Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Okay, guys, here's the good word from Rich over at Alan Taylor (4Kids PR ppl):

Hi Mike,
I have a interesting piece of news that could work well on your website. I do know that many of your viewers and fans would have an interest in this information. The website (www.4Kids.TV), is now allowing gamers to sample over 100 downloadable games for FREE. It includes various levels and features in addition to a feature which allows gamers to collect and play games on their computers, regardless of whether they are on or offline.

Here's the press release:

Over 600 Products Available on 4Kids TV™ Website

Mega Games Section Also Added to Site - Over 100 Games For Kids of All Ages to Enjoy

NEW YORK – (November 30, 2005) – 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE) has launched an exciting new feature - the 4Kids TV Shop – on its 4Kids TV™ website (www.4Kids.TV).

The new 4Kids TV Shop, which enables visitors to conveniently purchase items via, features over 600 cool products such as toys, cards, books, DVDs and apparel from popular 4Kids properties and 4Kids TV programs such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®, Winx Club™, Yu-Gi-Oh!®, Cabbage Patch Kids®, One Piece™, American Kennel Club™, Artist Collection: The Dog™ / The Cat™, Monster Jam®, Bratz®, Sonic X™ and G.I. Joe Sigma 6™.

“With the increasing popularity of online shopping, we felt it was important to provide kids and their families with a safe and convenient place to shop for their favorite 4Kids licensed products, as well as products from their favorite 4Kids TV shows,” said Alfred R. Kahn, Chairman and CEO of 4Kids Entertainment.

In addition, the 4Kids TV website has launched a Mega Games section, featuring over 100 exciting downloadable games, such as Monopoly™, Shrek 2 Ogre Bowl™ and RollerCoaster Tycoon 2™. These games, created in partnership with Boonty Games™, are playable online or via a free download. There are a set of levels and features available in the free version, with the option to purchase a full-featured version for less than $20.00. Kids can also download the technology for the 4Kids MegaGames HQ Box, which allows them to collect and play games on their computers, regardless of whether they are on or offline.

“We’re always striving to provide our fans with an immersive online experience,” said Jonathan Widro, Director of Internet Operations at 4Kids Entertainment. “With online gaming one of the leading drivers of traffic to 4Kids.TV, expanding our gaming section was a natural decision to make.”

The 4Kids TV website provides kids with 24/7 access to streaming videos of their favorite 4Kids’ cartoons, show information, games, music, downloads and much more.

4Kids TV airs Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (ET) on FOX. The popular lineup includes Magical DoReMi™, Bratz, Winx Club, Sonic X, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and G.I. Joe Sigma 6.

Much thanks to Rich for dropping me a note! It's much appreciated! :D
So have at it, guys!

Thursday, November 24, 2005

..Pass the pigskin n' Spork the mash'taters !!

Happy Day n' Thanksgiving to everyone from MIKEY's TMNT !!

..psst.. and be sure to catch the TMNT featured in this year's Macy's Thangiving Day parade on NBC !!

Sunday, November 20, 2005

.. we sound fabulous !! **BRRAAAPP ..oi,too many olives on that last pizza thar' ..

-->> are looking at a small rep- of the cover art for the new Interactive Play-and-Sound Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles storybook by one of tOkK'z faves and fan-fave Designer play-boy : **Khary Randolph..!! Good flippin' bought a TMNT figure,DVD, saw a display stand with Turtles, or many other TMNT stuffs.. there's a good chance Khary's art work is on it !! ..he's one of 4-Kids.. TOP artists .. (you can also he his work on Cartoon Newtwork's 'The Boondocks' .. Khary helps with Character dev- ..!!) !!

**..the book is being put out by Publications International ..and should be available soon ..

-- Word in from the official TMNT d0t com and Mr.B .. :

"A lot of people have been asking how Leonardo's shell was scarred in season four - and unfortunately I've been giving the wrong answer (my sincerest apologies). After hearing numerous debates about it, I finally got the sense to e-mail series producer Lloyd Goldfine and ask him for the straight dope, and he wrote: "We always thought that Shredder carved that chunk out of Leo’s shell during their fight." (Leonardo fought with the super-sized Shredder in Episode #78, "Exodus" Part Two) I thought it was from the stab wound that Leonardo received from Karai, and it was drawn so large so viewers could see it - but I was wrong. Never assume!"

"Buslady sent in this info:

"Cool Christmas goodies I found at Target! I took a pic of all three items. There is a little trashcan with a hinge to open it up, and features Raph and Don. Inside are a pack of little turtle-shaped candies. Then there's the ornament with Mikey on it, this also includes a smaller pack of the turtle candies. And a four pack of foil wrapped chocolate featuring the guys.""

**Click here to see the goods !!

- Playmate's updated their gallery with pix from a recent..
TMNT - LIVE show .. **click here !!
.. one of the biggest TMNT billboards ever !!


Wednesday, November 16, 2005

..sorry..don't mean ta bug ya !!

-->> the REAL Minnetonka Mutant !!

Bloomington,Minnesota's CBS affiliate: WCCO -4 has the real scoop on the real deal of the now infamous 'Minnetonka Mutant' . It's every kid's dream..(or at least 4 outta 5) to have their own action figure.. Tyler K. not only get's his wish .. he get's to be the Turtle's next big baddie AND even featured on the 4-Kids TMNT Toonage TV show real soon !!

Check out the news story and playable clip **click here - for WCCO's full story on the very first TMNT action figure contest winner !!


