Friday, January 31, 2014

A Real Look at the 2014 TMNT Movie Toys





And here it is - finally, our first real picture of the 2014 "Ninja Turtles" movie toys! Here we see Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo. This picture is via Stoer Magazine at the Nuremberg Toy Fair. These are apparently the 12" scale figures.

TMNT 2012, Episode 2.8 "The Good, the Bad, and Casey Jones"




Attention! After a loooong hiatus, TMNT is back with new episodes on Nickelodeon this weekend! However, do note that the day has changed to Sunday. Same time as it has been airing on Saturday, but now on Sunday.

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 2.8 "The Good, the Bad, and Casey Jones"
Casey tries to work solo, but then he teams up with Raphael and they fight a common enemy.

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

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

First "Ninja Turtles" 2014 Movie Poster



This poster for the upcoming "Ninja Turtles" movie has been spotted in the wild. In the poster we can see yet more details of the individual look for each Turtle. The poster also retains the logo from a very early teaser poster spotted last year.

A version of this photo was first spotted on Instagram, with a member of the Technodrome forums finding the clearer shot seen to the left. This is part of a display at the Nuremberg Toy Fair.

IDW TMNT #30 - Variant Cover Guide



Part 2 of "Northampton."

Check out a preview!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Ross Campbell.
Regular cover.

Cover B: Kevin Eastman.
Regular cover.

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

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

First Look at "Ninja Turtles" 2014 Shredder



Technodrome forum user RaphTMNT has posted the image to the left showing the design for Shredder in the upcoming movie. I can confirm these images to not be fake. In them, we can see Shredder sporting extreme-metal, samurai-inspired armor. Definitely not someone you want to run into!  

UPDATE: Alas, I've had to remove the pictures due to a request from Paramount.

Another First Look at 2014 Movie Turtles




Today, ComicVine published a photo of some reference figures of the 2014 movie Turtles. These are not action figure toys, but rather they are sculpts that were used for visual reference on set, as well as for CGI animation purposes. And I can confirm that this is not a fake.

In the picture above, you can see Michelangelo is styled the same as we saw him in the recent Halloween costume photo. Raphael and Donatello and also sporting unique looks. A picture showing more detail of Leonardo (right) has also been posted online by Technodrome forum member RaphTMNT. This picture gives us a better idea of what to expect the Turtles to look like in the finished movie.

And here's a better look at the Donatello reference figure, posted by Technodrome forum user Donnie.

 
UPDATE: Alas, I've had to remove the images due to a request from Paramount.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

First (Sort Of) Image of 2014 Movie Turtles



It's not a very good sign that less than eight months out from the release of the movie (due August 8 - still my birthday!) Paramount still hasn't released even the smallest teaser for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. However, with all the product tie-ins in development getting ready to be solicited to buyers and distributors, images and information are going to start leaking.

A few weeks ago we had a description of what the new action figures would look like, and now we have an actual image of one of the Halloween costumes. And I can confirm that this image is real, NOT fake.

Obviously, like most Halloween costumes, the quality is pretty low, but it does give us a good idea of what we can expect the full CGI Turtles to look like. Basically, a (kinda creepy) human head design with an assortment of clothing, which will be different for each Turtle.

With Toy Fair next month, we will soon be seeing plenty of pictures of the new toys, which will give us an even better idea of what to expect. Heck, maybe one of these days we'll actually get a trailer!

Source: teenagemutantninjaturtles.com

TMNT Utrom Empire #1 - Variant Cover Guide



IDW launches a new TMNT side-story today with "Utrom Empire"!

Check out a preview!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Andy Kuhn.
Regular cover.

Cover B: Kevin Eastman.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 25 copies ordered.

Cover C
Cover C: Nick Pitarra.
Subscription variant cover; distributed to those who subscribe to TMNT through their local comic shop.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

TMNT New Animated Adventures #7 - Variant Cover Guide



There's new Turtles in comic shops today!

Check out a preview!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Dario Brizuela.
Regular cover.

Cover B: Chad Thomas.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 10 copies ordered.

X-Files Conspiracy #1 - IDW Crossover Event



Similar in scope to the INFESTATION 2 crossover event from a couple years ago, today IDW is launching The X-Files: Conspiracy. This series will feature the TMNT, Ghostbusters, Transformers, and The Crow within the X-Files universe.

As is typical of IDW, there are a whole bunch of different variant covers. I'm not going to picture all of them, but the one to the left is the only one that features the TMNT (bottom left corner).

Also out today is the deluxe hardcover edition of Kevin Eastman's 2012 Annual TMNT comic. Although there wasn't a 2013 Annual, Kevin is already busy at work on one for 2014!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

TMNT Color Classics Vol. 2 #3 - Variant Cover Guide



IDW's "Color Classics" series continues with this reprinting of TMNT Vol. 1 #15.

Cover A
Cover A: Peter Laird.
Regular cover.

Friday, January 3, 2014

An Almost Look at "Ninja Turtles" Movie Action Figures




Happy New Year! 2014 has arrived, and it's looking to be a big year for the TMNT. The biggest event, of course, will be the release of the new live action movie, currently scheduled for August 8 (still my birthday). Although we have yet to be shown what the Turtles will look like in their CGI forms, toys for the movie have been in development for awhile. And now is beginning the season of Toy Fair season.

At one such Toy Fair in Russia, some lucky individuals were able to get a glimpse at these new figures. Unfortunately, pictures were not allowed. However, one person put together a fairly detailed report of what he saw.

Read the full report.

Amongst the figures on display were the four Turtles, Splinter, April, Shredder, and a Foot Soldier.

The Turtles are noted to each have different physiques and different clothing. The designs are described as being "traditional," whatever that might mean.

Splinter has more of a "Fu Manchu" vibe going on.

April is dressed like we saw Megan Fox dressed in the many set pictures taken during filming last summer. However, the figure apparently doesn't look much like her.

Shredder is described has having an abundance of pointy edges poking out of him everywhere.

The Foot Soldiers mimic the guys in drab that were also seen on set.

Again, you'll want to read the full report to get the best feel. More toy shows will be taking place in the next couple of months, including Toy Fair in New York. If we don't see the action figures ourselves sooner, we definitely will then.

Like all other TMNT action figures ever, these are being made by Playmates Toys.