Friday, June 27, 2008

Yellow Button Set
























This is the yellow set of buttons. They are not numbered and are photocopied on yellow paper instead of white.

15 comments:

roseangelo said...

Well, you've got me on this one! I've never even seen these before! Although I recognize it as the same art that was used for the iron-ons...

~ tOkKa said...

-->> .. i'd pin - em all over my arms !! !!

>v<

Titian1576 said...

With everything that's out there, real Eastman and Laird merchandise must be rare. :D

Cowabunga Dude! said...

We don't remember the story with these buttons. Found them in same dusty box that the Jeff Rudolph buttons were in.

dark turtle said...

roseangelo said: Well, you've got me on this one! I've never even seen these before! Although I recognize it as the same art that was used for the iron-ons...

Same here. I'm thinking that there may have been some lingering demand after the limited edition buttons sold out. Perhaps this was a way for Mirage to fulfill orders afterwards (hence the lack of numbers and different artwork)?

Neil V said...

Hey Lavigne and Brown....

As someone whose drawn the classic characters ALOT over the years, need opinions....


http://www.shreddersdojo.com/Raphael Pose.jpg

http://www.shreddersdojo.com/Raphael Pose1.jpg

http://www.shreddersdojo.com/Raphael Pose2.jpg

He leg is squished due to animation setup mistakes...but this is how he'll look when I animate him later..

~ tOkKa said...

-->> Neil, know you prolly don't want my opinion ..


but that's one of the coolest C Gs i've seen from you ever !!

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MrPliggins said...

I've never heard of these either, but they are awesome..I love that art from the iron-ons...it was also used in the top corner of some of the TMNT Adventures comics!

PL said...

Ryan, I had completely forgotten about those buttons. But looking at them in your photos, I recall that they were all colored by hand. Wacky! -- PL

Cowabunga Dude! said...

Can you elaborate Pete? Do you remember who made them? Why no numbering or copyright notice?

Kevin "Jester" McGill said...

I know the Leo art was used on early issues of TMNT Adventures...but I'm sure everyone knows that.

~ tOkKa said...

-->> Yeh, Jester..

wasn't it used on the little ' I D ' tag or whatever they called it on the upper right corner of the covers ..the little picture just right of the title logo.

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PL said...

"Cowabunga Dude! said...
Can you elaborate Pete? Do you remember who made them? Why no numbering or copyright notice?"

Ryan, I think I was confusing these buttons with the Jeff Rudolph ones in your other "Button, Button, Who's Got The Buttons?" post, although these "Yellow Buttons" are also clearly hand-colored. Some of the art used, particularly the Leo and Don drawings, remind me of some art we did for either those iron-on t-shirt transfers we used to do, or for the little Dark Horse lead miniatures. The art on the Jeff Rudolph buttons, I believe, was done specifically for them.

This lead me to speculate that these "Yellow" buttons may be an unauthorized, "knock-off" product. I'm open to being enlightened otherwise, however.

As for the missing copyright info, it's clearly not there in the faces of these buttons, but could it be hidden where the edge of the button is crimped? -- PL

Cowabunga Dude! said...

Thanks Pete. No copyright on them anywhere and I can't remember where I got them. They have been with the Rudolph buttons all these years but maybe someone gave them to me at a convention?

I had these all pinned to the "brother" of the foam turtle puppet that you gave to Mark.

~ tOkKa said...

-->> ..foam puppet brother ??

>v<