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Sunday, 30 October 2016

(Leonardo) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1980's Playmates

1988 Leonardo TMNT (Cartoon)

Leonardo (1988 action figure)


The Battle Commander for the Turtles

Last but not the least Is Leonardo. The Final turtle to my set of 4 turtles. You can't just have one of the brothers you must have all 4. I remember when I was Younger and me and my Brother finally completed the whole set. I think we both got Donatello and Leonardo together. I was pretty excited when we got all 4 turtles. It's cool to see threw out the years they still are in pretty good condition even after all the action figure battles we had with them.  More TMNT figures to come.

Turtle Power!!!

Leonardo was a pet turtle along with three others who had been bought by a boy, but the boy tripped and the four turtles fell into a sewer drain. At the time, Hamato Yoshi had been hiding in the sewer from his enemy, Oroku Saki, and had become a friend of the rats living down there. Hamato was overjoyed to find four new friends, and welcomed the turtles into his home.

Leonardo Deadly Katana Blades

At some point after, Hamato noticed the turtles covered in a glowing substance, and he touched the substance himself. The turtles had most recently touched Yoshi, causing them to quickly evolve into human like turtles. Hamato, having just been exposed to the rats, became a human rat. Hamato saw the turtles' potential to challenge the one responsible for the mutations to change him back to a human, and trained them in the art of ninjitsu, and naming them after some of his favorite Renaissance artists Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, and Donatello.

Katana Holsters

Vintage Leonardo

Leonardo also seems to enjoy reading. For example, many times when the Turtles are at home, Leo is reading a book. In the episode Four Musketurtles, he is the only Turtle that read The Three Musketeers. Another good example is in Leonardo is Missing; while the other Turtles go to an arcade, Leonardo stays at the lair and reads.

Leonardo Team Leader

Turtle Ninja

Leonardo is said outright to be the leader of the TMNT, and there is little disputing this; his orders are usually followed, and he is a very serious do-gooder who hardly ever makes wisecracks. In one episode, he suffered a crisis of confidence and left the group to do some soul searching; his brothers all tried their hands at being the leader in his stead, only to find that none of them could match his leadership skills, and he came back to them.

Double Katana


Turtle Fist Daggers

Leonardo in the 1987 TV series is very different from Leonardo in the Mirage comics and later 2003 TV series. He is the most serious of the 1987 TV series Ninja Turtles.

Ninja Stars

 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1980's Playmates
Action Figure

Original Leonardo TMNT I also have this figure seal in package never opened


The Battle Commander for the Turtles

Vital Tortistics 

Weapons:  Katana Blades, Turtle Fist Daggers, Ninja Stars, Kama
Birthplace: McMahon's Pet Emporium, Chesabeake Bay
Height: 5' 1" on two legs
Weight: 155 lbs.
Age: 16
Shell: Bullet proof and shock resistant

L Belt

Like his Florentine namesake, Leonardo is the perfect Turtle. In the lidless eyes of his allies, he is known as the unofficial commander of the Turtles and Splinter's star pupil.


Leo - Double Katana

Because of his keen eyesight and sensitive hearing, Leonardo is extremely well-balanced, which makes him more skillful when wielding his ever flashing katana blades. No matter how dangerous the situation, Leo doesn't mind sticking his neck out. His primary objective in life: cut Shredder down to size!

Leonardo's Weapons Rack

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

More TMNT Action Figure photos coming soon. Thanks for looking!



  1. Nice!I hve to track down a pair of Katanas for my Leo at some point.

    1. I got some of the Weapons Racks from the new classic collections line. I got another pair on nunkchuks for Mikey.


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