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Monday, December 31, 2007

TMNT Flashback: Happy New Year!

To close out 2007, here's the TMNT newspaper comic strip from December 30, 1990.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Saliendo De Sus Caparazones

In addition to being a collector of obscure TMNT items, I'm also a bit of a tech geek. This means I ask for things like USB turntables for Christmas. And, having received such an item, I have now used my basic audio editing skillz to record the LP of the Spanish translation of the Coming Out of Their Shells Tour to MP3.

As such, I am offering these files for download for a limited time. You can download the album here. Grab 'em while they're there!

Track Listing:
  1. Rap Del Tortugon (original song)
  2. Baila Tortuga (original song)
  3. Cuenta Con Nosotros (Dance Mix) (original mix)
  4. Saliendo De Nuestros Caparazones (Coming Out Of Our Shells)
  5. El Poder De La Pizza (Pizza Power)
  6. Buscando Piedras (Skipping Stones)
  7. A Luchar (Walk Straight)
  8. Cowabunga
  9. No Hay Tratos (No Treaties)
  10. Sigue A Tu Corazon (Follow Your Heart)
  11. Cuenta Con Nosotros (Count On Us)

Monday, December 24, 2007

TMNT Flashback: We Wish You A Turtle Christmas

The live-action, direct-to-video "We Wish You a Turtle Christmas" hit stores in 1994 at the same time as its counterpart, "Turtle Tunes." Each video is 30 minutes long and features the Turtles and sometimes Splinter and sometimes these random kids (who apparently know the Turtles quite well) singing songs that never had a chance for a Grammy.

Pictured to the top left is the cover to a Netherlands release that combines both videos onto a single DVD. Although I'm not exactly positive that this is an official DVD release (you can see the whole DVD cover here and judge for yourself).

To the bottom left is the cover to a promotional cassette soundtrack that was released to advertise the original VHS tapes (full cover insert here). The cassette features all of the songs from both videos, although some songs are missing dialog that leaves them with awkward chunks of instrumental. One of the songs actually runs longer than it did on the video.

Merry Christmas to everyone who is celebrating today and tomorrow!

The Forever War: The First 6 Pages

Regular readers of The 5th Turtle know that Murphy has taken the last five days to tell the story behind The Forever War and why it never saw print in issues 71-75 of the Archie comic book series, as was originally planned.

We still have over a year to wait to see this story in print, but in the spirit of the Holiday season, today Murphy has gifted us with the first six pages from this story.

You can read these six pages at The 5th Turtle, here.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Mini Mutants Playsets Now Shipping

The TMNT Mini Mutants playsets are now shipping and have been spotted at Toys R Us for $19.99. Each playset comes with two exclusive Mini Mutants figures.

Pictured to the left are Leo's Ninja Dojo (with Leonardo and Shredder figures) and Raph's Iron Pumpin' Gym (with Raphael and General Mono figures).

Also available are Don's Secret Survelliance Lab (with Donatello and Bigfoot figures) and Mike's Kickin' Crash Pad (with Michaelangelo and Foot figures).

Tales of the TMNT Vol. 1 Treasury Edition TPB Now Available

Tales of the TMNT Vol. 1 Treasury Edition shipped to comic shops this past Wednesday. To the left you can see the exclusive bookplate that is tipped-in to all copies of the book ordered and shipped from, while supplies last.

You can order from Panel to Panel here, or you can check out your local comic shop or order directly from Mirage Studios at

Saturday, December 22, 2007

TMNT Code Green Sweepstakes

Playmates is sponsoring a new "Code Green" sweepstakes in partnership with Game cards are available in the new Alien Hunters and Mutations action figures. There are eight different cards (pictured above), each of which has a code on the back redeemable at

Prizes are:
  • One (1) Grand Prize: A trip to New York City, a visit to the 4Kids Productions studio to do a TMNT voice recording and a full set of Spring 2008 TMNT toys from Playmates.
  • Twenty Five (25) First Prizes: A complete set of Playmates Spring 2008 Toys.
  • One Hundred (100) Second Prizes: One (1) Raphael Alien Hunters action figure.
To receive a free game card, send a postcard with your name, full address and phone number postmarked by May 30, 2008 to:
TMNT Code Green Sweepstakes
P.O. Box 928
New York, NY 10159-0928

Must be age 3-17 and a resident of the United States to win. For full contest details and eligibility requirements, visit