The Technodrome Forums

The Technodrome Forums (http://forums.thetechnodrome.com/index.php)
-   General TMNT Discussion (http://forums.thetechnodrome.com/forumdisplay.php?f=7)
-   -   Vernon's Belt Pocket (http://forums.thetechnodrome.com/showthread.php?t=61531)

Batman1016 06-20-2019 03:00 AM

Vernon's Belt Pocket
 
Silly question: does anyone have any idea what's supposed to be in the little pocket on Vernon's belt in the '87 cartoon? It's vaguely gun-holster-shaped, with it's odd little angle on the bottom, but it's CLEARLY not that, and I doubt it's a weapon of any kind (or he would have tried to use it on SOMEONE, during one of the many times he'd been threatened during the series run *LOL*).

Any ideas?

- J

Candy Kappa 06-20-2019 04:22 AM

Maybe NYC have open carry laws in the FW universe :lol:

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan 06-20-2019 05:20 AM

I have never noticed him wearing any belt pocket until now.

oldmanwinters 06-20-2019 08:15 AM

http://i.imgur.com/IvBRUiAh.jpg
I'd assume a tape recorder or something like that. Didn't April use that mini-purse that hung from her belt for the same purpose?
http://i.imgur.com/ih7QEMJh.jpg

Jester 06-20-2019 09:04 AM

https://www.electriduct.com/assets/i...multi-tool.jpg
????

Prowler 06-20-2019 10:59 AM

Wow now I've seen threads about EVERYTHING :lol:

But in all seriousness now, good call, OP. I've never really cared about Vernon's pocket. hell, perhaps I had never even noticed it.

FredWolfLeonardo 06-20-2019 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prowler (Post 1809933)
Wow now I've seen threads about EVERYTHING :lol:

But in all seriousness now, good call, OP. I've never really cared about Vernon's pocket. hell, perhaps I had never even noticed it.

Yeah, never did I imagine that Vernon's pocket would get a thread of its own.

Its probably where he keeps his dildo.

IndigoErth 06-20-2019 03:49 PM

I don't think I ever consciously took notice of that... Hm. Vernon with a gun or other weapon? Somehow I doubt it. lol That guy was afraid of his own shadow. I like Jester's idea, or some other work-related gadget.

Or, what the heck, TMNT was a little ahead of its time in some ways... so it's his primitive early version of a flip phone before they existed in the real world. (Lord knows April would look up info on her computer at work as if the internet existed, too.)

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan 06-20-2019 04:16 PM

Is that belt pocket always seen in all episodes where Vernon appears?

MsMarvelDuckie 06-20-2019 04:51 PM

I like the multitool idea. Or maybe a pager, since it was the 90's?

Prowler 06-21-2019 03:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FredWolfLeonardo (Post 1809951)
Yeah, never did I imagine that Vernon's pocket would get a thread of its own.

These forums are a box of a surprises. It's as if these forums are a FW series spin-off of some sort, which is fitting, I guess. :lol:

pferreira 06-27-2019 12:40 PM

Pocket for swiss army knife or tape recorder.

ABrown 06-27-2019 01:33 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Wireless Mic Belt Pac?

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...for_shure.html

Batman1016 07-04-2019 11:38 PM

Thanks for your ideas, guys!

Actually, the entire reason I posted this question was for a custom figure project. I'm making the main Channel 6 Happy Hour News Team, and I wanted to determine accessories for Vernon, and whether WHATEVER is in that pocket was ever shown on screen (Personally, my theory is one of those switch-blade combs, 'cuz he seems like a guy who'd keep a comb on him at all times to do his hair. *LOL*)

Anyway, if it never appeared on screen, I'm not worried about what was actually IN the pocket. I just made the figure with a fake belt pocket. :)

https://i.imgur.com/5nfD1Na.jpg

Batman1016 07-04-2019 11:43 PM

For the record, already did April years ago, recently had her featured as a Cool Custom of the Week on Toy News International.

Custom NECA-Style '87 Cartoon April O'Neil

(And yeah, the object on the back of HER belt is a tape recorder. :) )

Batman1016 07-05-2019 12:05 AM

So, here's a second question:

Can anyone think of some good character-specific accessories for the Burne Thompson figure? Only ideas I've got are a clipboard, a sheaf of papers, and a black office telephone. Pretty lame. Any iconic, unique, or episode-specific objects he uses?

funatic 07-05-2019 01:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Batman1016 (Post 1811219)
So, here's a second question:

Can anyone think of some good character-specific accessories for the Burne Thompson figure? Only ideas I've got are a clipboard, a sheaf of papers, and a black office telephone. Pretty lame. Any iconic, unique, or episode-specific objects he uses?

Framed picture of that blonde floozy who hated turtles for no good reason?

oldmanwinters 07-05-2019 02:03 PM

Great looking custom of Vernon!

Yeah, I think "Tiffany" as an "accessory" would be hilarious.

His action figure had a bullhorn accessory, if I remember.

