One of my favorite toy lines growing up as a ’90s kid was Mattel’s “Street Sharks,” a line of badass humanoid shark creatures that were also the stars of their own animated series. In the series, which ran from 1994 to 1997, a group of human beings are turned into shark hybrids thanks to the power of a “gene-slammer,” and naturally, they become crime fighters.
In other words, it was basically Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Only with sharks.
It’s now been over 20 years since the “Street Sharks” had any sort of presence in the pop culture landscape, but ’90s kids like myself certainly haven’t forgotten about them. In fact, there are many fans out there who have long been begging for the animated series/toy line to spawn a live-action film, which is only fair considering the Turtles have several films now.
Alas, nothing seems to be in the works at this time. But digital artist George Evangelista was recently tasked with imagining the characters in live action, and he came through for fans.
Check out Evangelista’s live-action makeovers of Ripster and Jab below!
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To be honest, I only know a little about this show as I was really into TMNT during this time but there was a few requests for this one. So here is Ripster from Street Sharks. Don’t worry I’m consistently looking into the comments for the suggestions and will try to get as much as I can. #streetsharks #sharkweek #greatwhiteshark #90scartoon #anthropomorphic #anthro #mutants #ripster