Mar 28, 2024

Crazy TMNT Variant ideas: Videogame Edition

 Super7 is getting MASSIVELY cockblocked by Playmates right now, so we're going to get new variants from Kyle... so following his Martial Arts movie idea, I'm going to the next level with Videogames:

J-RPG Leonardo:
As you might've guessed, Leonardo's design will be based on 90s J-RPGs... so fantasy with a little steampunk...
-new heads (one with leonardo sporting a Dolph Lundgren as He-Man wig, the other has a circlet with lenses over his eyes doubling as his mask.
-New torso with a Deep V Neck white sleeveless shirt. Pants have an oversized Belt similar to those seen in Masters of the Universe. 
-New thighs with clean pants that match Rocker Leo in Dark Blue. Lower legs from Rocker Leo with grey Knee Pads, Dark Blue pants and brown boots.
-Normal Leo shoulders and biceps
-New forearms with mismatching armor.
-punker Don Right hands and new left hand.
-removable plastic vest with furry neck trim.
Alternate soft goods dark blue tunic with removable plastic bandolier (like MOTUC He-Man) to wear over the tunic.

-oversized mechsword
-Pistol sword
-Legendary sword

You have display options and you can go more traditional J-RPG looks or you can go on a Nomura inspired look from the late 90s. Not to mention a double nod to Cam Clarke, the OG Leo voice. 

Stealth game Donatello:
This Donatello will be Heavily inspired by games like Metal Gear and Splinter Cell.

-normal Donatello head and new head wearing a full face mask with purple glasses (think Ninja Snake Eyes as inspiration)
-new Torso (literally the Nightwatcher Torso, but in shades of dark purple, dark blue, and black)
-Rapping Mike left thigh new Right thigh based on rapping Mike but with gun holster.
-New lower legs based on Solid Snake with Space Cadet Raph Feet.
New arms taking inspiration from MGS2 Raiden with Space Cadet Raph hands.

-New Gun based on the Mk.23 with laser sight and a removable silencer.
-telescopic Bo staff (both collapsed and extended)
-Night Vision Goggles from UC Raphael
-knife from Foot Soldier
-Sniper rifle
-Plastic explosive

Fighting game Raphael:
As you may have guessed, this Raphael is based on fighting games (street fighter, mortal kombat, etc)
-heads: New head with the Bandana covering the top of his head (Like in Rise of the TMNT), new screaming Raph head. 
-new torso with red pants.
-reuse Rapping Mike legs and Feet (red pants, white knee pads, red and white sneakers)
-normal raph arms but new badaged up forearms
-new bandaged up hands (standard hands plus "hadoken" hands)
-soft goods sleeveless gi top and belt.

- pair of sai from Raphael 
- 3 kunai from samurai Leo
- glasses from Surfin Mike

Platforming game Mikey:
This Mikey is a tribute to 2D platforming games like Castlevania and Mega Man.
-New heads one with NES Boxart Mega Man inspired Helmet, head inspired by Captain N's Simon Belmont.
-Reuse the fighting game Raph torso
-new legs simulating tights with new boots that reuse Space Cadet Raph Feet. (Grey pants orange boots and kneepads)
Reuse standard Michelangelo arms and hands
(Adding extra Space Cadet Raph hands)
-soft goods sleeveless coat
-soft plastic removable futuristic armor (similar to removable MOTUC Armor)

-2 slip on arm bracers (to use in Mega Man inspired Mode) with hand cannon tips (to use in place of the SCRaph hands)
-single nunchaku with long chain (both real chain and sculpted versions)
-Mega Saber futuristic hilt that can plug the robotic Rocksteady beam saber as well.
-piece of breakable wall and secret pizza.
- oversized four point Ninja Star.
- 3 Samurai Leo kunai

With Mikey you can go full Castlevania inspired, Megaman inspired or something in between.

J-RPG Splinter:
This Splinter will be based on 90s J-RPGs butt with little to no Nomura inspired looks.
-New head
-New torso with chainmail inspired by wacky action splinter
-new forearms with archery bracer.
-reuse flocked Splinter's soft goods tunic and Shredder's soft goods belt.
-reuse legs feet and tail from Splinter.

