Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New Customs: Ninja Turtles Based on Horror Movies

In the 90’s, Playmates created a line of Ninja Turtles for just about everything, including Olympians, astronauts, Universal monsters, mildly racist Wild West characters, and more. Those crappy (in a good way) Ninja Turtle sets were the inspiration to make some of my own vintage-style custom Ninja Turtles based on classic horror movie slashers.

I kit-bashed about a dozen different vintage figures to create these guys (individual breakdowns below), and I even accompanied them with a logo similar to the kind Playmates used for each of their lines. Given the company’s love of alliteration and apostrophes (ie. Mutant Military Turtles, Rock n’ Rollin’ Turtles, Wacky Wild West Turtles, etc…), this line was dubbed “Sewer Slashin’ Turtles.”

There are more pics below and on the CTC Flickr page, and be sure to follow CTC on Instagram to see more.


Donny Krueger:
Undercover Don’s hat
Punker Don’s face and legs
Star Trek Turtle’s body and arms
Robotic Bebop’s glove






















Mikey Myers:
Undercover Don’s body and arms
Star Trek Raph’s head
Make My Day Leo’s crotch
Rappin’ Mike’s legs
Robotic Bebop’s sword






















Raph Voorhees:
Casy Jones’ mask
Somebody’s head (I can’t remember at this point)
Road Racin’ Mike’s body and arms
Make My Day Leo’s legs
Some weapon that I can’t remember






















Leatherface Leo:
Crazy Clownin’ Mike’s body
Make My Day Leo’s arms
Slapshot Leo’s head
Star Trek Turtle’s crotch
Casey Jones’ legs
Body Slammin’ Mike’s cape
Killer Bee’s chainsaw







29 comments:

  1. Awesome job. I take it you have no intention of selling?

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    1. No, as of now I have no plans to sell these. Sorry. Thanks!

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    2. Pleeeeease let us know if you make any more to sell. I WILL BUY THEM.

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    3. well make more to sell than TAKE MY MONEY

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  2. So why are you posting things you have no intention of selling? Its annoying and frustrating.

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    1. Well, hopefully we'll all get through this.

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    2. I Love these, andd yes would love to see them for sale but very awesome that you listed how you made them! Great job!

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    3. Annoying and frustrating? Like when you make art and share it on the internet for free and then have to listen to whining from anonymous lurkers? That kind of annoying and frustrating? Or the kind of annoyance and frustration you feel when someone implies that any art/crafting which can't be commodified is inherently worthless?

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  3. LOL, why is it annoying and frustrating? these are awesome, if you really wanted to you could make your own

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  4. These are really tubular dude!!.. So great you had the vision to come up with these!! My son who is a major Raphael turtle fan for 23 of the 26 years of his life saw these and went bonkers!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  5. Shut up and take my money! I need a Donny Kruger. DO YOU HEAR ME!!?? I NEEEEED ONE!!!

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  6. Simply awesome dude!

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  7. F'n amazing really thought those were for sale diggin that donny....you are quite the artist chief

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  8. These are fake since hasbro never made these. I just looked it up

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  9. Not fake...custom dude!

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  10. It was playmates thaat made turtle figures not hasbro which i dont see how you didnt find that put doing your research to find out if theses were real when the dude eplxplained.and brokebdown every figure.dumbass.

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  11. Those are hella rad dude... thanks for sharing and breaking down the pieces... i would totally buy them but finding and building them sounds way more fun...

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  12. Lol thats dope you could sell these on ebay and pry make 20 sets for the price you would get off these.

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  13. I can't believe these people are crying over why these cant be sold?! Get over it. This guy was nice enough to list FULL DETAIL on how you get off your ass and make your own! Dan these should easily go for $125 each! Keep up the amazing work! ��

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  14. AWESOME FREAKING JOB - i know they are not for sale, however, are you working on eventually being able to produce and sell these? i just would like to know if there is any hope for future purchasing. I would love to get as a christmas gift for someone special. Thanks and appreciate your response!

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    1. Hi Katherine, maybe sometime down the line I might make a few more sets. But as of now, there really aren't any plans in the immediate future for making more. Sorry! Thanks tho.

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  15. Hey Dan, thank you for your response. If it ever happens, please let me know, I wouldn't mind buying an entire set of these if not just the Leatherface Leonardo. katherineabent@gmail.com
    Thanks again!! and keep up the excellent creations :)

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  16. we need these please please please

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  18. These are awesome, you should send pictures of your figures to playmates and maybe make some money off your great idea and they could start making them

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  19. This is the list. Compiled from all over the web and from a bunch of different sources, this is, to the best of our knowledge, Horror Movies

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  20. Well done sir. Also sorry for you having to put up eith dumb ppl. Also to those who think the toy co would make these clearly don't understand the way tm and copyright infringement works but cool. Also the price someone offered $125 is way too low imho. $750 each would ba a worthy starting point. Yes each. Looking forward to more of your great projects and again ty for shsring.

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  21. How did you go about changing the crotch on the figures?

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