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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pizza Hut to Launch Life-Size Pizza Thrower at San Diego Comic-Con



Pizza Hut Continues Summer-Long Ninja Turtles Promotion with Tribute to iconic Pizza Thrower Toy, Sampling of Cheesy Bites at Event

Comic Con attendees will have a new attraction to feast their eyes on this year.

The attraction weighs 2 tons. Stands 12 feet high. Took 7 weeks to build. And fires pizzas. From a custom cannon. Up to 30 feet! From a seat perched on top of turret.

Starting Wednesday at the Petco Park Interactive Zone, Pizza Hut will reveal a life-size, fully-functional “Pizza Thrower,” a nod to the classic TMNT toy and the latest way the pizza company is partnering with Paramount on the upcoming movie release.  The Pizza Thrower (rendering and video below, spec sheet attached) will be open to the public to try throughout the convention. The Thrower will fire faux Cheesy Bites Pizzas at Ninja Turtles enemies, and participants will receive free slices of the popular Pizza Hut pizza.

Check out this teaser video of the Pizza Thrower being built:

TMNT Guide to Comic-Con 2014



PANELS


Paramount Pictures
Thursday, July 24
3:00pm-4:00pm - Hall H
(Megan Fox and Will Arnett are expected to make an appearance as fans get a preview of exclusive footage from the upcoming movie.) Paramount Pictures will provide an inside look at their upcoming films. Attendees will view exclusive footage presented by special guests and hear the latest news for some of the year's most anticipated movies!

IDW Artist's Editions
Thursday July 24
3:30pm - 4:30pm - Room 4
(It is possible/likely that an Artist's Edition of TMNT Vol. 1, #1 will be announced during this panel.)
Artist's Edition editor Scott Dunbier blathers on and on about Artist's Editions past, present, and future. There will be a couple of cool announcements as well as special guests Walter Simonson and IDW president (and art lover) Greg Goldstein-what more could you possibly want?

Everything Old Is New Again: The '90s Live On!
Thursday, July 24
7:00pm - 8:00pm - Room 29A
Vintage and retro are still hot with Boomers and Gen X, but Millennial collectors are now coming into the marketplace looking for their childhood "new classics" toys of the 1990s! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Batman Animated, and Aliens are all on the rise again and in demand (to say nothing of the My Little Pony renaissance!). Can Furby's comeback be far behind? Come talk to creators and collectors of all generations about Total Justice, Street Sharks, and Dexter's Lab among many other totally rad '90s toys and find out what Clinton-era toyline is now the "new Star Wars" for collectors! Moderator Daniel Pickett (ActionFigureInsider.com, Geek Shall Inherit podcast) discusses this and much more with a panel of toy industry experts, including Reis O'Brien (Funko), Jeff Trojan (Playmates Toys), Kevin Kiniry (DC Collectibles), Randy Falk (NECA), and Jeremy Sung (Spy Monkey Creations).

The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - A Look Under the Shell
Thursday, July 24
8:15pm - 9:15pm - Room 6DE
In celebration of the new documentary film, Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, co-creator Kevin Eastman will lead this fascinating panel including Randall Lobb (writer/director), Isaac Elliott-Fisher (executive producer), Mark Hussey (executive producer), and Galen Walker (executive producer), taking fans behind-the-scenes and beneath the streets into the incredible 30-year journey and reveal the real origin story of four of pop culture's most enduring heroes. Featuring clips from the documentary, followed by a Q&A discussion, fans will get to see how this so-called "happy accident" defied every naysayer to become one of the most popular and beloved franchises in the world.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Action Figure Revue
Friday July 25
2:00pm - 3:00pm - Room 23ABC
Join Playmates Toys-the master toy licensee for TMNT since the 1980s -as members of the mutant marketing team prepare to "unleash shell" and discuss what's new and next for the articulated heroes on a half shell. Get sneak peeks at Turtle toys based on Nickelodeon's animated series, Paramount's blockbuster movie, and the original comic series. It's a great chance to ask questions of "team green" members who've worked on all incarnations of the Turtles since their debut three decades ago.

