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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

First Look at "Out of the Shadows" Toys Reveals Kraang and the Technodrome

Well, it's 2016 and we're officially six months away from the next TMNT movie. "Out of the Shadows." Although we saw the first teaser trailer last month, with Toy Fair just around the corner, it's time for us to start getting yet more looks at what we can expect.

In an interview released just yesterday by Rolling Stone magazine, Michael Bay confirmed the presence of Krang in the movie. Now, Technodrome forum user DVD is giving us a look at Krang (actually, "Kraang") in toy form.

This page from an insert booklet shows what appears to be the first wave of action figures, including Shredder, Bebop, Rocksteady, and Kraang. Whew, that's a lot of characters jammed into this movie. But wait, there's more!

That's right! We're getting the Technodrome! And it wouldn't be a TMNT toy line without motorcycles.

Bebop's and Rocksteady's bikes are actually in the movie; not sure if the Turtles will also have them. But we do know from the trailer that the Turtles have a "Tartaruga Brothers" converted garbage truck.

And, of course, it also gets a toy.

Deluxe figures, complete with kung fu action.

And finally, we've got 11" figures. But this is only the beginning of what's sure to be a busy year!

Mark Hamill Joins the TMNT Voice Cast

Once again proving that it has the greatest voice cast on television, the Nickelodeon TMNT series has added the Jedi Master himself, Mark Hamill, to its ranks. His character, Kavaxas—Demodragon of the Underworld, looks to be a real baddy.

While Mr. Hamill has been busy in recent weeks promoting a little movie called Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he's also taken to Instagram and Twitter to show some love for this new universe that he's entering.

No word on when exactly we can expect to hear from him, but new episodes start up again this Sunday, January 10!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan Video Game Coming Soon

At the beginning of the month, rumors spread that Platinum Games was working on a new TMNT title. Those rumors have gained traction as Twitter user @lifelower has discovered Xbox One cover art for this new game, titles "TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan."

This cover art is immediately recognizable as being by Mateus Santolouco, who has done considerable work on IDW's ongoing TMNT title. This suggests that the title will be based on the TMNT comic book series, which is quite exciting for both comic book fans and video game fans.

While Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan has yet to be officially announced, ratings information indicates that it will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

IDW Explores Alternate Timelines In "Deviations"

Happy New Year, everyone! 2015 was another eventful year for our team of green, and it looks like the excitement is going to continue into 2016.

IDW has announced a special five-week event to take place in March 2016 that will explore alternative takes on some of their most popular titles.

The five titles that will deviate are G.I. Joe, Ghostbusters, The X-Files, Transformers, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In this special TMNT title, writer Tom Waltz and artist Zach Howard will explore a world where the Turtles join Shredder(!!).

Be sure to order it from your local comic shop!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

IDW TMNT #53 - Variant Cover Guide

Happy Christmas Eve Eve! If you've got the shopping time to spare, stop into your local comic shop to pick up the newest TMNT title!

Check out a preview!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Michael Dialynas.
Regular cover.

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

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

Thursday, December 10, 2015

"TMNT: Out of the Shadows" Trailer Hits the Web

It's here! The first trailer for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows" is now available in full HD glory!

New Images from "TMNT: Out of the Shadows"

Yesterday, a short teaser video promised that we'd get the first TMNT 2 trailer today. But after the full two-and-a-half-minute trailer managed to leak, Paramount went to work sending out promotional images as well as the trailer (check the top post for that!).

The biggest news from this reveal is the title "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows," which is a change from the working title "Half Shell."

Promotional images show us the four Turtles (with new garb and gear), April O'Neil (Megan Fox) with Casey Jones (Stephen Amell), and Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly).

Here are a bunch of marketing words:
“TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS” is the sequel to the 2014 hit film “TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES.” The film is based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman and is directed by David Green (“EARTH TO ECHO”). Michael Bay (the “TRANSFORMERS franchise) returns to produce alongside his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (“ TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES”), with Galen Walker and Scott Mednick (“TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES”) also producing. 
Also returning for the sequel is Megan Fox (“TRANSFORMERS”) as April O’Neil, Will Arnett (“Arrested Development”) as Vernon Fenwick and the Turtles: Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Pete Ploszek at Leonardo, and Jeremy Howard as Donatello. Rounding out the cast is Stephen Amell (“Arrow,”) as Casey Jones, Tyler Perry ("GONE GIRL", the "MADEA" franchise) as Baxter Stockman, Academy Award nominated actress Laura Linney (“The Big C”, “LOVE ACTUALLY”) as Chief Rebecca Vincent, Brian Tee (“JURASSIC WORLD”) as Shredder, WWE World Heavy Weight Champion Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly as Rocksteady and Gary Anthony Williams (“THE INTERNSHIP”) as Bebop.
And some Wanted posters featuring Bebop and Rocksteady.