Tuesday, August 28, 2007

-->> ..i went ahead and uploaded the Playmates exclusive 'BigFoot' figure promo-certificate.

With the purchase of any 3 TMNT movie figs ..you can mail in for the big guy and have him at the front of line for the Turtle Chuck Wagon !!

This promo ends at the end of the year (12/31/2007)..check the certificate for details.

((**Click here to download the certificate !!))

-->> .. 'kay .. back ta school..' back ta cool..

No excuses..and no BEE - Ess .. here's your next round up,Spike-tykes n' Prickle People !!

-Thanks to Anomaly for the following.. :: Hi, Just thought I would let you know that Best Buy is selling two of the original Season dvds for 3.99 each this week. ..

- Checkin' in with Roseangelo ::

Rose::The new Auto Attack action figures are now being sighted in stores. Below are pics of the Leonardo and Raphael figures.

- New Playmates TMNT Web Site ((**Click here))
Playmates has launched a new TMNT section to their Web site. ..

..**Don't miss the details to get the exclusive Bigfoot figure!


((Would also appear that Toy's R' Us is getting another Movie Mini 10 pack.. at least according to the new site.. ~t))

- Eric Talbot has posted a new Donatello sketch in his blog. ((**Click))

- Fans of the old Archie comics may remember Jagwar, who ended up as part of the Mutanimal team. He never did get an action figure back then, but it seems that his day has come.

Murphy **announced today that Jagwar will be part of the TMNT action figure line next year. And then later he gave us pictures ((**Click)).

"I don't wanna sound ungrateful but that really doesn't look like Jagwar to me... is this going to be the same Jagwar from Archie or is this just some character with that name tossed on him?"

Point well taken. As I explained two posts below, the name Jagwar was indeed applied after the fact. However, when the control drawing of the then-unnamed jaguar character's design first crossed my desk a few months back, my initial thought was "WTF, why doesn't Playmates just make an action figure out of Jagwar instead of coming up with an entirely new jaguar character?"* However, at the time I was too busy to pursue the matter and it slipped off my radar. Last week, when I was hired to write the packaging copy for the character, it wasn't clear whether or not the jaguar was a hero or villain. When I inquired, the question was then posed to me whether or not I'd like to make the character into Jagwar. I did. So, to answer the question above, yes, in effect this is just some jaguar character with the name Jagwar (and accompanying "Archie bio") tossed on to him... thus turning it into Jagwar.

*My second thought had to do with one of the other mutant character designs, that of a villainous Tasmanian devil. Knowing the endangered status of the real Tasmania devil (due to a highly contagious form of cancer that is decimating the species), I felt that the character ought not to be a villain but a hero, hoping to draw a little attention to their plight (however remote that might be) but moreso to not add to the misunderstood "devil" label of the imperiled species. My concern was ignored. .."

Still cool glimpse at the Kitty that is now known as 'JAGWAR' !! ~t

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- Bit in from ,GW ::TMNT is the #1 most purchased film currently on Comcast's "On Demand."
Just worth a mention ....

A collection of Interactive online TMNT games,pets n' kids.. you may or may not have seen 'em..check 'em out in case ya did miss out on all the Turtle goodness !! ::

-Courtesy of Slash.. ::

Turtle Power ..((**a cool TMNT action Figure fighting game !!))

-Kids love Turtles n' Turtles love Kids..courtesy of Hero !!:: ((So cute** Click here))..

..odd and end TMNT movie links.. state-siders may have missed ::

- **TMNT @ Piczo

- ** TMNT @ Bebo ((..you may have to sign up for this service ..))

- **TMNT-movie U.K. Myspace..

- Not to be outdone.. it's time to check in with our friends at X-E ::

((**Click here for goofy ol' Matt's next psycho & smart-a55 TMNT article !! ))

Important and recent updates from Dan B.'s official TMNT dot com, again !! ::

- "Posted the previews for Raphael: **Bad Moon Rising #2 and **Tales of the TMNT #37. Tales should be out now, unfortunately **Raphael #2 ..((All these should be out at the shoppes by now.. ~tOkK))

- "Chris sent in this info:

'Just thought I'd let you know that overstock.com has the second part of season one for sale at $10.66 as a pre-sell due out on 9-18'

- **Posted TMNT Volume 1 #7 - you can now read this issue on the site. ((**Click))

- **Updated the Books of the Future page with Tales of the TMNT #41.