-bow and arrows from Splinter
-Japanese tea set.
-walking stick/club.

Beat'em up Casey:
This Casey is based on games like final fight, double dragon, or the various Konami beat'em ups like X-Men or TMNT.

-Heads: New unmasked Casey, Classic masked Casey
-New T-shirt with vest torso (think 1990 movie.)
-New shoulders and biceps with short sleeves.
-New hands with biker gloves. (Standard Casey poses and a new wider grip hand)
-new crotch 
-reuse old Casey legs and feet.

-reuse Casey bat
-steel pipe
-broken bottle
-pizza slice
-soda can
-money bag

The idea is that you can kinda make a movie casey with this figure.

Platforming RPG April: 
Metroidvania sans Vania is the inspiration here... Maybe a hint of Doom

-New April head, New April inside a Turtle head shaped Helmet, Winking April head
-new "bodysuit body in yellow, gold and white.
-reuse april hands and feet in white.
-slip on Armored Turtle shell and Plastron.
-slip on bicep armor
-slip on vambraces with wrist mounted cannons
-slip on thigh guards
-clip on shinguards and back of leg armor.

-firing effect for wrist cannons.
-small blaster
-plasma knife

J-RPG Shredder:
Now I also need to do some of the bad guys:
Shredder will take inspiration from J-RPG games.

-one with SOTO based helmet, one with Oroku Saki head, one with sharklike teeth creating the illusion of his mask and three bony protrusions mimicking his helmet.
-torso would be heavily inspired by Wacky action Shredder.
-he has a soft goods sleeveless black coat held together by a removable bandolier with a MOTU styled Belt. The Bandolier also holds the spiked Pauldrons (inspired by mutating Shredder)
-new forearms with new blades. (Toon based blades)
-new hands (with toon based blades) 
-pair of monstrous hands with bony protrusions mimicking the blades.
-large katana.
- energy effect for open hands.

This shredder is a mix of Ganondorf and Sephiroth visually.

FPS Rocksteady:
Rocksteady will be influenced by games like Doom and Duke Nukem

New heads:
Helmetless Rockesteady head, Rocksteady head with a Master Chief/classicDoomguy helmet.(in greys and greens mimicking Rocksteady's classic look).
Normal Rocksteady body with modern military boots. Pants would have Tiger stripe Camo print while the shirt is Red.
Removable bandolier inspired by Duke Nukem and Cable (as in the Liefeldian Mutant) with Rocksteady elements like the hip shells, a sheath for a Rocksteady sized Rambo knife.
-slip on futuristic armor inspired by Master Chief and Doomguy. In various tones of yellow and gold.

Standard Rocksteady hands, adding expressive hands, pointing hands and a pair of fists with Brass knuckles sculpted into them.

-A Chainsaw shotgun inspired by the Gears of War Lancer.
-A Liefeldian laser rifle
-an oversized minigun
-Rocksteady sized Rambo knife.

Beat'em up game Bebop: 
This looks like Repaint City for Bebop: well, no.

New head sculpt based on Shredder's Revenge, Classic Bebop Headsculpt with new glasses closer to toon version but not completely toon version like the Shredder's Revenge version.
He gets a new Torso. (No sculpted necklace, as it will be an accessory), removable arms for changing vests. New longer vest and classic Normal Bebop vest.
Removable Bandolier.
Normal Bebop hands and new expressive hands.

-Classic Bone necklace.
-New Mr.T inspired bling necklace with gold plated skull.
-Roberta the Chainsaw (a nod to IDW and random weapon selection that some bosses have in beat'em ups)
-Triceraton Blaster (nod to the Konami Arcade game)
-Breakaway steel drum can (a beat'em up classic)
-pile of jewels
-Mutton roast 

You get 3 Display options for Beebs:
Closer to toy accurate, Shredder's Revenge inspired, Rambo inspired, or whatever mix and match thing you can design.

Platforming game Krang:
Obviously it's a nod to Mother Brain,  but he's more Dr. Wily inspired than MB:
There's nothing new with Krang himself aside maybe the tentacles, new tucked in tentacles in preparation for the eventual android body.

