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TMNT Donatello Custom Action Figure

Custom #:39524  
Name:TMNT Donatello
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Masters of the Universe
Date Added:May 31, 2012
Base Figure:MOTUC Skeletor
Height:7.00 inches
In the not too distant future, an adult Donatello, returning home from one of his adventures, was stunned to find a strange, glowing, pink crystal in the sewers. As he reached for it, an image of the Sorceress flashed within his mind and, in a millisecond, understood the importance of his discovery, as well as exactly what he needed to do. He rushed back to his underground home and began working on a teleportation device that would utilize this luminous crystal. All the schematics were somehow vivid in his mind. Having already successfully separated his half-shell some years before, he decided to built the teleportation device within the shell itself. Being that his brothers were not around to join him on his journey, he briefly informed Splinter of the urgency and importance of the revelation he had earlier. With only his trusty bo, his magnifying goggles and a couple of pics of his brothers (stored in his half-shell), he was ready for his new adventure. Splinter wished him well and Donatello activated the teleportation device in his half-shell using a newly built wristband. In an instant, he found himself in a strange land knowing only that he needed to find a warrior/engineer known as Duncan. Little did he know that he would ultimately play a key role in assisting Man-At-Arms create a machine capable of tearing down an impenetrable barrier surrounding Castle Grayskull, magically spawned from the combined evil forces of Skeletor and Hordak.

Hi Realmers!
Donatello was always my favorite Turtle. It was fun to create a figure of Don that I can display along with my other MOTUC figures. This was also my most ambitious custom yet as it required a lot of hours of sculpting.

-The head, hands, the toes of his feet and the half-shell are from random Playmates TMNT figures.
-The body is mostly a MOTUC Skeletor figure. The forearms are from a Count Marzo MOTUC figure.
-The lower part of his legs and feet are from a MOTUC Merman figure which I shaved down and then sculpted over using Aves Apoxie.
-I sculpted the chest piece, connecting-side pieces and back-piece using Aves Apoxie. I added some magnets to both the back-piece and the half-shell so that it can easily be removed and snapped back on.
-The bo is simply a wooden chopstick which I varnished using a light brown paint.
-His goggles were tweaked so that it would snugly fit on his head. They can be stored in his half-shell, along with 2 photos of his brothers, which he always carries around.
By the way, I have to give mad props to UMINGA and qBATMANp for their TMNT artwork, which I printed to create the photos. I googled TMNT Images and these were the best ones I could find. Look 'em up at deviantart.
-I sculpted the inner part of the half-shell and then added some random fodder pieces, translucent plastic bracelet, a piece of a computer memory stick and a couple of pieces of a broken, pink bracelet bead (the crystal from Eternia) to act as his internal teleportation device.
-I then gave the entire turtle a complete paint job, from head to toes.

Completed May 2012.
Thank you so much for looking.
I hope you enjoy the pics.

