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Venus Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:42443  
Name:Venus
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Creator:Jarred706  
Date Added:September 4, 2012
Base Figure:Nick Donatello
Height:4.50 inches
Who is one of the most despised characters in Ninja Turtle history?

Or course your mileage may vary, but the general consensus would be the female Ninja Turtle from the short-lived live action Ninja Turtles: Next Mutation series. Personally I'm a believer that their is no such thing as a bad character, just bad characterization, as such I decided to add the first ever Venus the Ninja Turtle figure on the realm.

Utilizing the Nickelodeon Donatello 2012 figure, I cut the plastron (the front of the shell) down, added some Apoxie to differentiate it further, scultped an over-the-head mask and added the braided tails from the original Venus figure, sculpted over Donatello's mouth and added a smile in place of the stern look, scultpted shin guards, and leveled the wrappings to make them appear as gloves, added the Hook Swords from Raphael (due to her supposedly being raised by a Chinese woman, and the Hook Swords were a Chinese weapon), and hi-jacked one of the belts from the TMNT movie figures. You may notice that I avoided giving her the form of breasts that were from the series...because turtles don't have mammaries, and though its not seen in the pictures (which I didn't realize until posting) painted a Yin/Yang symbol on her arms acting as a tattoo.

So in an effort to give maybe a better back-story to the character I looked to the idea of multiple Turtle-verses (from Turtles Forever), and assumed that in one of the many various universes instead of the familiar Turtles, there was another Ooze incident analogous to to the TMNT origins. Instead of a Japanese Rat (or man depending on the origin you follow) raising 4 baby turtles, a Chinese woman and political refugee discovered 3 baby turtles bathed in a glowing green ooze and took them in, naming them after various planets nearest to Earth (Mercury, Mars and Venus). A portal forced open by an unknown force caused the Turtle children to be pulled from their home into a new world, Mercury was lost in the warp, leaving only Venus and Mars to land into a very different New York...surrounded upon arrival Venus was able to escape as Mars tolds her to run while he fended off a large of number of what would be revealed to be Foot Soldiers..she did, but the fate of Mars was left unknown. Discovered hiding in the storm drains, Venus was approached by a smaller figure similar to herself, assuming it was her brother Mercury due to the similar build, she soon found out that he was in fact Michelangelo of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Venus: Merc? That you? We have to save Mars...
Michelangelo: Merc? Like mercenary? Radical...it'd be totally Mikey, the Merc with a Mouth.
Venus: Who...who are you?
Michelangelo: No wait, I think someone already goes by Merc with a Mou...what the...you're a girl turtle?!

Okay so the backstory is weak...still better than the original origin as follows...

Leonardo: That's right, there were five of us in the bowl...not four... (as per Next Mutation)

P.S. The last picture has my repainted Donatello figure...mostly just there for a comparison...


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User Comments
~Supe~ - Monday, November 5, 2012
I know real turtles don't have boobs, but real turtles also don't talk, walk on two legs, do martial arts or have muscle definition, but ninja turtles do!! So why can't a female ninja turtle have boobs. The mutagen gave the turtles human characteristics and FYI a human female characteristic is boobs...I'm just sayin!
somethinggeeky - Saturday, September 8, 2012
Awesome job on this
ninjinister - Thursday, September 6, 2012
I honestly though Venus was a neat idea but horribly executed. I do think she should come back in some form, either in IDW, the new cartoon, the upcoming movie, or even just as a figure - even if she's not a part of the core "team".

You did a smashing job and we can only hope any potential future Venus is as good.
MCollector - Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Great! Long time ago,but she's back! Good to know that somebody remember her!
metalmike - Wednesday, September 5, 2012
ahh yes that was a weird moment for turtle history wasn't it - great custom of it though !!- tubular
Jarred706 - Wednesday, September 5, 2012
For use of "tubular" you get 3 Gold Stars.

Preciate it
Nsp - Wednesday, September 5, 2012
not a fan of venus but this is a very cool custom
Jarred706 - Wednesday, September 5, 2012
I don't think I've ever actually met a fan of Venus (at least as protrayed in the series)...suprisingly?

Preciate it though
NeCrollector - Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Very cool custom of Venus!
Jarred706 - Wednesday, September 5, 2012
I figured I would probably have the only Venus Custom on the Realm, so I tried to come up with something passable, thankee though.
HisDivineShadow - Tuesday, September 4, 2012
nice custom of a horrendously bad mistake of a marketing ploy she came out pretty sweet!
Jarred706 - Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Haha, I know right...political correctness killing Saturday morning entertainment.

I thoroughly believe though, in the right hands, a character as ill-conceived as Venus the Ninja Turtle could still be made interesting...
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