Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

☃ ☃ 12252016 :: HAPPY HOLIDAYS ..☃ ☃


Warning: apcu_store(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 2026

Warning: apcu_store(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 2026

12252016 :: HAPPY HOLIDAYS ..

** REMEMBER to click here for GGM on FACEBOOK – UPDATED FREQUENTLY & ALWAYS FREE TO THE PUBLIC !! **

☃ ☃

 

–>> Happy holidays, gang. Playing catch-up here. The final quarter of 2016 was really rough on lots of us. Here’s to may more healthy 2017, with positive\ity, love, respect for the planet and each other. I know it ain’t easy, but trying is also half of THAT battle. More reoccurring news aggregation and updates start soon. Sorry for the lapse.

 

**Here’s a special update from Randy and your friends at NECA ..

NECA :: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: "DONATELLO" 1990 Movie 1/4 scale / ..Twitter peek - with LEONARDO (( 2016 )) [[ Courtesy of NECA ]]

 

More later, have a peaceful night !!

 

~ t


Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Hero’s first ever Fan-art. (1990)


Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Over the years, I’ve lost various bits and pieces of my Ninja Turtles collection. I lost mostly comics and collections of various artwork I drew in celebration of my favorite halfshell heroes. .

This is why I am proud that I still have the first ever TMNT Drawing I produced in 1990 at the age of 12 during ‘8th Grade’. Despite being 26 years old, going through various home moves and survived a bottle of aftershave being spilled on it (the smell has gone now!) I have been able to immortalize this for more to see.

firsteverRaph1Ninja Turtles back then for me was at times more of a closet thing. I was dictated to by peers and adults that 12 was not an appropriate age to be liking ‘this sort of thing’. I defied that Status Quo, but at times hedgehogged away with my love of drawing and these characters – just to keep the peace from the ‘populars n plastics’. There is only so many times one can serve detentions and suspensions.

Pop Culture that many years ago seemingly wasn’t as accepted as it is today. Looking back, I can’t help but be smug about also being told I would grow out of ‘this sort of thing’ in the next 20 years.

So, I proudly showcase once again my simple ‘from reference’ illustration of Raphael popping up from the ‘Manhatten’ Sewers. I am just as proud of the Ninja Turtles brand today as I was back then, only without the occasional ‘hedgehogging’.

-HERO

“MEGA MUTANTS” TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: “ARMY ANT” / ..unreleased M.M. toy (( 1990 )) [[ Art and courtesy of D. Arshawsky ]]


Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

"MEGA MUTANTS" TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: "ARMY ANT" / ..unreleased M.M. toy - 2up & Resin clay sculpt proto (( 1990 ))  [[ Art and courtesy of D. Arshawsky ]]–>> **David Arshawsky**, one of the most noted, and unique sculptors of the classic ( and even 2003 era ) TMNT line recently shared a “lost” extension of his ANAGLYPH Sculpture, early 1990s run of the popular and BIG-TIME TMNT “MEGA MUTANTS” vehicle/figures. What follows the 2up and Resin clay sculpt of the would-be toy are the “ARMY ANT’S” designs and alternate takes before what was actually sculpted came into being !!

"MEGA MUTANTS" TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: NEEDLENOSE xxxvi / ..with Tokka (( 1990 ))

"MEGA MUTANTS" TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: "ARMY ANT" / ..unreleased M.M. toy - blog logo (( 1990 ))  [[ Art and courtesy of D. Arshawsky ]]

☠ ☠

"MEGA MUTANTS" TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: "ARMY ANT" / ..unreleased M.M. toy - Ant design i (( 1990 ))  [[ Art and courtesy of D. Arshawsky ]]

"MEGA MUTANTS" TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: "ARMY ANT" / ..unreleased M.M. toy - "cockpit seat" (( 1990 ))  [[ Art and courtesy of D. Arshawsky ]]