The 100% New sculpt is on the Bubble Walkers.
Yes, I said Walkers, plural. The main walker body would be similar to the wave 5 body, but with better constructed legs, but they should detach at the hip joint in ordet to allow modularity with the other walker.

The second walker, THE MEGA WALKER, reusing the Robotic Rocksteady legs, the nowmal walker base should be sandwiched with pieces that make It look inspired by Metal Gear TX55.

The third walker is just a little pair of wings with small jet engines that plug to the thigh holes on the main walker for Krang to escape after defeated.

Most of his accessories are the modular parts, maybe toss in some firing effects for the mega walker weapons. Normal walker still requires you to have wave 5 Krang as you can borrow the arms from there.

Horror game Foot Soldier accessory pack:
This is not a figure per se. It's 2 semi modular wrecked foot Soldier torsos that you can attach or remove heads and arms. Reusing the heads from the battle damaged foot soldier is a start adding 2 more heads: half sliced off head and smashed in head.
For arms you get 4 battle damaged arms with foot uniform bits remaining that can pop off at the shoulder, elbow and wrist and 2 endoskeletal arms that can pop off at the wrist, elbow and shoulder.
Hands with various bits of damage, also reuse the BD Foot hands and effects.

Horror game Foot Legion:
This is a nod to RESI and Castlevania. This is an oversized figure literally made from a bunch of wrecked Foot Soldiers. The idea is that throughout its guerrilla gorilla sized body sculpt, there are plenty of holes that you can plug extra heads and hands from the Battle damaged Foot Soldier, or the accessory pack, some areas allow you to use the arms from the accessory pack. It would come with a special piece that allows you to connect the broken torsos of the accessory pack to make it more robust.

Fighting Game Scratch:
I know, Scratch is not a CORE character, but Fighting game Karai or Rat King would be a cop out choice. For Scratch I looked at Cody from SFA3 AND Chand and Choi from KoF
This Scratch would be like 98% New sculpt:

Heads: New Head with Eyepatch on the left eye, new head with eyepatch on the right eye. Third head with eyepatch flipped up in the middle of the forehead.
He needs a symmetrical body for the Fighting game effect. (I believe only the hands, crotch and tail would be reusable form OG Scratch.)

Ball and chain with removable shackle (can be worn on any leg)
New handcuffs with long chain (see SFAlpha 3 Cody as reference)
2 Jailbird figurines:
One in a fighting stance, the other in mid-flight attack with stand.
1 twirling ball and chain effect

Fighting Game Rat King:
For the most part, this is a Rat King Repaint from tbe Neck down. The repaint would be based on Tournament Fighters. He gets New heads: 
Blond flattop neutral expression and blue eyes, Blond flattop screaming
Rat King head with fedora

Clip-on electric effects (based on Tournament Fighters)
Various rat buddies based on the canned version of Rat King.
Soft goods Trenchcoat nod to multiple versions of Rat King and Q from SF3

Wrestling game Tokka:
Using the Slash body with new Buckle, Shoulderpads, elbowpads, knee pads, wristbands, hands and feet.
The elbow and knee pads should have tassels like Ultimate Warrior. 
Tokka head with a long haired wig (beak is articulated)
Tokka head without wig, but has a foot clan insignia painted on his face. His shell and body are painted in a style that is a combination of tribal designs and Jeff Hardy body paint.

2x4 wrapped in barbed wire
Feathered boa (a boa constrictor with feathers poorly taped on that can dangle on his neck.)

Wrestling game Guerrilla Gorilla:
Assuming the vest on Guerilla Gorilla is a separate piece, then reuse the body from the neck down. New heads inspired by Sgt. Slaughter and Hulk Hogan 
His camo paint will be inspired by Sgt. Bananas.
He gets a soft goods black wifebeater, a BDU soft goods jacket inspired by Sgt. Bananas (and the Sgt. Slaughter BDU outfit)
Drill Sergeant hat
GG glasses
GG helmet

Riding crop
Rifle (from GG)
Whistle necklace
Championship Belt
Larry the Lemur plushie.

Obviously, this is a nod to Sgt.Slaughter and Sgt. Bananas.

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