Toy Hunter’s Log: TMNT Sewer Playset (1989)

Date: May 20, 2012
Place: Halifax Forum Flea Market
Item(s): Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sewer Playset (1989)
Series: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Manufacturer: Playmates
Condition: Loose, near complete, good condition
Price: $15.00 CDN

Personal Notes: When I was younger, I was also a fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I discovered first the Mirage Studio Comics, then the original cartoon show. I only had the 4 Turtle figures from Playmates original TMNT line, which I sold later at a flea market.

Since December 2011, I have been lucky to find some of the vintage Playmates TMNT pieces for my collection. Thanks to the Giant Robot Comics Store in my area, I have bought a near complete Techodrome and a near complete loose set of the Series 1 figures from 1988 (as seen in the photo). At the flea markets, I had also found some other vintage TMNT figures and the Party Wagon (near complete with the box)… and then I found the Sewer Playset!

A cool set with various features for our heroes-in-a-half-shell. Only missing 2 pieces. Toy companies don’t make cool playsets like they used to.

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