Toy Fair 2014: Wicked Cool Toys
from Rob, February 24th, 2014 8:49 pm, Toy Fair 2014

check out the amazing gallery from Wicked Cool Toys.

 

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2013: A Comic Book Comeback
from Rob, December 31st, 2013 10:17 pm, Comic Book Reviews

By Robert “Rob Base” Greenwood

Most sites do a year-in review (or the best of), but this time, I want to talk about the feeling of nostalgia and the return of comic book royalty.

With the massive success of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon show,

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it was only fitting that someone would make a comic based on it and IDW  knocked this series out of the park; not only making a tie-in comic, but continued the stories of TMNT past history.

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While, for the purist trading all the past works from Mirage and Archie comics, this is truly a come back in all its forms, making Turtle power and kicking bad guys back sides fun and entertaining once again.

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Next brings me to something I didn’t expect to ever see done. Once again, IDW comics grabs a property by the neck and brings in a winner with the remastered issues of The Maxx. That’s right, IDW and Sam Kieth have brought The Maxx to a new generation of fans and all Sam did was punch up the color palette.

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The remastered editions are not the “Star Wars” of the comic book world. All they have done is given the comic a prettier paint job and said this is what it is and we like that way!

I am so pleased with this series and I hope it finds and inspires a new audience.

IDW isn’t the only comic book company making good on history. Some do it by reinventing the way we look at comics.

Dynamite, for the better part of a few years, has taken pulp fiction icons and gave them a home to be heroes in.
But most recently, its crossover books are just amazing. With The Kings Watch leading the charge

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and  DC crossing paths with IDW on a Spirit/The Rocketeer,

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the past worlds collide and tell some fun and action packed stories.

If 2014 can continue this trend, then we are in a wonderful time for modern comic books.

Enjoy the New Year and Follow me on Twitter @AltMindz

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Booyakasha – TMNT at NYCC
from Bill, October 12th, 2013 8:57 pm, nycc 2013

Nick and the Turtles invaded NYCC is a big way on Friday night.    With the launch of Season 2 just hours away we were treated to an advance preview of Episode 1.   It picks up a few months after Season 1 as they guys are chilling out and relaxing.  Needless to say things pick up quick and the Season starts off with a bang.

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Some of the cool tidbits that came out of the panel were

- There will be a cameo of the 80′s turtles in one episode. Although the crew mentioned that it will be only a small cameo.

- They will explore April’s powers and her connection to the Kraang

- Pizza Face will be in Season 2 as well as a characters named Tiger Claw and Kurtzman (who knows a lot about the Turtles, April and the Kraang.

- There will be an episode that takes place in Dimension X.

- And Casey Jones will play a big role in the series and will explore the dynamic between April, Casey and Leo

For More on Casey check out the Nick Site

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Set your DVR’s for tomorrow at 11am.. when the Teenage Mutant Turtles return to Nick.

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What the shell – video game chat!
from chris, September 21st, 2013 2:48 pm, What the Shell

More turtles talk on this new podcast. Sadly Mike Lacey is absent from this episode as….well I’ve used all the humorous ones!

Dylan, Suine and Chris sit down and talk about their favourite video games that included the turtles in a half shell. A review of the upcoming psn game will happen soon as well.

Follow the show on twitter – @tmntshell and on our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/tmntclassics! Why not tell us what you’d like to see on the show

Also if you are one of our many iTunes subscribers, thank you for the subscription and remember to leave us a review please!

Listen to this episode

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What the Shell Interviews – Interview with Scotty Riggs
from chris, September 8th, 2013 3:35 pm, What the Shell

Dylan and Suine sit down and conduct an interview with a very passionate TMNT fan called Scotty Fields.  Scotty is undergoing a TMNT film and you should see the work that goes into the film.  There is so many great things that Scotty has done on his indiegogo page which you can see here and you can also contribute to the great cause and help Scotty raise his $30,000 goal.  There is a list of goodies you can get from contributing here – http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/blood-brothers-fx-presents-a-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-fan-film

Dylan and Suine ask Scotty some questions about the film, what is the storyline of the film, who was the hardest character to make and much more.

Make sure to leave the show an Itunes review and any feedback or any suggestions for upcoming shows would be terrific!

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What the Shell Reviews – Series 1 Season Finale!
from chris, August 24th, 2013 5:21 pm, What the Shell

Hey guys and welcome back to another episode of What the Shell. This time you are joined again by the four co-horts Dylan Cook, Mike Lacey, Chris Vint and Suine Hallock

The guys sit down and actually commentate on episodes 25 and 26 of the season 1 spectacular Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Yes season 25 and 26 are the final two parts of Season 1. What happens in the finale? WIll Mikey name another villan?

The audio is in the background for the two episodes so hopefully this will help all who are not watching the episodes while listening. Follow the guys on Twitter – Dylan – @happymonkeyshoe, Mike @mlacey91, Chris @Vinto316, Suine @Suine_hallock and the show @TMNTShell. Don’t forget we are on facebook www.facebook.com/tmntclassics

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What the Shell Reviews – Episode 10
from chris, August 19th, 2013 7:36 am, What the Shell

Sadly your hosts are Dylan and Suine this time folks!!  I mean….Gladly your hosts are Suine and Dylan.  Mike and Chris were otherwise occupied by Dogpound and Fishface and couldn’t make the recording.

Fear not as Dylan and Suine talk about episodes 23 and 24 of the Nick TMNT cartoon so you are in safe hands there!  Make sure you follow the podcast on Twitter – @TMNTShell and on facebook – www.facebook.com/tmntclassics and let us know what you think of episodes 25 and 26 before the next episode!

Thanks for listening dudes and dudettes!

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Review:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series: Alopex
from Rob, July 31st, 2013 8:00 am, Comic Book Reviews

By Robert “Rob Base” Greenwood

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Every micro-series comic that has come out have been nothing but pure pleasure to read. Solid artists, solid story and solid enjoyment.

It’s become abundantly clear to me that comics about the TMNT extended cast of villains and allies are some of the best comics made to this day.

This issue is no exception. We follow the back story and creation of one of the Turtles’ biggest and most talented villains. With this issue, we learn the level of depravity that The Shredder will go through to have loyal soldiers.

Every page was by far more exciting than the next and made this comic a fast read. I say this every review, if you can only pick up one comic book series, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you pass up these awesome TMNT books. And this issue is no different, this is a must read.

I give this issue a strong 5/5 and, so far, for the TMNT comics in total a 5/5 for the whole line of comics.

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What the Shell – Episode 1 of SDCC Reveals 2013
from chris, July 21st, 2013 6:14 pm, What the Shell

Hey all and welcome back to another episode of What the Shell and this time all FOUR hosts are back.  Thats right, Dylan, Mike, Chris and Suine are back to record this first of two parts!

This episode the guys are talking about the Playmates reveals of the new figures in the Classic line and the Nick toons line as well.  Some very awesome stuff and stuff that aint to the guys liking.  You can view all the pictures at www.toyark.com and if you want to see the review of these, here are the links to Pixel Dan’s channel
SDCC Exclusive Shredder – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sTr8cjLO9Q&list=UUVcBQQ45_GYt-hqh7Th8wNA
Playmate panel – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJOuhkKwsFQ&feature=c4-overview&list=UUVcBQQ45_GYt-hqh7Th8wNA

Stay tuned to the twitter – @tmntshell, facebook www.facebook.com/tmntclassics and itunes where the second episode will be up this week!

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