.. .. ;) >v<

Monday, August 06, 2007

-->> ..Thanks to m'boss man Mikey for holdin' the fort together while the Con tied me up in wierd n' wonderful circles. The tuff' but fun trip to C-con '07 left me offline sadly and a double whammy of a dry spell on big TMNT news..wasn't til' i got back that the Shell-brains started to pick up steam again durin' the final month of Summer !! Least back to school'll be cool cuz Today's the big day ((for those who havn't gotten the Discs early )) the TMNT's fourth movie hits the discs in multi-formats.. here's your news Round-up and some specs on the various versions you'll find around town stateside ..((special thanks to my friends at T-drome and C.A.G. ..))::



TMNT- Full Frame, Widescreen ::Standard DVD SRP $28.98

TMNT- Widescreen ::BLUE-ray SRP $34.99

TMNT- Widescreen ::HD DVD/DVD hybrid Comco ((both Hi-def and standard versions are on this special dual disc !! ~tOkK)) SRP $39.99


Courtesy of Roseangelo::



*Exclusive 2-disc Deluxe Edition DVD for $22.99. ((Prolly the most practical version to get at this time for the most content ..the version tOkKster will get first.~t !!))

Regular Edition DVD for $16.99.

-Circuit City

*DVD for $16.99 + free action figure (the free action figure looks to be one of the mini figures that were available at Toys R Us earlier this year).


*I thought I had read WalMart would have the movie packaged with the PC game for $19.99, but now I can't find confirmation on this. ((**THIS IS CONFIRMED**~tOkK))


*DVD for $16.99, no special bonus.
Based on this information, it would seem that Target is the place to go for the "Deluxe Edition."

**Don't forget that Season 5 of the original cartoon and Volume 2 of Fast Forward are also available on the same day. There are reports that some stores have already put these on the shelf, so you might get lucky and find them early if you look."

BOTTOM LINE:: ..it looks like 'TARGET' and their 2-disc special version is the best bet if you want the most bonus content regarding the movie specifically..at least in the U.S. ..!!

TMNT - 'Wal-mart' palette 4 A.M.

- BEST BUY, Kmart , FYE ,Suncoast,ect. seem to offer just the standard DVD,HDVD/DVD,and Blu-ray versions ..with no bonus promo premium exclusives ((like the Turtle mini-figures.))


Kmart however will be offering $7 discount on TMNT - Original Series S.5 thru Aug 11.


- Cicuit City are also be offering TMNT- TOS Volumes 3 & 4 at the deep discount of $3.99 each this week !!

- D L X TMNT DVD info courtesy of Roseangelo ..

((**Still trying to find out if the 2-disc U.S. version from Target is the same or similar to this release.. we'll find out soon.))

Coming Soon! Pre-Order Now - Available Wednesday, 05 September 2007

((*This is a Australian release R.4..))..::

** Click here for purchase info from EZYdvd..

This DVD is formatted for playback on PAL enabled systems (Australian Standard).

Special Features:
This DVD is formatted for playback on PAL enabled systems (Australian Standard).

Pre-order this item and we'll include Free Delivery via Australia Post Surface Mail (Australia Only) We do not charge your card until your order is ready to ship.

Special Features:

Foldout Poster Sleeve

Commentary by Writer/Director Kevin Munroe

Alternate Opening to the Movie - Splinter tells the back story

Alternate Ending to the Movie - greyscale April and Casey

Mikey's Birthday Party - full sequence

Raphael's Rough House Fight Test - early grayscale 3D rendering test

Monsters Come Alive - storyboard sequence with live CGI comparison

Donny's Digital Data Files - technical test on Turtles

Rooftop Workout - from storyboard into greyscale action

Still Wanna Fight - The Casey and April Moment fully rendered

Unaired Scene - Splinter Gets Cake

WonderCon Internet Trailer

Voice Talent First Look

Foldout Poster Sleeve

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- Roseangelo again ..::"New TMNT movie action figures have started appearing in stores.

Available in this wave are:

Jungle Leo (pictured)

Monster Capture Raph

Surveillance Don

Extreme Sports Mikey

Sloth Monster

and yes....

The Shredder!!"

- Quick imperatives from the official Turtle's site ::

- Niklas sent in an image of the old Commodore 64/128 Teenage Mutant Hero Turtle video game box.((**CLICK))

- Several folks sent in the following link regarding the release of Fast Forward Volume 2:

www.tvshowsondvd.com [[includes info on the 6 'NEVER BEFORE SEEN' EPS of F.F. ..]] ((**Click))

..more in a bit .. >v<

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Check out the exclusive clip!

Here are the specs:

Screen Aspect:
Standard [4:3 Transfer]
Widescreen [16:9 Transfer]
Sound Quality:
English: Dolby Surround 5.1 -
Francais (Q): Dolby Surround 5.1 -
Latin Spanish: Dolby Surround 5.1 -
Subtitles: English, English SDH, Espanol, French Q
Media Quantity: 1
Packaging Type: O-Sleeve Amaray Case