The second of Mondo’s 1/6 scale Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is up for pre-order today – it’s the staff-wielding Donatello’s turn. I was lucky enough to pick up the subscription with Leonardo last month, but for those of us picking these up individually, Donnie is available in a regular version for $149.99 and an exclusive for $10 more.
Both are loaded with accessories, including both the cartoon purple and comics red masked heads, while the exclusive version, limited to 500 pieces, includes his Gravitic Equalizer.
Here’s where it gets interesting. There will be three offerings. First, a general release for $149.99 (great price!) that includes Leo with a bunch of accessories. Second, an exclusive limited for $159.99 to 500 pieces that includes everything, plus Shredder’s gauntlet from the first issue of the original Mirage comic book.
And finally, a TMNT subscription that will include the exclusive versions of Leo and the three remaining Turtles. Mondo anticipates the pre-orders to be spaced a month apart. For committing to all four Turtles, the cost drops back down to $149.99, for a total of $599.96 (in installments). The rub is that these will be limited to 200 subscriptions. The pre-orders will open up this Thursday, August 27. Better get there early!
But they’ve also got another license for 1/6 scale figures that promises to be equally tantalizing – Masters of the Universe. They’ve shared a teaser, and will be showing prototypes at MondoCon in Austin, TX, on October 3rd and 4th.
He-Man, She-Ra, Skeletor, and all the fantastical characters, creatures, and worlds from Masters of the Universe have inspired generations of fans over the years, and we’re thrilled represent the property at MondoCon this year. Epic battles of Good vs Evil, guiding morality lessons, and enduring character designs offer a wealth of creative opportunity for posters, collectible figures, and more!
We’re also excited to show the first in a series of MOTU 1/6 Scale Collectible Figures: He-Man & Skeletor! Designed by Dave Rapoza and Joe Allard, and sculpted by Ramirez Studios, you’ll get a sneak peek of the prototypes! Check out a tease of some of the designs below.
I didn’t know much about Mondo for long before Comic-Con – their foray into figures had been limited to a much-favored Iron Giant figure, but it’s been mired in production complications and delayed. I think their upcoming foray into 1/6 scale Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will shine an even bigger spotlight on them. From this first look at the prototypes, I think they’ve nailed the designs and how to put together a compelling package – and the more simplified (and reusable) sculpts, compared to the Iron Giant, will make the TMNT line a much smoother production.