In 1984, Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman created and published a 40-page black and white comic, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were born. The comic was dark and edgy, and the look of the Turtles reflected that style.
In the color version of the comics, all of the Turtles were the same shade of green and all of their bandanas were red. Only their signature weapons helped to visually differentiate each brother.
These action figures pay homage to that earlier TMNT character style.