Friday, February 24, 2006

-->> "..the Mirage crew is hitting the highway for the Big Apple tomorrow. We'll see those of you that can attend at the NY Comic Con this weekend!"

"Peter Laird, Dan Berger, Michael Dooney, Steve Lavigne, Jim Lawson, Steve Murphy and Eric Talbot will be attending the NY Comic Con from February 24 - 26. Click the banner to the left for more info - and we hope to see you there!"


Sunday, February 19, 2006

-->> ..whuddup,pardnerz.. we gotta big Round Up here's.. so let's get started ..a ton more toy news and some tentative artwork for volume 4 of the classic Turtle toon to start with!!

-- **~~Click here to check the proposed art work for TMNT's classic fouth vid from Artisan for an April 4th release!!

TV SHOW's on DVD sez.. is taking preorders for this at just $9.99, based on a $14.98 list price. You'll get 12 episodes, and here's how the packaging's rear artwork lists them:

    Totally tubular Turtle action! Get ready to scream, "Cowabunga!" Join the coolest mutants the sewers have ever seen as they save the day from the evil Krang. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles surf into action on this radical DVD, featuring 12 awesome adventures! Sit back, relax and grab a slice of pepperoni pizza because the Turtles are ready to deliver their special brand of hot Kung Fu action!

    1. The Ninja Sword of Nowhere
    2. 20,000 Leaks Under the Sea
    3. Take Me to Your Leader
    4. The Four Musketurtles
    5. Turtles, Turtles Everywhere
    6. Cowabunga Shredhead
    7. Invasion of the Turtle Snatchers
    8. Camera Bugged
    9. Green with Jealousy
    10. Return of the Fly
    11. Casey Jones
    12. Mutagen Monster

"The artwork, which we show you below, may in fact not be final. Actually, we hope it isn't, because there's a couple of mistakes in the episode names. From that list taken from the back of the box, "20,000 Leaks Under the Sea" should actually be "20,000 Leaks Under the City" per an off-the-air screen capture posted at the Big Cartoon DataBase website. Also, "Casey Jones" should be shown as its full title, "Casey Jones: Outlaw Hero". We're reasonably sure that Lionsgate will make those corrections before the release goes to market.

No extras will be found on this single-disc release, as the only "Special Features" the back of the box shows are "Full Screen" and "2.0 Audio Tracks" (hey, those aren't "special features", they're just the specs!).."

-- Dan B's Official TMNT site's 2 real long but detailed press releases that have been floating around for a few days..::

Devin sent in the following press release from Toyfair. "Fast Forward" is considered the fifth season of the current cartoon (there will not be two different series):


Turtles Gear Up For A New Television Series, New Toys And New Motion Picture
Comprehensive Line Of Action Figures, Vehicles And Other Toys Capture
Look Of New Turtle Series

COSTA MESA, CA – Entering its fourth year since its re-launch, the longevity and strength of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to be a captivating force. The shelled green team is ready to rock 2006 with a new TV series, new toys, brand new look and also a new feature film to debut 2007.

This fall, get ready to fast-forward 99 years and meet the Turtles of the future with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fast Forward. Brought to the future by Cody Jones, the grandson of Casey Jones and April O’Neil, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael are forced to adapt to a whole new world – without their home, junk food or Shredder. On the show and on the shelf, the fearless foursome will be sporting a new futuristic look, carrying new weapons and using new vehicles and communication devices to help them fight new evil villains. Playmates Toys comprehensive line based on the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fast Forward series includes over a dozen basic figures, an assortment of vehicles, role-play gear and much more. The lighter and funnier-than-ever series, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fast Forward" is set to bow 26 stand alone episodes in September 2006 on 4KidsTV™, 4Kids Entertainment’s Saturday morning programming block on Fox and on the Cartoon Network. Playmates toy line will arrive on shelves in July.

Poised to drive even greater awareness and excitement, the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles CGI animated movie is scheduled to hit the silver screen in March 2007. Produced by Imagi Animation Studios and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures in the United States and The Weinstein Company internationally, the CGI animated feature will derive its tone from the original comic book series and be slightly grittier than the previous three live-action movies.

4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE) will handle exclusive worldwide merchandising rights while Playmates will develop a brand new toy line based on the film. In addition, Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, holds the exclusive worldwide license agreement to develop and publish the video game based on the film. Highlights of Playmates’ toy line based on the new "Fast Forward" series, which will be showcased to retailers at February Toy Fair in New York, include:

Basic Figures
• 16 new basic figures feature new color identification, futuristic weapons and a wrist gauntlet. For the first time, these figures are scaled to true Turtle size.

• Figures include all four turtles, three new friends (Splinter, Cody and Serling) and nine new villains (Sh’okanabo, Jammerhead, Torbin Zixx, Inuwashi Gunjin, Viral and four Dark Turtles).

• Suggested retail price for each figure is $5.99.

