Friday, February 28, 2014

TMNT 2012, Episode 2.12 "Of Rats and Men"




The Rat King returns and Kevin Eastman is the voice of Ice Cream Kitty!

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 2.12 "Of Rats and Men"
No description.

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

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Kevin Eastman Voicing Ice Cream Kitty in TMNT Cartoon




USA Today reports that none other than TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman will be heard as the voice of Ice Cream Kitty, who debuts in this Sunday's new episode, "Of Rats and Men." Ice Cream Kitty was first revealed at Comic-Con last July.

Kevin Eastman
Ice Cream Kitty





Also noted in the USA Today article is that Friday, March 14, will see the long-awaited episode that unites the current TMNT voice cast with the voice cast of the original cartoon. Townsend Coleman (Michaelangelo), Cam Clarke (Leonardo), Barry Gordon (Donatello), and Rob Paulsen (Raphael) will be reprising their roles in cameos in this special 1-hour episode. Of course, Rob Paulsen will be pulling double-duty as Donatello in the current cast. He is joined by Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Sean Astin (Raphael), and Jason Biggs (Leonardo). This special episode will air at the special time of 7pm Eastern.

"Ninja Turtles" Trailer Set for April 4 with "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"



Producer Galen Walker has announced via Facebook that the first trailer for "Ninja Turtles" will be tied to the upcoming film, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," which is due in theaters April 4.

Chances are that the trailer will debut online the same week, and then once it's out there the marketing machine for the movie should be in motion.

"Ninja Turtles" is scheduled to hit theaters on August 8, 2014.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

IDW TMNT #31 - Variant Cover Guide



Hold onto your wallets! There's a lot of new TMNT comics today!

Check out a preview!

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

Cover B: Kevin Eastman.
Regular cover.

Cover C
Cover C: J.K. Woodward.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 10 copies ordered.

TMNT New Animated Adventures #8 - Variant Cover Guide



More new animated adventures!

Check out a preview!

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

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

TMNT Utrom Empire #2 - Variant Cover Guide



IDW's TMNT side-story "Utrom Empire" continues today with part 2.

Check out a preview!

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

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

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

TMNT Nominated for Favorite Cartoon Kids' Choice Award




Nickelodeon has announced the nominations for the 2014 Kids' Choice Awards and their on-going Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles CGI series is nominated for Favorite Cartoon. Also nominated are Adventure Time, Phineas and Ferb, and Spongebog Squarepants.

Voting for the awards is now open. Click here to go directly to the Favorite Cartoon category. And don't forget, you can vote as often as you like!

Friday, February 21, 2014

TMNT 2012, Episode 2.11 "Metalhead Rewired"




Metalhead returns in this week's new episode!

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 2.11 "Metalhead Rewired"
Metalhead gets upgrades from Donnie, who wonders if Metalhead should be viewed as a loyal friend or an 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!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Vanilla Ice Drops a Beat for TMNT Macaroni and Cheese




Kraft has managed to work some nostalgia magic with the above commercial for the new TMNT shapes macaroni and cheese. In it, we see Vanilla Ice stocking shelves with the boxed product when a mother and son approach him. The mother jams to the beat while the kid looks seriously embarrassed. Well played, Kraft! Well played! For some bonus fun, check out the behind the scenes video below.

Playmates' Nickelodeon TMNT Toy Fair Display



We've seen the movie classics figures and the Half Shell Heroes, now here's a glimpse of what Playmates will be offering in 2014 for their standard TMNT line based on the current cartoon from Nickelodeon.


First up, it's a blimp! The classic Turtle Blimp has been modernized, but it's still inflatable fun.

ToyArk.com reported seeing the following items of note on display:
  • Basic Vehicles
  • High Flyin’ Blimp – Fall 2014
  • New Vehicles with Figures – Ninja At-3, Turtle Sub, etc. – Fall 2014
  • Ninja Control (aka R/C) – Flying Mikey, Shellraiser, Patrol Buggies – Fall 2014
  • Z-Line Ninjas – Play sets with zip lines that can connect using the lines
  • Dojo Splinter, Turtles in Role Play costumes, other basic figures
  • New Deluxe figures – Fall 2014
  • Stretch N Shout Figures
And some pics, also from ToyArk.com. Check out more!

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Newtralizer

Wizard Don

Dojo Splinter
Tiger Claw

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Playmates Debuts "Half Shell Heroes" TMNT Toys at Toy Fair




If you were disappointed with the 1990 movie Turtles from yesterday, this might make you feel a bit better. Playmates is also revealing at Toy Fair a brand new line of stylized figures that are targeted at a younger market than the usual 7+ that the standard toys based on the Nickelodeon toys are targeted for.


The main assortment of toys in this line will have 2" figures, plus vehicles and playsets. These are similar in concept to the Mini Mutants line Playmates briefly introduced following the 2007 animated movie.


Also included in this line are larger 6" talking figures.

These figures are currently scheduled to start shipping in June. Get more pictures over at ToyArk.com.

X-Files Conspiracy TMNT #1 - Variant Cover Guide



If you're not following the entire X-Files Conspiracy event from IDW, you might still want to pick up today's offering, which is the first of two TMNT-specific books.

Get a preview!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Miran Kim.
Regular cover.

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

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

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Playmates 1990 TMNT Movie Classic Figures



Last year at Comic-Con, Playmates impressed the crowd with a slide showcasing an upcoming line of classic figures based on the first TMNT movie. Now at Toy Fair we're getting a better look at all four Turtles in this line.

Unfortunately, the mass production version of these figures seem to have lost a lot of the awe that the prototype shown in the early pictures elicited. These figures are in the same 6" scale as the classic cartoon Turtles from Playmates and are expected to hit shelves in the Fall.




Note to Playmates: Movie Mike never had chucks with chains.

You can get more photos of these figures over at ToyArk.com.

There is a lot more news coming out of Toy Fair, but my current schedule is probably only going to let me update you with one piece a day. If you haven't already hunted down everything else, just hang tight and you can look forward to Turtle tie bits all week!

Friday, February 14, 2014

TMNT 2012, Episode 2.10 "Fungus Humungous "




We're on a new episode streak!

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 2.10 "Fungus Humungous"
The gangs' worst fears surface because of a fungus mutant, and Leonardo worries he'll lose his team.

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

Friday, February 7, 2014

TMNT 2012, Episode 2.9 "The Kraang Conspiracy"




Two new episodes in a row! Yay! And a reminder that the show is now airing on Sundays.

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 2.9 "The Kraang Conspiracy"
April feels ignored, so she joins the turtles on a mission, and a secret from her past is revealed.

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, February 5, 2014

TMNT Color Classics Vol. 2 #4 - Variant Cover Guide



IDW's "Color Classics" series continues with this reprinting of TMNT Vol. 1 #17.

Cover A
Cover A: Eric Talbot.
Regular cover.