Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: first look at the Turtles and Shredder?

Feature Matt Edwards 29 Jan 2014 - 11:22

UPDATE: Images now gone at request of lawyers acting for Paramount Pictures.

UPDATE: We have had to remove these images at the request of legal people.

“Oooooh!” reads the transcription of our reaction to these images.

Last night, Comic Book Movie dot com broke these images of models, apparently from the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. This is our first proper look at the character designs. A wonky-looking Halloween costume suggested to be based on the movie Turtles did leak last week, but we didn’t think you’d be interested in seeing it on account of it being a particularly rubbish Halloween costume.

IMAGES TAKEN DOWN AT THE REQUEST OF PARAMOUNT PICTURES

These models certainly seem to fit with the design descriptions we’ve read. Obviously, we’re happy to be corrected if we’re wrong, but we think these are legitimate.

The clothed look of the Turtles is a little different and it seems that they’ve been spending as much time in the weights room as the dojo. Still, the look is much closer to the traditional Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles than many suspected it would be when we were talking about visits from alien turtles. In fact, we rather like the new design.

We get our first proper look at Shredder, albeit in model form. You can see a little of the Transformers films in the mask, but again, it’s little more than the traditional design made busier and snazzier. And, again, we quite like this one. In the film Shredder, played by William Fichtner, will be a character called Eric Sachs, rather than the traditional Oroku Saki he was in the original comics and near enough every other interpretation. Ninja Turtles has a history of wacky merchandise, so we’re not ruling out a range of official TMNT Eric Sachsaphones as the cause of the name change.

Anyway, the pictures are above, and below these words is the comments section, made available especially for your opinions.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is due for release 8th August in the US and 17th October in the UK.

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