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Old 06-20-2019, 03:00 AM   #1
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Question Vernon's Belt Pocket

Silly question: does anyone have any idea what's supposed to be in the little pocket on Vernon's belt in the '87 cartoon? It's vaguely gun-holster-shaped, with it's odd little angle on the bottom, but it's CLEARLY not that, and I doubt it's a weapon of any kind (or he would have tried to use it on SOMEONE, during one of the many times he'd been threatened during the series run *LOL*).

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Old 06-20-2019, 04:22 AM   #2
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Old 06-20-2019, 05:20 AM   #3
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I have never noticed him wearing any belt pocket until now.
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Old 06-20-2019, 08:15 AM   #4
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I'd assume a tape recorder or something like that. Didn't April use that mini-purse that hung from her belt for the same purpose?
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Old 06-20-2019, 09:04 AM   #5
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:59 AM   #6
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Wow now I've seen threads about EVERYTHING

But in all seriousness now, good call, OP. I've never really cared about Vernon's pocket. hell, perhaps I had never even noticed it.
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Old 06-20-2019, 01:48 PM   #7
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Wow now I've seen threads about EVERYTHING

But in all seriousness now, good call, OP. I've never really cared about Vernon's pocket. hell, perhaps I had never even noticed it.
Yeah, never did I imagine that Vernon's pocket would get a thread of its own.

Its probably where he keeps his dildo.
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Old 06-20-2019, 03:49 PM   #8
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I don't think I ever consciously took notice of that... Hm. Vernon with a gun or other weapon? Somehow I doubt it. lol That guy was afraid of his own shadow. I like Jester's idea, or some other work-related gadget.

Or, what the heck, TMNT was a little ahead of its time in some ways... so it's his primitive early version of a flip phone before they existed in the real world. (Lord knows April would look up info on her computer at work as if the internet existed, too.)
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Old 06-20-2019, 04:16 PM   #9
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Is that belt pocket always seen in all episodes where Vernon appears?
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I like the multitool idea. Or maybe a pager, since it was the 90's?
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Yeah, never did I imagine that Vernon's pocket would get a thread of its own.
These forums are a box of a surprises. It's as if these forums are a FW series spin-off of some sort, which is fitting, I guess.
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Old 06-27-2019, 12:40 PM   #12
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Pocket for swiss army knife or tape recorder.
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Old 06-27-2019, 01:33 PM   #13
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Wireless Mic Belt Pac?

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Old 07-04-2019, 11:38 PM   #14
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Thanks for your ideas, guys!

Actually, the entire reason I posted this question was for a custom figure project. I'm making the main Channel 6 Happy Hour News Team, and I wanted to determine accessories for Vernon, and whether WHATEVER is in that pocket was ever shown on screen (Personally, my theory is one of those switch-blade combs, 'cuz he seems like a guy who'd keep a comb on him at all times to do his hair. *LOL*)

Anyway, if it never appeared on screen, I'm not worried about what was actually IN the pocket. I just made the figure with a fake belt pocket.

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Old 07-04-2019, 11:43 PM   #15
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For the record, already did April years ago, recently had her featured as a Cool Custom of the Week on Toy News International.

Custom NECA-Style '87 Cartoon April O'Neil

(And yeah, the object on the back of HER belt is a tape recorder. )
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So, here's a second question:

Can anyone think of some good character-specific accessories for the Burne Thompson figure? Only ideas I've got are a clipboard, a sheaf of papers, and a black office telephone. Pretty lame. Any iconic, unique, or episode-specific objects he uses?
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So, here's a second question:

Can anyone think of some good character-specific accessories for the Burne Thompson figure? Only ideas I've got are a clipboard, a sheaf of papers, and a black office telephone. Pretty lame. Any iconic, unique, or episode-specific objects he uses?
Framed picture of that blonde floozy who hated turtles for no good reason?
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Old 07-05-2019, 02:03 PM   #18
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Great looking custom of Vernon!

Yeah, I think "Tiffany" as an "accessory" would be hilarious.

His action figure had a bullhorn accessory, if I remember.
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Old 07-05-2019, 02:30 PM   #19
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It always bothered me that Burne Thompson had a napkin stuck to his shoe as a part of the figure. Why? He did not have a gag related to that.
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It always bothered me that Burne Thompson had a napkin stuck to his shoe as a part of the figure. Why? He did not have a gag related to that.
Oh, agreed. That's part of the reason why I didn't bother getting his figure to make my custom. Used a Toon Vernon and a Toon Irma for theirs, but I made my own Burne head. Like, none of his figure made any sense. He doesn't routinely carry a sammich, he doesn't routinely use a bullhorn (he was loud enough on his own), he doesn't have stains on his shirt or paper on his shoe, he wasn't a slob (in fact, he was almost always very well put together).

I dunno about a Tiffany photo, because again, he never actually had a picture of her in the show. But . . . I HAVE been known to make a whole custom figure as an accessory to another figure, so it WOULD be kinda hilarious to make a static Tiffany statue-figure as an accessory for Burne! *LOL* Hmm . . . possibilities . . . .
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