Friday, February 29, 2008

-->> "Pick us a Rockin Theme Song"

Voting is now up on 4Kids for the next theme song for the upconing season on TMNT ** Click here n' choose your fave and cross your fingers !! ((Thanks to Vaughn for the heads-up ..))

..courtesy of Hero ::

".. check out the sweet free gift that is bundled with the March issue of UK TMNT. There was also a Bo Staff version a while back too. "

TMNT gang .. for "Cereal GeeK" art by Rich Molinelli [[ Courtesy of Steve Murphy ]]

TMNT cover feature .. for "Cereal GeeK"  [[ Courtesy of Steve Murphy ]]

"Here's a wonderful group shot by artist Rich Molinelli, done for the latest issue of the magazine Cereal Geek." --Steve Murphy

Via C.G. :: Okay, so it took a little longer than expected, but issue THREE of cereal:geek has finally arrived! :)

**UK customers - Visit the cereal:geek website and purchase the magazine dedicated to animation from the eighties! :)

***OVERSEAS customers - Please purchase the magazine from Graham Crackers Comics here: cereal:geek ISSUE THREE

Trust me, issue three has been worth the wait...honestly...:) .."

"Thanks for the link to these, Neil. And thanks to "Perez85," who originally put these up on Photobucket. Not sure where these came from (the 4kids site?), but I would bet these glimpses into the world of the 2K8 season are part of that marketing campaign I wrote about a while back. Nice to see though, isn't it?

-- Steve Murphy..

- Dan B. Provides a peek at Tales # 44 here ** ..


Thursday, February 28, 2008

-->> " Ninja Tribunal " Cover Art ((*MAY NOT BE FINAL ART ))..

Thanks to Vaughn for the tip.. ** Update **.. [[ art by Emilio Lopez. ..thanks ,Vaughn ]] ::

**Check here on Amazon for more info and pre-ordering if you wish..

-- A powerful render of a classic Dooney / 4kids pose ( ..that Thumb nail doesn't do it justice ..) ..

check out the awsome CG work of Sri Ram Chandra. **Click Here **

.. >v<
** LOOK OUT **

-->> ..Hey, Just to let you know..

On the AIM chat a person using the S/N :: " pzycosnapper " is getting on the chat, harassing people, pretending to be me : 'Tokka', and giving out my phone number. I would not ever just get on an aim chat and start messaging people my phone number. Besides I'm using an unlisted cell number for all my major calls. Being on Dial-up .. why in the hell would i give people my number only to have them call a busy phone line on my land line number. Makes no sence.

A report has been filed with AOL an my contacts are on alert.

If 'pzycosnapper' is harassing you ** LET ME KNOW ** and i'll look into it personally.

I may have alot of problems .. but i am not stupid enuff' to go around harrassig people and giving out my personal info.

Thanks ,everyone !!

.. - THE REAL ~tOkKa..>v<

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tales of the TMNT v.2 # 44//.. greytones .. illustration by Dario Brizuela (( 2008 ))

-->> Check the beautiful greytones for Dario Brizuela's work on Tales # 44 !! **Click here !!

-- The following courtesy of Roseangelo ::

"Here is the cut, final scene of the movie. (( This taken from Rose's TMNT movie 1 sticker book. Very revealing !!)) ~t

Perhaps they didn't use it because you can see the top of the backdrop in all the window shots? ^_^ "

**Click ** image to get a larger view..

-- Official site spots .. & Danny B. ::

- Posted pix of Playmates Toys' **Sewer Slider Donatello and **Sewer Slider Michelangelo.

- We found an old Turtle Blimp II from 1989.

- Stephen sent in this wicked cool news:

"I thought that u guys and gals may like this news... remember the TMNT arcade game that was released as a download on the Xbox Live Arcade service? Well recently Microsoft asked users to vote on their favorite Live Arcade games in select catagories. Look who won twice:"



Tuesday, February 26, 2008

TMNT - The Iconic Stance Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird ..((1987)) [[ Thanks to Randy & All @ NECA ]]

NECA TMNT / Myspace Action 2 ..[[ Courtesy of Randy @ NECA ]]

NECA TMNT // Box Image Basic CMYK ..[[ Courtesy Steve Murphy via Randy ]]

"Set of 4 packaging image, courtesy Randy @ NECA."
-- Steve Murphy

..ok one more from Steve ..cuz you guys can't enough ..

NECA TMNT // Over the TOP .. [[ Courtesy of Steve Murphy & Dan Berger ]]

-- It's no mystery ..i'm a lunkhead.. !! I do my best to answer peoples' TMNT questions ..but sometimes i just don't have the answers. Luckily i have good friends covering my spikes. Case in point. "THE NEXT MUTATION" on DVD issue comes up alot.

