Random Collection 11

Throughout the years of being a Ninja Turtle fan, my collection has been growing.  Every year I get something new that joins the collection.  Growing since 1989, I have over 500 Ninja Turtle toys out of package and over 300 in package, as well as books, animation cels, original comic art, scripts and so much more.  To cover all of this on Cowabunga Corner is not something I really think I can do.  Though I get a lot of questions about my collection, so I figured I could do random stories weekly to share one item in my collection.

This is a Leonardo mask from a children’s costume that was released in Italy.  It has a full costume to it, with a shell and green tights.  The costume is based on Ninja Turtles : The Next Mutation.

I got this costume in June 1999 when we held a party at the Words & Pictures Museum in Northampton, MA.  I was given this costume and one to give away.  For the party, we had three games; Sewer Rescue, Spin the Sai and Hot Pizza.  We had the second costume held for Hot Pizza’s grand prize winner, which was a TMNT fan name Brent.  Both of us took our costumes out of package, though he tried to wear the full thing I tried on the shell piece and the mask.

Now this mask is split from the rest of the costume as it stays in my foreign TMNT box while the rest of the costume is put in a box kept in my attic.  It’s made of a very thin layer of foam with green fabric over it.  The back of the head is just the blue fabric.

Have you seen one of these costumes before?  If so please share a review!  All comments and questions are welcomed!

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