"MEGA MUTANTS" TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: "ARMY ANT" / ..unreleased M.M. toy - Ant design ii (( 1990 ))  [[ Art and courtesy of D. Arshawsky ]]

tumblr_nlnoouQ8AR"MEGA MUTANTS" TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: "ARMY ANT" / ..unreleased M.M. toy - Ant design iii (( 1990 ))  [[ Art and courtesy of D. Arshawsky ]]

tumblr_nlnoouQ8AR"MEGA MUTANTS" TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: "ARMY ANT" / ..unreleased M.M. toy - Ant design v, Rotten Picnic Theme (( 1990 ))  [[ Art and courtesy of D. Arshawsky ]]

tumblr_nlnoouQ8AR"MEGA MUTANTS" TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: "ARMY ANT" / ..unreleased M.M. toy -  Little 'Secret Forces' Ant Pal; "ZERO"  (( 1990 ))  [[ Art and courtesy of D. Arshawsky ]]

☠ ☠

Related notes ::

 

  • More comic Hi-lights from Rocky Mountain TMNT collector, RICH ..::

TMNTAA-01_Cover-Sub_rich1

**The TURTLES Animated REVAMP, TMNT Amazing Adventures #01 (IDW)**

May, 2015

27TMNT #46; TMNT #45 2nd printing; TMNT/Ghostbusters Director’s Cut; TMNT: The IDW Collection, Vol. 1 HC

June, 2015
03TMNT New Animated Adventures #23; TMNT Animated, Vol. 6 TPB; TMNT: Mutanimals #4; TMNT, Vol. 11: Attack on Technodrome TPB
10TMNT Color Classics, Vol. 3 #6
17TMNT #47
24TMNT New Animated Adventures #24; TMNT: Casey & April #1

July, 2015
01TMNT Color Classics, Vol. 3 #7
08Tales of the TMNT, Vol. 7 TPB
15TMNT: Casey & April #2
22TMNT #48; TMNT Ultimate Collection, Vol. 6 HC

August, 2015
05TMNT Color Classics, Vol. 3 #8; TMNT Adventures, Vol. 10 TPB
19TMNT Amazing Adventures #1; TMNT: Casey & April #3; TMNT: Mutanimals TPB
26TMNT #49

Final movie related bites for the day, toy bites next post::

 

..blessings, thanks  and peace this Memorial Day to all.

 

~ t

WIZARD PosterMania! 2003 :: Poster #47; DREAMWAVE “TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES” ..art by Pat Lee & Ramil Sunga (( 2003 ))


Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

Warning: apcu_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data03/32/2655532/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 1854

WIZARD PosterMania! 2003 :: Poster #47; DREAMWAVE "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" ..art by Pat Lee & Ramil Sunga (( 2003 ))

** View LARGE On Black **

★ ☆

–>> Two ill-fated publishing house markings linger on this mini poster version of one of the more “STAND-OUT” variant covers of DW’s short lived TMNT animated #1 book. Peter David and Lesean Thomas’s first book boasted at least a couple variants. This Lee illustrated / Sunga coloured piece also made it onto a print offered by comic shops luckily sans all the logos.
At the moment i cannot recall where else this image may have been printed aside from the variant cover. . However it has been one of the more popular wrap-arounds in the fandom for over a decade now. Hmm – I do have a comic-shop exclusive Print of this piece sans the logos i will have to locate.

Tokka cannot offer the best critique of these things, but off the cuff: Lee’s “Muscular” style; love it or hate it renders Splinter, Casey and the Teens really well.

Shredder’s ominous presence in the background is perfectly balanced on the fold-out, even a little creepy with the one striking pupil focused on the viewer behind a classic clenched fist like pose. Half the bladed gauntlet obscured showing in front of Saki’s/Ch’Rell’s masked face and Ramil’s digital, painterly “POP-OUT” colours are two of my favourite items in the piece. Interestingly Michelangelo kind of takes the lead on the cover in kind of a smirky but mighty pose. The NYC cityscape in the background looks more familiar in that old DW styling.

