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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mobile Game Giveaway




To celebrate the launch of the new TMNT mobile game, I am giving away five download codes redeemable on iOS! All you have to do to win is share this post (publicly!) on Facebook or Twitter, then send me an email showing me that you've done so. On Friday I will choose five winners at random from all eligible entries. Good luck!

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San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Paramount Presents "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"



I am home from Comic-Con and slowly getting back into the real world. I will be making detailed updates of events over the upcoming days and weeks.

First up is my video from the Paramount panel on Thursday, July 24. Convention rules don't allow the recording of the clips that were previewed, so this is everything except for those.


The clips we saw, I believe, were the same clips previewed to a handful of media last a couple weeks ago. They were April meeting the Turtles for the first time, and the snow chase from the Sachs estate.

Be sure to follow Twitter or Facebook tonight! I will be seeing a preview of the movie and will post some of my initial reactions, with a more detailed report to come in a day or two.

Friday, July 25, 2014

New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mobile Game Now Available



Take back the streets of NYC with the most shell-tastic team of secret superdudes EVER! Play as Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello or Raphael and activate fierce Ninjutsu attacks against the Foot Clan, bosses, and mutants. It’s time to protect the city!

Available now on iOS and Android!

GAME FEATURES:
• The official mobile game for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie
• Blockbuster action with Leo, Mikey, Donnie and Raph
• Exciting and intuitive combat controls immerse you in the game
• Jump, spin, punch, and kick waves of street gangs, mutants, Foot Clan, and legendary bosses
• Upgrade each turtle with unique ninjutsu attacks, weapons, training, and boosts like the Freak Streak and Whack Attack
• Chain attacks to trigger an awesome TURTLE POWER mini-game and fight up close with ALL 4 TURTLES
• Play through STORY MODE, written by Tom Waltz, contributing author of the beloved comic series from IDW Publishing
• Stay alive in SURVIVAL MODE against endless waves of enemies
• Test your skills with in-game challenges
• Compete against your friends’ high scores
• Developed by the makers of the acclaimed game Combo Crew


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pizza Hut to Launch Life-Size Pizza Thrower at San Diego Comic-Con



Pizza Hut Continues Summer-Long Ninja Turtles Promotion with Tribute to iconic Pizza Thrower Toy, Sampling of Cheesy Bites at Event

Comic Con attendees will have a new attraction to feast their eyes on this year.

The attraction weighs 2 tons. Stands 12 feet high. Took 7 weeks to build. And fires pizzas. From a custom cannon. Up to 30 feet! From a seat perched on top of turret.

Starting Wednesday at the Petco Park Interactive Zone, Pizza Hut will reveal a life-size, fully-functional “Pizza Thrower,” a nod to the classic TMNT toy and the latest way the pizza company is partnering with Paramount on the upcoming movie release.  The Pizza Thrower (rendering and video below, spec sheet attached) will be open to the public to try throughout the convention. The Thrower will fire faux Cheesy Bites Pizzas at Ninja Turtles enemies, and participants will receive free slices of the popular Pizza Hut pizza.

Check out this teaser video of the Pizza Thrower being built:

TMNT Guide to Comic-Con 2014



PANELS


Paramount Pictures
Thursday, July 24
3:00pm-4:00pm - Hall H
(Megan Fox and Will Arnett are expected to make an appearance as fans get a preview of exclusive footage from the upcoming movie.) Paramount Pictures will provide an inside look at their upcoming films. Attendees will view exclusive footage presented by special guests and hear the latest news for some of the year's most anticipated movies!

IDW Artist's Editions
Thursday July 24
3:30pm - 4:30pm - Room 4
(It is possible/likely that an Artist's Edition of TMNT Vol. 1, #1 will be announced during this panel.)
Artist's Edition editor Scott Dunbier blathers on and on about Artist's Editions past, present, and future. There will be a couple of cool announcements as well as special guests Walter Simonson and IDW president (and art lover) Greg Goldstein-what more could you possibly want?

Everything Old Is New Again: The '90s Live On!
Thursday, July 24
7:00pm - 8:00pm - Room 29A
Vintage and retro are still hot with Boomers and Gen X, but Millennial collectors are now coming into the marketplace looking for their childhood "new classics" toys of the 1990s! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Batman Animated, and Aliens are all on the rise again and in demand (to say nothing of the My Little Pony renaissance!). Can Furby's comeback be far behind? Come talk to creators and collectors of all generations about Total Justice, Street Sharks, and Dexter's Lab among many other totally rad '90s toys and find out what Clinton-era toyline is now the "new Star Wars" for collectors! Moderator Daniel Pickett (ActionFigureInsider.com, Geek Shall Inherit podcast) discusses this and much more with a panel of toy industry experts, including Reis O'Brien (Funko), Jeff Trojan (Playmates Toys), Kevin Kiniry (DC Collectibles), Randy Falk (NECA), and Jeremy Sung (Spy Monkey Creations).

The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - A Look Under the Shell
Thursday, July 24
8:15pm - 9:15pm - Room 6DE
In celebration of the new documentary film, Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, co-creator Kevin Eastman will lead this fascinating panel including Randall Lobb (writer/director), Isaac Elliott-Fisher (executive producer), Mark Hussey (executive producer), and Galen Walker (executive producer), taking fans behind-the-scenes and beneath the streets into the incredible 30-year journey and reveal the real origin story of four of pop culture's most enduring heroes. Featuring clips from the documentary, followed by a Q&A discussion, fans will get to see how this so-called "happy accident" defied every naysayer to become one of the most popular and beloved franchises in the world.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Action Figure Revue
Friday July 25
2:00pm - 3:00pm - Room 23ABC
Join Playmates Toys-the master toy licensee for TMNT since the 1980s -as members of the mutant marketing team prepare to "unleash shell" and discuss what's new and next for the articulated heroes on a half shell. Get sneak peeks at Turtle toys based on Nickelodeon's animated series, Paramount's blockbuster movie, and the original comic series. It's a great chance to ask questions of "team green" members who've worked on all incarnations of the Turtles since their debut three decades ago.

