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snake
07-04-2017, 04:53 AM
The original toyline really doesn't get as much praise as it deserves. Everyone remembers and holds it dearly, but the sculpting, paint, and diversity of the line holds up and is still impressive. I'd argue that it's in the top 5 toylines of all time, and I'm sure most other fans would as well.

What's your favorite figure?

I'm gonna say Tokka. It's not most peoples first choice, but hear me out- Tokka is awesome. The squat, chunky sculpt is both aesthetically pleasing and adds to the play value of the figure. The paint work on Tokka is pretty well done, and I can see hints of a paint wash years before that would become a commonly used practice in the toy industry. His design? Top tier, it even beats out Slash's original design for me.

Tokka is just a satisfying figure to own.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/40/85/eb/4085eb1104fa83c9d91825022a9b8dee.jpg

EddieNES
07-04-2017, 07:20 AM
I've always loved Mondo's figure. I like his look and colors.

The Jim Lee figures are easily a favorite of mine as well.

D Piddy 1982
07-04-2017, 07:28 AM
I too always liked the Mondo Gecko figure. Lots of nice detailing and colours. Probably my favourite, aside from the Turtles who simply hold nostalgic value, not necessarily great figures from this line.

Other notable mentions for me:
Krang was a favourite (in his bubble walker) and also Mikey in his surfing gear.

One figure I never had but always thought looked almost spot on was Ray Fillet. Still look for him on eBay from time to time.

Agree with everything you say about this line though Snake, spot on! Never had that Tokka either, he looks great!

mrmaczaps
07-04-2017, 08:33 AM
I would say the Movie Star versions of the Turtles are my favorite. The giants too.
Tokka looks cool.

Powder
07-04-2017, 08:38 AM
http://i68.tinypic.com/149t3qh.jpg

go_ninja84
07-04-2017, 09:58 AM
Mine is 1988 Leonardo

I Crave Pizza No More
07-04-2017, 10:19 AM
Lt. Leo or Rock N' Roll Leo. Shogun Shoate, Slash and Shogun Triceraton (sans helmet) are close behind.

Optimus Primer
07-04-2017, 12:54 PM
Mike as Frankenstein's Monster. Love the face sculpt and hunched look, and the paint is great too.

TMNTFanatic4Life
07-04-2017, 02:04 PM
The 11 inch Krang Android Body. I just got this and it's awesome.

TurtleWA
07-04-2017, 04:30 PM
It's difficult to pick just one. But the first group that comes to mind are...

Metalhead
Leatherhead
Napoleon Bonafrog
Panda Khan
Sergeant Bananas
Wyrm
Rock 'N Roll Mondo Gecko

Huzzah
07-04-2017, 05:56 PM
One of my all time favorites is Walkabout, I don't know why I've always loved the wallaby, though Pizza Face was a close second.

Panther10
07-04-2017, 06:48 PM
I guess the original four turtles were my favorites back in the day.

chrisr291
07-04-2017, 08:02 PM
Metalhead! No question! Tons of color, accessories, and chrome? How could you beat it.

http://tmnt-ninjaturtles.com/assets/TMNT-Metalhead-1989.jpg

stcardinal
07-04-2017, 09:27 PM
Was always a fan of Casey, Scumbug, Slash, Chrome Dome, Leatherhead, Mutagen Man, Mondo Gecko, Krang.

Characters I liked but thought were kind of boring play wise as a kid: Usagi, Ratking, Gen. Tragg, Metal head, Panda Kahn, Ground Chuck

DestronMirage22
07-05-2017, 12:08 AM
Sewer Surfin' Leonardo was great, I still have him.

Krang with his Bubble Walker was great too. The Brain-Drain was a fun accessory.

I also love Storage Shell Leonardo. Can't beat the amount of cool accessories he has, especially the armadillo club! I prefer the reissue version, with the yellow translucent plastic. Makes him stand out more.

Zachatello00
07-05-2017, 10:29 AM
besides the original turtles, Slam Dunkin' Don was always a favorite of mine, but also one that I never actually owned.

Breakfightin' Raph was 2nd place.

inaheap
07-05-2017, 01:38 PM
I gotta say the Movie Star turtles are probably tops.

ctt4lfecw
07-05-2017, 08:41 PM
Super Shredder or Casey Jones

lonewarrior20
07-05-2017, 09:02 PM
mutatin april was my favorite.
can't help it, i loved seeing her as a cat woman
http://www.tmnttoys.com/93figures/mutations/5235.jpg http://www.tmnttoys.com/93figures/mutations/5235b.jpg

***First of Two Latin Kings***
07-05-2017, 10:06 PM
Sewer Surfin' Leonardo was great, I still have him.

Krang with his Bubble Walker was great too. The Brain-Drain was a fun accessory.

I also love Storage Shell Leonardo. Can't beat the amount of cool accessories he has, especially the armadillo club! I prefer the reissue version, with the yellow translucent plastic. Makes him stand out more.


I had to have Storage Shell Michelangelo. He stood out to me in the commercial more than any of the others and Raphael was my favorite. The sickle really hooked me.

I Crave Pizza No More
07-06-2017, 07:18 AM
I had to have Storage Shell Michelangelo. He stood out to me in the commercial more than any of the others and Raphael was my favorite. The sickle really hooked me.

The artwork on the storage shell packages is awesome. I love the figures' expressions, too.

D Piddy 1982
07-06-2017, 07:36 AM
Sometimes I would buy a figure just because of their accessories.

I got both Sgt Bananas and Napoleon Bonafrog because of Larry the Lemur and Flyboy!

There were other accessories with other figures as well but can't recall them right now.

TheCanadiandrome
07-06-2017, 10:37 PM
Triceraton and Super Shredder are my fave figures; Technodrome is my fave base/vehicle

Otter
07-15-2017, 02:40 AM
I guess my favourites are the only ones I've kept: Raph, Usagi, Triceraton and Sumo Raph (that thing's awesome!).

Guile
07-15-2017, 08:58 AM
Undercover Donatello. I love his hat.
Also Sewer Samurai Leonardo, he looks like a cooler version of the TMNT 3 figure.

MrPliggins
07-15-2017, 11:18 AM
I always loved the original Baxter Stockman figure, and the packaging art was awesome too. Another really cool one was Shogun Triceraton.