Nickelodeon: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-Booyakasha!
Saturday, July 26
11:15am - 12:15pm - Room 6A
Revel in the mutation madness as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles nunchuk their way through bad guys, eat pizza, and kick Kraang butt! Executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman pull back the curtain to give an in-depth look at the creation of the current series and talk with the amazing voice talent behind NYC's most dangerous teenagers: Sean Astin (Raphael), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Seth Green (Leonardo), Josh Peck (Casey Jones), and Kelly Hu (Karai). Moderated by Rich Magallanes (SVP of current series animation for Nickelodeon).


Minimates Mini-Figures: From Marvel to Clerks to TMNT
Saturday, July 26
1:30pm - 2:30pm - Room 8
Diamond Select Toys' Chuck Terceira (president), Jason Wires (prototype painter), and Zach Oat (marketing supervisor) discuss what's coming up for the popular 2-inch mini-figure line, including new series based on X-Men: Days of Future Past, Guardians of the Galaxy, Sin City, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary
Saturday July 26
2:00pm - 3:00pm - Room 23ABC
In 1984, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird published the first issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The comic book was an overnight success, and three decades later, the Turtles are more popular than ever, starring in a hit Nickelodeon television series, an award-winning toy line, monthly comic books from IDW, and a new live-action movie later this summer. Join TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman for a 30th anniversary celebration featuring a who's who of talented people who have contributed to the Turtles' enduring history. Guests include Karl Aaronian (Playmates Toys), Townsend Coleman (voice of Michelangelo in the original TMNT animated series), Lloyd Goldfine (4kids TMNT, Turtles Forever), Ciro Nieli (executive producer, Nickelodeon TMNT), Ernie Reyes Jr. (Keno inTMNT II: The Secret of the Ooze), and Tom Waltz (writer, IDW TMNT comics), and panel moderator Andrew Farago (curator, Cartoon Art Museum; author of TMNT: The Ultimate Visual History).


IDW: Kids Comics!
Sunday, July 27
10:00am - 11:00am - Room 4
Who's got the best comics for kids? IDW, of course! My Little Pony! Angry Birds! TMNT! Littlest Pet Shop! Skylanders! Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War! Editors Sarah Gaydos, Bobby Curnow, David Hedgecock, and Carlos Guzman talk about all these titles and more. With creators Louise Simonson, Katie Cook, Tony Fleecs, Andy Price, Derek Charm, and too many more to mention! Plus, free comics for kids!


EXCLUSIVES


Action Figure Xpress
Booth #3345

Peavey Eastman and Laird Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Black and White / Glow in the Dark Rockmaster Electric Guitar
$275.00


Nickelodeon
Booth #4133

Playmates Black & White Mirage-Style Raphael - $30



KidRobot Bebop Vinyl Figure - $50

Kid Robot Rocksteady Figure - $50


Funko Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Michelangelo Hikari - $

IDW Publishing
Booth #2643

TMNT The Ultimate Collection, Vol. 5 B & W Limited Edition Convention Exclusive - $50

Pre-order now for pickup at SDCC.

TMNT 30th Anniversary Special Exclusive Covers - $10 each


TMNT Vol. 1, #1 2014 Convention Exclusive Reprint - $10


TMNT Vol. 1, #1 2014 Convention Exclusive Reprint - $25

Awesome Convention Exclusives
Booth #620

TMNT 30th Anniversary Convention Exclusive - $25

Entertainment Earth
Booth #2343

This is not a convention exclusive, but Entertainment Earth will be offering for sale the Playmates TMNT Classics figures based on the 1990 movie. This will be the first opportunity for the public to buy these figures, but they will be available at retail at a later date.

Fat Rabbit Farm
Booth #4535

Collect all four! Limited edition, handmade plush by Fat Rabbit Farm! Please note that these are not officially licensed products. $60/each.

PEOPLE

Kevin Eastman - Booth #1529 (Heavy Metal)
Kevin will be all over the convention throughout the weekend. Get his schedule on his official website.

Stan Sakai - Booth #4906
Be sure to buy the new "The Sakai Project" book!

Michael Dooney - Artists’ Alley #DD-22
Dave Garcia - Artists’ Alley #GG-17
David Petersen - Artists’ Alley #GG-09


Alex Deligiannis - Booth #1802
Alex will be selling a fantastic set of four TMNT art prints, among other great things.

