TMNT Scumbug custom toy

He’s an exterminator that got turned into a mutant cockroach!

Scumbug is… gross. The original toy was definitely the inspiration for his animated appearance:

But in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures comics by Archie, Scumbug looked more like an actual ‘roach:

That always struck me as a little odd, so I decided to split the difference when I repainted his action figure:

It feels to me that a brown base with purple highlights makes him extra gross, and extra mutant-looking. Also, I painted all the bugs creepy-crawlin’ all over him, unlike the original Playmates version.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and all related characters are owned by Nickelodeon. Even Scumbug. Yuck.

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