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Aside from Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was one of my all time favorite shows and toys as a kid. I had my VCR set to record the show every day after school. I’d pause my videos and draw all evening.
Leonardo was my favorite of the four. Mostly because my favorite color at the time was blue but also I kinda identified with Leo’s role in TMNT. I was the oldest and my three other brothers did look up to me. Now they look down on me…because they are all much taller now. Any who, TMNT was a big part of my child hood and I could never afford the whole set when I was a kid. So I always wanted to own them all.
Well Nickelodeon has decided to redo the Turtles and I really liked what I saw back in January. At work we were doing comp work for Nickelodeon and got a look at the new version of the Turtles before most people did. They looked lean. Very angular. They looked tough and I really liked the chunky arms and feet. It was a great modern version of the original Eastman and Laird turtles. When I saw the toys being previewed at the Toy Fair in NY I knew I had to have them. So as soon as they went on pre-order I snatched up the whole set! They finally arrived!
I’m really impressed with how posable they are. You can move their wrist, forearms elbows and shoulders. Same goes for their legs. I’m really impressed by Playmates. They’ve been doing the TMNT toys since the beginning and they really did a great job with them. So much so that I had to take this picture. Once the sun went down the turtles came out to patrol the neighborhood and cheer this kid up.
I’ve been a designer for 15 years. I love creating & sharing. So, I’m hoping this site is a place to help me do both. I do freelance work as well. If you’re interested in what I can do, please take a look at my portfolio.
I started out years ago in print and have now designed in several mediums; including interactive experiences, as well as video and motion graphics.