Monday, October 11, 2010

31 Favorite Monsters: Mutagen Man

My single favorite mutant from the 1990's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" toy line and cartoon show, Mutagen man is surely one of the most grotesque and inventive designs for any children's action figure, consisting only of entrails in a glass tank with rotten, cybernetic limbs. He even had garbage inside, too! As I talk about here in greater depth, he's also one of the franchise's darker characters, working for the evil Shredder only because his body will fall apart without a steady supply of Mutagen Ooze.

Mutagen Man's design for the cartoon was a little toned down - I particularly miss the eyeballs being on stalks, like in the figure - but at least the basics were all there. He's restored to human form in the end, but with a pretty cute twist. Track down the episode, or at least read my above link!


Blogger Penanggalan said...

Always loved how colorful he is in both forms, but especially the toy <3

4:21 AM  
Anonymous ScutigeraColeoptrata said...

That action figure is pretty amazing (where do the dinosaur feet come from?) I wonder if Mutagen Man was a precursor to Baxter Stockman's various incarnations in the new series, such as a brain and nervous system mounted on to an exoskeleton.

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Tarazuma said...

Ah, this toy was fantastic! I always wanted one, but my mom wouldn't let me have him -.-

She wouldn't let me have that nasty chef either, but I didn't want him, he was like, hairy and gross.

2:19 PM  
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