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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Pizza Hut Reunites with Ninja Turtles for Blockbuster Movie Partnership




The TMNT have a long history with Pizza Hut pizza, and this summer, with the release of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, these two forces are reuniting. The cornerstone of the partnership is the return of the popular Cheesy Bites Pizza, including a "hidden menu" of four special TMNT-style topping combinations.



The partnership goes digital with special online promotions that will be supported through Pizza Hut's social media accounts.
To kick off the promotion, Pizza Hut will host a #TBTMNT (Throwback Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) promotion on its Twitter and Instagram channels where fans are encouraged to post their old turtle swag or turtle costumes for chances to win gift cards and other prizes. More information can be found on the Pizza Hut Twitter channel. 
Leading up to the premiere of the Ninja Turtles movie, fans can learn the “turtle way” to cut a pizza “Katana Style” via a “Katana Cut” training video. Fans will then be able to order a pizza cut this way – in four Ninja Turtle-size slices instead of eight – to draw a closer experience to the film. 
In addition, the box topper for Cheesy Bites pizzas will feature an augmented reality experience for customers at home. Fans will have a chance to unlock extended footage from the movie and additional content through an interactive AR experience. 
All digital assets will also be housed on a new Tumblr page hosted by Pizza Hut. The page will provide an arena for fans of pizza and the Ninja Turtles to showcase memories and stories related to the Turtles and Pizza Hut for other enthusiasts around the world to enjoy.

Lifesize Pizza Thrower


Pizza Hut will reprise a legendary toy figure and fan favorite by unveiling a life-size version of the “Pizza Thrower,” which will make appearances at live events. Fans will be able to take charge of the iconic vehicle and fire Cheesy Bites Pizza props at targets, including movie bad guys like Shredder and the Foot Clan, and also enjoy a sampling of real Cheesy Bites Pizza.

Two Brand New TMNT/Pizza Hut Commercials




Monday, July 7, 2014

Heroes in a Half Shell: A TMNT Art Tribute Exhibition



Gallery Nucleus and Nickelodeon are proud to present an official art exhibition in honor of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' 30th anniversary.

On exhibit from July 12 - August 3, 2014, over 30 artists pay tribute to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Production Art & TMNT Memorabilia On Display

See character, background, storyboards, and other development art by the creatives behind the new TMNT series. Also on display will be an assortment of TMNT memorabilia.

Opening Night Extravaganza - July 12

TMNT costumes and attire encouraged!
Open to Public, All Ages Welcome, No RSVP needed.

Admission
$5 or FREE when you come in costume or purchase any TMNT items from the shop (in store purchases only)

Opening Highlights Include:

  • Meet artists who have worked on the TV show, and comics
  • Come meet and get your photo taken with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a custom-designed TMNT lair
  • First 30 people in the door will receive a FREE TMNT Toy
  • First 500 people in the door will receive a FREE TMNT eye bandana
  • Free refreshments and TMNT cocktails available
  • Hourly raffles giveaways at 8pm, 9pm, 10pm
  • Classic TMNT arcade cabinet on display and playable
  • Original tribute artwork by artists from the TV show and comics will be on display and for sale 

Artist Signing, 7:30pm - 8:30pm:

  • Ciro Nieli, Executive Producer Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Irineo Maramba, Design Supervisor Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Dan Duncan, TMNT Comic Book Artist, IDW Publishing

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Reddit TMNT Gift Exchange



To celebrate the 30th anniversary, RedditGifts is currently accepting signups to participate in a TMNT-themed gift exchange. Signups are open now through July 7. Participants will then be matched with another fan, to whom they are to ship a gift by July 25. The suggested value of the gift is $20.

