If you’re a fan on Mondo‘s foray into the toy world, then get your wallet ready! They’ve put up pre-orders for their vinyl figure based on Kevin Eastman’s very first sketch of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Dubbed The First Turtle, the figure is available in four flavors. You can get a black and white sketch style version, a full color Mirage Comics red bandana version, an orange bandana Michelangelo version, or the deluxe black and white version, which includes three interchangeable heads. They are due in the fourth quarter of the year.
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The First Turtle Figure (B&W Version) – $65
This version features an all black and white paint scheme, imitating the original pen and napkin illustration.
The First Turtle Figure (Color Version with Red Mask) – $65
This version features a color paint scheme with a red mask.
The First Turtle Figure (Color Version with Orange Mask) – $65
This version features a color paint scheme with an orange mask.
The First Turtle Figure (Deluxe B&W Version) – $100
This deluxe version features an all Black & White paint scheme, imitating the original pen and napkin illustration, and includes 3 interchangeable heads with different mask colors – white, red, and orange. This version also includes a 5″ x 7″ letterpress print of the original Kevin Eastman art.
The First Turtle Info
In 1983, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird were doodling on napkins, playing around with an idea that initially began as a joke. Little did they know what started as a sketch, would turn into the phenomena known as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
We’re proud to honor the history of the Turtles with a figure based on the very first illustration of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, as drawn by Kevin Eastman. Featuring 5 points of articulation, and illustration-accurate details, The First Turtle is perfect for TMNT and comic history fans alike!