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Kickstarter campaign recreates 'Turbo Man' toy from 'Jingle All the Way'

By Daniel Uria
Kickstarter campaign recreates 'Turbo Man' toy from 'Jingle All the Way'
An Ohio man successfully funded a Kickstater to create a limited run of fully posable "Turbo Man" action figures from the 1996 film "Jingle All the Way." The toys sold to backers for $130 and were 3D printed using a scan of one of the original props from the film. Photo by J.R. DeJesus/Kickstarter

CLEVELAND, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Fans of the 1996 Christmas film Jingle All the Way can finally have their own Turbo Man toy thanks to a recently funded Kickstarter campaign.

J.R. DeJesus started the $13,000 campaign to help fulfill the dreams of many '90s kids who wished to own the coveted Turbo Man action figure in honor of the film's 20th anniversary.

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"Two years ago I found the owner of original prop used in the film, I thought up a great idea," he said. "Today we can make everything with the great technology 3D scanning and printing, So I decided to reproduce the Turbo Man action figure to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film."

The campaign, which raised a total of $15,066, offered backers a 14-inch, fully articulated replica of the toy from the movie for $130 each.

After the campaign was fully funded, DeJesus announced there were no plans to create more Turbo Man toys beyond the initial 100-figure run, recreating the scarcity that sent Arnold Schwarzenegger scrambling to find the toy in the film.

"We have taken into consideration your concerns and will not be raising the amount, we apologize for any inconvenience. It looks as though we will have to follow the lines of the film. 'Turbo Man sold out,'" he said.

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