Michelangelo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:37765
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Date Added:March 22, 2012
Base Figure:UFC Figure
Height:7.00 inches
Michelangelo has always been my favorite turtle in all the TMNT incarnations. I just have never brought myself to do a figure because I didn't want a figure of my favorite turtle that I couldn't be completely proud of. So I finally settled in to complete my first Michelangelo, and yes I love how it came out.

While his appearance may seem bit different than one would think, this is actually based off an episode of the 200x TMNT cartoon series. The episode was entitled "Same As It Never Was," and frankly it probably had one of the largest death counts in any Saturday morning-esque cartoon. If you've never seen the series, you owe it to yourself to find this episode and watch it.

Also because I like to give backstories for customs I make, we're pretending that this is one of many Turtle-verses. When Dimension X was sealed by the Turtles (according to the government though it was a gas leak), causing an implosion pulling anything within its grasp into the Dimension. Raphael was the unlucky one, being ripped from his bindings by the pressure, Michelangelo desperately tried to hold on to his brother swearing to hold on no matter what.

Raphael: Let go Mikey!
Michelangelo: I'm not letting go, no matter what.
Raphael: It's too late numb-skull, let me go n...(the portal closes)
(Michelangelo collapses to the ground, sobbing, not noticing that his arm had been severed by the closing portal)

Fast forward a few years the world has seemingly forgotten the events that day, but the Turtles have not, Michelangelo took to carrying a sai as well as his nunchucks in honor of his fallen brother. They have continued to face enemies that had remained on Earth, as well as the gangs of New York and the Foot Clan. Many of the enemies are still unlike anything that humans have faced, new methods of fighting then have been adapted, with aid from new allies including a 15 year old conspiracy blogger named April O'Neil and a young NY Detective named Marisol Garcia, along with old allies such as the Vigilante Casey Jones. The Turtles and the human allies continue to fight battles that are rarely seen by the public.

Recipe: UFC figure, TMNT Raphael head (repainted), right hand of Venom (continuing the image of Turtles with more practical hands and feet used in my last Leonardo), some Apoxie, and various other odds and ends. The belt was a challenge, made up of about 10 different belts pieced together.

Regardless, I am actually rather proud of how this one came out.

User Comments
Raphael Customs -
Monday, July 13, 2015
great job
Davey Blaze Customs -
Saturday, October 19, 2013
This is awesome. Such a cool story-arc choice to go with. I Love the Ninja Turtles, but your Love for them seems tremendous, that is clear and inspiring.
dbocustoms -
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
love the turtles love the custom reeeeaaaly want to watch that series now,great job!
JmTrtt -
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Very cool idea, and very good execution!!
NeCrollector -
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Super awesome!
somethinggeeky -
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Awesome stuff buddy
Ickabod26 -
Thursday, March 22, 2012
I really like the location you chose to take your pictures, perfect environment for turtles. great customs as well. I'm working on one now but can't seem to finish him lol
RedRebelCustoms -
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Sweet bro! This is an awesome figure and I love the base choice!
ninjinister -
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Love to see your TMNT figs again. Are you going to also showcase that mega-awesome Hun?
Jarred706 -
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Most certainly, just trying to finish my Oroku Saki (in non-Shredder form)first.
Nsp -
Thursday, March 22, 2012
dats my fav ep from tmnt awesome nailed the fig go all out n do the shredder from dat ep would be epic
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