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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

"TMNT: Out of the Shadows" Out Today for Xbox and Steam

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows" is now available for download on Xbox Live and Steam.
Xbox Live Arcade: 1200 Microsoft Points
PC via Steam: $14.99
It will be available on the Playstation Network on 9/24.

Did you get it? What's you review?

IDW TMNT #25 - Variant Cover Guide

Another month, another new part to the "City Fall" saga!

Check out a preview!

Also out today is a special 100-penny press edition of IDW TMNT #1. [cover]

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Mateus Santolouco.
Regular cover.

Cover B: Kevin Eastman.
Regular cover.

Cover C
Cover D
Cover C: Mark Buckingham.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 10 copies ordered.

Cover D: Kevin Eastman.
Retailer exclusive. Available from Jetpack Comics.

Cover E
Cover E: Jetpack Comics.
Retailer exclusive. Available from Jetpack Comics.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

TMNT New Animated Adventures #2 - Variant Cover Guide

Season 2 of Nickelodeon's TMNT cartoon starts next month, but in the meantime you can indulge in this brand new animated adventure!

Check out a preview!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Dario Brizuela.
Regular cover.

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

IDW TMNT Micro-Series Villains #5 Karai - Variant Cover Guide

Another month, another villain! This month, we take a look at Karai.

Check out a preview!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Tyler Walpole.
Regular cover.

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

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

IDW Limited TMNT #21 Comicfolio On Sale Today

IDW Limited's first TMNT offering in their line of comicfolios is set to go on sale on their website today. This limited edition collection features 15 reprints of Kevin Eastman's original layouts for TMNT #21 from IDW's on-going Ninja Turtles title. The layouts are presented in a die cut folder with a special edition of the completed comic itself that doesn't have the usual logos and other text on the front.

This item is on sale NOW! Get it! The first 100 copies of the comicfolio sold today will be signed by Kevin Eastman!

Friday, August 16, 2013

"Ninja Turtles" Release Date Moved to August 8, 2014 reports that the release date for next year's "Ninja Turtles" movie has been moved back from June 14, 2014, to August 8, 2014. The given likely reason is to put more space between it and Transformers 4, another Paramount production, which is slated for June 27, 2014.
Both of these have involved campaigns and a big merchandising component, and it was thought the studio would be better off spacing the two toy-tied films further apart than the 19 days it was looking at in the original scheduling configuration. Of course, this puts TMNT just one week away from Marvel Studio’s next superhero franchise launch Guardians Of The Galaxy, which opens August 1.
And yes, if you were paying attention last week, you'll recall that August 8 is my birthday! Woohoo!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Kevin Eastman to Have Cameo in "Ninja Turtles" Film

TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman last week posted to Facebook the news that he was in New York to shoot a cameo in the new "Ninja Turtles" movie coming out next year. No details on what the role might be, but he also shared this photo of his fiancĂ©, Courtney, on set.
A sticker on the back of the truck in the photo says, "Give Blood, Play Hockey." Casey's? It also has New Jersey plates. But I might just be looking for something where there's nothing.

There has been no word on whether or not co-creator Peter Laird will also have a cameo.

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!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

TMNT 2012, Episodes 25 & 26 "Showdown"

Happy Birthday to ME! The two-part season finale to the first season of the impressive and successful first season of Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles airs in prime time TONIGHT! Don't miss it! (And yes, it really is my birthday - Yay!)


Episodes 25 & 26: Showdown
Watch and find out!

Watch it at 8pm Eastern/7pm Central time tonight. Check your local listings to be sure when it's on in your town!

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.