This may be one of coolest covers from that era. Defiantly one of the most memorable.
The Wizard and DW logos bothered the hell out of me tho’ on this particular format. But that’s how it goes with these posters books Wizard put out. The 40+ poster fold-out magazines were printed with the images back to back. If you had a favourite character / artist’s poster who you wanted to tack up on the wall and on the back of that poster was an equally fave Comic book character and artist you’d run into problems. Just short of buying a whole other “PosterMania! ” issue of the same book.

Again the books’ images were meant to be utilized and hung up to promote the years’ upcoming titles. You did have to lift the staples out of the center of the mag to remove all the posters, let alone one that had your favourite character on it buried under the other pages.. That was always was bloody murder on my finger-tips and nails just short of using a butter knife or stapler-remover

It appears in some cases, these books & the 2003 PM! book can be kind of pricey and hard to come by.

• •

Related notes ::  The Mystic TURTLES from last weeks’ popular T.V. episode are magically and slowly showing up on pegs ( shown here are pix from a Walmart ).

The first real basic toy offerings for 2015 show us previews of figs you got to peek at last year like Dire & Dark Dream Beaver, Baxter Fly, and Mike as Tur-Flytle. But fresh sneak-peeks on characters new for season three including Napoleon Bonafrog, the first EVER Attila the Frog, and the New but NEUVO – CLASSIC styled MUCKMAN. New TMNT Collection pack-in Pamphlet caps provided by Instagram user TMNTLEATHERHEAD.

 

 

Nickelodeon   TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MYSTIC DON ..card backer i  (( 2014 ))

** View LARGE On Black **

☠ ☠

Nickelodeon  TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MYSTIC DON ..card backer ii  (( 2014 ))

** View LARGE On Black **

☠ ☠

..while not entirely unique like the classic PLAYMATES TMNT cards ..

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: WINGNUT & SCREWLOOSE   ..card backer i (( 1990 ))– – the UNIFIED PACKAGING takes a slight cue from the 2005 – 2006 card backs giving the Teens themselves more personalized packaging for specific Turtles. But also freshens up the secondary characters, villains and supporting cast cards for the new year.

"MYSTIC FURY" TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MYSTIC FURY LEO ..card backer i (( 2005 ))

"PALEO PATROL" TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES:: SAVANTI ROMERO.. card backer i (( 2006 ))

HSH_DojoRaph_pu1..HALF SHELL HEROES..

  basic_PartyVan_pu1..and this old thing.

I’ve just got back from the UK Toy Fair, and spent most of my time on the Flair stand, drooling over all the TMNT stuff…

There wasn’t nearly as much as last year (makes sense, since last year the focus was on the movie), and most of what was shown was either old, or non-figure related. Also, none of the people I spoke to were particularly knowledgeable about TMNT.

Basic Line:

Everything shown has already been released, apart from Wave 3 2015 (Due October in the UK, no doubt much earlier in the USA):

Head Droppin’ Turtles – yeah, they’re doing these in the smaller scale. Pretty crappy, the gimmick didn’t work all that well and the paint apps are reduced even further (the ankle & wrist wraps weren’t even painted). All 4 brothers are due, although Raph was missing for some reason…

Monkey Brains – I think we saw a pic of him at SDCC, the figure’s nice and big but has a very simple sculpt & paintjob. The figure I saw was a proto, I’m told the final figure will have some kind of action feature.

Dream Beaver – Fairly basic, barely articulated red beaver dude. Again, the paint apps have been cut – he’s didn’t even have the design on his stomach!

Attilla the Frog – Looked like a happy meal toy. Articulated at the shoulders only, he’s hollow to accommodate his action feature – flip a lever on his back, and his tongue sticks out.

Shredder Clones (?) – No one knew much about these, apparently they’ll come as a 2-pack. One was normal size, orange with lobster claws, the other was a smaller unarticulated neon pink dude with some kind of tendrils/tentacles coming off him. Both had metallic blue armour.

