Well, I skipped going out to the flea market this morning because the people from the hay ride wanted me to come up to the farm and work on stuff. We are like 90 days away from the start of the Halloween season. Sorry, no flea market finds this week.
Yesterday after starting the Retro Con commercial Mike, Tony, and I went to a toy shop in New Jersey I hadn't been to in years. I picked up a few cool things, but today I'm focusing on Donatello from the original wave of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. As a kid I was very proud of the fact that I owned every figure from wave 1 of the TMNT line. Unfortunately I sold them all off at a flea market in middle school or high school. So, I've been slowly recollecting them as I find them at flea markets.
My Donatello came with his belt, bo staff (x2), kama (hook weapon) and one of his fist daggers. New in package he also originally had an additional smaller fist dagger and two throwing stars. I'm happy with the Turtles in my collection just having their belts and main weapons.
A fun little side note, this is a soft head Donatello, which means he is form the earliest run of Turtle figures. Once it was known that the Turtles were a hit, Playmates started making the wave 1 figures with hard plastic heads.
Here's a little question for all the AFA readers out there. My buddy Tony was telling me that some people say the accessory pictured above is a pizza slice and that the handle is just there to help the Turtles hold it. The original package lists a fist dagger as an accessory but says nothing about pizza.
Did anyone of you guys use these as pizza slices as a kid? Just wondering... leave a comment below.