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Old 09-08-2018, 02:43 PM   #1
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TMNT Plush Toys

How many variants were released of the vintage TMNT Plush Toys back in the 1980s-1990s? I'm thinking they were made by Playmates Toys, and I remember toys for only the four turtles in various sizes. Some had suction cups for window hanging, and there were a few Christmas variants:
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:33 PM   #2
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For the Playmates plushes, yes, there were small ones with suction cups for car windows.

And then the standard 12-ish inch size. There are actually two variants of Mike and Raph in this size. The earlier versions had wire stiffeners in the frame of the body, intended to make them somewhat posable (it never really worked). Later versions of those two didn't have the wire. Leo and Don never had wire.

And I believe Playmates made a giant size Mike and Raph, but not Leo and Don.

There was only a Santa Raph.

There were a lot of other plushes available from that time, most notably by ACE novelty company. Frankly, all of these were crap.
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:48 PM   #3
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There were a lot of other plushes available from that time, most notably by ACE novelty company. Frankly, all of these were crap.
I have one of the ACE Leos and I can attest to it's sheer cruddiness.
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Old 09-09-2018, 12:46 AM   #4
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I believe Playmates made a giant size Mike and Raph, but not Leo and Don.
If you are talking about the giant sized plushes that are several feet tall, there is at least a Leo. I took a selfie with a giant Raph and Leo at a collectors shop a while back haha.
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Old 09-09-2018, 01:07 AM   #5
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If you are talking about the giant sized plushes that are several feet tall, there is at least a Leo. I took a selfie with a giant Raph and Leo at a collectors shop a while back haha.
Nice! The big ones are quite rare, making info about them hard to confirm.
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Old 09-09-2018, 04:38 AM   #6
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For the Playmates plushes, yes, there were small ones with suction cups for car windows.

And then the standard 12-ish inch size. There are actually two variants of Mike and Raph in this size. The earlier versions had wire stiffeners in the frame of the body, intended to make them somewhat posable (it never really worked). Later versions of those two didn't have the wire. Leo and Don never had wire.

And I believe Playmates made a giant size Mike and Raph, but not Leo and Don.

There was only a Santa Raph.

There were a lot of other plushes available from that time, most notably by ACE novelty company. Frankly, all of these were crap.
I can confirm that they did indeed make giant sized versions of Leo and Don since I own a giant sized Leo (and Raph and Mikey) myself, and I've seen Don on eBay. The giant sized ones are extremely rare and usually go for crazy prices, so I consider myself lucky to have been able to pick them up (if anyone is sitting on a Don, I'd be interested...). I also have all four in medium size and Leo in small size.

The small ones came with or without suction cups. I think maybe even the medium sized ones could have suctions cups, but I might be wrong.

These were all made by Playmates and they are definitely of much higher quality than the ACE ones, which I agree are total crap.

EDIT: After a quick Google search I found this, confirming that giant Donnies do exist!
https://wanelo.co/p/57941258/vintage...istmas-holiday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPt8F3afZy4 (around 4.50)

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Old 09-09-2018, 07:53 PM   #7
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Thanks to everybody for the feedback on this question! Very educational for me thus far!
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Old 09-09-2018, 09:48 PM   #8
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I'm pretty sure there was also a Splinter plush available at some point (or they at least planned to do one). 2k3 ones also existed:

http://redding-ca.americanlisted.com..._29857001.html

That's not even going into more modern stuff, both of 2012 series and more accurate 87-style plush, now with more characters available.
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I'm pretty sure there was also a Splinter plush available at some point
I believe those were prototypes in a Playmates catalog (I forget which year). Also had prototype Bebop and Rocksteady polishes. Shame those never made it to production, I'd kill for the Bebop!
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:13 PM   #10
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Yes, there were also 2K3 plushies. I love the old Playmates ones, though.
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Old 09-20-2018, 11:33 PM   #11
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How many variants were released of the vintage TMNT Plush Toys back in the 1980s-1990s?

I was wondering this earlier this year as well. (For obvious reasons)



From what I could tell based on all of the ones I have and the Playmates Toy Fair catalogs, here's the list I came up with (sorry if I forget any):

Playmates
-1988 9 inch plush
-1989 9 inch plush (altered slightly)
-1989 9 inch plush with suction cups
-24 inch plush
-Santa Claus Raphael
-Ninja Practice Pals

Ace Novelty
-8 inch felt Turtles
-small plush with felt mask & bands
-small plush with improved mask & bands
-medium plush
-large plush
-jumbo plush
-jumbo nylon
-plush chairs

Others
-TMNT Pillow pals
-TMNT plush X-mas Stockings
-TMNT plush Easter Baskets


2003 Era

Playmates
-10" Plush
-Super-Poseable Plush
-Mini Plush
-Ninjatronic Plush


MISC
-Monster Jam Plush Monster Truck


2012 Era


Playmates
-Ninja Practice Pals (released in regular line and HSH line)
-Sling Shouts Turtles
-24" plush
-Half-Shell Heroes Plush


Jay Franco & Sons
-Bedtime Buddy Turtles 2012 versions
-Pillow Pal Turtles
-Classic Style Pillow Pals Raph & Michelangelo
-Pillow Pals for girls

Ty
-TMNT Beanie Babies
-Beanie Ballz
-Medium Beanie Ballz Leo & Raph


Kawaii Cubes
-Small
-Medium
-Large


Build A Bear
-Turtles
-Flipemz Turtles
-Shredder outfit
-TMNT outfit with 4 masks
-weapon sets
-Masks with Hats sets
-Dimension X Outfit
-Pizza accessory


Misc
-NECA TMNT Phunnies
-Just Play X-mas Plush
-Just Play Giant X-mas Mikey
-Target TMNT Dog (movie promo items)
-2013 McDonalds Happy Meal Plush Donatello (don't know if the others were ever produced)
-Cubd Collectibles Leo & Raph
-Viacom 2014 plush
-Funko Fabrikations
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Old 09-20-2018, 11:40 PM   #12
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What about the undercover plushies that were made in the uk?
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Old 09-20-2018, 11:49 PM   #13
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What about the undercover plushies that were made in the uk?
I saw them shown in the Toy Fair catalogs, I never knew they were ever released.
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:00 AM   #14
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I saw them shown in the Toy Fair catalogs, I never knew they were ever released.
They were! I bought them from archon only to return them bc I no longer collected foreign releases.

They were extremely cool in person.
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Old 09-24-2018, 01:06 PM   #15
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Some plush I can confirm were prototyped and most likely not released:

Dojo Leo (white karate outfit)
Bebop
Farmer Don
Undercover Mike
Splinter
Mutations Raph (converts from Raph to a turtle by turning inside out)

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Old 09-24-2018, 03:34 PM   #16
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Oh, hey Chris! Didn't know you were on here.

Anyway, I see my post about Japan-only plushes was lost in the outage. Here they are again.
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