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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

TMNT Guide to Comic-Con 2016

It's that time of year again! Yes, Comic-Con starts TOMORROW!

Life has been a bit of a whirlwind the last few months, which has sadly kept me from providing updates that I should have been posting. (If you would like the "picture is worth a thousand words" short version, you can see picture 1 and picture 2.) And, unfortunately, because of this, I also don't have my regular, detailed "TMNT Guide to Comic-Con" put together to the extent that I would like. I will kind of be flying by the seat of my pants this year, but I will still be there and I will be updating regularly with all the TMNT news and information I can find.

Here are some quick highlights to look forward to:

Panels dedicated to Nickelodeon's TMNT series (Friday) and IDW's TMNT series (Saturday).

You can check out Kevin Eastman's panel and autograph schedule right here.

The Nickelodeon autograph session will be Friday 1-2:30pm. Be sure to visit the booth earlier in the show to find out when ticket distribution will be—you will need a ticket to attend the autograph sessions!

There are quite a few TMNT exclusive items available for sale! NECA has their amazing TMNT video game figures, and you'll also find exclusive items at the Nickelodeon booth, IDW, Kid Robot, HeroClix, The Loyal Subjects, Mattel, and Bluefin.

And Usagi Yojimbo fans will want to be sure to visit Stan Sakai's booth to pick up the new Usagi Yojimbo coloring book!

TMNT Master on Twitter made this cryptic tweet! (Sounds like something for TMNT fans to check out!)

And Andre the Black Nerd made this awesome video previewing the Kubros exclusive sets that will be available from Mattel.

If you watched through the end, you caught that the Mega Bloks booth will be handing out a free TMNT Mega Bloks comic! Be sure you get one!

Did I miss something? Let me know!

And be sure to follow Ninja Pizza on Facebook and/or Twitter, as that is where all of my "as it happens" updates will be happening throughout the weekend! (Honest truth, there might also be some Pokemon GO updates, if I can manage to find some rare catches. I'm looking at you, Dragonite!)

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Kevin Eastman to Appear on "Tonight in San Diego" June 20

Kevin Eastman and Courtney Eastman will be taping an appearance on "Tonight in San Diego" on June 20, 2016 at the Spreckles Theater in downtown San Diego.

I have two tickets available to give away to one person who can attend the taping in San Diego! You MUST be in the San Diego area and able to attend the taping this Monday at 7:30pm. If this describes you, please e-mail me before the end of the day Thursday, June 16 and include your full name. Tickets will be given away randomly from all qualified emails received.

If you would like to buy tickets for the reasonable price of $7/each, you can do so here.

The show will air locally in San Diego on channel 50 KSDY Thursday, June 23 at 10pm.

Monday, May 23, 2016

"TMNT 2: Out of the Shadows" Movie Premiere Held in New York City

Yesterday, May 22, Paramount held the world premiere for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The event brought together film makers with the fans ahead of the wide release of the film on June 3.

You can check out some photos of the event below, or see the entire album of almost 150 pictures over on Facebook!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Danica Patrick to Drive TMNT-Themed Car in "TMNT 400" Race

Last month, race car driver Danica Patrick and Chicagoland Speedway made a joint announcement that Patrick will drive an April O'Neil/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themed car in the September 18, 2016, Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway. It was also announced that the race will be called the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400.

Friday, March 25, 2016

TMNT Guide to WonderCon

Ahhh! WonderCon starts today! Alas, I won't be there, but there's an impressive schedule of events for TMNT fans who will be, so let's take a look!


Paramount Pictures Presents 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Booth 1637
Visit the booth throughout the weekend to support both the upcoming movie and the Nickelodeon animated series. Check the booth for a schedule of events, including autograph signings and, importantly, ticket distribution times for autograph signings. You can also pick up a wristband to attend a FREE TMNT party on Saturday night!


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Friday, March 25 | 5:45–6:45pm
Microsoft Theater
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies provide an inside look at the next installment in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. Attendees will hear the latest news for one of the summer's most anticipated movies!

