• Triceraton
  • Technodrome
  • Bebop
  • Caveman Leo
  • Groundchuck
  • Scumbug
  • Ghenghis Frog
  • Midship Mike
  • Razaar
  • Needlenose
  • Shredder
  • Mondo Gecko
  • Mutagen Man
  • General Traag
  • Space Usagi Yojimbo
  • Ray Fillet
  • Muckman
  • Wingnut
  • Dirtbag
  • Scale Tail
  • Foot Soilder
  • Super Shredder
  • Wyrm
  • Vacation Mike
  • Pro Pilot Don
  • Movie Star Leo
  • Leonardo
  • Chrome Dome
  • pizzaface
  • Bebop
  • Donatello
  • Dingy Dino
  • Walkabout
  • Sergeant Bananas
  • Raphael
  • Michelangelo
  • Michaelangelo
  • Killer Bee
  • Leonardo
  • Giant eyeball - Chïquita
  • Tokka. - Wizard of X
  • I have this one when I was a child. - Domonte Design
  • I want this :) - Bhaskar Dutta

My Plastic Childhood

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Project 365 // Day 322
My earliest and fondest memories from childhood always involve toys for some reason, wether it be Transformers, Masters of the Universe or Thundercats, I was one of those kids that always had a plastic action figure in their hands. But nothing will ever compare to my love and obsession over the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – the movies, the comics, the cartoons and the toys – I was a fan through and through. When I was a kid, I had pretty much every TMNT toy you could possibly think of, including awesome play sets like the Technodrome.

But, like most kids, I eventually "outgrew" my toys when I got to that awkward age where homework consumed my time and going out and meeting girls became first priority. As I got older, I started to become more and more of a toy collector, but it was only then that I started to realize how few of my childhood toys I had left. Most them had been sold at yard sales, thrown out, lost or given away over the years. I decided to start hunting them down on eBay, yard sales and flea markets so that one day I could rebuild my collection to its former glory.

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  1. imægo the ill iterator 36 months ago | reply

    you are:

    a) younger than me
    b) richer than I was when I was the age you were when you collected all this stuff
    c) orderly

    and yes, this is a box of toys... and a good self-portrait


  2. Onigun 36 months ago | reply

    I dunno about younger (you seem about similar age from your photos), I'll be 31 soon. :/

  3. ​eyebex 36 months ago | reply

    acid trip


  4. imægo the ill iterator 36 months ago | reply

    I'll take that as a "you are really well aged". Let me put it this way: when the Ninja Turtles popped up, I was starting to be more interested in other sorts of animals...

  5. Onigun 36 months ago | reply

    haha fair enough :)

  6. addie cass 36 months ago | reply

    I love the trip.

  7. lostinagoodway [deleted] 36 months ago | reply

    I would flip out ten years earlier

  8. ponzü 36 months ago | reply

    Close, but eventually cool. Not sure if there is a better way to shoot a box full of toys. The story is nice although, unlike some other shots where the story is nice, I could have probably reconstructed the gist of it from the photo itself.

    -Voted cool6 (from The Icebox)

  9. realsandro 36 months ago | reply

    ah ah ah. vert funny shot. very colourful and detailed

  10. Gruvtroll 36 months ago | reply

    Wow, this is cool! So much color in that box! Awesome!

  11. labradoodledoo 36 months ago | reply

    wonderfully colourful

  12. Bhaskar Dutta 36 months ago | reply

    Very interesting POV.. great composition!

  13. no. higher [deleted] 36 months ago | reply

    cool (7) probably because it made me extremely nostalgic and a little jealous. my old toys are somewhere in another country.

  14. soulstealer08 36 months ago | reply

    Aw, it is not that, I had regular childhood, actually. I've never had so many toys though. Did I suffer from it? Don't think so ;)

  15. 36 months ago | reply

    cool documentation just not a great photo
    -Voted uncool7 (from The Icebox)

  16. Onigun 36 months ago | reply

    Thanks everyone for your feedback!

  17. _ami 35 months ago | reply

    Absolutely brilliant! :)
    The clutter and the colour! Nice combo!

  18. Dre@m Maker 34 months ago | reply

    Oh Man... This is Heaven!
    I love the series of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

  19. actionfigurefury 27 months ago | reply

    I am having a weekly photo contest on my site and I would love if you would come enter. Come stop by and check it out. Action figures and other toys only!

    The picture the receives the most votes will get featured on my "Wall of Fame" with their picture in a gold picture frame.

    ActionFigureFury - Photo Contest

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