Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Blast from the Past #226: Mutants for Playmates Toys

I have a feeling some of this art may have been posted before, but not in this form. This was a small "Rogue's Gallery" of mutant villains that we put together as an idea for Playmates early on. I penciled these guys and Kevin inked them.



I kind of like the looks of these characters, especially the alternate takes on Bebop and Rocksteady. -- PL

7 comments:

  1. These look great.

    Who was it that came up with the final character designs for the 80's cartoon?

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  2. Is the bull supposed to be an early version of Groundchuck?

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  3. beatiful art....

    I know for sure I've seen the second guy from the left before, because I remember noticing that he had Metal Head's electric nunchaku accessory. So at least we know that idea did get produced eventually.

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  4. " Colin said...
    Is the bull supposed to be an early version of Groundchuck?"

    I don't think so. -- PL

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  5. "David McBride said...
    These look great.

    Who was it that came up with the final character designs for the 80's cartoon?"

    If you mean how they were actually drawn on the show, I would guess some artist or artists on Fred Wolf's staff at the time. I don't think any design any of us at Mirage came up with ever made it to the show without being changed somehow. -- PL

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  6. i cant believe some of the toys they passed on.
    but they ok'd basketball turtles.

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  7. -->> Tyr , also Turtles in the shape of basket balls, soccer balls, and base balls.

    ;p

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