The ultimate question deserves an ULTIMATE we turn to Roseangelo ::

Rose:: .." There remains to be a bit of confusion about The Next Mutation's availability, so here's the complete run down.

The complete series is now available on DVD in the UK. As such, while the box says Ninja Turtles, the theme song and titles on the episodes say Hero Turtles. It also seems to be the case that some episodes have been edited, but this is pretty much your only option unless some miracle sees these released in the US some day.

Here are the two box sets you need to get all 26 episodes:

The set on the left, Volume 1, is a repackaging of three discs that were previously released. Those three discs are **East Meets West (episodes 1-5), Staff of Bu-Ki (episodes 6-8), and All in the Family (episodes 9-11). This is important information, because based on the listing, this set is now out of print. If you can't find the set, perhaps you can find the individual discs.

The set on the right, Volume 2, just got released this month after being delayed from its original 2007 scheduled release. This set is a true box set that features episodes 12-26. You can currently find this set on **, but I would recommend purchasing sooner rather than later, as all of these have been going out of print very fast.

If all else fails, there's always eBay, but you'll need to look at At the moment, seller ***drstevew has both DVD sets available (Volume 1, Volume 2).

Of course, to watch any of these you'll need to be able to play Region 2, PAL-encoded DVDs. To do this you can buy an expensive region-free DVD player or there are ... other ways. A little time spent with the Google should help you find information that will allow you to view these discs without spending any additional money.

Good luck! .. "

Thanks again to Rose for helping me on this..getting this seris over stateside is a nightmare if you don't know what you are doin'.. so just short of a miracle this is the best sure-fire way to get the discs on this cult-classic !!

-- **Click for Rose's Toy Fair report from the other week for some interesting insight !!

-- ..also Tales of the **TMNT Collected Book #5 Pre-Order Now Available ..(Click))..

-- Again from Dan B @ the Official TMNT site.. ::

TMNT Volume Four issues #1-14 are now available for legal download at!

WOWIO is currently only available for U.S. residents and to sign up for their free downloading service (limited to three books per day) you'll need a private e-mail address (i.e. you can't use major providers such as Google, Yahoo, G-Mail, etc.), a scan of a personal I.D. or a valid credit card. See their site for more details.

We're looking into international options to provide the books for free download to everyone outside of the U.S., but due to the complexities of international copyright law, we may not have much success on that end. If all else fails, we'll post low res JPGs of the issues on our site like the issues from Volume One (currently linked at the bottom of the Comics page).

The plan is to post issues #8-14 in February, issues #15-21 in March and issues #22-28 in April. In May, all-new issues will begin with TMNT #29, and from there, a new book will be posted as often as Peter, Jim and Eric can complete them!

- **Posted the extended synopsis (with screenshots) for episode #141, "The Cosmic Completist".


Monday, February 25, 2008

-->> ..the following couresy of Felix Ip..((extra special thanks to Cyn & Ninjatron for the tip ))..::

Imagi Job Fair Poster.. 'Leonardo'   [[ Courtesy of Felix Ip of Imagi ]]

Recent Imagi Hong Kong Job Fair Poster.. featuring Leonardo ..

Imagi Job Fair  ..print ad  .. ' Leonardo & Astro Boy '  [[ Courtesy of Felix Ip of Imagi ]]

Leonardo & Astro Boy observe an Imagi animator hard at work on the next big feature in this print ad for the Job Fair !!

-- From **4kids.. ::

Starting next weekend you will be able to log onto and vote on your favorite “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle” theme song for the upcoming season.

Listen to the three options right here on, and then vote for your favorite. Vote as many times as you want, just make sure you vote so Mikey doesn't get his way and compose his own theme song. Hey, he may be great crime fighter, but when it comes to singing, he should definitely keep his day job!

-- The following via Steve Murphy ::

- From

"At the Game Developers Conference 2008, Microsoft celebrated the success of its industry leading Xbox LIVE® Arcade platform with the inaugural Xbox LIVE Arcade Awards. In January, the public cast their votes for their favorite Xbox LIVE Arcade games, and this week Microsoft announced the winners at a private developer reception."

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 Classic Arcade from Ubisoft Entertainment won in both the "Best Cooperative Multiplayer Game" and "Best Selling Game" categories. Big congrats to Ubisoft!


- NECA scales

"The turtles will be 5.25 inches, April 5.75, and IF/WHEN a Foot Soldier and/or the Shredder is made, they would be 6 and 6.25 inches respectfully."

- More TMNT Alien Hunters after all !! ?!

(Pix courtesy of Tallstar)

Steve to Vaughn :: Heard back from Playmates: the last 2 aliens WERE indeed made and released in the US. They just forgot to tell us, like.

