Friday, July 31, 2015

2D Animated "Half-Shell Heroes" Special to Air in November



Through IGN, Nickelodeon has announced that they will air a special one-hour 2D animated special, "Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past." The special will feature the TMNT and supporting cast in the style of the Playmates Toys Half-Shell Heroes figures.

From IGN:
Told in the style of Playmates' Half-Shell Heroes action figure line, the storyline finds the Turtles going back in time to the Jurassic Era, where they encounter friendly dinosaurs from the past and dangerous aliens from the future who have a nefarious plan of their own. However, things get even more complicated when Triceritons, Bebop and Rocksteady show up!

Random House will also be publishing a "Blast to the Past" tie-in book, due in stores in September. "Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past" will air on Nickelodeon Sunday, November 22.

TMNT 2012, Episode 3.19 "Turtles in Time"




FINALLY! After way too long of a hiatus, new episodes begin to air starting this Sunday! Oh, and can you say... Renet!

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 3.19 "Turtles in Time"
The turtles travel through time because of an apprentice's actions, and they must unite to combat Time Master Savanti Romero.

Watch it at 11am Eastern/10am Central time Sunday. Check your local listings to be sure when it's on in your town!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Nickelodeon Universe to Open "Shredder's Mutant Masher" Ride in November




In a press release today, Mall of America in Bloomington, MN announced that a new thrill ride, Shredder's Mutant Masher, will open in the Nickelodeon Universe theme park in November, 2015.
The skyline of Nickelodeon Universe is about to drastically change with the addition of Shredder’s Mutant Masher. This new ride is a 5,000-square-foot interactive attraction, sending riders through a unique “mutation” experience in addition to the pulse pounding thrill ride experience.

Upon entering the queue, riders will begin the mutation experience by stepping into a mad-scientist-like lab where they pass hazardous material containers and remnants of past mutant experiments. All are props of course, contributing to the immersive Shredder narrative. The ride itself functions as a giant pendulum, spinning and swinging riders more than 50 feet in the air.  When the ride is finished, the “mutation” is complete. Riders will have the opportunity to view their mutant photo, complete with horns, bug-eyes and other super-imposed features. Photos will be available for purchase.

Taking the place of the recently retired Danny Phantom’s Ghost Zone, Shredder’s Mutant Masher will also include retail space featuring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles merchandise and other Nickelodeon products. This is the second Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed ride to open in Nickelodeon Universe, joining the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell Shock ride that opened in spring 2012.

IDW TMNT #48 - Variant Cover Guide



Another week, another new comic book day!

Check out a preview!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Mateus Santolouco.
Regular cover.

Cover B: Kevin Eastman.
Subscription variant cover; distributed to those who subscribe to TMNT through their local comic shop.

Cover C
Cover D
Cover C: David Lafuente.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 10 copies ordered.

Cover D: Ryan Brown.
Subscription variant cover; distributed to those who subscribe to TMNT through their local comic shop..

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

TMNT: Casey & April #2 - Variant Cover Guide



Whew! It's been two weeks since Comic-Con started and I'm almost mentally caught up with the real world. I'll be posting summaries of the highlights from the show in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned! Until then, go visit your comic shop and pick up Casey & April #2 today!

Check out a preview!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Irene Koh.
Regular cover.

Cover B: Jennifer L. Myer.
Subscription variant cover; distributed to those who subscribe to TMNT through their local comic shop.

Monday, July 6, 2015

TMNT Guide to Comic-Con 2015



Comic-Con is almost here! As usual, Ninja Pizza will have a front row seat to the event and will be providing live updates throughout the weekend. Below the a list of all items and events that may be of interest to TMNT fans. Am I missing something? Please leave a comment or send an email to let me know!

Please keep in mind that everything listed here is subject to schedule changes and availability.

Will you be at the show? I might need help covering the IDW panel on Saturday. Email me if you'd be willing to help and we can make arrangements.

The best way to follow me during the show is on Facebook and/or Twitter.


PANELS:

Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Friday - 11:45am, Room 6A
Secrets of the ooze are revealed by the mutated minds making Nickelodeon's hit animated series. Moderated by the Internet's biggest fanboy, Andre Meadows (a.k.a. BlackNerd), the panel features executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman as they provide sneak peeks into Season 4 and discuss the epic and bizarre adventures in store for the four talking turtles. Also on hand will be the extraordinary and talented voice actors of the TMNT world: Seth Green (Leonardo), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), and more special guests. Booyakasha!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Toys and Action Figures

Friday - 2:00pm, Room 9
Join the mutants behind the hit toy line for over 25 years. "Team Green" marketers and designers showcase what's new and next with TMNT master toy licensee Playmates Toys.

TMNT: The Big Panel

Saturday - 1:00pm, Room 25ABC
Join IDW editor Bobby Curnow, writer Tom Waltz, and a very special guest for a look back at the past four years of TMNT comics and a sneak peek at what is to come with new announcements and art.

SIGNINGS:

Kevin Eastman

TBA
Kevin WILL NOT be setup at the Heavy Metal booth this year. Check the IDW booth for expected signing announcements.

Michael Dooney

Artists' Alley - Booth #BB-14
Find him here all weekend, selling prints and taking commissions.

EXCLUSIVES:

Nickelodeon - Booth #4113


11" Metal Mutants Leonardo - $50



8" Loyal Subjects Jumbo Leonardo

3" Loyal Subjects Original Comic 4-Pack

IDW Publishing - Booth #2743


TMNT: Casey & April #1 Convention Exclusive Cover - $5, limited to 300

TMNT #44 Covers A & B Signed by Kevin Eastman - $40 (set), limited to 50

Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles - Booth #2607


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates Comic-Style B&W Box Set - $20

Funko - Booth #5341


Pop! Tees: TMNT Skyline Group

The Loyal Subjects - Booth #5050


Stealth Edition TMNT Action Vinyls - $59.99, limited to 500

Battle Tested TMNT Action Vinyls - $59.99, limited to 500

Monogram - Booth #3645


TMNT 3D Foam Collector Key Ring Set - $45, limited to 500

Factory Entertainment - Booth #2647


TMNT Monochrome Raphael Sai Kevin Eastman Signature Edition Prop Replica - $350, limited to 100

EVENTS:

San Diego Comic Art Gallery - Kevin Eastman Art Exhibition

Special Convention hours!


Hop-Con 3.0: The w00tstout Festival

July 8, 8pm
Beer-tasting event, 21+ (buy tickets here)
$25 donation above ticket cost receives a limited edition Kevin Eastman art print

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

IDW TMNT #47 - Variant Cover Guide



New comic book day! Check out a preview!

And San Diego Comic-Con starts a week from today! Ninja Pizza's annual complete TMNT guide to Comic-Con will be published on Monday (or sooner). And during the con, follow Ninja Pizza on Facebook and Twitter to get updates as they happen!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Mateus Santolouco.
Regular cover.

Cover B: Kevin Eastman.
Regular cover.

Cover C
Cover C: Valerio Schiti.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 10 copies ordered.