Action Figure Insider: Toy Collecting: Attack of the Killer Licenses

Friday, March 25 | 6:00–7:00pm
Room 515A
It is a golden age to be a geek, with a new Star Wars movie every year, multiple Marvel movies, the cinematic Justice League forming, and more Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Not to mention all of the TV projects like The Walking Dead, The Flash, Powers and Arrow! With those projects come toys and collectibles! Bill Benekie (Mattel), Jim Fletcher (DC Collectibles), Kevin Kiniry (DC Collectibles), Dan Lujan (Kotobukiya), Scott Neitlich (Jakks Pacific), and Jeff Trojan (Playmates Toys) discuss how they are handing product production and security for some of the biggest movies and license of all time. Moderated by Daniel Pickett (Action Figure Insider, Geek Shall Inherit podcast).

Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtle Power

Saturday, March 26 | 11:30am–12:30pm
Room 403AB
The Turtles are back! Spend some time with the mutated minds making Nickelodeon's hit animated TV series, now in its fourth season. The panel features executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman as they provide sneak peeks into season 4 and discuss the epic and bizarre adventures in store for the Turtles. Fans will also get an exclusive look at an upcoming new episode "Trans-Dimensional Turtles," in which the Turtles collide with their '80s counterparts. Watch the episode for very special cameos! Also on hand will be the extraordinary and talented voice actors of TMNT.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Shredder's Mutant Masher Photo Preview

Thanks to the fantastic Sonia, I have even more preview pictures of the new TMNT attraction at Nickelodeon Universe in Mall of America, Shredder's Mutant Masher. And there are a bunch more photos for you to check out over on Facebook.

And don't forget, tomorrow is the grand opening event. (Get all those details right here!)

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Shredder's Mutant Masher Thrill Ride Grand Opening Nov. 7

Back in July, it was revealed that Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of American in Bloomington, MN, would be opening a new TMNT attraction called Shredder's Mutant Masher. Well, after months of construction, the grand opening is happening this Saturday, November 7!

The grand opening event runs from 10am-1pm and will feature Foot Clan appearances, mutant caricatures, and martial arts demonstrations. Right at 10am the attraction will be opened with a ribbon "shredding" ceremony. The first 500 guests will receive six ride points, enough to get mutated!

Here are some construction photos provided by TMNT fan Sonia!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

TMNT Guide to New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con is upon us! Alas, I am not in attendance, so I'm not 100% aware of all the TMNT events happening, but here are a few bullet points that should be of interest to you.

If you're aware of any must-see events or people that are of interest for TMNT fans, please leave a comment and I'll add it to the list!


Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Thursday, October 8
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Stage 1-D Presented by AT&T
The TMNT team returns to New York Comic Con to reveal exclusive sneak peeks from Season 4 and what action is in store for the four hero brothers. The Panel features executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman, along with the talented voice actors Seth Green (Leonardo), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Eric Bauza (Tiger Claw, Hun), and more special guests! Booyakasha! Moderated by Andre Meadows (aka “@BlackNerd”).
Note: The Main Stage is cleared between Panels. All Main Stage Panels require a wristband.

The TMNT panel will be streamed LIVE on the New York Comic Con website!
If you aren't at the Con, you can tune in to see everything as it happens.

Go here at 2PM EDT:


The following autograph signings are scheduled for the IDW booth, #1844.

Thursday, October 8
5:30 – 7:00
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated Series – Brandon Auman, Eric Bauza, Greg Cipes, Ciro Nieli, Rob Paulsen (Ticketed signing, see employee for details)

Saturday, October 10
1:00 – 3:00
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Robert Rodriguez (Ticketed signing, see employee for details)

Sunday, October 11
1:00 – 2:00
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Caleb Goellner, Billy Martin, Paul Allor, Cory Smith


Eric Talbot
North Pavilion - E4

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Opening Day of "TMNT: Secrets of the Sewers" at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis

This past Saturday, Sept. 26, the brand new TMNT: Secrets of the Sewers exhibit at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis opened to the public. While I was not able to attend personally. fellow TMNT fan Steven Robert Murphy was able to go check it out and send in this report. Then click through to Facebook to see some fantastic pictures of the exhibit!