Participation is easy and is open to fans worldwide.
  1. Sign up for the exchange.
  2. The morning of July 7, 2014, we will close sign ups and our computer program will choose who you should send a gift to (this is the most important part, this is about the giving!)
  3. Once you come back here to pick up your match's information, you'll have until July 25th, 2014, to ship your gift. When you ship it, keep a receipt and come back here to tell us you've shipped it. If you buy your gift through the redditgifts Marketplace there's no need to keep a receipt or mark it shipped, we'll keep track of all of that for you!
  4. When you receive a gift, you'll need to come back and post an amazing thank you note, hopefully with photos!
Visit http://redditgifts.com/exchanges/tmnt to signup and participate! I'm already in!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

"Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"



After more than five years of collecting interviews and information, "Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is officially scheduled for release on August 12, 2014. This video documentary promises to provide new insight into the 30-year history of the TMNT for even the biggest fans.

Thanks to Comic Book Resources, who has the exclusive preview.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Cartoon Art Museum Opening Reception for TMNT Exhibit June 14



The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will be holding an opening reception for its current TMNT exhibit on Saturday, June 14, 2014.
Join us with special guests from Nickelodeon's hit TMNT animated series for our opening reception! Meet Turtles artists Mark Bode, Ken Mitchroney, longtime Mirage Studios staffer Molly Bode, and Nickelodeon's Ciro Nieli, Irineo Maramba, Felipe Smith, and Megan Casey as you enjoy refreshments from event sponsor Extreme Pizza at this free event! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themselves will also make a guest appearance! 
This reception also marks the world premiere of the long-awaited Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History, written by Cartoon Art Museum Curator Andrew Farago and published by Insight Editions. (The book is available everywhere on June 24, 2014.)
I myself am tentatively planning to attend the reception, dependent on how long an obligation earlier in the day runs. If you can't make it to the reception, you can check out the exhibit any time through September 14, 2014.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Free Comic Book Day Giveaway!



The Toys That Time Forgot is sponsoring a giveaway in honor of Free Comic Book Day, which is this Saturday, May 3, 2014.

Visit The Toys That Time Forgot on Saturday to meet Scratch!

The Toys That Time Forgot
137 Cherry St. E
Canal Fulton, OH 44614

Win this original artwork! Penciled by Bruce Hatten and inked by Scratch creator, Ryan Brown. Entries will be accepted between now and Noon EST May 3rd, 2014. Entries must include your name, current address, phone number and e-mail address. Entries should be e-mailed to: danhare@sbcglobal.net. Please include "Raphael vs. Scratch Contest Entry" in the subject line. 
Remember, your entry must arrive before Noon EST May 3rd, 2014, to be eligible for the drawing, so don't delay! The winner will be chosen in a random drawing and announced on May 3rd, 2014. Second prize is an autographed limited edition print with certificate of authenticity. Good luck everyone!
Update: It was first reported that Ryan Brown would be at this event. Unfortunately, he won't be. Sorry for any inconvience!

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.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ryan Brown's Merry Monty Christmoose Contest




Win this original artwork! Ryan Brown and The Toys Time Forgot are collaborating for a Merry Christmoose giveaway! The prize is the original artwork for the above Christmas card art, penciled by Bruce Hatten and inked by Monty Moose creator, Ryan Brown.

Entries will be accepted between now and 5pm EST December 23, 2013.
Entries must include your name, current address, phone number and e-mail address.
Entries should be e-mailed to: danhare@sbcglobal.net.
Please include "Merry Monty Christmoose Contest Entry" in the subject line.

The winner will be chosen in a random drawing and announced on December 24, 2013.
Second prize is a Monty Moose action figure signed by creator Ryan Brown with certificate of authenticity.
Third prize is a limited edition color print with certificate of authenticity.

Good luck everyone!

Actual Artwork First Place Prize

And, if you happen to live in Ohio, visit The Toys Time Forgot for some Cowabunga deals!
20% off all of your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy purchases now through December 31, 2013. And, as an extra special bonus, mention the names Bruce Hatten/Ryan Brown at checkout and receive an additional 10% off your TMNT purchase. That's a turtle-rrific total of 30% off all of your TMNT holiday toy purchases! Cowabunga! Offer good online and at our Cherry Street store through 5 pm EST December 31, 2013.
The Toys Time Forgot
137 Cherry St. E.
Canal Fulton, OH 44614

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Threadless TMNT T-Shirt Design Contest




Threadless and Nickelodeon have announced a T-shirt design contest where you get to pick the winner! You have from now until April 15, 2013 to submit your design. The submitted designs will then be posted for community voting. The winner wins money and pizza! All of the details are over on Threadless.com.


