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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Leonardo Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:43364  
Name:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Leonardo
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Creator:pulpyfiction  
Date Added:October 6, 2012
Base Figure:Nic Donatello and TMNT movie Michaelangelo
Height:5.10 inches
Articulation:19 points
It's been forever since I've posted. I've been super busy with work and a move. I've been doing a commission and I have an excess of green paint I mixed, and this custom seemed like a logical thing to do with that excess.

I've seen a lot of really good Nic Turtles repaints. Makes those figures so much better! I'm not a huge fan of the figures though. They are a bit small, and although I love the sculpt of them, I don't like the articulation.
The Nic turtles I have, I pulled apart to use. I love their accessories, and it's because of that, they made me want to do Movie versions of them. I'm always quick to check out fugazi's custom turtles, because he always makes exactly what he wants, and they look exactly the way he wants them too. That really inspired me to get to a figure I always wanted. Correct scale movie Turtles, well at least one to start! I'm waiting for parts to be delivered for... the rest.

I did Leo because I grew up on the comics, and Leo was always so wicked in those. If you haven't read the Leonardo one issue mini series in the Mirage books, well you missed the ultimate Turtle comic. He takes on the entire foot clan himself, and makes it out alive... barely. He's the man, er, Turtle. If you have seen the first film, the scene where Raph is jumped by the Foot clan, is a homage to that book.

Recipe:
Torso: Nic Donatello
Arms, Legs, and Bandanna knot and straps: TMNT movie Mikey
Head and back Shell: '91 Movie Star Leo
Swords and Sheaths: 2012 Retro Animated Series Leonardo
Knee and Elbow Pads: Pads Nic turtles, Bands Jakks Wrestler
Belt/Sword Strap: repainted Nic Leonardo - severed adjoining shoulder strap
Sculpted connection to front and back detail.

Hope you folks like it, and thanks for checking it out!

PS- Sorry about the photos. I haven't unpacked my usual lighting rig since I moved. I just really wanted to get this guy posted!


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User Comments
bulavonc666 - Thursday, March 27, 2014
this figure sir , is awesome !
bootleg buster toys - Saturday, July 27, 2013
awesome figure
Custom_Universe - Saturday, January 12, 2013
This looks like one I would have done. Nice work. I'm currently working on several Turtle figures right now. I hope to have them done soon so that everyone can see my work. Again, nice work on this figure. I appreciate seeing good Turtle customs.
RatedR321 - Saturday, October 20, 2012
I know I'm late but this is way cool !!!! I hope you're planning on doing the others as well
pulpyfiction - Saturday, October 20, 2012
Thanks man! I am trying to get to them. I have all my '91 parts, the nic Turtle parts I needed, but I'm still waiting on the 2007 movie parts that I ordered from the UK over a month and a half ago. BOO-URNS!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Sunday, October 14, 2012
man really excellent work and fantastic. also agree with stevid, you are a true artist.
pulpyfiction - Sunday, October 14, 2012
Thank you so much CFC! It's really nice of you to say. You know I always keep my eye out for your work!
Fuzzyunkums - Wednesday, October 10, 2012
well I think its the new nick one they look so good and the leo looks a lot like 2003 I lve the 2003 and I love yours too I think the nick figures look more than 2003 than 2012 love urs
Fuzzyunkums - Monday, October 8, 2012
this is my second fav leo he looks great better than all the other ones
pulpyfiction - Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Thanks! Out of curiosity though, I have to ask what is the #1 Leonardo?
pulpyfiction - Monday, October 8, 2012
Thanks for stopping by and sharing the thoughts people!

AREZ: Always a pleasure sir! Thanks!

toxinvenom: I've always wanted one of these too. Took me forever to get one, or at least the idea how to make one. I hope you are healing up quick!

NeCrollector: Wow! Thanks for the awesome words! They hit deep!

LuvNidleness: Thanks man, I'm glad you like it. You seem to be quite a turtle fan, so I appreciate you saying so.

suprasizeme: I'm waiting on parts. I have a movie star Raph and Mikey on the way, and I have been waiting on an order of 4 2007 cgi movie raph figures for a month now. I did already get my movie star Donnie though. He's been waiting for surgery forever. Thanks so much!

dandare: Your icon was so cool, it made me go through your work. I like your custom choices. Cool stuff! Thanks!

CAb00se: Thanks dude! I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve, are we waiting for your school to finish up until we see more?

illchard: Yeah 'm a bit of an anachronism. It took me forever to figure out how to do this, I've wanted one of these since 1990. Thanks!

Stevid: Coming from you, there isn't much higher praise! Your work has always been an inspiration to me, and you are one of the guys I always looked up to that made me feel like I had a place in this community. I can't thank you enough for that. Keep knocking out the hits, and thank you so much!

JonMichael: Thanks a lot! I am totally with you on how creepy the movie turtles look! The proportion make them look like the version where Danny Devito played them all. It took this: http://www.figurerealm.com/viewcustomfi ... ?FID=37136 set of customs to prove to me with the right paints they would make great parts sources!

darththomas81; Thanks Darth! Once I had the core nic turtle I thought it would be simple to put the rest together, but it took me a while to get a parts combo that work proportion/scale wise. I'm really happy it finally worked!

daredevil96: Thanks! It took that custom I referenced to JonMichael, to make me see there was good work there in the head sculpt. Now I'm loving, and waiting on these figures, for parts.

grungethemovie: You got turtle movie figures? Wow that will be something to see! Thanks for stopping by!

G Brand: Thanks man! You've done such awesome Turtles, coming from you, I take that as a HUGE compliment sir!
G Brand - Monday, October 8, 2012
I don't check the Realm for a day, and this is what I miss. Absolutely stellar custom here. All of those parts came together so well. Great job.
grungethemovie - Sunday, October 7, 2012
ha! great! (you beat me to it, my movie turtles will take a while still)
daredevil96's Sidekick Studio - Sunday, October 7, 2012
Looks Awesome! Love the head!
Darththomas - Sunday, October 7, 2012
This is an incredible turtle!!, looking at it you wouldn't think it would work with the core being so small but it really does, I love the scale between the arms, legs and body.
JonMichael - Sunday, October 7, 2012
I always thought the movie turtle figures looked kinda creepy. But, this is AMAZING.
Stevid - Sunday, October 7, 2012
You are a true artist, love your work.
illchard - Saturday, October 6, 2012
throw back. awesome man.
CAb00se - Saturday, October 6, 2012
Nice dude! Good use of parts and real purty paintin!
dandare - Saturday, October 6, 2012
Excellent!
suprasizeme - Saturday, October 6, 2012
Wow that is an AWESOME Leo, the parts selection was pure genius. All the parts fit together so seamlessly and the paints are super fine. Really loving this fully articulated Turtle, can't wait to see the rest.
LuvNidleness - Saturday, October 6, 2012
This is classy and inspiring.
NeCrollector - Saturday, October 6, 2012
I love TMNTs and I love to see customs of them...thank you for this awesome post! It is soooo AWESOME!!!
toxinvenom - Saturday, October 6, 2012
Epic. I always wondered how to do the turtles from the first movie. So badass...
AREZ - Saturday, October 6, 2012
What a BAD AZZ LEO BRO!!!
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