The Star Wars/TMNT crossover that never was

In the early '90s, before the Power of the Force II line began, Hasbro/Kenner's Star Wars license was finally expiring, which meant other toy companies could have potentially grabbed it. This wasn't just a bidding war, though, because George Lucas still owned the brand at the time and was protective of it - that meant the companies had to pitch what kind of toys they wanted to make.

This is all unconfirmed, btw, but allegedly these drawings were done by regular TMNT artist Michael Dooney as part of Playmates' pitch. This would have been circa 1991, when the Turtles line was at the height of its popularity, when every year had to have the Boys in some sort of wacky new themed costumes. The timeline and style certainly seem to fit, and you can definitely imagine these designs being deformed down to fit the toyline's aesthetic. It's an interesting look at what could have been.


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3 Responses to The Star Wars/TMNT crossover that never was

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  2. It’d make more sense if Splinter was Yoda instead of making Donatello be both Yoda & C-3P0.

  3. Ai Muhao says:

    I didn't initially notice Donnie as Yoda because I was too busy laughing at the idea of Raphael as R2D2.

    And the ridiculousness of Leonardo's wig.

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