Going Bananas

"Well I'll be a monkey's uncle!"

In my opinion, Sergeant Bananas is an odd addition to the original Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toyline.

Is there such thing as an 'odd addition' to an otherwise mental menagerie? Yes.

Because Sergeant Bananas is a mutated ape. But aren't we as humans mutated apes already? So how do you mutate an ape?

Put pants and a helmet on it apparently.

Face it: they just put clothes on a gorilla and called it a mutated man-ape. Cheap!

Sergeant Bananas lacks a lot of the oddball mutated charm characters like Monty Moose or Dr. El have in spades.

Really; all Playmates were doing was betting all their chips on the Guerilla/Gorilla pun. HILARIOUS!

"I love the smell of banana in the morning. It smells like banana."

Still, Sergeant Bananas is a fun TMNT toy from 1991. Mine has no accessories, but he originally came with a snake/belt, a gun and a sidekick 'Larry the Lemur.' Still, he's a solid figure without them so I don't feel the need to go out of my way to track them down.

Sgt. Bananas is a cool gorilla and a welcome addition to my anti-Foot Army!