Top 5 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Figures From Playmates
One of the biggest toy lines in the day was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Playmates. These guys have all kinds of imagination in their characters. Some were from the comic, some were from the cartoons, and some were just figures that Playmates came up with. No matter where their story got its start, the action figures sold like crazy. No matter if it was a hero or a villain, the figure you bought was full of imagination and attitude. Look back with us and these Top 5 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures from Playmates and remember all the fun we had back in the day.
A robot ninja master, Chrome Dome was was a member of the Foot Clan. His story was that he was created by Shedder and Krang the Brain but didn’t last long as compared to other villians. In the comics, he ended up being destroyed. He came out as an action figure in 1991 with an all black and silver look and the fact he was a ninja, always scored points with me.
Tattoo was a large sumo wrestler figure that appeared mostly in the cartoon and was found to be a mutant gerbil. He was in one episode in 1990 and was given a strange voice and was never seen much after that. As an action figure, I really got into him long before I actually watched sumo wrestling. As a figure, he was bigger than the GI Joes I had so if you needed a sumo wrestler to squash some Joes, you have one here.
This little bull came along in 1991. I never saw him in the cartoon series and still had the figure of him. He came armed with an electro stun gun, a 2 part crossbow and a wrist-mounted dart gun to take out the enemies and in playing with him I took full advantage of them against the turtles. I never saw him in any of the media at the time so I played with him as if he was just a badass with his partner the evil mutant mole, Dirtbag.
An evil mutant turtle that came with a spiked ball on the end of a stick, a knife, spiked nunchucks, and sai that look like it was through the crazy shade when it was made. Eventually, I did see him featured in an episode and he was just as weird there as the figure appeared to be. A big thing from that cartoon episode was Splash had this little aquarium tree that he was fascinated about. The figure didn’t come with that but I used to joke with my older sister that my Slash figure would get into her fish tank and steal one. He never did thankfully.
This 1989 figure was my favorite. He helped the turtles and their friends and always could throw down with his two baseball bats and a golf club he carried around with him in his own golf bag. Casey Jones was featured in the cartoons, the movies, and even the original comic. Even as a little kid I knew Jones was a character that didn’t take any crap from anyone and would take a golf club to anyone who gave him an issue. He is quite a character to have in your toy line in 1989. Maybe that is why he lasted so many years and so many versions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.