Last week, while visiting the Usagi Dojo Forum, I happened upon a thread discussing the recently released NECA Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figures. Now, I’m not exactly sure exactly what possessed me to read through a thread about TMNT figures as I’m trying to do everything I can to limit these kinds of purchases (“nae have the room!”) and I’ve got a set of TMNT figures packed away as it is, but click on the thread I did.
[Stan Sakai “Gulp”!]
Well, after picking my jaw up from the desk, I went a’ hunting to see how much these fantastic sculpts (based on the original Eastman & Laird illustrations) were and finding that they were fairly reasonably priced I had little choice but to make the plunge. I just couldn’t pass these fantastic sculpts of the original turtles up. They were such a big part of my youth and I don’t know that there is any better a representation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles outside those first books than there is in these three-dimensional figures. Or as Mikey might say: “So cool.”
Anyhow, while waiting for these to arrive and with the turtles on the brain, I took advantage of the extended weekend to watch the recent TMNT CGI move I’ve been wanting to get to (really enjoyed it) and flipped through the original graphic novel, as well, just to recall the good ‘o days there for awhile again. A couple of hours well spent if I do say so myself and I’ll have to make it a point to visit these old friends much more often.