Friday, December 14, 2012

TMNT LEGOs Now Appearing in Stores




Although they have an official release date of January 2013, the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles LEGO sets have been spotted by numerous people on store shelves. Most reports seem to be finding the sets at Toys R Us stores, as well as (of all places) Walgreens. However, it should be noted that both stores are selling the sets for higher than the MSRP. If you're patient, you can probably get a better deal if you wait for the sets to appear in Walmart or Target. 


Thanks to Shawn B. for sending in these pics from his local Toys R Us!



TMNT McDonald's Promotion Begins Today




McDonald's restaurants are scheduled to begin the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles promotion today! So go get yourself a Happy Meal or something. But don't bother complaining about the food. If you don't want the food, walk in, ask to buy the toy(s), buy it/them, and walk out. It's a pretty simple process.

Happy hunting!

TMNT 2012, Episode 12: "It Came From the Depths"




Set your alarm clocks and/or DVRs - there's a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode tomorrow!

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 12: It Came From the Depths
A volatile alligator with Kraang technology becomes Michelangelo's new pal, but the other turtles are hesitant about trusting this creature.

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

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

IDW TMNT #17 - Variant Cover Guide



Another Wednesday, another new comic book day! Today's new release marks the first book by new TMNT penciller, Ben Bates. Bates is so far confirmed to be working on issues 17-20.

Check out a preview!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Ben Bates.
Regular cover; distributed in a 4:1 ratio with cover B.

Cover B: Kevin Eastman.
Regular cover; distributed in a 1:4 ratio with cover A.

Cover C
Cover C: Andy Kuhn.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 10 copies ordered.

Friday, December 7, 2012

TMNT 2012, Episode 11: "Mousers Attack!"




Ok, let's try this one again. Last weekend actually ended up being a repeat episode, but there will most definitely be a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode tomorrow!

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 11: Mousers Attack!
The turtles divide into two groups to combat multiple villains, and Donatello and Michelangelo want to demonstrate that they're just as powerful a duo as Leonardo and Raphael.

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

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Nickelodeon TMNT Cast to Appear Live Dec. 14



Rob Paulsen will be hosting another special LIVE edition of his Talkin' Toons podcast on December 14 at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Los Angeles.

Appearing for this special event will be members of the voice cast for Nickelodeon's current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles CGI series, Sean Astin (Raphael), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Jason Biggs (Leonardo) who will be appearing via Skype, and Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder).

Tickets for the event are $20, and can be purchase online right now!

Corey Feldman Joins TMNT Voice Cast for Season 2



TVGuide.com reports that Corey Feldman, who played Donatello in the first and third live action TMNT movies, will be joining the voice cast of the current Nickelodeon CGI series as a recurring character in season 2.

No details of the character are provided, but not only does this mark Feldman's return to the TMNT, but it also reunites him with his Goonies co-star, Sean Astin.

Feldman was also recently quoted as saying that he'd be open to participating in the upcoming Michael Bay Ninja Turtles movie, due in May 2014.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

IDW TMNT Color Classics Michaelangelo #1 - Variant Cover Guide



The color reprint of TMNT Vol. 1 Michaelangelo #1 is in shops today!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Kevin Eastman (color).
Regular cover.

Cover B: Kevin Eastman (black and white).
Retailer exclusive cover for Jetpack Comics.
This cover is available from Jetpack Comics.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Nickelodeon TMNT Series Nominated for 3 Annie Awards




Nominations for the 40th Annual Annie Awards, which celebrate excellence in the field of animation, have been announced with Nickelodeon's new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series receiving three nominations.
Directing in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
Michael Chang, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Never Say Xever’ – Nickelodeon Animation Studios
Storyboarding in an Animated  Television/Broadcast Production
Irineo Marramba, Ciro Nieli, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: I Think His Name is Baxter Stockman’’ – Nickelodeon Animation Studios 
Voice Acting in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
Mae Whitman as April O'Neil – ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rise of the Turtles’ – Nickelodeon Animation Studios
Congratulations to the nominees! The Annie Awards will be announced and presented during a ceremony scheduled for February 2, 2013, in Los Angeles, CA.

Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation Vol. 2 Now Available on DVD



Being released today is Shout! Factory's second DVD release of Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation. Volume 2 includes episodes 14-26, which concludes the series.

Also included as bonus features are the two crossover episodes of Power Rangers in Space, as well as a promotional music video.

Get it now from Amazon.com!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

TMNT: The Ultimate Collection Vol. 1 Deluxe Limited Edition Hardcover



This morning, IDW is announcing and making available for pre-order the next title in their IDW Limited series. This next title is TMNT: The Ultimate Collection Vol. 1 Deluxe Limited Edition Hardcover. Details on the different editions are below, visit IDWLimited.com to order now!

Red Label: $125
  • Limited to 325 copies
  • Limited-edition, custom-designed slipcase
  • Mounted signature page signed by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, hand-crimped and numbered to 325
  • Brand new exclusive to IDW Limited cover, vellum overlay and end pages


Black Label: $350 (4 versions - 1 for each of 4 Turtles)
  • Limited to 10 copies (each version)
  • Hand-drawn full color illustration of Leonardo by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman housed in a hardcover portfolio case
  • Limited-edition, custom-designed tray case
  • Mounted signature page signed by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, hand-crimped and numbered to TEN
  • Hand-drawn weapon and hand-colored bandana on the signature page by Kevin Eastman


Blue Label: $495
  • Limited to just TEN copies
  • Hand-drawn full color illustration of the entire Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle team including Master Splinter drawn by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman
  • Limited-edition, custom-designed tray case
  • Mounted signature page signed by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, hand-crimped and numbered to TEN
  • All four turtles’ weapons are hand-drawn by Kevin Eastman on the signature page

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

IDW TMNT #16 - Variant Cover Guide



Behold! A new issue of the ongoing TMNT series from IDW awaits you in comic shops today!

Check out a preview!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Andy Kuhn.
Regular cover; distributed in a 4:1 ratio with cover B.

Cover B: Kevin Eastman.
Regular cover; distributed in a 1:4 ratio with cover A.

Cover C
Cover C: Ross Campbell.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 10 copies ordered.

Monday, November 26, 2012

TMNT Toys Coming Soon to McDonald's Happy Meals




The McDonald's Happy Meal website is currently showing the above TMNT toys as being next on the schedule for Happy Meal toys. This makes the TMNT the scheduled January "boy" toy, although they will likely start appearing in restaurants slightly earlier than that.

Video of TMNT Float in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade



Hopefully everyone has recovered from the turkey comas! If you missed it, here are some videos of the TMNT float from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.




Friday, November 23, 2012

TMNT 2012, Episode 10: "Panic in the Sewers"




Just in time for you to emerge from your turkey coma - there's a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode tomorrow!

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 10: Panic in the Sewers
Bradford releases a toxic chemical in the sewers, endangering the turtles' home.

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

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

TMNT Float Ready for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade




Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the good ol' U.S. of A., and with it comes the tradition of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. As first announced last month, the TMNT will be riding in style down the parade route on a brand new float! The finished float is pictured above, and some in-progress pics are below.


The parade airs tomorrow morning on NBC at 9am in all time zones.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! And I'll try to have a video clip of the float available before the end of tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

New TMNT Figures Launching in the UK Nov. 24



While the new Nickelodeon TMNT figures are not scheduled to launch in the UK until December 1, several toys stores will be holding special launch events a week early, on November 24.

Midco Toy Planet
Event will feature an appearance by a TMNT character, as well as an opportunity to purchase the (not-so-Comic-Con-exclusive) Night Shadow Leonardo figure (pictured left - only 100 available).

The event starts at 9am, local time.

Location:
Midco Toy Planet
174 South Mall Westfield Centre
Derby, Derbyshire DE1 2AZ

Forbidden Planet
The store will be handing out a special TMNT goody bag to early shoppers (supplies are limited - get there early!), as well as also offering the Night Shadow Leonardo figure for sale and TMNT graphic novels signed by Kevin Eastman.

The event runs from 9:30am-1:00pm. Get full details.

