Random Collection #21

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 from time to time to share one item in my collection.

This piece is a favorite of mine I got for my birthday in 1991.  This is Giant Michaelangelo, he’s got a lot of years to him as I use to bring him around everywhere with me.  These toys were made off of the original TMNT toy line, but at a bigger size.  They are great for people who love action figures for display as they really just stand out.  For kids they are fun to bring to a playground, and not easy to lose.  Making these toys a win win for older collectors and children.

This toy truly became one of my favorite items in my collection in 1991.  As seen in this photo the toy, there’s scares from damage over the years.  He went to school with me for goofing off at recess with the other kids.  He was the toy that I carried for road trips.  And he spent many days in the backyard when the neighbor kids would come over to play Turtles.  One of my favorite features was his chucks with the orange handles and the strings connecting them.  I loved how you could swing them around.  The string would wear thin and break.  I had to fix my original pair a few times.

Do you have a Giant Michaelangelo?  Is it one of the originals or a release?  Please share reviews, comments and questions below!


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