I found these hollow Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mini-figures in a $2 bin at this year's Philadelphia Comic Con. They looked like cool little figures that were hitherto unseen to this collector's eyes, so I thought they'd be nice souvenirs from the con. But I had no clue as to what they were. Maybe they were cake toppers? Dollar store toys? Candy containers?
Wait... that's it right there. After a quick eBay search I confirmed that they are, in fact, candy containers, and pretty cool ones, too. Usually vintage candy dispensers depict the disembodied head of a character, but these are actually full-bodied sculpts. The plastic is much more solid than the usual character candy dispensers, too.
And the different green hues of the Turtles are reminiscent of the Playmates Raphael and Donatello figures. It's a nice touch.
I scoured the bin for the other two Turtles but they were nowhere to be found. Fortunately, that's what eBay's for! They don't seem to go for much, but getting a complete set might be tricky. Food-related collectibles are always a little hit and miss.