Nick Palma - Sails Pavilion Autograph Area
Nick was Michaelangelo's stunt double in TMNT 2 & 3.
Thursday - 10:00am - 2:30pm
Friday - 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Saturday - 10:00am - 2:30pm
Sunday - 10:00am - 1:30pm


Monday, August 12, 2013

SDCC 2013: Playmates Unproduced Concept Sketches



As part of their panel at Comic-Con this year, Playmates presented some slides of concept sketches for toys that never made it into production. Enjoy this glimpse of what might have been!

Monday, August 5, 2013

SDCC 2013: Playmates Bebop and Rocksteady Classics Figures




Second to the 1990 movie classics figures, the most-exciting reveal Playmates had at their panel were these Bebop and Rocksteady figures, which will also be part of the "Classics" line. However, they did let us know that Splinter and Shredder would eventually also be added to this series.

SDCC 2013: Playmates 1990 TMNT Movie Classics Figures




Playmates' Comic-Con panel didn't have much excitement to share. However, the best thing they showed was truly impressive. As part of their larger, more-detailed "Classics" line, Playmates will next year be releasing figures based on the Turtles as we saw them in the 1990. These are the Turtles as realized by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Despite advancements in movie effects in the 20+ years since, these Turtles for many are still the definitive movie Turtles.

Unfortunately, all they had for us was this one slide. And despite the text at the bottom saying it was on display at the Diamond booth, it wasn't. However, Toy News International has the hi-res versions of the pictures shown in the slide.

Two are below; check out the rest.


Friday, July 26, 2013

SDCC 2013: IDW TMNT Panel Report




Thursday, July 18, at San Diego Comic-Con, IDW and moderator Bobby Curnow hosted a panel along with Kevin Eastman showcasing their upcoming plans for the on-going TMNT series, the Micro-Series books, and the New Animated Adventures series.

The first thing addressed was the current "City Fall" storyline. In this story we're seeing several different family dynamics in conflict with each other. On the Turtles' end, we see Leo and Don butting heads, which is a bit of a change [from the typical conflicts seen between Leo and Raph].

While Leo is typically straight & narrow and lives by the rules, Shredder manipulates his psyche to bring him to the "dark side." Having Leo on his side is appealing to Shredder, who looks down on Karai because she's female.


Above: A look at character designs for Dark Leo and Hun.

Below: Character designs for Bebop and Rocksteady.




Although Bobby and the rest of the panel danced around giving spoilers for the remaining issues of "City Fall," the nature of how solicitations in the comic book industry work means we're going to get an idea of how it wraps up anyways. Thus, he revealed to us the next storyline, "Northampton." The art shown, by Ross Campbell, depicts the four Turtles back together, but not quite back to normal. The brothers are in a bad place at the end of "City Fall;" "Northampton" is a time out, although the Turtles might not find the kind of peace they're looking for.

Of course, Northampton, Massachusetts, has been a second home for the Turtles in more way than one throughout the years. Interior art will be by Ross Campbell, who has also designed a new mutant that will be appearing.


Above: A look at a couple of the covers for the upcoming Micro-Series Villains #6 Hun.

Below: A look at a couple of the covers for the upcoming Micro-Series Villains #7 Bebop and Rocksteady.


Regarding the on-going series, Bobby acknowledged that characters such as Alopex and Kitsune were not created to be featured heavily in the story, but that their popularity puts them in more. Other characters are being seeded into the book. And we can expect to see more elements from the 4Kids series enter into the mix. 


Bobby also revealed that Micro-Series Villains #8 would feature Shredder. Above is one of the covers.


The New Animated Adventures series has just launched! Woot! This book will remain completely separate from the 2-year-old on-going series. And likewise, the on-going series will remain completely separate from the Nickelodeon CGI cartoon series.

Above: A couple of upcoming covers by Kevin Eastman. Kevin expressed extreme satisfaction with the way the series has progressed and credited it with helping him to discover how much he loves to read, write, and draw comics.

