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Old 04-10-2014, 07:56 PM   #321
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May sell my henson creature workshop jumper and heads just not getting appreciation the y deserve with me it seems =(
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Old 04-27-2014, 12:21 PM   #322
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Haha would love a 1:1 replica of one of these!
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Old 04-27-2014, 12:43 PM   #323
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was cleaning and found this pic this was a planet hollywood can not remember if it was new york or florida..all i remember is that i was such a happy child eating with donatello at the table

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Old 04-28-2014, 04:35 AM   #324
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was cleaning and found this pic this was a planet hollywood can not remember if it was new work or florida..all i remember is that i was such a happy child eating with donatello at the table

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...ps6abdee64.jpg
Great shot, thanks for sharing! I have some information regarding what happened to that particular Donatello. Now, I don't want to scar your fond childhood memory or anything, so I spoiled what I know. Do not click if the thought of Ninja Turtle crime scene photos makes you queasy!

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A few years ago, I spoke with an Australian collector who used to own that Donatello. He told me that Donnie was once wired up at Planet Hollywood in LA, although if I remember correctly, Donnie was being stored in Florida at the time. When the foam latex began to deteriorate and the Turtle's condition scared off potential buyers, the owner began hacking off Donnie's body parts and selling them piecemeal in an attempt to try to recoup some money back. Donnie's dismembered feet, for example, fetched $600.

This same collector also had the hero TMNT III movie Splinter, but when the puppet completely fell apart, the poor rat sensei wound up in the trash.
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:09 PM   #325
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Great shot, thanks for sharing! I have some information regarding what happened to that particular Donatello. Now, I don't want to scar your fond childhood memory or anything, so I spoiled what I know. Do not click if the thought of Ninja Turtle crime scene photos makes you queasy!

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https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7448/...9c625752_o.jpg

A few years ago, I spoke with an Australian collector who used to own that Donatello. He told me that Donnie was once wired up at Planet Hollywood in LA, although if I remember correctly, Donnie was being stored in Florida at the time. When the foam latex began to deteriorate and the Turtle's condition scared off potential buyers, the owner began hacking off Donnie's body parts and selling them piecemeal in an attempt to try to recoup some money back. Donnie's dismembered feet, for example, fetched $600.

This same collector also had the hero TMNT III movie Splinter, but when the puppet completely fell apart, the poor rat sensei wound up in the trash.
What a shame. If there's anything from the TMNT universe that I would love to have in my possession (besides the original sketch by Eastman/Laird), it's Raph's head from the first film. I'm sure it's long gone/deteriorated by now. Does anybody actually know what happened with Raph's head/suit from the first movie? I know they went through limbs like crazy, but something had to happen to the heads. I saw Leo was restored, but I never could find info on Raph's whereabouts, or Mikey for that matter.

I scoured through this thread a while back but I don't recall coming across any info.

EDIT: I went back and read the first few posts of this thread. I forgot about all that. But the Raph suit Kevin has is a stunt suit, apparently. Were there actually two different suits, and I'm assuming two different heads, used? And where exactly does the term "hero" come from? I can't figure it out. I see it used from time-to-time. Any help/info would be great. I was six years old when the TMNT movie first came out, and that movie has been a part of my life ever since.
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:12 PM   #326
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What a shame. If there's anything from the TMNT universe that I would love to have in my possession (besides the original sketch by Eastman/Laird), it's Raph's head from the first film. I'm sure it's long gone/deteriorated by now. Does anybody actually know what happened with Raph's head/suit from the first movie? I know they went through limbs like crazy, but something had to happen to the heads. I saw Leo was restored, but I never could find info on Raph's whereabouts, or Mikey for that matter.

I scoured through this thread a while back but I don't recall coming across any info.

