At Auction Now – Leonardo TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (1990)

Prop Store Auctions is featuring an original Leonardo TMNT costume from the Steve Barron film, owned by Kevin Eastman.  Created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop in London, and worn by David Forman, this bespoke costume consists of a polyurethane foam body and shell with Leonardo’s signature fabric eye mask. While the costume has been permanently attached to the display mannequin in order to preserve its shape, its original construction can still be seen, such as Velcro between Leonardo’s back and the shell, snap-buttons on the chest, and zippers on the sides of the belly.

The LIVE Auction is on September 27

The enormously talented Tom Spina and Patrick Louie recently restored this beauty for me and a detailed step-by-step with before and after photos can be seen here

A video featuring the prop brings the restoration to life too.

The piece remains in fragile, restored condition and includes a museum-grade transport crate, made specifically for this display. Dimensions: 76 cm x 91 cm x 167 cm (30″ x 36″ x 66″)

This lot is currently located in Prop Store’s Los Angeles facility and will ship directly to the buyer from Los Angeles.

 

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