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Old 05-30-2013, 02:29 AM   #1
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Anybody here collect prototyes? Share your pics here!

Hi All!! i'm new here and this is my first time posting.

Long time fan of the Turtles and have a few toys in my collection. Wondering if anybody here collects any prototypes for the toys?

Here's one that i have:



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Old 05-30-2013, 04:36 AM   #2
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Sweet! I've been wondering this me question myself. I love to see the proto's like yours and get a little history on them! Thanks for posting, hope others reply!
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:41 AM   #3
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Ohh....an unreleased proto at that. Very nice.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:59 AM   #4
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Old but interesting article

http://www.infinitehollywood.com/spo...otype-figures/
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:02 AM   #5
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Since when was the 4kids series slated to air on Kids WB instead of 4kids?

That said, prototypes are considered upper-rung collectibles not being mass produced. They are generally too expensive for me to consider, though if I feel it and see potential, I may grab one or more.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:41 AM   #6
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The op's proto is SO rad. Playmates should have released that bad boy.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:55 AM   #7
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Since when was the 4kids series slated to air on Kids WB instead of 4kids?

That said, prototypes are considered upper-rung collectibles not being mass produced. They are generally too expensive for me to consider, though if I feel it and see potential, I may grab one or more.
Since always...it was originally going to be on Kids WB but they changed it for some reason.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:01 PM   #8
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Hi All!! i'm new here and this is my first time posting.

Long time fan of the Turtles and have a few toys in my collection. Wondering if anybody here collects any prototypes for the toys?

Here's one that i have:



Uncle Gundy
Man....that's freaking amazing. I need to commission someone to make me one!!! Might you divulge what you paid? My current original figure line is missing only a few figures...my eyes are moving to prototypes.... My wife will love that!

I wonder...in Star Wars Droids series (failed animated series) there was also an Uncle Gundy...
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:25 PM   #9
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Man....that's freaking amazing. I need to commission someone to make me one!!! Might you divulge what you paid? My current original figure line is missing only a few figures...my eyes are moving to prototypes.... My wife will love that!

I wonder...in Star Wars Droids series (failed animated series) there was also an Uncle Gundy...
Picked up the Killer Ant unpainted hardcopy quite a few years back as part of a large lot of prototypes so i can't put a specific dollar amount for what i paid for it specifically. In any case, you can still pick up prototypes for TMNT and most other toylines for pretty reasonable prices...it's only vintage Star Wars prototypes that are insanely expensive.

And yes Uncle Gundy was a character from the Droids series

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Old 06-03-2013, 12:53 PM   #10
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This is my favorite thread in the forum right now. I wish I had some photos to share. So far my favorites are the early 2000 prototype Leo, and the Cyber Samurai Rocksteady. Amazing stuff overall. It would be nice to see some of these released as new figures, but I doubt there would be interest for Playmates to do such a thing.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:56 PM   #11
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This is my favorite thread in the forum right now. I wish I had some photos to share. So far my favorites are the early 2000 prototype Leo, and the Cyber Samurai Rocksteady. Amazing stuff overall. It would be nice to see some of these released as new figures, but I doubt there would be interest for Playmates to do such a thing.
I'd love to see what the Cyber Samurai prototype looks like!
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:07 PM   #12
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I'd love to see what the Cyber Samurai prototype looks like!
Try reading the thread.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:58 PM   #13
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This is my favorite thread in the forum right now. I wish I had some photos to share. So far my favorites are the early 2000 prototype Leo, and the Cyber Samurai Rocksteady. Amazing stuff overall. It would be nice to see some of these released as new figures, but I doubt there would be interest for Playmates to do such a thing.
I'd love to see what the Cyber Samurai prototype looks like!

Also, is Uncle Gundy the same guy from Rebelscum forums?
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:14 PM   #14
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Here are some concept drawings/sketches for the unproduced Killer Ant/Army Ant unpainted hardcopy i posted a picture of at the start of the thread:



It started off here as "Giant Ant" with a Rotten Picnic Theme before taking on an even menancing look as the "Army Ant"



Above is an early version before it was refined to the final version here:



This Killer Ant/Army Ant was just one unproduced piece that was meant to be made for the 1990/1991 Mega Mutants line of which we only saw Needlenose and Killer Bee finally produced

Other unproduced concepts included Exterminator/Undertaker Spider and Buzzard Bomber

Here's a color stat i have for the Undertaker Spider:



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p.s. yes i'm the same Uncle Gundy on Rebelscum
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:08 AM   #15
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Keep posting uncle gundy, everyone you're sharing is fascinating!
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:45 AM   #16
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Hi All!! i'm new here and this is my first time posting.

Long time fan of the Turtles and have a few toys in my collection. Wondering if anybody here collects any prototypes for the toys?

Here's one that i have:



Uncle Gundy
Ooh, that's cool, I wonder what a finished version would look like.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:54 AM   #17
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Thanks for sharing everyone!..
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:57 PM   #18
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Jesus, Gundy. Where are you getting all of these?
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:16 PM   #19
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I've accumulated these from a variety of sources over the years, including eBay and from dealers like Hollywood Heroes (aka the "Toyhunter", Jordan H.)

Here's an unpainted hardcopy from the next mutation series:



And here's a Dwarf Don unpainted hardcopy from the Warriors of the Fogotten Sewer series:



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So this dude pretty much owns every prototype... Also ive been in that group for two days and those ppl are full of drama lol
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