Triple Strike Figures
• For the first time ever, Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo and Donatello can throw their weapons with rapid-fire action when their legs are squeezed together.
• Each figure comes with three weapons and three retractable villain targets.
• Suggested retail price is $9.99.

Figure/Vehicle Combos
• Big Wheel - This iconic vehicle from the show also comes with either a Leonardo or Michelangelo action figure. The outer and inner wheels spin independently of one another and can fire two projectile missiles. Suggested retail price is $14.99.

• Shell Speeder - As seen in the series, this cool vehicle transforms from cycle to hover mode and also fires two projectile missiles. Comes with either a Donatello or Raphael detachable figure and retails for $14.99.

• Hyper Shell - Large in scope, all four turtles can fit into this vehicle that is an icon on the new show. Two firing projectiles, the "pop-up" turret and gun can be activated at the press of a button. Suggested retail price is $19.99.

• Hover HQ - This battle-station playset features include: stand alone flying and rolling battleship, missile launcher on top of the tower that shoots three different projectiles and a barrel "booby trap." Combines with the Hyper Shell to form the Hover Shell – the ultimate Turtle vehicle used on "Fast Forward." Suggested retail price is $39.99.

Ninja Tek Gear – A role-play set with a brand new look. Items include a ninja belt with futuristic buckle, bandana, gauntlet, new futuristic weapon and throwing star. Available in styles for the four turtles, the gear is priced at $9.99.

Turtle Gauntlet Blaster – A favorite of the Turtles, this rapid-fire weapon comes with a manual Ninja disc launcher that includes seven interchangeable discs. The flip-up screen projects light and sound effects and the arm strap allows kids to stay mobile with the toy. Suggested retail price is $14.99.

Fusion FX – These light and sounds weapons reflect the Turtle’s new futuristic style. Lighting up in each Turtle’s signature color, kids can choose their favorite: Michelangelo’s Nunchakus, Leonardo’s Katanas, Raphael’s Sais or Donatello’s Bo Staff. Suggested retail price is $17.99.

This fall, Playmates Toys will also introduce two new toys inspired by the current Paleo Patrol storyline:

Paleo Crawlers
• Paleo Attack Crawler - This motorized crawler can walk forward and backward as it whips it tail while moving. Containing four spring-loaded projectiles, it also comes with either a Donatello or Leonardo figure. Suggested retail price is $19.99.
• Paleo Capture Crawler - This motorized crawler with walking action has snapping claws and a four projectile missile launcher. Includes special Michelangelo or Raphael figure and retails for $19.99.

Here's the latest press release regarding the TMNT toon's 100th episode:

4Kids Entertainment Celebrates 100th Episode Of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Company Highlights Upcoming TV Milestone With Integrated Marketing Campaign

NEW YORK, February, 2006 - 4Kids Entertainment, Inc., (NYSE: KDE), a global provider of children's entertainment and merchandise licensing, announced today that the 100th episode of the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series is scheduled to debut March 25, 2006 on 4Kids TV, the company's four hours of children's programming broadcast Saturday mornings on FOX.

In anticipation of the Turtles 100th episode, 4Kids Entertainment has rolled out a comprehensive marketing and promotional campaign through online, broadcast and print media. Fans can visit the web ( for an interactive countdown to the premiere date, as well as daily Turtles trivia, games and more.
"The 100th episode of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a major industry milestone," said Alfred R. Kahn, Chairman and CEO of 4Kids Entertainment.

"The Turtles are exciting, popular characters who have maintained strong brand appeal for more than 20 years. We are excited to celebrate this landmark television event with Turtles fans nationwide as we kick off our integrated marketing campaign."

Additional promotional support will include an extensive retail tie-in with master toy licensee Playmates Toys, in which approximately 250,000 packages of the new Paleo Patrol prehistoric action figures will feature sticker bursts calling out the TMNT 100th Episode Celebration Sweepstakes and an exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles DVD with never-before-seen episodes. These new toys are expected to be available at major retailers, including Wal-Mart, Toys 'R' Us, K-Mart, Target and KB Toys, in March.

In the 100th episode of the show, Casey and April, friends of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, find themselves Turtle-sitting what appears to be a very ill Donatello. However, they soon learn that Don isn't merely sick; he's actually in the final stages of a secondary mutation that will transform him into a savage beast... with an appetite for Turtle-sitters!

..whar's mah  dinner ??  Fix me mah  dinner ,awm'uh hungry !!

-- My pal Dierna has some more cool tid bit's too !!

Images of the Dark Turtles and Sterling are now up.
Plus theres an even better image of Cody Jones (u can
really see his Asian features).

Dark Leo or as I'd rather call him.. Frog Face

**Dark Don or what happens when oh forget it...he's got
Leatherhead's head for gods sake!

..**Dark Raph who looks more like an Ankylosaur (..ya sure that's Dark Raph ?? ~tOkK)

**Dark Mike or face... :P

**Sterling is what would happen if Fugitoid and
H.E.R.B.I.E had a kid.

**Cody on his air scooter thing...

Dierna adds..

