Thursday, November 29, 2012

TMNT: The Ultimate Collection Vol. 1 Deluxe Limited Edition Hardcover



This morning, IDW is announcing and making available for pre-order the next title in their IDW Limited series. This next title is TMNT: The Ultimate Collection Vol. 1 Deluxe Limited Edition Hardcover. Details on the different editions are below, visit IDWLimited.com to order now!

Red Label: $125
  • Limited to 325 copies
  • Limited-edition, custom-designed slipcase
  • Mounted signature page signed by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, hand-crimped and numbered to 325
  • Brand new exclusive to IDW Limited cover, vellum overlay and end pages


Black Label: $350 (4 versions - 1 for each of 4 Turtles)
  • Limited to 10 copies (each version)
  • Hand-drawn full color illustration of Leonardo by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman housed in a hardcover portfolio case
  • Limited-edition, custom-designed tray case
  • Mounted signature page signed by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, hand-crimped and numbered to TEN
  • Hand-drawn weapon and hand-colored bandana on the signature page by Kevin Eastman


Blue Label: $495
  • Limited to just TEN copies
  • Hand-drawn full color illustration of the entire Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle team including Master Splinter drawn by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman
  • Limited-edition, custom-designed tray case
  • Mounted signature page signed by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, hand-crimped and numbered to TEN
  • All four turtles’ weapons are hand-drawn by Kevin Eastman on the signature page

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

IDW TMNT #16 - Variant Cover Guide



Behold! A new issue of the ongoing TMNT series from IDW awaits you in comic shops today!

Check out a preview!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Andy Kuhn.
Regular cover; distributed in a 4:1 ratio with cover B.

Cover B: Kevin Eastman.
Regular cover; distributed in a 1:4 ratio with cover A.

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

Monday, November 26, 2012

TMNT Toys Coming Soon to McDonald's Happy Meals




The McDonald's Happy Meal website is currently showing the above TMNT toys as being next on the schedule for Happy Meal toys. This makes the TMNT the scheduled January "boy" toy, although they will likely start appearing in restaurants slightly earlier than that.

Video of TMNT Float in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade



Hopefully everyone has recovered from the turkey comas! If you missed it, here are some videos of the TMNT float from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.




Friday, November 23, 2012

TMNT 2012, Episode 10: "Panic in the Sewers"




Just in time for you to emerge from your turkey coma - there's a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode tomorrow!

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 10: Panic in the Sewers
Bradford releases a toxic chemical in the sewers, endangering the turtles' home.

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

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

TMNT Float Ready for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade




Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the good ol' U.S. of A., and with it comes the tradition of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. As first announced last month, the TMNT will be riding in style down the parade route on a brand new float! The finished float is pictured above, and some in-progress pics are below.


The parade airs tomorrow morning on NBC at 9am in all time zones.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! And I'll try to have a video clip of the float available before the end of tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

New TMNT Figures Launching in the UK Nov. 24



While the new Nickelodeon TMNT figures are not scheduled to launch in the UK until December 1, several toys stores will be holding special launch events a week early, on November 24.

Midco Toy Planet
Event will feature an appearance by a TMNT character, as well as an opportunity to purchase the (not-so-Comic-Con-exclusive) Night Shadow Leonardo figure (pictured left - only 100 available).

The event starts at 9am, local time.

Location:
Midco Toy Planet
174 South Mall Westfield Centre
Derby, Derbyshire DE1 2AZ

Forbidden Planet
The store will be handing out a special TMNT goody bag to early shoppers (supplies are limited - get there early!), as well as also offering the Night Shadow Leonardo figure for sale and TMNT graphic novels signed by Kevin Eastman.

The event runs from 9:30am-1:00pm. Get full details.

Location:
Forbidden Planet
38 Priory Queensway
Birmingham, B4 7LA

Hamleys Toy Shop
Breakfast pizza will be served, starting at 8:30am, along with freebies and face painting. The store itself will open at 9:30am, with more competitions and giveaways happening throughout the day.

Full event details.

Location:
Hamleys Toy Shop
188-196 Regent St.
London W1B 5BT

Friday, November 16, 2012

First Look at 2013 TMNT Toys from Playmates



Toy News International has posted a sneak peek of some images of new TMNT action figures and toys we can expect to see for sale next year from Playmates Toys.

The new assortment features the four Turtles in some sort of stupid outfits, Baxter Stockman, Snakeweed, some new vehicles, a pizza box that unfolds to reveal a playset, deluxe "Flinger" Turtles, and a few other things.




Frankly, I find myself extremely disappointed with what we see here. Playmates actually went to the trouble of making new Turtles sculpts that more closely reflect the designs of the series, and they still covered them in stupid costumes. Really, Playmates? Have all the complaints about this tired and outdated strategy of yours really fallen on deaf ears? How far are we from the return of Music Turtles?

The new sculpts are actually quite adorable. I would love to buy and display them! BUT I REFUSE TO BUY TURTLES IN STUPID THEME COSTUMES. These new Turtles should just have their traditional gear. Those figures would be awesome.

Ugh. I might buy the baby turtles, but otherwise I'll be spending my money next year actually learning karate.

TMNT 2012, Episode 9: "The Gauntlet"




Set your alarm clocks and/or DVRs - there's a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode tomorrow!

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 9: The Gauntlet
April's incarcerated dad gets a message to her, so she and the turtles set out to rescue him and prevent a bomb from exploding.

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

Friday, November 9, 2012

TMNT 2012, Episode 8: "Never Say Xever"




Set your alarm clocks and/or DVRs - there's a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode tomorrow!

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 8: Never Say Xever
Leonardo regrets showing kindness to Xever, who's turning noodle-shop owners into hostages.

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

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

IDW TMNT Color Classics #6 - Variant Cover Guide



The color reprint of TMNT Vol. 1 #6 is in shops today!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Peter Laird (color).
Regular cover.

Cover B: Peter Laird (black and white).
Retailer exclusive cover for Jetpack Comics.
This cover is available from Jetpack Comics.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day is About Parties




As TMNT fans, I think we can all agree that there's only one party worth voting for. (But please, no anchovies.)

Friday, November 2, 2012

TMNT 2012, Episode 7: "Monkey Brains"




Set your alarm clocks and/or DVRs - there's a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode tomorrow!

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 7: Monkey Brains
Donatello and April look for a missing scientist, but instead they find a psychic monkey at the center of a conspiracy.

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