Monday, June 24, 2002


Turtle-fan extraordinaire ROSEANGELO just offered these bits of news pertaining to the NEW TMNT SERIES!!!

*Mark your calander for January 25th, 2003, when the new TMNT series debut's on Fox's "Fox Block"

*New figures will be shipping at the end of December

*And the Turtles no longer drive a "Party Van," they now got themselves a truck :-)

This information comes from a very reliable source at Playmates Toys.
"That's all I got ... everything else he tried to tell me I already knew 8-)"

Thursday, June 20, 2002

This just in from Mirage webmaster Dan Berger:

Howdy folks!

I'm back from vacation and Mirage C.E.O. Gary Richardson is back from the New York Licensing Show... so there's a bit o' news to tell.

First off, we've hit a snag with printing TMNT #4 - we hope that it will be out on June 26, but there's a chance we'll miss that by a week. Argh!

On to the news!

First off, the limited edition cold-cast porcelain TMNT statues are definitely going to be produced by Playmates Toys! I'll have some pix of the initial sculpture up on the site this week. Turtle Guru Peter Laird has already posted some on his "Blast from the Past" page if you wanna see 'em now:

Scroll down to peep 2 pix!

Leonardo will be the first of four pieces. As I noted last time, each statue will be on a base and each base will interconnect to form one big diorama.
The statues will be painted. Playmates plans to take orders for the statues at this year's San Diego Comic Con ( ) at Diamond Comic Distributors' booth through Diamond Select. The price range will be in the $100-150 range. Currently we're still discussing the edition number, but it's definitely planned to be a very limited release. The second figure (no decision on who it'll be yet), will be out around Christmas of 2003.

The Licensing Show itself went extremely well and the Turtles were the hit of the week! Gary and 4Kids spoke with tons of old school licensees who are lining up to get involved with TMNT 2K3! Expect to see a bit of nifty new Turtles merch in the first quarter of 2003 to coincide with the release of the new show and action figure line.. and then a flood of Turtly goodness should be available by Christmas of 2K3!

Unfortunately the video game contracts haven't been fully worked out yet, but we hope to have the scoop on the new games next month. We know - the wait is killin' us, too! =O)

News regarding the new TV series:

We've gotten in the TMNT story bible, which defines the direction that the show will take, the characters that will appear and the plot synopses for the first season. It's great stuff that will be both warmly familiar and cooly surprising! We're very excited about 4Kids' devotion to make the new TMNT cartoon the best ever - and from what we've seen so far, we're confident this will be the case! Whether you're an old school comics fan, original Turtle toon fan, or brand new to the TMNT altogether, this show will have something for you to dig! The animation studio that has been signed up has worked on the "Men in Black" and "Jackie Chan" toons (to name but two), so ya know that the animation will be some of the best to be seen on Saturday morning television!

Characters that will be appearing: the four original Turtles, Master Splinter, Aril, Casey Jones, The Shredder, The Foot and Baxter Stockman - sure, there's more - but some stuff has to be a surprise. =O)

That's it from the hallowed halls of Mirage for now!

Dan Berger
Mirage Studios' Official TMNT Web Site Dude

Saturday, June 15, 2002

I updated the Peter Laird interview to include a photo of the new coldcast statue of the TMNT. I also added the interview to the Events page.
Check it out:

Friday, June 14, 2002

Now here's a real treat for you all! Mr. Peter Laird himself has agreed to take part in another e-mail interview for! In this interview, he answers five questions about the new TV series, possible video games and the soon-to-be-released cold-cast character statues! Check it out -- the latest word from the most official of sources!

Thanks to Mr. Laird for agreeing to this interview! It means a lot to me and the many fans of the TMNT!

Thursday, June 06, 2002

hehehehe... I just did a google search for "ninja turtles"...
guess what the first result is?? The official website... but guess what the SECOND result is?? MIKEYSTMNT.COM!!

Wooooo! This is great! Thanks mucho to everyone who visits the site. This really makes me feel great! :D

Monday, June 03, 2002

I finally got off my butt and decided to do some significant updates to the gallery page. There are now quite a few additions to the Ninja Turtle Gallery and the Casey Jones Gallery. Check em out!

Another update that I forgot to mention last week is the addition of a new puzzle in the Fun Stuff section. The printable image is basically a word-find, but I love those, and I hope you do too... Enjoy!

Also, in case you haven't noticed, Dave's latest edition of Penicillin on Your Pizza is up! Check it out!

More great turtley stuff coming soon... As always, keep it green!