There's a chance that a 'lost' season of TMNt 2003 may
make it to DVD. It's setup like the last few seasons
of DS9, with a bunch of continuity between eps, wich
if probably why it never made it to air. I beleive
they said it only was 13 episodes...

And according to the official site:

Additional promotional support will include an
extensive retail tie-in with master toy licensee
Playmates Toys, in which approximately 250,000
packages of the new Paleo Patrol prehistoric action
figures will feature sticker bursts calling out the
TMNT 100th Episode Celebration Sweepstakes and an
exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles DVD with NEVER
BEFORE SEEN episodes. These new toys are expected to
be available at major retailers, including Wal-Mart,
Toys 'R' Us, K-Mart, Target and KB Toys, in March.

.. And the theory is on the Technodrome
forum is that these lost eps are set between "The
Ancient One" and "Scion of the Shredder" depicting
what occured during the over 2 months that Leo was
gone. Im just gonna have to go to Target and K-Mart
more often! *lol* .. :P

..thaz' it for now ,doughies.. we'll see ya roun' the sewer pipe's time to hit some hay at th' corral.. cuz tOkKie's K.O.'ed !! Hey !! There's a horse eatin' may hay !! That's where i was gonna sleep !! Ughh!!


Monday, February 13, 2006

..Happy Valentine's from Mikey's TMNT !!

-->> Thanks to Dierna for the quick note .. hits up TOYFAIR 2006 with an extensive look on the rest of the Paleo Patrol, Bishop,Rat King,Baxter,Quarry,New Toon-correct Splinter,and blasts way forward with snapshots from the future TMNTs, Cody Jones,and the 'Fast Forward' line.. and so much more ..!!

~~** Check out Figure's gallery startin' here !!

..sugar RUSH !!

..last minute Turtle Valentines ?? Lookin' for a lil' more unique card for your Turtle Tart ?? The TMNT Super Hero Candy Game cards run about $2 (i found this one in Wal-mart's Holiday section) ..and are a sugar filled fun treat n' game for your Super Sweet Green Teen ; a real nice gesture sure to set your Valentine's heart all aflutter to the EXTREME !!


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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

-->>.. gee ,tOkKa.. we gotta get back to the blogg and post some more Ninja News round ups !!

Thanks to Dierna .. for this not from .. and Playmate's Press release on TMNT : Fast Forward..**~~CLICK HERE..(this article also includes details of the new toys as well as the press release that's been floating around for days now. ..

Season 5 takes the TMNTs back the future new villians ..Casey's grandson ..and 4 DARK TURTLES !! (!?)

-- Official TMNT report from Dan Berger & Travis ::
"I work at Sears and I was browsing through their action figure section on my break when I spotted an item I hadn't seen before. It was a large action figure of Leonardo that included the TMNT 3 movie DVD. It was only $14.99. I've included a picture of it, I also saw Michaelangelo and Donatello (both included TMNT 3 as well) but strangely no Raphael. As far as I could tell it appears to be the same DVD that is already available."

** ~~Click here for a peek.. you may have seen these already .. (all 4 Turtles are re-colours of the 2004 Crashin' Thrashin' Mikey..)!!

-- **~~ 4Kids TMNT 100 Special Forum is up n' runnin' !!

-- **~~ Here's Michelangelo's Allosaurus..!!

-- .. and followin' Nitro's neat news.. Leo leads the pack in a quick lil' week round up'-wrap up.. ..

Alicia (thanks, Ali..) gave note of kinda a neat TMNT edit vid ..Leonardo as he struggles in life set to a very familiar song.. a bit heave n' real cool..(some other fun Turtle vids on here too.. ~~** Follow this link - here !! )

..ok .. i think i left my brain back in '50s .. so i gotta get in the car n' head back .. ..

..see you in the Future as i try to get back on track heres.. !!


Friday, February 03, 2006

In news, and it's actually TMNT related, for those out there, I'm a HUGE Futurama-fan-geek (dare I say I am the few thinking it's better than Family Guy AND The Simpsons!!), and while I not normally say much of it here on the bodacious TMNT site such as this, it ties into the following newsbite.

Fry, Dr. Zoidberg, Prof. Farnsworth, and much more of the characters were voiced by Billy West, and occasionally I snoop around the site. For those perhaps a bit more old-skool in the animation world, he played the original Jim Jenkins/Nicktoons' Doug, Ren& Stimpy (while originally Stimpy first then later providing both due to a shakeup at the show due to management) and is also currently the red M&M, and MUCH MUCH more.

While snooping the forums though, I saw an interesting question... While I've gotten nothing more regarding who the baddie in the film is, Billy has already recorded his dialouge for the film!! RAWK ON.

In Billy's words on the forums:

I was in the new turtles movie.I played a small part as a character named
''Pantera.'' Can't wait to see it.


Who is this Pantera character? Who are the villains in the film?? Is the character from the mirage days that I perhaps have no clue of? Anyone?

In other news, regarding Dribble For Kids, we have Page 5 and Page 6 ready for your reading pleasure!