-- Tip from Lckff and the offical TMNT d0t com.. ..get ready for some Turkey Day Turtles next week (Thanx,Lcjff..!!::


New York, N.Y. (November 3, 2005) – This Thanksgiving, 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE), a global provider of children’s entertainment and merchandise licensing, will kick off the holiday season with a special appearance from everyone’s favorite ninja heroes, the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES™. On November 24, the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES will appear for the first time before more than 2.5 million spectators and 50 million television viewers at the 79th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

“The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the biggest showcases in the world and there is a lot to show for the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES this year,” said Alfred R. Kahn, Chairman and CEO of 4Kids Entertainment. “With a new season for the popular television series and an upcoming major feature film, the Turtles are bigger than ever and we look forward to giving fans the opportunity to catch sight of and cheer on their favorite Ninja Turtle character.

To catch the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES walking the Parade route and greeting their fans, tune into NBC’s Emmy® Award-winning three-hour telecast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live from Herald Square on November 24. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is internationally recognized as the official start of the holiday season. Each year, Macy’s presents a lineup featuring spectacular floats, giant helium balloons, top high school and college marching bands, specialty youth performance groups and prominent stars from the
television, film and recording industries.

-- other tips from the Mr.B's TMNT site ..:

HYPE: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV Theme Song (from the original cartoon series), produced by Cherry Lane Music, was the biggest selling ring tone on during the third quarter of 2005, with over 5,600 downloads! Be sure to download the TMNT Theme Song from today!

--The limited edition Raphael statues are, once again, SOLD OUT. Katie is trying to get some more and there's also a chance that we may be able to get a handful of Michelangelo statues. If/when we are restocked, I'll post here that we have 'em.

--David sent this info:

**"I found this double pack in my local supermarket today (Tesco). It's the Strata Slicer with Robo Hunter Leo attached to the side of the box. He comes with no accessories and in smaller packaging. I don't know if there are any other sets available because this was the only set they had."

-- **Tales of TMNT #17 preview !!


Friday, November 04, 2005

Witch Doctor DON..OO EE oo AHAH !!

-->> The nightmare blitz & more reviews to add to Nitro's mix-news for TMNT III w/Decent photo album on Yahoo **start here ..

@ ..and yeh it looks like the user reviews will be kinder than the crits.. **Click here.. courtesy of Wikka

--**Playmates Toys REVAMPED it's official TMNT toy site (clickit' here !!)

The Turtles figures section includes previews of the new TMNT M.E.S.S. there's new stuff to D.L. and take up hard drive space.. ;)


-- ** Wanna win a ride on 'LIFE-SIZE' Sewer Spewer (and other tight TMNT stuff)..CN and 4KIDS have a contest that's easy for you to enter..

that's if ya give a spit.. **Click here!!

-- Let's hunker down ..and tune into Dan B. and TMNT official d0t coms..::

Playmates Toys' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2006 release schedule:

Spring action figure releases:

Paleo Patrol Mike, Raph, Don, and Leo

Paleo Patrol Splinter

Savanti Romero




Spring vehicle releases:

Dino Runner Mike (packaged with an Allosauras)

Dino Runner Raph (packaged with a Triceratops)

Dino Capture Vehicle

Tricera Tank

Fall action figure releases:

TMNT: "Fast Forward" - The Turtles are accidentally thrust 99 years into the future where Manhattan Island is a settling point for numerous alien species from all over the galaxy. When the TMNT find themselves thrust into a "dark" future, they must team up with Cody Jones, descendant of the Turtles’ former ally.

Fall action figure releases:

Future Mike, Raph, Leo, Don and Splinter

Dark Mike, Raph, Leo and Don


Baxter Stockman

Rat King



Purple Dragon


.."..Josh "Turtle Kid" Rotunda sent in the following info:

"If you go over to Playmates Toys official site and look up Ninja Turtles - action figures - basic figures - Turtles - M.E.S.S. There is a new set of the Turtles called M.E.S.S.

"I also found something weird in my TMNT figure hunt yesterday. It may be nothing but here it goes. Mystic Fury Mike has one eye open and one eye closed on the actual figure. Well, the figures that were released to Wal-Mart that have the bonus DVD are different. The Mystic Fury Mike that comes with the DVD has both eyes open. I thought it was a mess up, so I grabbed a few Mystic Fury Mikes to compare them. It seems that the regular ones without the DVD have one eye open and one closed and the one with the DVD has two eyes open. So I checked around Kay Bee, Toys R Us and Target only get the ones without the DVD and they all have only one eye open. But Wal-Mart gets both versions and the DVD ones are a Wal-Mart promotion as far as I can tell and are only out for a limited time. I thought you may want to know."


-- Eddie j2 sent in some new Sound files to the TMNT site ..

**starting here.. 2 HEAR some tOkKa faves from the 'OOZE'..!! ..

.. now excuse me.. i got some ..i gotta kitten in the oven..(no no .. i'm not eat it.. it's been trapped there for 6 hours... i'm gonna rescue her !!

..Then i'll eat her.. kiddin' kiddin',kitten..)


Thursday, November 03, 2005

If you wanna scope out the reviews, read em and weep!
IGN takes a stab at reviewing TMNT 3: Mutant Nightmare and the reviews aren't that hot, but to each his own! While it says it fixes some of the problems from Battle Nexus which I had some control issues with, I still have a lot of hope it is a lot better despite this review! :):) Make sure you get your copy today!

Gamecube Users CLICK HERE
X-box Users CLICK HERE