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Review: Half Shell Heroes Dinos and Turtles and "Blast into the Past" Special

 

Last week we shared the review for “Blast into the Past” A big Golden Book.  It’s based on the new Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Special.  This week, we’re bringing our focus back there, as “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Blast into the Past” airs on TV for it’s first time on November 22nd.  This review brings us right to the heart of the special, Playmates Toys.  Inspired by the Half Shell Heroes toys, here is my review of the 2pack sets of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dinos.

Help get TMNT into the National Toy Hall of Fame!

In 1983 Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, they released these characters to the public in 1984 as a Comic Book.  The Turtles were a huge success through comic book fans, though for those not into the comic scene it was not heard of.  Things could’ve remained this way if Mark Freedman did not get into the picture and go to Playmates Toys for the action figure line.  Playmates Toys loved this story so much that they funded the first five episodes of the original cartoon series.  Making the Toys one of the major backbones behind the Turtles which helped many of us fans learn their story.  I for one am Thankful as they helped and changed t

The end of the TMNT 30th Anniversary Party

Christmas is over for 2014, which brings us to the countdown of the days to end the year.  Ones begin to reflect back upon the events of the year.  The good, the bad and the relaxing times.  Each of us out there celebrating one thing or another, as we hold close whatever is dear in our hearts.  Some of us will miss 2014, while others pray for a better new year.  For TMNT fans, this new year brings forth the end of the 30th anniversary celebration.  This is a short look back at the things done for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turning 30.

Happy Birthday TMNT! 2014 - Creation

On November 19th, 1983 Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird created the TMNT.  The two of them made history that day, by bringing characters to life who would soon touch the life of millions.  Little did they know the impact their artwork could have on the world.  

31 years since they were first drawn with so much done.  There are still many roads for the TMNT to take in the future!  

Review: Free Comic Book Day 2014 by Babzilla

 

Midwest Media Expo 2014: TMNT Panel

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has now been around for 30 years.  With the celebration going on throughout the year I’ve been invited as a guest to different conventions and events.  One of these events was the Midwest Media Expo held in Detroit, Michigan. They asked me to do a TMNT panel based on the 30 years of Ninja Turtles, giving me an hour and a half to talk Turtles, with an awesome co-host to help bring this panel to life, Andre Meadows from Black Nerd Comedy!  This is that panel.

Review: Free Comic Book Day 2014

Every year Comic Book fans have a day that stands out above any other.  This day helps introduce people to new comics, brings communities closer together.  Gets creators out to meet their fans.  All while bringing happiness to the comic fans who gather for this day of fun and excitement.  Free Comic Book day.  In 2013 I reviewed two awesome gatherings that took place on the Holiday.  This year I only went to one, though for an important moment in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles history.  Here is my review of “Free Comic Book Day” 2014.

Review: Free Comic Book Day 2013

The first Saturday in May is a yearly event that people can enjoy. As Comic Book stores receive Free Comic Books to pass out to anyone who shows up. In the Detroit area each Comic Book store does their own thing and the event takes place in the store. This is how I thought it was done everywhere, though this year there was two events I wanted to go to that was out of state. I was in for a shock with how one town runs their free comic book day like a Holiday.

Michaelangelo - The spelling

When Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird created the Ninja Turtles, they named them after the famous artist.  This is known through all of the different medias of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  And through the years there’s only one name that changed in the way they spell it.  From issue 1 of Mirage TMNT Volume 1, Michelangelo’s name was spelled Michaelangelo.  There was an a right after the h.  Though in 2000, there was a change to that spelling.  This was only mentioned once in character, in an area only the online fans know of.

Review: TMNT "Enter the Lair" by Random House

Going around stores has started to remind me of the early 1990’s, finding different Ninja Turtle items.  It feels great to know that the Turtles are doing so well, and I love to see all the different items coming out right now.  Most of the time I can’t pick everything up, though some items stand out to where I just have to get it for the collection.  One of the items I found back in February while shopping in Lexington, Kentucky was this 3-D TMNT book “Enter the Lair”.  I’ll like to share my thoughts on this cool item.

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