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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Throwback Thursday: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1990 Movie Figures!
26 years ago today Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the first movie ever to features the heroes in a half shell cowabunga'd it's way into theaters.
The creature effects for the movie as well as it's sequel Secret of the Ooze were created by Jim Henson's Creature shop and were personally supervised by Henson himself.
Jim Henson with the Ninja Turtles with and director Steve Barron
Even though the movie was a smash hit, toys based on the film character weren't released until the following year, to coincide with the sequel.
In 2014, Playmates released a new line of action figures based on the "1990" movie.
The love of the original Creature Shop Turtles continues this summer, when NECA releases the first in a new line of highly detailed action figures.
Donatello comes out in July, stands 16.5" tall, features 30 points of articulation, and won't be cheap!