Nickelodeon: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-Booyakasha!
Saturday, July 26
11:15am - 12:15pm - Room 6A
Revel in the mutation madness as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles nunchuk their way through bad guys, eat pizza, and kick Kraang butt! Executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman pull back the curtain to give an in-depth look at the creation of the current series and talk with the amazing voice talent behind NYC's most dangerous teenagers: Sean Astin (Raphael), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Seth Green (Leonardo), Josh Peck (Casey Jones), and Kelly Hu (Karai). Moderated by Rich Magallanes (SVP of current series animation for Nickelodeon).


Minimates Mini-Figures: From Marvel to Clerks to TMNT
Saturday, July 26
1:30pm - 2:30pm - Room 8
Diamond Select Toys' Chuck Terceira (president), Jason Wires (prototype painter), and Zach Oat (marketing supervisor) discuss what's coming up for the popular 2-inch mini-figure line, including new series based on X-Men: Days of Future Past, Guardians of the Galaxy, Sin City, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary
Saturday July 26
2:00pm - 3:00pm - Room 23ABC
In 1984, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird published the first issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The comic book was an overnight success, and three decades later, the Turtles are more popular than ever, starring in a hit Nickelodeon television series, an award-winning toy line, monthly comic books from IDW, and a new live-action movie later this summer. Join TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman for a 30th anniversary celebration featuring a who's who of talented people who have contributed to the Turtles' enduring history. Guests include Karl Aaronian (Playmates Toys), Townsend Coleman (voice of Michelangelo in the original TMNT animated series), Lloyd Goldfine (4kids TMNT, Turtles Forever), Ciro Nieli (executive producer, Nickelodeon TMNT), Ernie Reyes Jr. (Keno inTMNT II: The Secret of the Ooze), and Tom Waltz (writer, IDW TMNT comics), and panel moderator Andrew Farago (curator, Cartoon Art Museum; author of TMNT: The Ultimate Visual History).


IDW: Kids Comics!
Sunday, July 27
10:00am - 11:00am - Room 4
Who's got the best comics for kids? IDW, of course! My Little Pony! Angry Birds! TMNT! Littlest Pet Shop! Skylanders! Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War! Editors Sarah Gaydos, Bobby Curnow, David Hedgecock, and Carlos Guzman talk about all these titles and more. With creators Louise Simonson, Katie Cook, Tony Fleecs, Andy Price, Derek Charm, and too many more to mention! Plus, free comics for kids!


EXCLUSIVES


Action Figure Xpress
Booth #3345

Peavey Eastman and Laird Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Black and White / Glow in the Dark Rockmaster Electric Guitar
$275.00


Nickelodeon
Booth #4133

Playmates Black & White Mirage-Style Raphael - $30



KidRobot Bebop Vinyl Figure - $50

Kid Robot Rocksteady Figure - $50


Funko Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Michelangelo Hikari - $

IDW Publishing
Booth #2643

TMNT The Ultimate Collection, Vol. 5 B & W Limited Edition Convention Exclusive - $50

Pre-order now for pickup at SDCC.

TMNT 30th Anniversary Special Exclusive Covers - $10 each


TMNT Vol. 1, #1 2014 Convention Exclusive Reprint - $10


TMNT Vol. 1, #1 2014 Convention Exclusive Reprint - $25

Awesome Convention Exclusives
Booth #620

TMNT 30th Anniversary Convention Exclusive - $25

Entertainment Earth
Booth #2343

This is not a convention exclusive, but Entertainment Earth will be offering for sale the Playmates TMNT Classics figures based on the 1990 movie. This will be the first opportunity for the public to buy these figures, but they will be available at retail at a later date.

Fat Rabbit Farm
Booth #4535

Collect all four! Limited edition, handmade plush by Fat Rabbit Farm! Please note that these are not officially licensed products. $60/each.

PEOPLE

Kevin Eastman - Booth #1529 (Heavy Metal)
Kevin will be all over the convention throughout the weekend. Get his schedule on his official website.

Stan Sakai - Booth #4906
Be sure to buy the new "The Sakai Project" book!

Michael Dooney - Artists’ Alley #DD-22
Dave Garcia - Artists’ Alley #GG-17
David Petersen - Artists’ Alley #GG-09


Alex Deligiannis - Booth #1802
Alex will be selling a fantastic set of four TMNT art prints, among other great things.

Nick Palma - Sails Pavilion Autograph Area
Nick was Michaelangelo's stunt double in TMNT 2 & 3.
Thursday - 10:00am - 2:30pm
Friday - 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Saturday - 10:00am - 2:30pm
Sunday - 10:00am - 1:30pm


"Shell Shock" Released as First Single from "Ninja Turtles" Soundtrack



The first single from the soundtrack for next month's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie has been released by Atlantic Records. The track is "Shell Shocked" by Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty Dolla $ign ft. Kill The Noise & Madsonik.

You can listen to the track on YouTube, below. At this time there is no information on when a complete soundtrack will be released.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

"TMNT: Inside the Action" Special Airs Tonight on Nickelodeon




Tonight, after the Kids' Choice Sports 2014 Awards, Nickelodeon is airing a behind the scenes special about the upcoming TMNT movie. The special is scheduled for 9:30pm Eastern/8:30pm Central. Check your local listings to be sure when it's on in your town!

Here's a short behind the scenes preview: