Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, is selling off his entire personal collection of TMNT stuffs. This isn’t a joke, you can head over to eBay right now and place a bid on everything.
The Turtles’ were catapulted into pop culture history in the 1990’s and their likenesses were licensed to a massive range of children’s merchandise; from Pez dispensers and skis to breakfast cereal, video games, school supplies, linens, towels, cameras, and even toy shaving and fishing kits. Since the very beginning Kevin has collected one of each item and now he’s offering this one of a kind ginormous collection of them to the ultimate green fan. Many of these boxes haven’t been opened in 20 years – just imagine the rare treasures inside!
But that’s not all! Kevin’s offering also includes an original Jim Henson’s Creature Shop made Leonardo costume from the first TMNT movie (1990), video tape archives of most of the original TMNT cartoons, and some original licensing artwork used in the creation of many of those wacky toys, merchandise, and comics.
All these goodies, spanning 25 years of archiving, have been protected and stored untouched in the turtles Northampton warehouse, and except for a few that show age appropriate wear and tear (like the movie costume) everything is sold as is.
These collectibles will be shipped anywhere in the United States by freight liner from Northampton, Massachusetts (home of the Turtles), and arrangements can be made for up to 250 (of the thousands) of the official TMNT contents to be signed by Kevin if the buyer would like. Each of the storage boxes has been signed (with a head sketch) by Kevin Eastman as proof of their authenticity and provenance.
The bidding starts at $50,000 and at least one person has already bid on the lot, however, the reserve has not been met, which means the selling price could be much higher. Man… I really wish I would win the PowerBall Jackpot this weekend.