TMNT: Secrets of the Sewers will be open through April 10, 2016. If you're in or near Indianapolis, you'll definitely want to check it out!

"Turtles Count it Off"

Indianapolis has turned green... with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! The first thing you will see and hear when you visit the Children's Museum is the fab four with a mixture of songs that Turtle fans know and love. Ranging from "Awesome (You Are My Hero)" by Ya Kid K, "Shredder's Suite" from John Du Prez, even "Coming Out of Our Shells," and so much more! Kids were so hyped and I was getting hyped too!

I attended with my girlfriend and we met up with fellow fan, Michele Ivey. It was great to have a Turtle conversation with someone who has the same interest as you. Anyways, they announced on the intercom many times for all to shout "Booyakasha!" or the arrival of two of the Turtles to get a meet and greet opportunity for pictures.

Entering the exhibit was a blast of everything Turtle related. As soon as you walk in you notice many things that made the TMNT who they are now. A picture of issue 1 done by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird with some information about it and a display of comics. Next to the comic area was labeled "Cartoon," "Movie," and "World." Displaying stuff from that era from toys to VHS/laserdisc and trading cards. Walking more inside you would find a movie suit of Raphael. It looked like it came from the 3rd movie with heavy, heavy modifications due to the wear/tear it had during production, but a pleasant thing to see.

Now the fun part! So much adventures of many puzzles, games, mazes, and just having a shell of a time! The room literally looked like it came straight from the Nick cartoon. There was a woman dressed as April O' Neil (reporter 80's toon), and even the cheese phone!

Overall, I highly recommend that you should go to this. Take a load off of having fun and enjoy everything Turtle related that you love and adore!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Indianapolis Children's Museum to Open TMNT Exhibit Sept. 26

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is proud to announce the upcoming opening of their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles interactive exhibit, in partnership with Nickelodeon. The exhibit will be opening on September 26. Click here for more information!

Here's a sneak peak at what you can expect to find when you visit the museum!

Preliminary concept digital model, Sewer Lair—the Dojo and Splinter’s Room

For 30 years, the TMNT have taught generations of fans that being part of a team lets us discover and exercise our own hidden strengths, and those of our teammates, helping us to achieve more together than we can on our own. In the Dojo, Splinter and Raphael will show visitors the value of hard work, practice, and knowing your enemy.  This area of the exhibit will have two main sections: the Dojo itself, where students may train in physical skills like balance, speed, and reflexes; and Splinter’s Room, where the focus is on knowledge and how to apply it.

Preliminary concept digital models, Sewer Lair—Common Room (1)

The Common Room is where the Turtles hang out, play games, and watch TV.  Here you’ll find the periscope that lets the team keep an eye on the New York streets above!  In this section of the exhibit, Leonardo helps visitors focus on careful planning and on the intellectual challenges of being a team leader.

Preliminary concept digital models, Sewer Lair—Common Room (2)

Leo has left the Turtles’ tPod laying nearby with his social media homepage up. Innocent passersby can, perhaps, take a look at the funny posts his brothers have made for him.

Preliminary concept digital model Sewer Lair—Donatello’s Workshop and Lab

In Donatello’s lab, try your hand at creative problem solving, as well as learning from mistakes. On Donnie’s desk, a series of circuit board puzzles yield lights, sounds, and views of hidden toy dioramas when successfully solved. A plinko-style board lets families experiment with different ways to get mutagen safely into its storage jar. Rotating tile panels feature a game of matching up sewer pipes to connect different areas of the lair.

Preliminary concept digital model, Sewer Lair—Common Room

All work and no play makes Jack a dull turtle—so Michelangelo is here to show off the fun side of the team’s training routine!  In this area, families can demonstrate their rad reflexes with Mikey’s pizza-making game, shred it up on the balance boards, connect miniature sewer pipes to solve a puzzle, and take a quiz to answer the question—WHICH TURTLE ARE YOU?