Monday, July 15, 2013

TMNT Guide to Comic-Con 2013



It's that time of year again! And as always, Ninja Pizza is your go-to source for everything TMNT at Comic-Con! If you'll be at the show, check out the points of interest below. If you'll be watching Comic-Con from home, be sure to follow Ninja Pizza on Facebook and Twitter for all of the latest updates as they happen!

All dates, times, locations, and generally everything is subject to change.

Panels:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Featuring Kevin Eastman
When: Thursday, 10-11am
Where: Room 9
A special discussion about all things TMNT featuring co-creator Kevin Eastman! Join Eastman and other members of the IDW Publishing TMNT creative brain trust, including editor Bobby Curnow and writer Tom Waltz, for what promises to be one shell of a fun and informative time!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Action Figure Showcase
When: Thursday, 2-3pm
Where: Room 25ABC
Members of the mutant marketing team for Playmates Toys-the master toy licensee for TMNT since the 1980s-prepare to "unleash shell," discussing what's now, new, and next for the articulated heroes on a half-shell. Get sneak peeks at future toys (perhaps some from season 2 of the Turtles' animated series or the upcoming TMNT movie), and ask questions of "team green" members who've worked on all three incarnations of the Turtles since their debut decades ago.
Go Green! With the Lean, Mean, Ninja Team: Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
When: Friday, 2:15-3:15pm
Where: Room 6A
Check out Nick’s latest mutation as Executive Producers Ciro Nieli and Peter Hastings and Story Editor Brandon Auman discuss the upcoming finale for Season 1 and get an exclusive look at what’s in store for Season 2. Meet members of the incredible Ninja cast: Sean Astin (Raphael), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Mae Whitman (April O’Neil) and Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder). Stick around for the “unmasking” of a fan-favorite character.
IDW Kids Comics: A Panel for All Ages! Ponies, Turtles, and More!
When: Sunday, 11am-12pm
Where: Room 4
Editors Sarah Gaydos, Bobby Curnow, and Tom Waltz (and a host of amazing creators) discuss the growing slate of all-ages titles at IDW -- including My Little Pony, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures, Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Ghostbusters, Popeye, KISS Kids, and more. Plus, free comics!

Signings:

Nickelodeon TMNT Cast & Crew
When:
Friday, 3:45-515pm
Who: Sean Astin, Rob Paulsen, Greg Cipes, Mae Whitman, Kevin Michael Richardson, and Ciro Nieli
Where: Nickelodeon booth (#4113)

IDW TMNT Creative Team
When: Friday, 6-7pm
Who: Tom Waltz, Erik Burnham, Andy Kuhn
Where: IDW booth (#2643)

IDW TMNT Creative Team

When: Saturday, 12-1pm
Who: Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Erik Burnham, Andy Kuhn
Where: IDW booth (#2643)

Artists' Alley:

Who: Michael Dooney
Known For: Drawing countless Turtles
Where: DD-22

Who: Dave Garcia
Known For: TMNT Adventures, creator of Panda Khan
Where: GG-17

Elsewhere:

Who: Kevin Eastman
Known For: TMNT co-creator
Where: Booth #1529 (Heavy Metal)

Who: Alex Deligiannis
Known For: Artist at Nickelodeon, TMNT mega-fan
Where: Booth #1802

Exclusives:



What: Shredder figure with chrome armor and removable helmet.
Where: Nickelodeon booth (#4113)
Price: $30



What: TMNT Funko Pop! Metallic Variants
Where: Funko book (#5343)
Price: $15/each


What (left): TMNT New Animated Adventures #1 variant cover
Where: Diamond Comic Distributors booth (#2401)
Price: $4

What (right): TMNT New Animated Adventures #1 variant cover
Where: Awesome Conventions booth (#620)
Price: $20


What (left): TMNT: Ultimate Collection Vol. 4 black & white variant cover
Where: IDW Booth (#2643) [pre-order here]
Price: $50

What (right): Kevin Eastman's TMNT Artobiography black & white variant cover
Where: IDW booth (#2643) [pre-order here]
Price: $50

What (not pictured): TMNT on-going #21 comic-folio
Where: IDW booth (#2643)
Price: $35
Notes: This is an IDW Limited item that will be available in limited quantities at the show. Additional quantities will be made available online within a few weeks. Watch Ninja Pizza for more information as it becomes available.