Guy Paints TMNT Action Figures To Look Less Crappy

July 17, 2012


This is a gallery of TMNT action figures painted by John Harmon of Mint Condition Customs to look way better than they do when they originally come out of the packaging (currently available on eBay HERE). There are even some comparison shots after the jump so you can appreciate just how much nicer they look now. I actually tried doing something similar with one of those cheap love dolls once but she wound up looking like a clown. Then one of my cats popped her and things got AWKWARD (I had to cut her arms and legs off and dispose of her in pieces so my roommates wouldn't think I'm a pervert). "You should have garbage-bagged and bricked it in a lake." Oooooooookay, serial killer.

Hit the jump for a bunch more.





Thanks to David G, who paints action figures to look even crappier because he understands art.

  • Moshugaani

    Great job! I would buy!
    (At first I was a bit shocked about them having THREE TOES, but now it doesn't look nearly as weird.)

  • Firstly I want to inform you that I had never seen these kind of action figures before, very different figures these are. Yes, that weapons pretty much repel paint, I heard about it before that the true tmnt figures are always awesome.

  • god damn perfect

  • TJ Wilferd

    These are nice, but I think this guy did even better -
    I've seen custom figures that I thought were crazy enough to get mention here before. Maybe I should start sending ya links of some of the best from now on since I keep up with that stuff and do custom figures for a living myself. :)

  • Yes please! :)

  • Ed

    It really brings out the details in the models.

  • da1nonlysage

    true tmnt figures are always amesome, but these look 10-20x better than the market stuff. they remind me of the tmnt toys of old. if only companies noticed that us older kids still like toys and put effort into making them look cool again... sigh

  • Hayley Prychun Rodgers

    What's sad is that one of things he did was simply add black paint into the crevices to give it a more aged and realistic feel. It would have been so easy for the manufacturer to do that and make them look better for sale, but details are often lost these days.

  • Anon

    It would not have been easier for the manufacturer to add that. There is a reason Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys cost as much as they do.

  • Hayley Prychun Rodgers

    I said easy not easier. And the reason those collectables are so expensive is not a little added detail, it's that they are crafted more carefully and with more detail before color even comes into it, then they are usually hand painted. The darkening and simple details could be mass manufactured at the same price point as what they currently produce.

  • Lee

    How could you say TMNT figures ever looked crappy?? They're awesome made the way they are, with the love and tears from Chinese laborers. :3

  • William Hawkins

    They look good.

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