Toy de Jour in Chicago is hosting an unofficial Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed Group Toy Show opening on Friday, March 3rd. I was happy to get the opportunity to contribute to my first gallery show in quite a while, as it gave me the motivation to finish a new figure design that I’ve been working on for a while. The Roadkill Rodney robots appear in the original TMNT cartoon pilot season, as well as the early games as really obnoxious enemies. They are great little designs that play an important role in the show, capturing the animals used to make Bebop and Rocksteady, and causing the Turtles general grief. Unfortunately, Playmates never released a toy of them in the original toyline. Now, you can purchase your own fully 3D printed Roadkill Rodney figure, debuting at the show in an exclusive chromed up finish! Also making his public debut is my MACC figure from one of my favorite episodes, Attack of Big MACC. MACC has made a few brief appearances on my Instagram before now, but this is his first release, also in a swanky chrome finish. Both figures one-offs will be available at the show on Friday, and I am planning a regular production release of each for the summertime.
Here’s all the info for the show. I wish I could be there in person, as I’m sure it will be a great time! Thanks to Toy de Jour for putting on a show with such a cool theme. I cannot wait to see what other folks have come up with.
The Rodney figure turned out great, and I’m really excited to get them out there. Each figure features articulation at the ‘waist’, wheel, and shoulders, with a swappable tentacle part. The display stand is removable and the wheel really rolls. I’ve been having a lot of fun with these early test figures, and have some plans for further tweaks and options down the line. The chrome finish was a bit of an experiment that I’m pretty happy with the results of.
MACC features articulation at the neck, shoulders, guns, and waist. It’s a goofy, awkward design that makes for a fun little figure that looks great alongside your Turtles.
More pics after the cut!