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5. An unusually tall for the time ninja, apparently signed "Ridolfi" on the bottom and with the possible date "90"

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This fellow has the same weapon option as one of the Ninja Turtles. Rafael?

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Last mystery solved!

 

I talked to Bob Ridolfi about the ninja figure with his name and the probable 1990 date.

 

If I understand right, Ridolfi says that back in 1988 when he was just starting out sculpting he made a test batch of figures, about forty of them, and had them cast up and put in baggies and went around asking game stores if they were interested in selling them.  He identified this ninja figure as one of that group.

 

Ridolfi told me that about 100 of the ninjas were cast, and maybe half of them sold.  The rest were melted down.

 

So apparently it's a little piece of history.  I'm going to try to paint it up nicely.

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Last mystery solved!

 

I talked to Bob Ridolfi about the ninja figure with his name and the probable 1990 date.

 

If I understand right, Ridolfi says that back in 1988 when he was just starting out sculpting he made a test batch of figures, about forty of them, and had them cast up and put in baggies and went around asking game stores if they were interested in selling them.  He identified this ninja figure as one of that group.

 

Ridolfi told me that about 100 of the ninjas were cast, and maybe half of them sold.  The rest were melted down.

 

So apparently it's a little piece of history.  I'm going to try to paint it up nicely.

 

Wow!

 

That's an awesome find.!

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Last mystery solved!

 

I talked to Bob Ridolfi about the ninja figure with his name and the probable 1990 date.

 

If I understand right, Ridolfi says that back in 1988 when he was just starting out sculpting he made a test batch of figures, about forty of them, and had them cast up and put in baggies and went around asking game stores if they were interested in selling them.  He identified this ninja figure as one of that group.

 

Ridolfi told me that about 100 of the ninjas were cast, and maybe half of them sold.  The rest were melted down.

 

So apparently it's a little piece of history.  I'm going to try to paint it up nicely.

That is pretty cool that you got the info straight from the source, never mind the fact that it is one of 40 copies!!!!

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