Even though I enjoyed the cartoon and comic books, I didn't pay much attention to the original TMNT toyline at the time of it's original release. So finding them at the swap meet or via other secondary sources these days tends to result in some fun surprises.
This android body Krang is one of my favorite surprise finds from all eras of TMNT toys.
Krang (or at least his alien race) has been part of TMNT in some form or another from almost the beginning. This chunky fat-guy android bodied look is very specific to his original cartoon appearance, and is almost too corny to have been worth emulating since. So having this funky cool action figure is important for even a casual collector like myself.
My Krang does have some play wear...
...but I feel pretty lucky to have found him with a functioning door and actual Krang alien still inside! This is the type of thing that doesn't survive well over time on a loose played with figure, as kids tend to lose these types of little pieces.
Had I known back in 1994 that they made this figure I would have definitely tracked him down. I love funky alien robot-wearing brain monsters. Who doesn't?