TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: See The Concept Designs From The STAR WARS Crossover That Never Happened
Back in the 90's Teeage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Star Wars fans almost got the chance to see a crossover with characters like Darth Shredder, and now we have some concept art from what never came to be!
Two of the most popular nerd-based Intellectual properties during the '80s were Star Wars and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. TMNT was so popular that once the animated series launched in 1987, it was only a few years before the heroes in a half shell crawled out of the sewers and onto the big screen, a medium which Star Wars already dominated.
Playmate was looking to bring these two franchises together in the '90s with a line of crossover toys. Although it never happened, there were combinations like Darth Shredder that fans could not add to their collections.
Thanks to some new concept art shared by Alan Johnson of WB Games, we now have a chance to look at what some of those looked like. In addition to the incredible Dart Shredder, there is also Leo Skywalker, Princess April, and ChewMikey. The images also feature Raphael's version of R2D2 and a Donatello mix with each Yoda and C3PO.
Take a look for yourself below!
Here are some versions of that Star Wars x TMNT concept art with detail callouts too. pic.twitter.com/S3o5qeqEJB— Alan Johnson (@TheAlanJohnson) May 4, 2021
What do you guys make of this concept art? Is this something you wish would have happened, or are you glad it remained on paper? Regardless, be sure to sound off in the comments with your thoughts!
Fans of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will definitely want to hear our exclusive conversation with voice acting legend Rob Paulsen, who voiced Raphael for the 1987 animated series and Donatello for the 2014 animated reboot. Check it out below!