My never-ending goal to make cooler versions of the original TMNT toys continued with Casey Jones, but how do you improve the original Casey toy? It’s pretty cool as it is, even if a bit brightly-colored.
The only thing I could think to do was reference the comics. But the original Eastman & Laird stuff was in black & white, and Casey doesn’t appear in the Archie TMNT Adventures comics. And this was before IDW picked up the license, so where do I turn?
Oh, that mid-90s Miniseries, BODYCOUNT, written by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman and drawn by Simon Bisley, where Casey is wearing the Old Glory-style mask? That could work.
So that’s where I pulled my inspiration from.
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