MikeandRaph87 07-05-2019 02:30 PM

It always bothered me that Burne Thompson had a napkin stuck to his shoe as a part of the figure. Why? He did not have a gag related to that.:ohwell:

Batman1016 07-05-2019 08:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeandRaph87 (Post 1811261)
It always bothered me that Burne Thompson had a napkin stuck to his shoe as a part of the figure. Why? He did not have a gag related to that.:ohwell:

Oh, agreed. That's part of the reason why I didn't bother getting his figure to make my custom. Used a Toon Vernon and a Toon Irma for theirs, but I made my own Burne head. Like, none of his figure made any sense. He doesn't routinely carry a sammich, he doesn't routinely use a bullhorn (he was loud enough on his own), he doesn't have stains on his shirt or paper on his shoe, he wasn't a slob (in fact, he was almost always very well put together).

I dunno about a Tiffany photo, because again, he never actually had a picture of her in the show. But . . . I HAVE been known to make a whole custom figure as an accessory to another figure, so it WOULD be kinda hilarious to make a static Tiffany statue-figure as an accessory for Burne! *LOL* Hmm . . . possibilities . . . .

oldmanwinters 07-05-2019 08:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Batman1016 (Post 1811281)
I dunno about a Tiffany photo, because again, he never actually had a picture of her in the show. But . . . I HAVE been known to make a whole custom figure as an accessory to another figure, so it WOULD be kinda hilarious to make a static Tiffany statue-figure as an accessory for Burne! *LOL* Hmm . . . possibilities . . . .

Yeah, I totally had in mind the actual Tiffany as a sidekick/accessory character!

In the UK-exclusive newspaper comic strip, it was revealed that Burne was actually cheating on his wife (so that kind of "girlfriend"), a fact that the Turtles and April used to threaten him to give April her job back after getting fired!

FredWolfLeonardo 07-05-2019 09:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldmanwinters (Post 1811284)
In the UK-exclusive newspaper comic strip, it was revealed that Burne was actually cheating on his wife (so that kind of "girlfriend"), a fact that the Turtles and April used to threaten him to give April her job back after getting fired!

Oh my gosh, I absolutely love that idea! :D

Tiffany really needed to appear more, she would've been a fun addition to the regular cast (although I could do with her voice being slightly more toned down).

MikeandRaph87 07-06-2019 06:39 AM

The Burne figure made him a slob. Was it that Burne was tubby that made the angle for the toy makers who did not know anything beyond character design and he was the boss?

Quote:

Originally Posted by FredWolfLeonardo (Post 1811289)
Oh my gosh, I absolutely love that idea! :D

Tiffany really needed to appear more, she would've been a fun addition to the regular cast (although I could do with her voice being slightly more toned down).

She only appeared twice,correct? It was Return of The Shredder and 20,000 Leaks Under The Sewers.

Any chance that we can see the U.K. strip that you reference, Winters?

FredWolfLeonardo 07-06-2019 06:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeandRaph87 (Post 1811300)
She only appeared twice,correct? It was Return of The Shredder and 20,000 Leaks Under The Sewers.

Yes, you would be correct, although Burne was talking to someone on the phone about going out that night for dinner and dancing, in "Shredder and Splintered".

I assume he was talking to Tiffany there.

oldmanwinters 07-06-2019 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeandRaph87 (Post 1811300)

Any chance that we can see the U.K. strip that you reference, Winters?

I've only seen what was posted in an ebay auction some years ago, but here are all those pictures I saved, from which you can piece together the basic plot:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/b6xpy9...trips.zip/file

FredWolfLeonardo 07-06-2019 03:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldmanwinters (Post 1811310)
I've only seen what was posted in an ebay auction some years ago, but here are all those pictures I saved, from which you can piece together the basic plot:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/b6xpy9...trips.zip/file

Mr Thompson admittedly looks quite elderly in those,even more than the series (I think he was 50 there?)

MikeandRaph87 07-06-2019 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FredWolfLeonardo (Post 1811334)
Mr Thompson admittedly looks quite elderly in those,even more than the series (I think he was 50 there?)

Yes, it was explained in "20,000 Leaks Under The Sewers" that he was turning 50 years old and did not want it spoken aloud not wanting Tiffany to know his true age. I prefer it be a joke at his expense and that he is 40 at least for my continuation of the series.

Batman1016 07-06-2019 09:40 PM

Okay, it's settled, I'm gonna make a static Tiffany statue as an accessory for Burne.

Gonna use this as a base:

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/I0wAA...Cq/s-l1600.jpg

pferreira 07-11-2019 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Batman1016 (Post 1811219)
So, here's a second question:

Can anyone think of some good character-specific accessories for the Burne Thompson figure? Only ideas I've got are a clipboard, a sheaf of papers, and a black office telephone. Pretty lame. Any iconic, unique, or episode-specific objects he uses?

Maybe I'm remembering wrong but wasn't there an episode where Burne put on a coat and hat to go with Vernon to investigate something? You could add that to him to wear as an option.

MikeandRaph87 07-11-2019 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pferreira (Post 1811937)
Maybe I'm remembering wrong but wasn't there an episode where Burne put on a coat and hat to go with Vernon to investigate something? You could add that to him to wear as an option.

Yes, Burne's Blues. He got caught by Don Turteli and creepy gimmick and then Elvis impersonator aliens, the first out there plot line in the series.

pferreira 07-11-2019 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeandRaph87 (Post 1811948)
Yes, Burne's Blues. He got caught by Don Turteli and creepy gimmick and then Elvis impersonator aliens, the first out there plot line in the series.

That's the one. :D

Batman1016 07-13-2019 04:40 AM

As a general rule, I don't do soft-goods on my figures.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.