Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Vintage Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shirt Off My Back

























Here's a vintage Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle T-shirt I've had for years. Back in the day these were everywhere around Mirage and we all snagged a few to wear. I grabbed this one when I saw that crazy cockroach, Scumbug was on it. I have a Man Ray one somewhere and also a couple with Wingnut and Mondo Gecko on them. I had a bunch with different turtle art but they must be long gone. They were faded and tattered anyway, worn out by all the repeated washing and wearing.

16 comments:

Daniel Schwarz said...

I don't remember Scum Bug or Man Ray from the old cartoon for some reason. Strange... maybe just because it was so long ago? Of course I remember Baxter Stockman. I even recall Mondo Gecko, the only mutant in the world perhaps even more skater-ish than Michelangelo...

discordiatookie said...

That t-shirt is awesome. Sheer awesome.

Scumbug was one of my favourite bad-guy figures. Scumbug, Mutagen man, Muckman and Wingnut (& Screwloose, of course) were my favouritists!!

Jaf said...

A t-shirt with Man Ray, my all-time favorite eco-terrorist :p... gasp! I'd pay a fortune to have that one.

Cowabunga Dude! said...

daniel,
Scumbug is in the episode Night of the Rogues.
There was to have been a Man Ray episode but Steve and I rejected it. Fred Wolf ignored our vision.

roseangelo said...

Oh man! This reminds me of that fly swatter game that was included in Mario Paint! Love it!

Vaughn Michael said...

WTF! why did these not get released in stores???
Man I'd kill for these shirts!
Btw thank you for the well wishes!
You'll be happy to know they didn't find anything and just say I shoul stay away from people who stress me out and get more exercise and eat better.
:)
But yeah! This shirt is rad please try to post the others and make me even more jelious! lol

Aaron said...

This is awesome. I used to love all the different styles of Turtle art on stuff.

Who drew this one? Anyone from the Mirage crew?

Cowabunga Dude! said...

vaughn michael said...
" I shoul stay away from people who stress me out and get more exercise and eat better."


So in other words stay off the 5th Turtle blog! and walk to Subway for lunch.
Sound advice for you and all of us! So glad you're okay!!!

These shirts did get shipped and were available at stores everywhere.

Cowabunga Dude! said...

Hi aaron,

Nope . This art was by the T-Shirt company.

dark turtle said...

Awesome! I wonder why Raph is holding a sledge hammer... Then again, Baxter and Scumbug are bigger than your average house fly. :)

Vaughn Michael said...

How Odd I've never seen any of these shirts ever at any stores in the tristate area :(
Any idea what year?

Vaughn Michael said...

btw yeah lol I also try to stay away from the Technodrome most of the time as theres to many buttheads on there that tick me off.
Odd that Raphael doesn't have stomach problems with how mad he gets lol
Thanks for the well wishes once again!

Cowabunga Dude! said...

vaughn michael said...
Any idea what year?


Copyright on shirt says 1991.

Vaughn Michael said...

hmmm I was 11 could have been why lol how odd though, I would have prolly went nuts had I seen these shirts in stores.
I even had a Man Ray and Mondo Gecko Birthday cake either in 91 or 92 hehe.
If I can find a photo of it I'll post it I'm sure you'd get a kick out of it, the woman did an amazing job!

~ tOkKa said...

-->> ..i don't believe these truly existed.

I am hallucinatin' again ( nott hat it ain' wonderful ).

>v<

~ tOkKa said...

-->> ..also .. it is my belief that the Mirage Staff likes to wash n' wear ..and wear-out.. and does not believe in the regenative powers of WOOLITE® ..

all my vintage shirts from 1990 and older i clean in cold water wash or on a delicate cycle .. and they still are holding up.

>v<