Preliminary concept digital models, Streets of New York—Family Challenge (1)

Preliminary concept digital models, Streets of New York—Family Challenge (2)

Once you’re trained, it’s time to hit the mean streets of New York City where villains lurk around every corner. Guided by other TMNT team members– from bat-wielding Casey Jones to ninja-in-training, April O’Neill—families work together to help the Turtles crack codes, maneuver through an alley rope maze, bash bad guys with a pizza thrower, and take on a video game challenge. Get the Shellraiser back to the lair, but you’ll need to work as a team to do it!

Life-size Turtles sculpts located in the Sewer Entry

Three-dimensional character models provide photo opportunities and welcome visitors into the exhibit space. Families will enter the exhibit through an archway that evokes the look and feel of the Turtles’ home: the sewer pipes beneath the streets of New York. This area will introduce important aspects of TMNT strategy, introduce the goals of the exhibit, and prepare families to enter the Sewer Lair and join the Turtle Team!

Monday, July 6, 2015

TMNT Guide to Comic-Con 2015

Comic-Con is almost here! As usual, Ninja Pizza will have a front row seat to the event and will be providing live updates throughout the weekend. Below the a list of all items and events that may be of interest to TMNT fans. Am I missing something? Please leave a comment or send an email to let me know!

Please keep in mind that everything listed here is subject to schedule changes and availability.

Will you be at the show? I might need help covering the IDW panel on Saturday. Email me if you'd be willing to help and we can make arrangements.

The best way to follow me during the show is on Facebook and/or Twitter.


Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Friday - 11:45am, Room 6A
Secrets of the ooze are revealed by the mutated minds making Nickelodeon's hit animated series. Moderated by the Internet's biggest fanboy, Andre Meadows (a.k.a. BlackNerd), the panel features executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman as they provide sneak peeks into Season 4 and discuss the epic and bizarre adventures in store for the four talking turtles. Also on hand will be the extraordinary and talented voice actors of the TMNT world: Seth Green (Leonardo), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), and more special guests. Booyakasha!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Toys and Action Figures

Friday - 2:00pm, Room 9
Join the mutants behind the hit toy line for over 25 years. "Team Green" marketers and designers showcase what's new and next with TMNT master toy licensee Playmates Toys.

TMNT: The Big Panel

Saturday - 1:00pm, Room 25ABC
Join IDW editor Bobby Curnow, writer Tom Waltz, and a very special guest for a look back at the past four years of TMNT comics and a sneak peek at what is to come with new announcements and art.


Kevin Eastman

Kevin WILL NOT be setup at the Heavy Metal booth this year. Check the IDW booth for expected signing announcements.

Michael Dooney

Artists' Alley - Booth #BB-14
Find him here all weekend, selling prints and taking commissions.


Nickelodeon - Booth #4113

11" Metal Mutants Leonardo - $50

8" Loyal Subjects Jumbo Leonardo

3" Loyal Subjects Original Comic 4-Pack

IDW Publishing - Booth #2743

TMNT: Casey & April #1 Convention Exclusive Cover - $5, limited to 300

TMNT #44 Covers A & B Signed by Kevin Eastman - $40 (set), limited to 50

Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles - Booth #2607

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates Comic-Style B&W Box Set - $20

Funko - Booth #5341

Pop! Tees: TMNT Skyline Group

The Loyal Subjects - Booth #5050

Stealth Edition TMNT Action Vinyls - $59.99, limited to 500

Battle Tested TMNT Action Vinyls - $59.99, limited to 500

Monogram - Booth #3645

TMNT 3D Foam Collector Key Ring Set - $45, limited to 500

Factory Entertainment - Booth #2647

TMNT Monochrome Raphael Sai Kevin Eastman Signature Edition Prop Replica - $350, limited to 100


San Diego Comic Art Gallery - Kevin Eastman Art Exhibition

Special Convention hours!

Hop-Con 3.0: The w00tstout Festival

July 8, 8pm
Beer-tasting event, 21+ (buy tickets here)
$25 donation above ticket cost receives a limited edition Kevin Eastman art print