TMNT were a massive success in the late 90's a wow did my mom get in a fight with a lady in the cash and carry over these , but my brother did get a set in 1989 there were sold out everywhere,
I'm pretty sure splinter was only one you could get in the uk when they came out, well my brother got his four turtles and me being me i got two real turtles called Guinness and Murphy ( my dads friend who was Irish got them me hence the names ) honestly it was easier to buy a real turtle than a toy one when these came out!!
I know people talk about Mandela effect and things like that but in the United Kingdom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were banned , yes were banned ! Remember it well , kids beating each other idiots going out and buying real turtles Ooops thats me lol,
So they had to Rebrand the TMNT there solution to keep grown ups happy !! TMHT , Yes in England/United Kingdom our Turtles were not Ninja's they were Hero's ( Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles ) funny now in the modern day the news shows people killing each other etc etc but hey a cartoon Ninja was too violent !! Grrrrrrrrrr ,
And i am sure collectors have seem the fakes of the originals on likes of eBay they were easy to get hold of, but we as kids knew they were fake and no way we let mom try and pull that trick,
Honestly Masters of the Universe was my favourite toys as a kid but i would have to say turtles was my second best toys to play with, but that does not mean best toy line as G.I. Joe wins that argument any day but GI Joe was not great to play with as the elastics snapped or you broke there crotch they just broke easily,
we sell at Eterniacollectables.co.uk are from various series from the original Donatello, Leonardo,Michelangelo, Raphael figures to the present day movie figures, I even have some prototype artwork somewhere in storage and if i have not listed it yet i will in near future!
easily one of the best modern day action figure series to collect an with recent resale prices increasing weekly a great hobby to get into collecting this cute green dudes , why not checkout what we currently have in our online store or check out our links for amazing TMNT collectibles from company's such as sideshow collectibles who easily make the nicest turtles figures anywhere ,