More Eastman & Laird-inspired TMNT figures are on the way, along with the full-reveal of Splinter as Van Helsing! But, first, let’s look at the Mirage Comics versions of Casey Jones and an Utrom.
In the early days, Casey Jones was a mad man vigilante who liked using sporting equipment to fight crime. It was basic; he looked great and loved to yell nonsense while swinging a hockey stick at baddies. The figure comes with interchangeable hands and heads, including an unmasked Casey. The vigilante’s weapons include a golf club, hockey stick, and two bats, all stored inside his golf bag. Look for this guy to show up in October.
Based on the original Eastman & Laird Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic books from Mirage Studios! Masked vigilante (and sporting goods enthusiast) Casey Jones is on a mission to rid the streets of scumbags by any means necessary. You might think a slightly unstable guy with a golf bag full of “crime-fighting tools” would be a strange ally for the Turtles, but a wise man finds friends in the unlikeliest places!
The Krang predecessor is the following Mirage-related action figure from NECA. Known as Utroms, the ghastly little squid aliens construct robotic exoskeletons to move around more easily on earth. While not as iconic as the ’87 cartoon’s thick boy robot body, there’s still something unsettling about the Utrom and the exoskeleton’s eyes.
The Utrom has interchangeable hands and heads for the robot, along with weapon and tool accessories. Oh, yeah, and a friggin sippy cup. The little squid monster will show up in October, as well.
Based on the original Eastman & Laird Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic books from Mirage Studios! These robot exoskeletons look fierce, but the Utroms are peaceful aliens who crashed on Earth and have been hiding behind their shell corporation, T.C.R.I.
Finally, we’re getting a better look at Van Helsing Splinter. This Universal Monsters x TMNT mash-up figure was teased a couple of months ago. I’m impressed with what NECA has done here. NECA is using parts from the TMNT movie version of Splinter and giving him a coat, hat, and glasses. It makes sense, but he’s still missing pants.
What this makes me want to ask is, “Who is going to be Dracula?” My money is on Shredder because that would be the obvious choice. However, since the figures have been mainly based on the live-action Turtles characters, would this mean that Casey Jones could also show up? Maybe as Dr. Frankenstein or the Creature From the Black Lagoon?
Splinter comes with a crossbow, vampire-killing bolts, a knife, wooden stakes, and interchangeable heads and hands. Look for him to arrive this November.
Trouble with monsters? Call the rat with the hat! NECA’s newest release in its Universal Monsters x Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figure line is Splinter! This continuing line pays tribute to the world’s most famous turtles and Universal’s icons of horror. Splinter as Van Helsing reimagines the Turtles’ sensei as the famous vampire hunter, and he’s equipped with the tools for taming terrors!