Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Blimp TMNT (1988, Playmates)

$89.99

1 in stock

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Blimp TMNT (1988, Playmates)

1 in stock

Description

Get ready for one of the coolest TMNT vehicles ever… the BLIMP!!!! This piece is in great condition, and only has some minor flaws to mention. First, one of the tabs on the left rear fin (on the gondola) has snapped off. The piece holds in place fine without it (there’s two other tabs securing it), and when it is attached, you can’t even see where the missing tab is, so cosmetically it doesn’t really affect it either. The bladder/balloon DOES hold air (as mentioned on the podcast) and inflates rather easily. You just blow it up like a beach ball. The air does seem to trickle out eventually, but we have been unable to find an actual leak. If we fill the bladder, it holds air fine for several hours. It is only if we leave it overnight that we notice a difference. As we also noted, I am sure there are several ways to repair this… but we decided to leave it to the buyer to decide how best to go about it. This blimp originally came with 4 bombs. We have three of the four. They can easily be found on the secondary market for about $5.00 a piece, if you are interested in completing this. Also worth noting, the bomb-dropping “action” works fine on this vehicle. You simply pull a trigger, and the bombs drop off, onto their target. All four of the main fins (on the actual bladder/balloon) come with this vehicle. They are in great shape. They are, however, a bit of a pain to attach as they fall off easily. This happens with every blimp we’ve ever handled. It’s just a fact that the plastic pieces don’t grip the rubber knobs on these balloons very well. Someone probably should have done a little more research on this at the Playmates factory. Oh well. Again, this a very nice piece…. and certainly would display nicely in your Turtles collection. Fly it away now!!

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