Get drawing! Tired of seeing the same stock art over and over? This is your chance to create a truly unique TMNT T-shirt! Ladies! Tired of tolerating the male-targeted shirts? This is our chance to create something flattering and geeky!

When you're done, share your submitted design on the Ninja Pizza Facebook Page!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Product Review: TMNT Adult Costume Hoodie




The fine folks at TVStoreOnline sent me this awesome hoodie to show off to you guys. So, here's me being a dork.

Click here to get one of your own!

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.)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Kevin Eastman Auctioning Pieces of TMNT History




On May 10, 2012, through Heritage Auctions, TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman will be selling significant pieces of TMNT history from his personal collection through public auction.

Items to be sold include the first ever group drawing of the TMNT (above), one of the first ever TMNT toy prototypes, a Press Proof 1st print of TMNT #1, a collection of TMNT movie scripts (including a draft of the original TMNT 4 script, plus concept art), and more!

You can check out a quick preview of all of the items over at Kevin's DeviantArt account. If you're ready to open your wallet, head over to Heritage Auctions for auction and bidding details!

UPDATE! The final selling price on the first ever group drawing of the TMNT was an astonishing $71,700!!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sneak Peek of TMNT Shell Shock Ride




As has been announced, Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN, will next month be opening a brand new thrill ride, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shell Shock. The ride is currently under construction and Ninja Pizza reader Sonia sent in some photos of of the progress.

Nickelodeon Universe and the Mall of America are planning a grand opening for the ride that is sure to be an amazing event fans won't want to miss! Stay tuned to Ninja Pizza for more details coming soon.


A couple shots of the ride from above. You can see the sewer entrance and the post that will eventually hold the ride itself.


The sewer entrance from ground level and the "Antonio's Pizza" logo on the opposite side of the sewer arch entrance (not an actual restaurant as I first thought).

Some close-ups of the interior of the sewer entrance.

Thanks for sending these in, Sonia!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

We Are Not "Sewer Heads" - A Note to Playmates and Nickelodeon




Last week when Playmates released their first peek at the 2012 TMNT toy lineup, there was also a series of short videos posted to MTV.com featuring Karl Aaronian from Playmates talking about each of the different lines. In these videos, he drops in the term "Sewer Heads," referring to the long-time Turtles fans.



As press coverage of the new toys grows in the build-up to Toy Fair, this term has been showing up again. And it is because of this recurrence of the term that TMNT fans wish to declare to both Playmates and Nickelodeon:

We are not "Sewer Heads." Please stop calling us that.
It is dumb and rather insulting. Think about it.
Now, I realize that we don't have a "cool" name for our fandom to sound off in your interviews and press releases akin to "Trekkers," "Browncoats," "Whovians," or "X-Philes," etc. But the thing is, all of those names happened organically, by the fans. They weren't assigned by marketing departments. We officially reject this "title" that you've assigned us.

If you absolutely must use something in your marketing copy, we respectfully suggest you change it to the less insulting "Shell Heads." We are not declaring this as our title, and take no ownership of it. But it's better than the name you've given us.

Really, it's probably just best if we stay "Ninja Turtles Fans." After all, Lucasfilm and Hasbro seem to be doing pretty well selling their products to "Star Wars Fans."

TMNT fans, whatever they be called, are encouraged to have their voices heard on this matter. Please send Tweets to @PlaymatesToys and @TMNTMaster. You can also post on the Playmates Toys and Nickelodeon TMNT Facebook pages.

Maybe with some good ol' fashioned Turtle Power we can get use of "Sewer Heads" killed and buried before Toy Fair actually starts.

