Mondo's Lil Mikey TMNT figure is adorable, ready for preorder

Mondo is now accepting preorders for its first entry into collectible toys: Lil Mikey, a 9-inch vinyl figure based on Mike Mitchell's adorable illustration of Michelangelo of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fame.

Mitchell, a Mondo regular who's been featured several times on ROBOT 6, drew Lil Mikey as part of his "Just Like Us" series, which features round-headed, child-like versions of characters ranging from The Punisher and Kraven to Ron Swanson and Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski.

"If I had $5 when I was a kid, it was going to be spent on a Ninja Turtle figure," Mitchell said in a statement. "So much of my childhood was defined by TMNT, I watched every episode, I had the toys, the shirts, the games, the comics. I wish I could say 'Lil Mikey' was a dream come true, but I never could have fathomed this happening. "

Priced at $105, Lil Mikey can be preordered on the Mondo website. It's expected to ship early next year.

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