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Old 02-01-2017, 09:16 AM   #1
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My first TMNT toy

What was your first TMNT toy, and when did you get it? I got all four turtles, and Krang, for Christmas present in 1991.
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Old 02-01-2017, 09:22 AM   #2
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Leo, Donnie, and Splinter at my 8th birthday party, from a friend who was related to Peter Laird. There is a picture of me and my sister in the Turtle Power Documentary playing with them.
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:17 AM   #3
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My first was Casey Jones —I thought he looked like Jason Voorhees (and even though I hadn't seen any of the Friday the 13th films because I was waaaaay too young, my cousin had a couple Friday the 13th posters in his room, so I thought Jason was awesome at a very young age). 4-year-old me promptly colored all over it with a black marker for some unknown reason, then tore the legs off and flushed them down the toilet... I didn't always make good decisions.
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:28 AM   #4
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Donatello, from the old toon! I still have it .)
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:33 AM   #5
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1992 Mutations Michelangelo
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I respect what FW cartoon did for the turtles franchise but it is the most overrated and hard to watch of the 3 turtles cartoons.
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:33 AM   #6
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my first was Raphael i got for Christmas from my grandma the next day i got Leonardo from my parents on Christmas day

my brother got Donatello a few months prior and thats when i first got turned on to TMNT i bugged my mom and dad for months for one of my own
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:37 AM   #7
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Sewer Surfing Leonardo. I got him loose at a garage sale, and still have him to this day, albeit a little roughed up. At least his chest sticker is still in good condition.
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:41 AM   #8
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Breakfightin' Raphael, Rock 'N Roll Michelangelo, Retrocatapult I'll never forget that...lol.
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:47 AM   #9
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1988 (hardhead) Leonardo was my very first TMNT toy.
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:55 AM   #10
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Michaelangelo and the Foot Soldier from the original line, just after Christmas 1989. My family were travelling up to my grandparents' house in Manchester and we stopped off at a motorway services. In the shop, I found those 2 figures, and even though they were twice as expensive than figures from a regular toy shop would be, I had to have them. I'd recently discovered the original comics (the cartoon hadn't started airing here yet), but those 2 figures took me from having a strong interest in the Turtles to being a full-blown obsessive.

It was almost a year later before I managed to get any more figures, though. They were hard as hell to find over here when they were first released, and it wasn't until late '90/early '91 that they started hitting in full force.
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:40 AM   #11
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Sewer Swimmin' Donatello back in spring of 1990.
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Old 02-01-2017, 12:11 PM   #12
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One of the old originals in late 80s. Pretty certain that Leo was my first, but beyond that there's not really any memory of when or how I got him. I probably just talked my mom into taking me to the store to look for the figures.

I do have a vague memory of my mom having a couple behind her back at home and giving me and my sister each one, but I think that my second and sister's first.



I wasn't one of those kids who was allowed to own a mass quantity of anything though, I don't think my parents could justify that on their budget. I eventually had all four originals, then later I had the ice hockey Leo and the one from the 3rd film. There's also a giant Mikey I got for Christmas one year if I can figure out where this stuff is at. I had a few books and whatnot, but that was it for TMNT toy ownership for me.

I vaguely remember picking out the ice hockey one in the store and my mom suggesting picking out one for my sister (baseball I think) as well as getting the football (U.S.) one for my dad. Although until I can hopefully track down my old figure case, the only one of our collective originals I currently have at hand is the football Leo I'd gotten my father. Surprisingly, it had remained sitting on his dresser all these years and passed it on to me in 2014, about a year before he passed away.
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Old 02-01-2017, 12:27 PM   #13
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I don't remember since I was so young, but I do have a distinct memory of getting mutating splinter and bebop. I liked the window flap.

This was at a store called Family Toy Warehouse.

I also remember my cousin getting the Technodrome. Even so young, I was super jealous.
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Old 02-01-2017, 01:01 PM   #14
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My first tmnt toys were a few original 1988 action figures of a turtle or two, Foot Soldier, Knucklehead, Bebop, Rocksteady and Foot Clan era Shredder that were handed down to me from a cousin.
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Old 02-01-2017, 01:54 PM   #15
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Original Hard Head Raph. The very first thing I saved my allowance for. I think that is why I remember it. Getting an allowance was a big deal for me. I saved again and got Leo. Mike and Donnie came for Christmas. I had enough for Mikey, but Mom managed to keep me from buying him. If possible I have bought the four brothers in that order ever since. When I get them at the same time that is the order they get opened in. A little o mage to my childhood.
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Old 02-01-2017, 04:39 PM   #16
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Raphael and Shredder(?).
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Old 02-01-2017, 05:44 PM   #17
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The original Michelangelo (along with Ace Duck).
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Old 02-02-2017, 02:14 AM   #18
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These little guys, don't really remember when I got them but I remember them ever since I remember things, and I took them with me everywhere I went, then one time I was at my dad's work and one of his co-workers asked me where was Shredder, he said that if I had the Turtles I had to have Shredder as well, later that day he bought me the Playmates Shredder Safe to say now Shredder was too much for these little guys so eventually I got the Playmates TMNT as well, as I did April, Splinter and Ace Duck (why though, I don't know )
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Old 02-02-2017, 03:01 AM   #19
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I love those, always wanted 'em. They're made by a Germany company called Bully.
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Old 02-02-2017, 04:17 AM   #20
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I had some of the BULLY figures, but I had these guys. One set at my dad's place and one at my mom's Sadly I don't have any of them anymore




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