User Comments
NickyHavok1 - Saturday, April 25, 2015
Phenomenal job here man!!
Afterdeathcustoms - Saturday, December 13, 2014
This is great
NeCrollector - Saturday, December 13, 2014
Thank you so much! It's always awesome to see a new comment on one of my older customs. I truly appreciate it.
NoTalentHACK - Friday, October 3, 2014
NeCrollector - Saturday, October 4, 2014
Thank you, bro!
Synister Troy's Toys - Saturday, October 26, 2013
this custom is insane! amazing work!
NeCrollector - Saturday, October 26, 2013
Wow! Much thanks, Synister! Really appreciate it!
abesapiens - Tuesday, March 19, 2013
great custom, great work!
NeCrollector - Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Thanks, abesapiens!
Bombet - Tuesday, November 27, 2012
nice masterpiece sir
NeCrollector - Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Thank you so much, Bombet.
MARVELOUS_CUSTOMS - Friday, November 9, 2012
15 out of 10 Stars. I'm a huge TMNT fan bro, that is one awesome Custom you made bro. Cowabunga all the way!!
NeCrollector - Friday, November 9, 2012
Thanks for the 15 Stars, brother! Coming from a TMNT fan, it really means a lot! Cowabunga, dude!
TextureMe - Saturday, October 6, 2012
This is fantastic!
NeCrollector - Saturday, October 6, 2012
Thank you so much, TextureMe! I really appreciate the feedback.
Andreescobar - Thursday, August 2, 2012
that is awesome, great paint and pics
NeCrollector - Thursday, August 2, 2012
Thank you so much, Andre
TNT CUSTOMZ - Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Wow, a true artist! I love it!
NeCrollector - Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Thank you, TNT I'm loving your customs so far...looking forward to more
Emmett - Monday, June 11, 2012
Amazing Job! Turned out perfect!
NeCrollector - Monday, June 11, 2012
Thanks, emmbr...looking forward to your latest customs
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Monday, June 11, 2012
congrats on your placement, your work always deserves it. your custom is epic, love it and those pics are phenomenal.
NeCrollector - Monday, June 11, 2012
Always nice to hear from you. Thanks, bud.
Wallcrawler Customs - Sunday, June 10, 2012
Ooohhh WOW !!! That was Your masterwork ?!? I am deeply impressed and it´s very inspiring in a lot of ways! Third place is great with that concurence, but this will be my secret NR. 1 of the heart!
NeCrollector - Sunday, June 10, 2012
You're too kind, my friend. Thank you so much. I'm glad you find Donnie inspiring.
customfig - Friday, June 8, 2012
I'm also planning to make a normal looking turtle too. very nice custom by the way
NeCrollector - Friday, June 8, 2012
I can't wait to see your 'normal' turtle, brother! I'm sure it's going to be anything but 'normal'....I'm sure it's going to be flipping 'AWESME'!
I'm glad you liked Donatello.
CONGRATULATIONS, once again, Customfig! You and RedRebelCustoms both knocked it out of the park.
RedRebelCustoms - Friday, June 8, 2012
Congrats on the trophy bro! I really thought you got second! Very close contest! I loved the shell and think I have one lying around from a mutating TMNT. I may need to try that out! So cool!
NeCrollector - Friday, June 8, 2012
Thanks RRC! Actually the shell I used was from a mutating turtle!
Dude, I'm just honored to rank amongst artist like yourself and Customfig...I sincerely knew it was going to come down between both of your masterpieces. Anyone can clearly see that a lot of blood, sweat, tears, time and TLC went into both of your works.
RedRebelCustoms - Friday, June 8, 2012
Honestly, I don't know how I rank but you've been a heavy hitter from day 1 when you first stepped on the scene with your GL's! Destined for greatness bro!
NeCrollector - Friday, June 8, 2012
Thanks again, bro. I'll definitely try my best to not disappoint...all the Realmers on this site are a true inspiration for what I do...always pushing me to try to do better.
G Brand - Friday, June 8, 2012
Super Sick Work! Congrats on the placement.
NeCrollector - Friday, June 8, 2012
Thank you do much, GBrand...means a lot coming from you, my friend...I'm a big fan of your work...your latest Usagi custom is a gorgeous work of art.
Voting ends for the Scales & Tails Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Friday, June 8, 2012
mr_mxyzptlk05 - Monday, June 4, 2012
Donatello is by far the coolest of the Turtles, and you deffinately did him justice. 5 stars!
NeCrollector - Friday, June 8, 2012
Thank you so much! Donnie's always been my favorite...when I started this project, I knew that if it was to be only one MOTUC TMNT, it had to be Donatello. If I ever get around to getting additional parts, I might try the others.
AREZ - Sunday, June 3, 2012
NeCrollector - Friday, June 8, 2012
Thanks AREZ!!! Having you approve of my MOTUC is like Yoda congratulating a Padawan on a job well done.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, your work truly inspires me to do better, brother.
bet1 - Saturday, June 2, 2012
I love it all!!! The story, the shell, the WIP photos, everything!!! Great sculpt and paint apps!!!
NeCrollector - Friday, June 8, 2012
Thanks, bet1 Great to hear from you! I'm looking forward to more of your work...They've been hits, brother! especially that awesome Silverhawks Quicksilver statue!
Bushinryus40th - Saturday, June 2, 2012
Great idea and execution bro you got my vote!
NeCrollector - Friday, June 8, 2012
Thanks for the support! ...and vote I truly appreciate it.
soldatoj57 - Saturday, June 2, 2012
My friend, you have outdone yourself! From the scale, sculpting, paint job, down to the little details like his bros pics! Amazing piece!! Where's mine please and makethe others IT'S A MUST.. " he ain't heavy, he's my brutha"
NeCrollector - Friday, June 8, 2012
Thanks, bro!!!
I'm so happy that you enjoyed it, dude!
Wallcrawler Customs - Saturday, June 2, 2012
WOOOOOHOOOOOO, this is AWESOME ... don´t get me wrong I am neither a Motu- nor a TMNT- fan, but these parts, the painting, the concept, the removable shell ... the fotos of his friends & the way You set it all in scene doesn´t leave me any other choice: 100 points ... well if it would be possible You had them by now !
NeCrollector - Friday, June 8, 2012
Thanks for the 100 points, wallcrawler31!
I'm so stoked that you enjoyed Donnie! I tried my best to give Donatello some 'life' through the pictures.
bitofmd5 - Friday, June 1, 2012
Fantastic figure! The paint job and details are as always super high quality and the sculpted pieces...we'll let just say I could not even tell they were not part of the original. Keep it going...and btw can you make me a pair of adult size Donatello's cool :-)
NeCrollector - Friday, June 8, 2012
Thanks, brother! I'm so glad you approved of Donatello. The adult size Donatello goggles are in the mail
fastfreddie - Friday, June 1, 2012
as the BOSS would say... that is a BRILLIANT DISGUISE! Love it! 5star bigtime!
NeCrollector - Friday, June 8, 2012
The GREAT fastfreddie! It's always great to hear from you.
Thank you so much, my friend
fastfreddie - Friday, June 8, 2012
Congrats on the win! Have you looked at the leaderboards in the forum? These contests are pretty cool!
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