Friday, May 31, 2002

Here are quite a few updates in the TMNT world. I meant to post this a few days ago, but blogger was down so I didn't get around to doing it until today:

Mirage C.E.O. Gary Richardson just got back from a frantic but exciting week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo and had some news for us!

We expect to announce the software company that will be producing the new TMNT video games sometime around June 10-14. Development time for a game on the new platforms (PS2, Gamecube, X-Box) is currently around 18 months - so the game won't be out for quite some time. It's possible that a game for Gameboy will come out before that 18 month cycle - but it's not a sure bet by any means. We'll have more definitive info on publisher and platforms in a few weeks!

In toy news, there's a possibility that some extremely limited edition cold cast statues of the TMNT will be released over the next year (in editions of roughly 500-1,000). The plan is to take the image from TMNT volume 1 #1 page 1 of the Turtles and make each into an individual statue with a base - the bases will interconnect to form a diorama.

Here's a link to the page to check out the image being discussed:

The tentative plan is for the first statue to come out at the Comic-Con in San Diego this summer, the second is to be released around the winter Holidays, the third to appear around the time that the new cartoon debuts, and the fourth to arrive at next year's San Diego Comic-Con. These statues may be done as serious and expensive collectibles - so the retail price will be roughly $99.00 per figure. Yowza! It's not a definite plan yet - but it's something that's on the drawing board.

T-U-R-T-L-E Power
May 30, 2002

In the words of the illustrious Partners in Kryme, "Gimme a quarter. I need a reporter. " The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are coming to DVD with the re-release of the first film and releases of the second and third films from New Line Home Entertainment this September.
The simple tale of the ninja turtles is a tale as old as time. Turtles are exposed to radioactive ooze and turn into crime-fighting ninjas. Throughout three movies Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael fight Shredder and other baddies to save the world for pizza eating folks like you and me.
All three films will be shown in both anamorphic widescreen and fullscreen and will contain trailers and filmographies.
All three titles will thrash onto DVD on September 3rd, and will be priced at $14.95 each.


Kevin Eastman is also releasing a hardcover sketchbook of his TMNT works. Kevin will be selling the book at the Heavy Metal booth at San Diego Comic Con International. Fellow artists and collaborators Simon Bisley and Luis Royo will also be there.

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