3/24/09

It's Alright To Be Little Bitty

TMNT week continues! What's that...you didn't know it was TMNT week?

Well, neither did I. But I'm on a roll, and the TMNT figures I've been posting have been pretty well received. With about three more to go, I figured "What the shell!"

But Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles week has thus far been lacking one essential component...

Turtles!

And what's a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles week without a turtle? I don't know, but I do know what a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle is when he's not a teenager...

...he's short!

Actually he's a Toddler Turtle! Toddler Raphael, to be exact.

Toddler Raphael actually came with his brothers in a set of four in 2004. They also had "training weapons" that looked like they were made of padded wood and each matched the turtles' adult weapon counterpart. I got them new, but my daughters loved these guys so I gave them over and I only held onto Raphael (my favorite turtle.) The other three brothers, along with their weapons, are lost forever. They were all the exact same sculpt, with only their bandanas being of different colors.

A cute and fun concept, I hope I can someday track down the other Toddler TMNT...maybe on eBay or something. Until then, Raphael shall roam the earth alone, like a baby Caine from Kung-Fu.

3 comments:

  1. I know they have baby turtles but I didn't know they have this! I see this for the first time. Thanks. Raphael look cute!

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  2. Crap, I can remember having these back when they came out. Buying them just because I was surprised anyone would still be making TMNT toys. Little did I know that all the old toys I grew up with would be making a comeback...

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    1. And to think, they're set for another comeback this year!

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