Location:
Forbidden Planet
38 Priory Queensway
Birmingham, B4 7LA

Hamleys Toy Shop
Breakfast pizza will be served, starting at 8:30am, along with freebies and face painting. The store itself will open at 9:30am, with more competitions and giveaways happening throughout the day.

Full event details.

Location:
Hamleys Toy Shop
188-196 Regent St.
London W1B 5BT

Friday, November 16, 2012

First Look at 2013 TMNT Toys from Playmates



Toy News International has posted a sneak peek of some images of new TMNT action figures and toys we can expect to see for sale next year from Playmates Toys.

The new assortment features the four Turtles in some sort of stupid outfits, Baxter Stockman, Snakeweed, some new vehicles, a pizza box that unfolds to reveal a playset, deluxe "Flinger" Turtles, and a few other things.




Frankly, I find myself extremely disappointed with what we see here. Playmates actually went to the trouble of making new Turtles sculpts that more closely reflect the designs of the series, and they still covered them in stupid costumes. Really, Playmates? Have all the complaints about this tired and outdated strategy of yours really fallen on deaf ears? How far are we from the return of Music Turtles?

The new sculpts are actually quite adorable. I would love to buy and display them! BUT I REFUSE TO BUY TURTLES IN STUPID THEME COSTUMES. These new Turtles should just have their traditional gear. Those figures would be awesome.

Ugh. I might buy the baby turtles, but otherwise I'll be spending my money next year actually learning karate.

TMNT 2012, Episode 9: "The Gauntlet"




Set your alarm clocks and/or DVRs - there's a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode tomorrow!

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 9: The Gauntlet
April's incarcerated dad gets a message to her, so she and the turtles set out to rescue him and prevent a bomb from exploding.

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

Friday, November 9, 2012

TMNT 2012, Episode 8: "Never Say Xever"




Set your alarm clocks and/or DVRs - there's a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode tomorrow!

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 8: Never Say Xever
Leonardo regrets showing kindness to Xever, who's turning noodle-shop owners into hostages.

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

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

IDW TMNT Color Classics #6 - Variant Cover Guide



The color reprint of TMNT Vol. 1 #6 is in shops today!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Peter Laird (color).
Regular cover.

Cover B: Peter Laird (black and white).
Retailer exclusive cover for Jetpack Comics.
This cover is available from Jetpack Comics.

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.)

Friday, November 2, 2012

TMNT 2012, Episode 7: "Monkey Brains"




Set your alarm clocks and/or DVRs - there's a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode tomorrow!

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 7: Monkey Brains
Donatello and April look for a missing scientist, but instead they find a psychic monkey at the center of a conspiracy.

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

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

IDW TMNT Annual 2012 - Variant Cover Guide



It's a day many thought would never come. Today's release of IDW's 2012 TMNT Annual features a brand new, 72-page story by Kevin Eastman! This is Kevin's first full-length TMNT tale in a really long time. You don't want to miss this one!!

Cover A

Cover A: Kevin Eastman.
Regular cover.

Cover B

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

Cover C

Cover C: Kevin Eastman.
Retailer exclusive cover #1 for Jetpack Comics.

Cover D

Cover D: Blank sketch cover with masks.
Retailer exclusive cover #2 for Jetpack Comics.

Cover E

Cover E: Blank sketch cover
Retailer exclusive cover #3 for Jetpack Comics.

Cover F

Cover F: Kevin Eastman.
Retailer exclusive cover #4 for Jetpack Comics.

IDW TMNT #15 - Variant Cover Guide



Happy Halloween! Today's an important two-fer for TMNT fans, with both TMNT #15 and the 2012 Annual by Kevin Eastman hitting comic book store shelves. Woohoo! AND don't forget to ask your shop about the Halloween ComicFest edition of IDW TMNT #1, which should also be available for free today.

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Andy Kuhn.
Regular cover; distributed in a 4:1 ratio with cover B.

Cover B: Kevin Eastman.
Regular cover; distributed in a 1:4 ratio with cover A.

Cover C
Cover C: Kagan McLeod.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 10 copies ordered.