I don't think I have posted this image before, but if I have, please excuse my faulty memory.
These figures have been resting on a bookshelf in our hallway for the last four or five years. They were given to me by one of the Playmates guys -- I am embarrassed to say I don't remember which one. I think it was when a couple of our usual Playmates contacts came out to Massachusetts for a creative head-banging session in the early days of the TMNT toy line based on the 4Kids 2K3 TV series.
They brought with them these "first shots" of the figures, molded in a clear plastic, and I remember being very taken with this look -- there is something cool about being able to see inside the joints and so forth. So they left these samples with me, to my delight. -- PL