Still no answer on the Secret Agent Donnie....

..WEIRD !! Keep an eye out on the pegs, kis !!


Saturday, February 23, 2008

** Forum Update **

-->> Looks like Mikey has finally been able to establish contact with the sever (( late in the Week the server had a major crash. It's over now tho'. )), however still looks like he's trying to reinstall everything. Hang tuff', folks..we're almost out of the woods. So don't go feelin' flat !!

Turtle in a Soft Shell ( AP Photo/Conservation International )

"A rare soft-shell turtle, once thought to be on the brink of extinction, is seen in Cambodia May 2007. The Conservation International and World Wildlife Fund announced Wednesday, May 16, 2007 scientists discovered the rare species in Cambodia in a former stronghold of the Khmer Rouge in March."


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

**Forum Update**

..seems the forums are working for some and not others.
Mikey i gonna have to reinstall the entire thing .. but won't be able to til' Friday .. hang in there .. we're trying to get things abck to normal.

Thanks for your patience ,gang..

Jake Black::

"I have a Ninja Turtle comic coming out in March, the eagerly anticipated Karai story ;-). But the fine folks at Mirage Publishing just announced the one coming out in June...

Tales of the TMNT 47
Ship Date: February, 2008
Format: 32 B&W pages, full color cover, standard size comic
Retail Price: $3.25
Cover art by Jim Lawson and Steve Lavigne; script by Jake Black, art by Jim Lawson

"The Secret Origins of the Super Turtles" - this issue takes us to an alternate dimension where we discover how the super hero Turtles (featured in "TMNT" Volume Four 7) came to be! Alien invaders must be stopped - can Dr. Shreddarius' army of Terrorkinetics-- prevent certain doom - and just whose side are they on? A titanic Turtles tale featuring an epic battle between good and evil that harkens back to the stunning Silver Age of super heroes! 'Nuff said, pilgrims!


Monday, February 18, 2008

-->> Get ya'self worked up it's ..time for TOY FAIR !!

- Special thanks to Jason Frazier for wakin' me up.. also thanks to Toy Traderz & ..

NECA's TMNT .. April O' Neil and Mouser ..// U.S. Toy Fair 2008    [[Courtesy Toy ..via & thanks to Jason Frazier]]

NECA's TMNT ..   Donatello ..// U.S. Toy Fair 2008    [[ Courtesy ]]

NECA's TMNT ..  Black and White sketch variant Leonardo proto - ii  ..// U.S. Toy Fair 2008    [[ Courtesy ]]

NECA's TMNT ..Black and White sketch variant Leonardo proto - // U.S. Toy Fair 2008    [[Courtesy Toy ..via & thanks to Jason Frazier]]

NECA's TMNT ..   Mouser ..// U.S. Toy Fair 2008    [[ Courtesy ]]

NECA's TMNT ..   GROUP ..// U.S. Toy Fair 2008    [[ Courtesy ]]

*** .. GALLERY of NECA - TMNT product also on Action-Figure . com & Src .. ..

** T.Traderz NECA's Toy Fair Gallery & Src. ..

- **Check out Playmates side of the TMNT fence @ Figures . com and their Toy Fair Gallery !!

- Dan Berger of the official TMNT dot c0m !! ::

- Issues 8 through 14 of TMNT Volume Four have been uploaded to ** - hopefully they'll have them ready for download soon - keep a look out for 'em!

- Just a reminder that 4Kids TV is now airing "Ninja Tribunal" (dubbed "The Lost Episodes") in the USA. 4Kids is dropping the Fast Forward episodes from their schedule for the time being to focus their promotional campaign on the Lost Season. Check 'em out!

- The following courtesy of Steve Murphy ..::

TMNT "high street" marketing design ideas..Raph [[ Courtesy of Steve Murphy ]]

TMNT "high street" marketing design ideas..Donnie [[ Courtesy of Steve Murphy ]]

TMNT "high street" marketing design ideas.. [[ Courtesy of Steve Murphy ]]

"Needless to say - and much as I love most of the retro t designs coming out of US licensees Ripple Junction and Giant - I think this "high street" marketing program is very slick. I hope we can bring some of these to the rest of the world."

Run Athletic .. TMNT 'Pizza Box' shoebox concept design [[Courtesy of Steve Murphy]]

"Fun packaging concept from new retro licensee Run Athletic."

Titan's UK "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Magazine" upcoming 'Leatherhead'.. 2 page spread  [[ Courtesy of Steve Murphy ]]

"Another gift for Ryan Brown, creator of Leatherhead: a double-page spread from an upcoming issue of Titan's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Magazine, where, over the course of several issues, Titan will be serializing a colorized version of Tales of the TMNT #38. Nice, eh? Thanks for the pic, Ned! ;)"