the bandanna very closely.