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Video Review: TMNT Travel Kit

 

There are so many toys on the market for Ninja Turtles, that it’s easy to overlook the other times that can make great gifts.  We don’t want to leave some fun stuff out, so when it’s found at stores or donated to us for review we try to get it up here for all to see.  In this review, I am joined by our guest co-host, Alopex to share a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Travel Kit.  Based on the Nickelodeon series this TMNT travel kit has fun stuff compacted into one box of entertainment. 

Turtle Bug

As a child I got into a game called “slug bug”, it was the only real car game I became a huge fan of.  If we saw a VW Beetle we would hit the person next to us and say ‘slug bug “color”, no slug back’.  I grew up loving VWs, we had VW vans and both my mom and dad had owned bugs when they were younger.  This made it so a VW beetle was my dream car, it was one of the few cars I could tell apart from all the other cars on the road.  I was disappointed when the first car I had was not a bug, then I got my dad’s van.  When I moved onto the next car I finally got my dream car, a VW Beetle 2000.  This is the Turtle Bug and here’s it’s story.

Movie Review: Safety Not Guaranteed

Tom Lokhorst is a veritable cornucopia of useless trivia information, a pop culture junkie, a time-traveler, and self-proclaimed movie nerd. When he’s not watching “Dr. Who”, he also writes movie reviews for T-Shirts.com.

"Wanted: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You'll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. I have only done this once before. Safety not guaranteed."

Movie Review: Men in Black 3

For me, there’s not many movies out there that when the title is said their theme song gets stuck in my head.  Though this is one film where that is exactly what happens.  As soon as I hear the worlds “Men in Black”, all I can remember is that theme song that came out back in 1997.  It was so good and so cool that I will always remember that song and the original Men in Black movie lands right in that same area, very unforgettable film that stands out.  The sequel came out in 2002 and did not get as much love as the original film.

Convention Guide Part 2

This is a guide of how I handle conventions.  This is not saying it’s the right away to go around conventions as everyone enjoys conventions for different reasons.  Though my reasons for creating my own little guide is to get to see and meet guests, hang out with friends, and learn as much as I can with spending as little as possible.

Part 2: Planning your weekend

When going to a convention it’s important to note that there are many different type of convention goers, there are the buyers and sellers, the cosplayers and artists, the panelist and staffers.  So once going in I usualy want to know just what it is that I am there for.  Going over a schedule with a highlighter usually helps.  Sometimes a convention will have this posted on their website in advance, though most of the time they don’t.

Convention Guide Part 1

This is a guide of how I handle conventions.  This is not saying it’s the right away to go around conventions as everyone enjoys conventions for different reasons.  Though my reasons for creating my own little guide is to get to see and meet guests, hang out with friends, and learn as much as I can with spending as little as possible.

Part 1: Deciding on going to the Event.

Whenever I start planning my trips I first search up all the events I can for guests that I have not met, or have made friends with and would like to see again.  After I get the events listed out I look at it in terms of which conventions would be affordable for me.  Usually conventions within a 13 to 16 hour driving distance wins me over the fastest, since I can get there cheaper than going to a convention across country.  After I narrow it down to the realistic list of conventions I could try and make it to, I list those conventions on the TMNT-L forums.

TMNT World Record

Here on Cowabunga Corner we’ve been excited over the last several weeks with news of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell Shock Thrill ride here at Nickelodeon Universe!   This is the first Ninja Turtles Thrill Ride EVER!  And to make the opening of this ride an even bigger event, they decided to set a goal for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fans to gather for a world record breaking event.  The goal was to bring over 786 people to the Mall of America so that we can dress up like the Ninja Turtles to break the Guinness World Record set in 2009!

My first Internet meet up

Ever get nervous about meeting fellow fans from the Internet?  Ever wonder if the person you’re talking to sitting on the other side of the screen is really who they say they are?  Has this prevented you from going out and meeting fellow fans?  I know I was nervous when I first got online, all you heard on the news was the bad stuff.

Mark Bode's TMNT Cartoon Concert

In episode 3 of "Ivey's Flashback", we have a panel, "Mark Bode's TMNT Cartoon Concert" that was held at Turtle Con 1992, the only official Turtle Con that's been held to date. My dad and I went to this panel, and my dad video taped. This panel was different than any other I've ever sat through. Held by Mark Bode and Steve Lavigne.