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Turtle Tracks

Hi. My name is Jen Selinsky, and I’ve been a fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles since 1990. For the next couple years, I found myself obsessed with the franchise. Primarily, there was the TV show. I also collected some of the action figures, plush toys, and trading cards. And though I wasn’t adamant that I had to have everything turtle related, those who knew me were also aware of my obsession.

As I merged into my adolescence, I became obsessed with other things, such as boys. I’d dated a few guys during junior high and high school; it became obvious that I’d abandoned my four reptilian friends for a sudden surge of hormones!

Happy Thanksgiving : Thankful for Playmates Toys

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the United States.  Each year I’ve been trying to do a story for someone that I’m thankful for in my life.  There’s so many out there that it’s never easy to just narrow it down.  I decided to do something a little different this year.  Instead of a person, I have a company that I am very thankful for.  This company introduced me to my passion for TMNT through their products. They’ve brought me many hours of joy and happiness in my life and has recently helped my family while we were going through a very rough time.  I am so thankful for Playmates Toys and all they’ve done through the last 26 years of my life.

2015 Events - Toonseum TMNT Exhibit

It’s been awhile since I have written here, and I’m sorry about that.  My family has desperately needed me, and I’ve often said “family first” on all things.  So Cowabunga Corner has been one of the areas I had to step back from for a little bit to help my family get things in order.   While we’re still working on things, I’d like to do an update on things to come from Cowabunga Corner.  Hopefully soon! 

Midwest Media Expo 2014: TMNT Panel

 

Review: IDW TMNT Micro Baxter Stockman

In the second issue of Mirage’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles we were introduced to a man who would become an iconic character in TMNT History, Baxter Stockman. Creator of the Mousers, boss of April O’Neil, and a totally evil mad scientist.  Baxter was taken in for the original cartoon character first they change the color of his skin, then they turn him into a fly.  Mirage brought him back in Volume 2, turning him into a robot.  4Kids TMNT brought Baxter in much like he was in the Mirage comics and he went through many different changes with robot bodies.

Review: IDW TMNT Micro Series "Krang"

Life has been crazy busy lately.  With traveling, conventions, family stuff, and so much more.  I have been on the road more than home once again and finding time to write has not been easy. Back in April IDW released the Krang Micro Series issue and sadly I did not get to it the week it came out.  Really I did not even know it was out till I had a comment asking why I did not review it yet.  I did take the time to read it, but still had so much other stuff going on that it’s taken me this long to finally get the chance to write this review.

Random Collection Piece #19

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Throughout the years of being a Ninja Turtle fan, my collection has been growing.  Every year I get something new that joins the collection.  Growing since 1989, I have over 500 Ninja Turtle toys out of package and over 300 in package, as well as books, animation cels, original comic art, scripts and so much more.  To cover all of this on Cowabunga Corner is not something I really think I can do.  Though I get a lot of questions about my collection, so I figured I could do random stories weekly to share one item in my collection.  This week I’m covering a TMNT Notepad.

Review: Nickelodeon TMNT "Baxter's Gambit"

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Review: IDW Secret History of the Foot #4

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Review: The Secret History of the Foot Clan #2

TMNT_Foot02_cvrAShredder the villain that holds the most power in just the mention of his name for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.  Fans all around the world will answer that Shredder is the true arch enemy of the Ninja Turtles.  Though any who talk to me know that I have mostly been disappointed in the Shredder, as he has just been thrown in as evil.  No real rhyme or reason for what he does.  The only universe that gave Shredder a real background on what got him to go dark and full of anger was the Mirage Comics, until now.

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