The final 5 elusive TMNT toys
Don Hydro Skimmer
Release date: 1998
Talk about a late toy, the Hydro Skimmer was one of the final releases of the short lived “TMNT Next Mutation” toy line. The Turtleflage line included a number of figures but it is the vehicle assortment that brings the money. Honestly these are some of the ugliest toys IMO ever produced, perfect for the Next Mutation line I suppose!
Expect to pay anywhere from $150-$300 loose and well over $500+ boxed. Start saving!
Leo Camo Blitz Cycle
Release date: 1998
The 2nd vehicle set to accompany the Don Hydro Skimmer, and just as ugly. Leo’s Camo Cycle is about the same in terms of rarity as Don’s Skimmer. It goes without saying if you see either for less than $100 buy it.
Expect to pay anywhere from $150-$300 loose and well over $500+ boxed.
Scratch the Cat
Release date: 1993
We all know and long for Scratch, the elusive feline from one of the final waves of the original TMNT line. In reality though there are a number of more rare items out there but Scratch has become the talking point for all things “TMNT grails”. Now if you can find both Scratch here and Hot Spot you are in the money.
This hot cat goes for about $250-$350 loose and complete but carded? Try well over the $800 mark.
TMNT Mini Mutant Playsets
Release date: 1995
Series: Mini Mutants
In ’95 and as one of the final releases of the original line Playmates unleashed a torrent of incredible cool Mini Mutant playsets and accessories. Much like Mighty Max, Polly Pocket, and Micro Machines these itty-bitty turtles were a lot of fun but not so fun to keep complete. Some of these sets have become quite rare (Cyber Jet Playset) but any of them complete command a solid price.
Sets can range from as low as $10 incomplete and loose to $300+ carded. The real trick is collecting them all with their accessories!
Release date: 1994
Notice a trend? Things from 1994 and up = harder to find. Why? Because the line was on its final run and getting low on fan interest. The undercover turtles are basic, cartoon styled turtles with hats and a cloth trench coat, not all that different from the Undercover Don years earlier. Getting these four turtles with their coats and accessories has become a hunt for TMNT fans everywhere.
Single loose undercover turtles go for about $70-$100 each and carded $350-$400. Multiply that by 4 and you’re looking at a good chunk of cash.
Also these rarely pop up online so even getting the chance to grab one is becoming more and more difficult.