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Monday, August 18, 2014

Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird CBC Radio Interview



This past weekend, TMNT creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird gave their first joint interview in over a decade for "Day 6 with Brent Bambury" on CBC Radio.

The interview was a promotional effort for the newly released documentary, Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

You can listen to the interview in its entirety below.

Kevin Eastman's Top AMA Questions and Answers



Last Thursday, TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman held an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit.

You can read the entire question and answer session here.

Quoted below are three highlights of the session.
Q: What do you think of the new TMNT movie?
Kevin Eastman: Quite simply, I love it. Worked on various parts of it's development for 4 years. We had the right director for the project and you can clearly see Michael Bay's hand in it. I'm so proud of it and am glad the fans have responded so favorably.

Q: How did you figure out the personalities of the four Turtles? When did you know Leo would be the leader or Donatello would be the smartest one?
Kevin Eastman: The personalities were developed early on. When you have a group of superheroes or kids playing on a playground it feels like the personalities pop up quickly. You always need a smart one (Donatello), one you want to have on your side in a fight (Raphael). Pretty much from the first issue we knew who they were.

Q: I think April O'Neil was (originally, anyway) a great character to have in a comic book story as weird as the TMNT one. She's ambitious, driven, intrepid and cunning. And the Turtles never sexualized her as many other comic characters might have done with such a figure. Was there a conscious effort to make a female character that was basically a 5th (but human) Turtle? One to which women and young girls could relate and admire?
Kevin Eastman: Absolutely. I've always been personally very fond of strong, independent, female characters. With April we wanted her to be the big sister and considered more like a family member than anything else. Very strong personality and awesome character on her own.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Kevin Eastman Reddit AMA Today



TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman will be hosting a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) for one hour today, starting at 3pm Eastern/12pm Pacific.

You can find the AMA at this link, starting at the time noted above.

As the name suggests, this is your chance to ask Kevin anything and everything! It should be fun!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Limited Edition Signed Bookplates for "TMNT: The Ultimate Visual History"



If you don't yet have Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History, what on Earth are you waiting for? Well, here's a little extra incentive.

Andrew Farago, author of the book, is currently offering limited edition signed bookplates. If you already have the book, you can purchase just the bookplates to put in your book. If you still need a book, Andrew can sell you one of those as well.

There are two bookplates available. The first features a sketch of Donatello by Andrew and will also be signed by Andrew. The second features signatures from Andrew plus TMNT co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.
Bookplate 1

Bookplate 2
To get the complete details and get these snazzy bookplates for yourself, head on over to The Technodrome.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Now Available-Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles



Available today on DVD and HD Digital, Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Get it now from Amazon.com, iTunes, or other retailers.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  –  Go behind-the-scenes and beneath the streets to discover the real origin story of four of pop culture’s most enduring heroes in the captivating new film TURTLE POWER: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, debuting on DVD, VOD and Digital HD August 12, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Written and directed by Randall Lobb, the film chronicles the birth of a franchise and reveals the remarkable journey of four of the most unlikely super heroes of all time. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael with this must-see documentary and the August 8th theatrical debut of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles starring Megan Fox and Will Arnett. 
In the spring of 1984, a strange new comic book sat beside cash registers in select shops, too big to fit in the racks, and too weird to ignore. Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles presented a completely original breed of super hero. It was too bizarre, too crazy.  It broke all the rules and should never have worked. Until it sold out. Again and again and again. For 30 years. Now, peek under the shell and see how this so-called “happy accident” defied every naysayer to become one of the most popular and beloved franchises in the world. 
The TURTLE POWER: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description, along with English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.



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!