EDIT: I went back and read the first few posts of this thread. I forgot about all that. But the Raph suit Kevin has is a stunt suit, apparently. Were there actually two different suits, and I'm assuming two different heads, used? And where exactly does the term "hero" come from? I can't figure it out. I see it used from time-to-time. Any help/info would be great. I was six years old when the TMNT movie first came out, and that movie has been a part of my life ever since.
Exactly what I always wanted as well but its probably long gone
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:31 AM   #327
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From Peter Laird's blog:

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There were a number of suits made for each Turtle, and they were separated into the "hero" or "acting" suits, which were worn by the principal performers and used in all of the scenes in which a Turtle had to act, and the "stunt" suits. The hero suits had the complex and very expensive and delicate animatronic mechanisms which allowed the puppeteers to give the Turtles a wide variety of expressions. The stunt suits, on the other hand, did not have these mechanisms and were thus much lighter and allowed the very talented martial artists who wore them to do all kinds of very cool and exciting moves.
Link: http://peterlairdstmntblog.blogspot....t-costume.html

Generally speaking, "hero" refers to the best quality, most detailed version of a prop--one that is typically used for close-up shots. A "stunt" is usually not made as well in terms of materials and workmanship and would have been used during fast-paced action scenes or when the prop is farther away from the camera.

Watch the clip below and pay close attention to Mikey's head:



When Mikey speaks at 0:23 ("A fellow chucker, eh?"), that head is the hero version.

Now wait until he's whipping around his chucks at 0:29. Notice how the head remains static. That would be considered the stunt version. (Donatello in the background also has a stunt head on.)

Fast-forward to 0:57, when Mikey's acting all cocky, and you'll see the hero version being used again (including on Donatello).

Finally, the fighting at the end shows another switch back to the stunt heads.
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:40 AM   #328
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This same collector also had the hero TMNT III movie Splinter, but when the puppet completely fell apart, the poor rat sensei wound up in the trash.


I don't know why, but that's extremely sad.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:30 PM   #329
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so recently i found out a friend on Facebook owns a pair of Venus' feet




she repainted them for her own personal cosplay
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:58 PM   #330
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so recently i found out a friend on Facebook owns a pair of Venus' feet

https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hpho...85524854_n.jpg


she repainted them for her own personal cosplay
She should be locked up. Who the hell repaints turtle props?!
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:59 PM   #331
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She should be locked up. Who the hell repaints turtle props?!
i know..it took everything in my power to not say anything
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:17 PM   #332
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If that had been me, I would have flipped out. I mean, what the hell? They look like they were in fantastic shape, too. Please tell me the costume of hers is at least Venus, rather than some fan-character or something (which is what I'm expecting).
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:20 PM   #333
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If that had been me, I would have flipped out. I mean, what the hell? They look like they were in fantastic shape, too. Please tell me the costume of hers is at least Venus, rather than some fan-character or something (which is what I'm expecting).
she converted it into raph i dont even want to post a pic

the sad part is she said he was able to get the whole leg but cut the feet off
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That hurts to read, honestly.
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:38 PM   #335
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That reminds me of the time i bought a Henson Turtle shell and used it as a toboggan on the snow.

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i know..it took everything in my power to not say anything
Surely even Venus deserves more respect?!

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she converted it into raph i dont even want to post a pic

the sad part is she said he was able to get the whole leg but cut the feet off
ACK. Powder's right - that's painful to think about.
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:50 PM   #337
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That reminds me of the time i bought a Henson Turtle shell and used it as a toboggan on the snow.

Kidding...Kidding.
i bet you could get some great air
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:25 PM   #338
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so recently i found out a friend on Facebook owns a pair of Venus' feet

https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hpho...85524854_n.jpg


she repainted them for her own personal cosplay
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She should be locked up. Who the hell repaints turtle props?!
What an idiot. I know this may be a little off topic, but it also bugs the hell outta me when people get a vol. 1 #1 first printing signed. I think the value actually decreases when people "alter" valuable/scarce items like that even though they think it wise. Honestly, how many unaltered first prints of volume one #1 are there in the world left, let alone authentic movie props from the first TMNT film? Some people.
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Thought this was interesting. Not sure if it's been posted though.
The person behind Venus!

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I'm surprised at your reactions; if anything I thought you would be pleased to hear that evidence of Venus' existence was cut up and painted over.

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