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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

New Comic Book Day - Tales of the TMNT #40

Tales of the TMNT #40, featuring art by Diego Jourdan and a story by Murphy, is now available in comic shops and directly from Mirage Studios at

Monday, November 5, 2007

Tales of the TMNT #41

Steve Murphy has posted two preview pages from the up-coming Tales of the TMNT #41, which is due in comic shops in December.

You can check out both pages at The 5th Turtle.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

TMNT Christmas Ornaments Now available

A couple updates ago, announced that Kurt Adler would be releasing some TMNT Christmas ornaments this year. This announcement said they'd be available at WalMart, but with Halloween now out of the way, some items are being found a Toys R Us.

Found so far are a 5-pack of small ornaments (left) and larger, individual ornaments, one of each Turtle (below).

Friday, November 2, 2007

Cowabunga Cartoon Classics!

Veteran TMNT artists Ryan Brown and Steve Lavigne have started a new blog titled Cowabunga Cartoon Classics. In addition to sharing random tidbits with everyone, they are taking commissions.

From the blog:
If you ate Ninja Turtle pork rinds, slept in a Turtle sleeping bag or chowed down on Turtle Pez candy while playing a Turtle video game you've seen our art. Peter and Kevin had us design, pencil, ink and color lots of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle art for a lot of different TMNT product back in the eighties and ninties. We now offer commissioned artwork for sale so if you are interested in obtaining that special piece of Lavigne Brown artwork for your home or office space just email us for our industry standard rates.

Dood! Cowabunga!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

TMNT Flashback: Happy Halloween!

Wishing you a safe and happy Halloween, here's a look at one of the poster pullouts from the old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles magazine. This awesome piece comes from the pen of Eric Talbot.

Complete Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation Series on DVD

While Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation has yet to see any sort of DVD release in the United States, there has been a series of releases in the UK. However, most of these releases merely regurgitated the first 5 episodes again and again, with occasional releases of episodes 6-11 and no releases of the second half of the series.

That is about to change and you will soon be able to own the entire Next Mutation series on DVD.

The first 11 episodes are currently available in the UK on the DVD 3-pack pictured above, titled "Turtles Night Out." A second release, with episodes 12-26, is due to be released on November 12.

Both DVDs are available to order from, but buyers should keep in mind that these are Region 2, PAL-formated DVDs. North American DVD players and TVs are built to play Region 1 and NTSC DVDs. An innovative person can find a way around this limitation.

Thanks to Gobo for keeping tabs on these DVDs. links:
Ninja Turtles - The Next Mutation Vol.1
Ninja Turtles - The Next Mutation Vol.2

Sunday, October 28, 2007

TMNT Flashback: Limited Edition Button Sets

From the Official TMNT Treasury:
In late 1984, Eastman and Laird met entrepreneur and fan Jeff Rudolph from Hartford, Connecticut. They struck a deal with him to issue a limited edition—of a thousand sets each—of four TMNT buttons. "They were pretty straightforward buttons, in black and white," remembers Laird. "I don't know if he ever sold them all—I know it took a long time for him to sell just half of them."

Eastman nods his head in agreement. "I don't think at the time they went over that famously. We put a couple ads in the early issues saying that we were selling them, and it was months and months and months before we sold the last couple sets. The guy had a button-making system at home, where he just got the artwork photocopied and then he hand-colored them with markers, and then numbered them himself." Eastman grins at how primitive it now sounds. "One of those early deals ... that was just a little ahead of its time."

Pictured below is the ad selling these buttons; these are the buttons themselves.