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Gio the Fifth Turtle Custom Action Figure

Custom #:61129  
Name:Gio the Fifth Turtle
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Creator:Topflight Tony  
Date Added:May 4, 2014
Base Figure:Nickelodeon Donatello
Height:5.00 inches
Completion Time:2.00 hours
Articulation:11 points
The Birth of Gio: The Fifth Turtle by K. A. Korstjens

After years of perpetual and continuous failure in capturing and disposing of the Turtles, Krang approached the Shredder with a new plan. Krang proposed that they genetically engineer an equal to their four nemeses – a Genetically Engineered Opponent, or GEO for short.
Though somewhat skeptical of this plan, the Shredder reluctantly agreed to venture down this avenue as all other options had been exhausted.
Krang and the Shredder arranged a trap for the Turtles -- using the combined incompetence of Rocksteady and Bebop and the skills of the Foot -- whereby they would obtain blood samples from each of the four and use the genetic material to manufacture GEO.
The trap didn't go quite as expected, yet they managed to ascertain what they were after.
Krang immediately went to extracting the DNA from each sample and infusing the separate strands into the subject turtle, thereby allowing GEO to match each of the Turtles' abilities. Krang used the same gelatinous, hazardous material that created his foes in the beginning. The result was astounding.
GEO was unlike anything they had imagined: fast, intelligent, agile.
Krang taught GEO tactics and quick thinking while the Shredder taught him the ways of martial arts and weaponry. He trained with the Foot, but that proved to be nothing more than a warm up as he made short order of any who faced him.
After a long while, the day Krang and the Shredder had waited for had finally arrived: the day when they would let loose GEO on the Turtles. Armed with his weapons of choice, a Naginata and Hook Swords, GEO set out to find his enemies.
The first meeting of the two sides was brief and painful.
GEO managed to out-maneuver, out-think and out-perform the Turtles in nearly every way, forcing them to retreat and take the news of this new "turtle" to Master Splinter.
Splinter was just as surprised as his boys, but he quickly developed a plan to turn the tables. He told the Turtles to not harm this new brother, but instead try to convince him of the evil of his masters. The Turtles knew this would be no easy task, but they agreed to adhere to Master Splinter's request.
The next time the two parties met, Master Splinter's plan was put into action; and it was an utter failure. GEO never responded to anything the Turtles said to him, it seemed only to enrage him further.
After countless battles with GEO, it was Leonardo that finally broke through the brainwashing and convinced GEO that Krang and the Shredder were the bad guys, not them. Leonardo told GEO that they wanted him to become his brother and become a family, not bitter enemies. GEO hesitantly agreed to return to the Turtles lair to see Master Splinter.
Splinter spoke with GEO for some time and eventually convinced him to join their family.
When GEO finally agreed, Master Splinter brought out a book and handed it to GEO: The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects by Giorgio Vasari.
When GEO asked what the book was, Splinter told him that it was from this book that he chose the names of the Turtles – Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo. Giorgio Vasari had written the tome as a collective of all the great artisans that had preceded him and just as Vasari had combined the great masters into one entity, so, too, was GEO the collective of the Turtles. It was then that Splinter told GEO that his name would longer be a mere acronym that stemmed from an evil plot, but it now would have meaning and tie him to his new brothers.
His name would become Giorgio.

This figure is just a complete repaint of the Nickelodeon Donatello. Minor modifications to the belt and strap. Original story by my personal friend K. A. Korstjens

User Comments
En-Ryu-Oh!2061 - Friday, May 23, 2014
Of course you won , maybe not the contest (sorry!) but you guys won our respect and our admiration , if that's not a win , then what is? , but if that is not enough , you also won a friend!
Topflight Tony - Friday, May 23, 2014
Oh, wow. That means a whole lot. I honestly appreciate that. I'm still a rookie in all this but I'm glad a simple custom can be so loved. Thank you.
En-Ryu-Oh!2061 - Friday, May 23, 2014
Congratulations to both of you guys! , very cool story and amazing custom to match , now that's teamwork , Well done and Well deserve win!!!
Topflight Tony - Friday, May 23, 2014
Um, thanx but I didn't win. Lol.
Rudotrese - Friday, May 23, 2014
the back story is awesome and feasible. Eastman and laird would be proud. I'm glad u were able to flesh out the figure.
Topflight Tony - Friday, May 23, 2014
Wow, that's a big statement. Thanx a lot.
Voting ends for the New Additions Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Friday, May 23, 2014
Kevlar Palsh - Monday, May 19, 2014
Supa NICE!
Topflight Tony - Friday, May 23, 2014
Thanx Kev.
Banner/HULK Inc. - Sunday, May 18, 2014
I like the story you came up with for GIO, very original and well done!
Topflight Tony - Friday, May 23, 2014
Thanx. The story was actually done before the figure itself.
Rabid_Ewok - Sunday, May 18, 2014
Great idea and cool figure!
Topflight Tony - Friday, May 23, 2014
Thank you.
NeCrollector - Sunday, May 18, 2014
Cool! Love the backstory!
Topflight Tony - Friday, May 23, 2014
Thanx. I'm happy with it.
Nits - Saturday, May 17, 2014
really cool backstory!
Topflight Tony - Friday, May 23, 2014
Thanx, Nits.
En-Ryu-Oh!2061 - Friday, May 16, 2014
Very cool man , nice way to add to such iconic series some new blood , Well Done!!!
Topflight Tony - Friday, May 23, 2014
Thank you. I may recreate this character in a different style. Maybe Neca or Classic.
scorpio13 - Friday, May 16, 2014
great story!!!
Topflight Tony - Friday, May 23, 2014
Kjia - Friday, May 16, 2014
I thought "Max" was the fifth turtle?!
But, seriously this is great. Great work on the back story and his color scheme.
Topflight Tony - Friday, May 23, 2014
I don't know who Max is but thanx.
Kjia - Saturday, May 24, 2014
Max was a kid from the 80's cartoon that idolized the Turtles and helped them out, They named him the 5th Turtle. I was just joking around though. Love your figure.
Topflight Tony - Thursday, June 5, 2014
I thought that kid was named Zack? Maybe I'm wrong though.
Kjia - Friday, June 6, 2014
I looked it up. You are absolutley correct. Zack, not Max. Great figure anyways.
Topflight Tony - Friday, June 6, 2014
Thanx, Kjia. I do what I can.
VicVeinz - Friday, May 16, 2014
A very cool addition to the tmnt world bro your friend storyline is well tought out and original
Topflight Tony - Friday, May 23, 2014
Thanx, Vic. It was a team effort. Lol.
Voting begins for the New Additions Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Friday, May 16, 2014
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