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Old 06-09-2017, 04:12 PM   #1
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Question Teenage mutant HERO turtles

Hey guys, recently found this guy

The odd thing is, instead of NINJA the card says HERO. this is definitely a vintage piece, but i can't seem to find any info on these cards, can anyone shed some light?



also notice the bottom part of the card has a yellow sticker running across


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Old 06-09-2017, 04:19 PM   #2
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"Ninja" wasn't allowed in the UK back in the day, therefor they were "Hero" instead. Nice find!
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Old 06-09-2017, 04:27 PM   #3
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"Ninja" wasn't allowed in the UK back in the day, therefor they were "Hero" instead. Nice find!
thank you!

Hmm interesting! I actually found these in Portugal, i assume these are rarer than the usual since i couldn't not find a price reference on ebay, any clue on the value of these ?
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Old 06-09-2017, 06:10 PM   #4
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Worth about the same as a US release.
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Old 06-09-2017, 06:56 PM   #5
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Not all that rare. Most European countries that didn't translate the cardbacks got the Hero cards
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Old 06-10-2017, 04:47 AM   #6
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nice find and with the price tag of 2000$00 I'm noticing it wasn't cheap at the time, that would be 10 nowadays
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Old 06-10-2017, 04:57 AM   #7
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nice find and with the price tag of 2000$00 I'm noticing it wasn't cheap at the time, that would be 10 nowadays
2000$ (portuguese currency before euro) would be nearly 10 today
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Old 06-10-2017, 05:22 AM   #8
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For me, the "hero" branded toys aren't ic interest. I don't buy bootlegs or imports, despite their rarity, as I only want authentic US backed releases. Maybe that's just me though.
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Old 06-10-2017, 07:34 PM   #9
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It's not just you. They're not really worth much because collectors who buy MOC figures largely do so because each character has their own card art, whereas these don't.
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Old 06-23-2017, 07:47 PM   #10
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I don't buy bootlegs or imports, despite their rarity, as I only want authentic US backed releases. Maybe that's just me though.
What is unauthentic about this? It's still a Playmates toy, and to the European market it was all they had. It's all they knew. Maybe they feel the same about toys that say "Ninja" on them. It's a matter of perspective, and not to be snubbed.
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Old 06-23-2017, 01:51 PM   #11
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Why is there a Bandai logo on the right corner?
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Old 06-23-2017, 02:00 PM   #12
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Why is there a Bandai logo on the right corner?
They where the distributor, there's other companies as well that distributed TMNT figures outside of US
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Old 06-23-2017, 05:50 PM   #13
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So...is anyone else bothered by the huge round buck teeth in the little icon at the bottom back of the package??? It just looks wrong...
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Old 06-24-2017, 10:10 AM   #14
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So...is anyone else bothered by the huge round buck teeth in the little icon at the bottom back of the package??? It just looks wrong...
What? The little triangle on the bottom right? That's a Lion's head...
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Old 06-24-2017, 03:22 PM   #15
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What? The little triangle on the bottom right? That's a Lion's head...
Really?

Leatherhead. She's talking about Leatherhead.
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Old 06-25-2017, 10:19 AM   #16
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Really?

Leatherhead. She's talking about Leatherhead.
She said "little icon", Leatherhead's portait is not a little icon...
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Old 06-25-2017, 10:48 AM   #17
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She said "little icon", Leatherhead's portait is not a little icon...
Read more closely. She was refering to Leatherhead's "Buck teeth" on his portrait. Meaning its an alligator with human teeth instead of reptilian teeth.
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Old 09-08-2017, 05:36 PM   #18
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The fact that I still don't have a carded Purple Armor Super Shredder still haunts me.
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