UPDATE! @TMNTMaster has assured us that we will no longer be called Sewer Heads! Your voices have been heard! Thanks for listening, Nickelodeon!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Costume Giveaway




Even though we're not in Halloween season, the folks at HalloweenCostumes.com, together with Ninja Pizza, want to give one of you a sweet TMNT t-shirt costume! The winner of the scavenger hunt will receive their choice of the above t-shirt costume designs.

To win, you will need to submit five (5) secret words via e-mail. All of the secret words have been hidden on NinjaPizza.net. The first secret word is located below. Scan the QR code found on each clue to find the location of the next secret word.

The winner will be chosen in a random drawing from all qualified entries received by 11:59pm on Sunday, January 29, 2012. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. Contest is open to all United States residents.


Special thanks to HalloweenCostumes.com for sponsoring this contest!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Nickelodeon Universe Announces New TMNT Thrill Ride




Posted on Nickelodeon Universe's Facebook page, the new TMNT "Shell Shock" ride has been announced for the Mall of America indoor theme park, located in Bloomington, MN. The ride is scheduled to open in March 2012, and will take riders 70 ft. in the air. Each rider will control their seat, which can rotate wildly like a plane propeller or gently teeter-totter like a seesaw, making no two ride experiences the same.

If Nickelodeon needs anyone to test ride this new attraction, I'd be happy to volunteer. ^_^

But what's really neat about this mock-up of the ride is that it gives us a look at the CGI design for Shredder! Of course, we can't be certain that this is his final design, because it is just a mock-up, but the Turtles are consistent with all the images of them that we've seen so far.


Thanks to Sonia for the tip!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Trailer Film Cels Now Available




Last month, as a participation prize in the December Coloring Contest, I gave away laminated strips of 5 film cels from an original 35mm copy of the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie trailer. I still have some of these strips left, and am making them available to people who support Ninja Pizza by sending a donation. You can find all the details over on the new Ninja Pizza Store page. Please remember that only clips from the movie trailer are available, not the entire film. And please include a second or third choice for a scene or character, as availability is limited.

As always, thanks for everyone's support!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

December 2011 Coloring Contest Winners!



As we head into 2012 tonight, here are your winners for the coloring contest! I really have to stress how hard it was to pick a winner in the "Hard" category. I had 3-4 favorites that I kept flip-flopping on, but in the end I decided to award the prize to Nigel Morey, for this fantastic piece:


And in the random drawing of all entries received in the "Easy" category, the winner chosen was Charles Dickerson, who submitted this fantastic piece that transported the Turtles into Seattle:


Thanks again to everyone who entered! If you haven't checked out all the submitted entries yet, you really must. They are all up on Facebook. Also (and this would be why this posting is coming so close to midnight, and past it for many of you), I've compiled all of the submissions into an online PDF "magazine," as another means of viewing all the winners. You can check this out on Issuu.

I also want to make everyone's work available to download at full resolution, because some of them would make for really fantastic desktop wallpapers. However, that will have to be added later, as I'm quite out of time for the year as it is.

I will be shipping out everyone's prizes over the next week or so, and if you didn't enter but would still like a strip of film cels from the original TMNT trailer, I'll also be posting information on how you can get one of those. Happy New Year, everyone!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

"A Wild Night" T-shirt




Today's new t-shirt design from Shirt.Woot! features a ridiculously cute little turtle with an orange eye mask who has seemingly overdosed on some pizza. If you find you can't resist this inspired piece of clothing, head on over to Woot! where you can grab it today for $10, or thereafter (until reckoning) for $15. Cowabunga!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Recent TMNT-Themed Podcasts



Two awesome geeky podcasts have recently had TMNT-themed episodes that are definitely worth your time to download and listen to.

The first is from Nerdy Show, which has interviews with Polaris Banks, writer/director of the recent Casey Jones fan film, and Steve Barron, director of the first TMNT movie. (Tip: Skip ahead to 30:00 to hear Polaris Banks and to 1:12:00 to hear Steve Barron.)








The next comes from Nerdist and The Mutant Season podcast, which spent some time with Kevin Eastman as he prepared for his LOST ANGELES: 35 Days With Kevin Eastman exhibit (going on right now!) at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles.