Happy Easter/April Fools Day 2018!

Pinch, Punch, First day of the month…

To commemorate this Holiday clash, we present the embodiment of Bunnies and Fools!

This ‘HeroiCustom’ based on Bebop & Rocksteady’s Easter-themed appearance in the original 1991 TMNT episodes The Turtles & The Hare and Once Upon a Time Machine.

This fun concept for the pair also emerged last Spring when both were promoted as playable new characters in the TMNT Legends mobile phone game.

Whatever you are doing on April 1st, be it Easter, April Fools Day, a bit of both or neither – Have yourselves a good un’. Cowabunga!

Screenshots courtesy of the Technodrome Forums and Youtube.
Photographs and Figures: ‘Hero’ Ken Flatt

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE’S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY (( 1991 )), #RiseOfTheTMNT news round-up, ect.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY i (( 1991 ))

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MIKE’S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY (( 1991 ))

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–>> Don’t worry ..GGM’s still hummin’ along into 2018 – so happy belated NEW YEAR everyone!! Kinda the case with only two-full time staff-members. Meh  – complaining is for dumm-dumms. Feature posts will be the name of the game for the foreseeable future at least from Tokka. I was recently  granted a few more keys to our social media kingdom by the out founder which will get far more frequent updates than the main GGM.

https://twitter.com/GoGreenMachine
https://twitter.com/GoGreenMachine

** GGM TWITTER – Tokka is now frequently updating & in full control of the  GoGreenMachine.org Twitter handle !! !! ** 

*** GGM on Facebook, Follow & like or just check it out. This facebook page is always open and free to the public with frequent #TMNT updates !! Always hoppin’ and fills in the gaps between the long breaks in updates we”ve been havin’ here. ***

 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY .. turns i (( 1991 ))

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Whatever the case may be, the GGM site is an important part of the news aggrigate fan base here, and this update has been about 6 months in the making so enjoy !!

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Mike’s Kowabunga Surf Buggy

The Dune-drivin’, Sand-Surfin’ Beach Machine

Whoa, dude! Grab your board and slip into some skimpy shorts, cuz Mike’s takin’ his Kowabunga Surf Buggy to blue heaven, curl city, water wonderland – you know, the beach. Strap yourself in and take the most radical ride of your young life as Mike drives off dunes and skids in sand. But don’t worry, the sand skiddin’ traction tires never lose their grip. And with the reciprocatin’ surfboard bumper, bumps bite it before you ride it. While Raph fires on the Foot with the soakin’ soda can machine guns, you can chill it, and snag yourself a sand snack or some frozen fire power from the chillin’ ammo chest. What if the Foot don’t fall, you say? Well, keep it cool, cuz if Raph don’t fizz ’em, then you can slam and jam ’em with the detachable spiked beach ball bomb. And to end your bodacious day at the beach, you can watch Mike waste some waves on the Surf Buggy’s wave wackin’ super surfboard. Kowabunga, Dudes!

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY ..box ii (( 1991 ))

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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY ..box iii (( 1991 ))

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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY ..box iv (( 1991 ))

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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY ..box, 'PETER PANDA' CHILDREN'S PALACE price tag (( 1991 ))

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‘PETER PANDA’ CHILDREN’S PALACE price tag

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY ..instructions (( 1991 ))

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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY .. turns vi (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY .. turns vii (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY .. turns viii (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY .. turns ix (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY .. turns x (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY .. turns xi (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY .. turns xii (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY .. turns xiii (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY / .."Detachable Wave Wackin' Super Surfboard" i (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY / .."Detachable Wave Wackin' Super Surfboard" ii (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY .. turns ii (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY .. turns iii (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY .. turns iv (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY / ..vs. NECA SDCC '17 Foot Bot (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY / ..beach buggin' i (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY / ..beach buggin' ii (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY / ..beach buggin' iii (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY / ..beach buggin' iv (( 1991 ))

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Let’s cut to the chase so i can get this out of the way, “RISE OF THE TMNT” is all the talk GOOD AND BAD of coarse on the interwebs. I’ll discuss this past week’s leak briefly i can and elaborate a bit of what i personally know.

  • The “Tumbling Turtle” Tumblr blog released this supposed licencing expo cell pic that kinda weren’t supposed to release. Tokka had seen this  a couple months back but remained quiet as i was still trying to process how i would phrase what i have learned about the Toonier Andy Suriano inspired designs of the new show. In the end i was specifically trying to time it out as long as possible as to not get in the way of the official NICKELODEON reveal and to not get anyone in trouble ( . and for respect of the Nickelodeon group whom i have to high regards for at this point, sorry). This person has been trying to pry as much info as they could out of me for a number of months now. Being the pussycat that i am, i was trying to be polite as i could without spilling everything i learned. The stress from the pressure from was barely averted – but here we are at the official reveal.

Follow the link above for the live feed of Eric Bauza’s hosted reveal on FB at 1 PM EST.

TOKKA DOES ADVISE YOU TO BE AS OPEN-MINDED as you can to the show’s new direction !! i know it’s not easy, but try !!

So ICYMI , here’s more on RISE –  ::

.Elaborating slightly on what i understand of the show.. ::

  • Sha-T'o, the FOOT Water MYSTIC :: Season 1 { " Return to New York parts 1 - 3 " } [[ Courtesy 4kids TMNT Blog ]]

Echoes of prior animated productions like Lloyd Goldfine’s 2003 4KIDS TMNT show take shape in Ant Ward’s newer 2D production, the Foot Clan may seem to emanate newer powers, “MIST – LIKE” powers not to dissimilar from the FOOT MYSTICS in the 2k3 toon. Be that in “magical powers” in general or in teleportation remains to be seen.

 


  • TMNT: Back to the Sewer :: Ancient One [[ Courtesy 4kids B T T S Blog ]]
    Sean Schemmel’s “THE ANCIENT ONE” from TMNT 2k3 , Splinter’s  super-elder sensei looks to be a slight influence on Rise’s Eric Bauza Splinter. Prolly will be a more serious character than the “eternally youthful” teacher. Then again, if you know Eric  – – Splinter may be even more fun & humorous than we think !! !!

  • Some of the new designs of the most iconic villains in the RISE – show remind me of classic, cartoon “EXECUTIONER” tropes.

  • An all new cybernetic, corpulent mutant villain of gargantuan proportions may come to play in this new series. Could this be one of Maurice LaMarche’s hillariously disturbing vocal roles  ( as part of one of the veteran TMNT VAs brought in by Rob Paulsen !! ) ?!

I’ll elaborate more when i feel comfortable to do so, when it is appropriate and won’t get in Nickelodeon’s way. We’ll see.

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TMNT Bulkyz Collection Donatello (Big Boys Toys – 2018)

 

 

**Available soon from BIG BOYS TOYS HK **

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Rocky Mountain Rich’s TMNT Collection 1st quarter TMNT comic schedule !!::

Updated DEC 27 11:55 MT – dates subject to change
December, 2017
06 – TMNT #77Batman/TMNT II #1TMNT Adventures, Vol. 14 TPBTMNT, Vol. 02: The Darkness Within TPB
13 – TMNT Amazing Adventures: Robotanimals HC
20 – TMNT Universe #17Batman/TMNT II #2

January, 2018
03 – TMNT Universe #18TMNT: Dimension X TPB
10 – TMNT #78
17 – Batman/TMNT II #3

February, 2018
14 – TMNT Universe #19
21 – TMNT #79TMNT, Vol. 18: Trial of Krang TPBBatman/TMNT II #4
28 – TMNT: The IDW Collection, Vol. 6 HC

March, 2018
07 – 
14 – TMNT Universe #20TMNT Universe, Vol. 03 TPB
21 – TMNT/Usagi Yojimbo: Expanded Edition HCTMNT, Vol. 18: Trial of Krang TPB;Batman/TMNT II #5
28 – TMNT #80TMNT/Ghostbusters II TPB

April, 2018
18 – TMNT Color Classics, Vol. 01 TPB
25 – TMNT Ultimate Collection, Vol. 02 TPB;Kevin Eastman’s Underwhere TPB

TBD
?? – Kevin Eastman’s Roninbebop TPB

• TMNT #73 Hand-Colored Alert !! – UPDATED 01/08/2018tmnt-ntmnt-

Again, i’ll try to be back here on GGM ASAP. Thanks for followin’ us on Social Media, your continued patience and support !! Ya Cowabungholes !! !! >;}

More later. ~ t

t2z – the tOkKA bootlegz :: 88 MONDO G. Skateboard , Imperial Valley Comic Con 2018 exclusive

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–>> Reclaimed, retired, skateboards usually around 8 x 16 1/2″ – but the uneven variables on when they were broken means some half-board canvases are going to be larger or shorter than others.

** THIS Tokka Deck was made exclusive for Imperial Valley Comic Con, this Saturday !! !!**

Imperial Valleys Official Comic Book Convention.
Saturday January 27th, 2018
10:00AM-9:00PM
RICOCHET REC CENTER
450 W. ATEN RD.
IMPERIAL,CA 92251 

*** High-lights From the I V C C instagram :: 

Introducing the first ever #exclusive #imperialvalleycomiccon #comicbook limited to 125 copies made! With cover by #imperialvalley legendary artist #DaveGarcia Dave Garcia (Archie TMNT,The Tick) colors by @_sheylavalencia and featuring interior stories and art from local creators PK Garcia, @jvargasart @scampos96 and @hatebutterflies there will be 15 copies made available online only! Already 110 have been pre sold out so get your copy online now before they’re gone! www.imperialvalleycomiccon.com you can also get your copy in store here at #Metahumans we close at 8:30pm tonight. Any local artists that worked on this book will autograph it for free so take advantage of getting it early before it’s gone! www.imperialvalleycomiccon.bigcartel.com

 

An honor to have legendary #Comicbook artist and #imperialvalley #holtville native DAVE GARCIA #davegarcia coming to this years #imperialvalleycomiccon Dave has worked on such classics as the #teenagemutantninjaturtles series from #Archie #thetick and is the co creator of #pandakhan which became a action figure in the #TMNT #playmates figure line in the 80s and 90s. Dave is also drawing this years #exclusive first ever #IVCC2018 comic book available as pre order for free with an in store ticket purchase at @metahumanshq Or $10 at the show signed by the creators! Within this book is a first look at Dave’s newest project! Only 100 copies made extremely limited.
 

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NICK PALMA “MICHELANGELO” #michelangelo from #teenagemutantninjaturtles #tmnt the movie #secretoftheooze is coming to #imperialvalleycomiccon pre order your photo & autograph bundles now via the website www.imperialvalleycomiccon.com
..and more !! !!
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t2z - the tOkKA bootlegz :: 88 MONDO G. , Imperial Valley Comic Con exclusive ii

t2z - the tOkKA bootlegz :: 88 MONDO G. , Imperial Valley Comic Con exclusive iiiThe ” 88 MONDO GECKO” skatedeck will be available at DAVE GARCIA’S TABLE AT IVCC ON SATURDAY .. with a handful of the absolute best skatedeck pieces from the last quarter of 2017 at special pricing exclusivly for the convention !! 

Outside of commissions, the highly-requested ..but currently limited skateboard runs from Tokka are a rare, special treat to take advantage of especially outside of the Southern Colorado area. This is also my first ever traditional representation to the public at a REAL convention outside of SDCC !! If anything check the TMNT skate decks out at the Con and let me know what you think !! !!

 

More soon, i promise !!

 

~ t

Playmates | 80’s Leonardo

Presenting – 80’s Leonardo, the toy as branded by the Wanted: Bebop & Rocksteady subline. As of this writing we are not sure where the trenchcoat theme fits in with the upcoming TV episode arc, but think its cool all the same there is a new detective Turtle on the toy shelves.
This Leo figure comes equipped with a briefcase and his traditional pair of swords. The coat is not removable, unlike the hat! The hat also has an additional clip undeath that attaches to Leo’s bandana knot to keep it attached.   The Alleyway at night is always a little sketchy after hours… Leo pictured with other detective Turtles. Movie Raph’s hat is held on with blu-tac (yes, really!)  Hope you enjoyed this short toy gallery. The episode arc Wanted: Bebop & Rocksteady will be released stateside on DVD on September 12th. 80’s Leonardo, Bebop and Rocksteady are already out in stores. These three figures were obtained from Amazon UK. Background supplied by ToyHax

 

**Tokka skateboards, Last min. Kickstarters:TMNT Figure Encyclopedia,Shadow of the West, Drawing Blood,TMNT ORIGIN**

SDCC 2016 :: FEAR BEAR & TMNT
SDCC 2016 :: FEAR BEAR & TMNT


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t2z – the tOkKA bootlegz :: “MONI-ONI” & “Say Everything” SKATEBOARDS (( 2016 )) **src

–>> Hey, Snapper-Keepers and Turtle Legions – happy Solar Eclipse Day, hope it ECLIPSES Tokka’s grumpy birthday. Been struggling for weeks to come up with as decent post to start this final quarter year of incredible contention off to a decent start. Especially when the final quarter of LAST year ended in such a hostile thud. And that kinda happened to everyone.

t2z - the tOkKA bootlegz :: MONI-ONI iIn the uncertain cloud of smoke many of us get lost in  — in the “War of Words”, it’s a good time for your old snapper-pal here to take stock of the good things past & present while moving forward. I’m not good with mincing cliches, but if they are true – what can ya do ??

t2z - the tOkKA bootlegz :: MONI-ONI iiThat being stated – 2016 wasn’t ALL bad. ’16 marked a pivotal year in many regards for the world, on a personal level – – i personally was given solace in some regards to the difficult path i’ve chosen to continue on into my 20th year in industry.

SDCC 2016 :: SDCC 2016 :: Gwendoline Yeo with Tokka & "MONI-ONIskateboardSpecifically with Nickelodeon’s TMNT Animation & Vocal Talent team. Two examples included here are part of that constant distribution of my work to industry talent, writers, designers, acting talents, charity causes, ect. This has to an important aspect on perspective i’m trying top take into 2018. If you reading this can get something inspirational out of this or at least something positive internally, all the better.

The deck posted above was made specifically for Gwendoline Yeo. Many know my obsession with TMNT villain lore, and  the latest FOOT CLAN addition to the animated canon is Gwendolin’s Shinigami.  Likely taking slight design influence from the FOOT CLAN MYSTICS, Shini is becoming an important foil and ally to both the Teen Turtle Team and the Foot Clan itself. All good, bad, lethal humorous, lovely, and loyal to her best friend, Karai.

Details in the first and second quarters of last year about her character were rather nil at least design wise with her general look. Tho’ SHINIGAMI is an important  type of spirit in Japanese culture and in religious beliefs. Also being made popular in Anime & Manga franchises like DEATH NOTE, these “gods of death” seem to have a very mysterious and antagonizing name, so i chose 1/2 and 1/2 portrait of a menacing ONI ( the famous Yokai of Japanese lore ) to face off against Raphael, as a menacing substitute to absence of design reference for the beautiful, funny but deadly Shini.

t2z - the tOkKA bootlegz :: SAY EVERYTHING i

t2z - the tOkKA bootlegz :: SAY EVERYTHING iiGwendoline became surprisingly enamored with her deck, and a wonderful friendship was struck. This is what it’s all about. Making people happy and helping as many as i can. I’m going to try, in the coming months to do more ground work for the Hero Initiative as well.

The second deck here was granted to friend & supporter Sean Astin, who is the recipient of many “TOKKA” works, even a couple to honor his legendary actress of a Mom. The great Patty Duke !!

SDCC 2016 ::Sean Astin with Tokka & "SAY ANYTHING" skateboard


SDCC 2016 ::Sean Astin & "SAY ANYTHING" skateboardMore, quick work examples from this years portfolio :

t2z - the tOkKa bootlegz :: ZoRAPH i

t2z - the tOkKa bootlegz :: #FISHFACE INFERNO i

#TMNT / t2z - the tOkKa bootlegz :: Kickboxin' Leo i

t2z - the tOkKa bootlegz :: USAGI year 1 iMost pieces do glow in the dark, enhanced in some shots by black lights.

t2z - the tOkKa bootlegz :: USAGI year 1 iii

 

Other recent works include pieces again of recycled nature utilizing vintage VHS cassettes.t2z - the tOkKa bootlegz :: PENGUIN COMMANDO, VHS

t2z - the tOkKA bootlegz :: VHS glow sample
t2z - the tOkKa bootlegz :: CASEY JONES, VHSt2z - the tOkKa bootlegz :: MONA LISA, VHSIDW, Nick Animation, Varner Studios, Playmates Toys, NECA, METTAL MEGA BLOKS & then some are among Tokka’s beneficiaries.

SDCC '17 x #tOkKa

SDCC '17 x #tOkKa

SDCC '17 x #tOkKa@Regrann ? ?? @gavinhignight - " Totally floored by the awesomeness of this #handpainted #tmnt #skateboarddeck of #donVizioso by @tokka_oroku !!!" #tokka thanks so much sir!!! #teenagemutantninjaturtles #tmnt2012 #thedon #likeaturtSDCC '17 x #tOkKa
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Actress #GwendolineYeo with her #Shinigami #skateboard, her character in #Nickelodeon's #TMNT.

Gwendoline Yeo eventually did receive her legitamate Tokka designed “Shinigami “skatedeck this summer.

**In the next several hours i shall be offering your chance for a custom, recycled-art skateboard or so & hopefully one of the video cassettes for top-tier backers for Jay Lawrence’s HIGHLY in-demand TMNT ACTION FIGURE ENCYCLOPEDIA Hardcover and Softcover Kickstarter program which has under 6 days to finalize. Watch this link closely !!

 

 

Further #TMNT related crowd-funding campaigns in their final days & / or worth your time & monetary flexibility and some incredible rewards  !!::

Another TMNT comic project from the influencial & infamous A. Modeen. His non-canon TMNT, indy-comic stories, particularly this one invites back Mirage Studios talent Jim Lawson, Dan Berger & others – these hypothetical adventures are so close to the creators’ original MIRAGE canon, they become a “Hypothetical – canon” & might as well be CANON. He’s the scoop on his latest project.

From the same team that brought you the Image TMNT conclusion (Vol. 3 #24 & 25) as well as “TMNT: Odyssey” comes a brand new graphic novel. This one takes place after a couple of years after Mirage TMNT Vol. 4, with Donatello leading an excursion to the center of the universe both to save it (an unknown energy is breaking down all life on a cellular level) as well as get answers for himself, his brothers and the others in his group along the way. Answers will be had, secrets revealed and consequences will be suffered.

 

TOKKA may have missed the draw on this one, as when this post publishes, this Passion Project of TMNT & TICK alumn, Dave Garcia may be up & plumb out of juice. But it’s not like Dave to just up and keel over like a dead horse at a dried up waterin’ hole. I’ll keep you guys updated on further developments & potential re listings of this SCI-FI WESTERN Graphic Novel project, a decade in the making !! **Check out Dave’s site for more info & to read S.O.T.W. yourself !!

Join the Black Ghost and Old Man Coyote “the Trickster” on their perilous adventures. Learn why the Masked Man used silver bullets.

 

 

As usual, thanks for your patience !! I’m workin; best i can with my skeleton GGM crew to keep ya updated on the latest n’ greatest & BEST TMNT related news bits as my poor ol’ tiny dinosaurian typin’ tips can tap out on the keyboard !!

 

Ok – more later. Heysave some of that 7 day old pizza from behind the couch for me and sticka candle in it n’ wish this grizzly ol’ Snapper the Grumpiest of birthdays NEVER !! !!

 

** mumble grumble **  

 

~ t