Friday, June 27, 2008

Button, Button, Who's Got The Buttons?






















Anybody got these hand-made Mirage TMNT buttons from 1985? I thought I had lower numbers dang it! Collector's item classics.

11 comments:

roseangelo said...

Meee! :)

#674

I also have set #191, but the plastic cover is loose quite significantly on Raph and slightly on Mike and Leo.

Cowabunga Dude! said...

Oh,Rose. You have everything!
How'd you get yours?

roseangelo said...

The magic eBay. :)

I got set #674 quite a long while ago, but #191 I picked up just within the last year.

Dinoff said...

WOW!

Those are awesome!

You guys are so lucky!

I'm going to have to try to find them. I didn't even know they exisited!

roseangelo said...

They were sold in the back of the original comics. Here's one of the ads.

~ tOkKa said...

-->> ..only ROSE .. >v<

Dinoff said...

I just read the ad. Why was some guy from CT. selling them rather than Mirage itself?

roseangelo said...

Here's the full story on the buttons.

Cowabunga Dude! said...

Thanks for the help with the button info Rose!

dark turtle said...

I remember seeing ads for those buttons as well. They come up on ebay occasionally, but I never got around to nabbing a set.

Love the interview you posted, roseangelo! Things were a little different back then, weren't they? No big corporations to deal with. Just a handshake, a man with a button making machine, and some markers.

MrPliggins said...

I love these! I've had about five sets of them over the years..now I'm down to one! It's #063.