Non figure stuff:

Mutations – there’s a new line of Mutation figures where each Turtle turns into his signature weapon. Neither turtle nor weapon mode looked very good (unless you’re into half-arsed mecha turtles). I got to play around with Mikey, and he was very tricky to convert, and his weapon mode is basically 2 10″ sticks that are a bit floppy in the middle. Only Leo & Mike were on display, but all 4 will be made.

T-Machines – think TMNT Hot Wheels. Cars featuring the main cast (each car comes single-packed or in multipacks, and each has multiple colour schemes). There’s also a range of playsets, a sewer lair, streettop and Shredder attack. Admittedly, these looked quite fun.

Giant Leo Playset – this was by far the coolest thing I saw at TF. It’s a massive, 2′ tall articulated Leo figure that folds out into a massive playset, with several different areas. It’s not as tall as the Sewer Lair, but its footprint is about 4 times bigger. It’s scaled to the regular figures.

I’ll get some pictures of the catalogue up tomorrow, but there’s not a lot in there that we haven’t already seen.

~ t

Nickelodeon TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: COCKROACH TERMINATOR v.2 (( 2014 ))

Nickelodeon  TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: COCKROACH TERMINATOR V.2 iii (( 2014 ))☣ ☣

–>> Good Ol’ Spy Roach has had a recent variant pop up with bolder colouring and highlights on is chest and underside area.

Nickelodeon  TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: COCKROACH TERMINATOR V.2 i (( 2014 ))

Nickelodeon  TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: COCKROACH TERMINATOR V.2 ii (( 2014 ))

Nickelodeon  TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: COCKROACH TERMINATOR ..card backer (( 2013 ))

** View LARGE On Black **

☣ ☣

COCKROACH TERMINATOR

MUTATED SPYROACH

Cockroach Terminator Mutated Spyroach. Meet the biggest and toughest insect ever! Cockroach Terminator was once Donnie’s little spy before falling into a container of Mutagen Ooze and mutating into an unstoppable monster. He is ready to destroy anything that crosses his way, including the Turtles! Anyone who pesters this insect should be ready to get stung!

• WEAPONS: Saw Blade / Kraang Blaster / Donatello Spy Gear
•TEAM: Kraang Evil Aliens

Nickelodeon  TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: COCKROACH TERMINATOR ..card insert (( 2013 ))

..minor variation on the newer card insert, including instructions on attaching the “antenna” piece into Roach’s head. This insert is from the original release. The browner tones on the body and carapace seem a little darker as well. His one “Good eye” seems to be painted in a lighter black. The cylindrical metal component on his shell on this re-issue has NOT been painted silver as on the original release for some reason. I suppose you could always paint it yourself.

Nickelodeon  TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: COCKROACH TERMINATOR V.2 iv (( 2014 ))These paint touch-ups really make Roach look a little better. I’m trying to break it down here for ya best i can to help  you decide; if you think it’s worth a re-purchase of the guy for the new colouring. or just to have a variant MOC to save.

Nickelodeon  TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: COCKROACH TERMINATOR V.2 v (( 2014 ))

Nickelodeon  TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: COCKROACH TERMINATOR V.2 vi / with C.T. original release '13 (( 2014 ))

Not a perfect toy, but i am fond of the little guy.. and while scale issues plague so much of this line, C.T. here is really not one of them effected. He pretty much is to scale of the Teen figures like he was on the show last season.

Nickelodeon  TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: COCKROACH TERMINATOR V.2 vii / with C.T. original release '13, Buzzsaws  (( 2014 ))

.Blade on top is with the new release, lower blade with spot on handle is the older release blade.

Nickelodeon  TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: COCKROACH TERMINATOR V.2 ix / ..with SCUMBUG '90 (( 2014 ))

Nickelodeon  TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: COCKROACH TERMINATOR V.2 x / ..with MINNETONKA MUTANT '05 (( 2014 ))

Nickelodeon  TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: COCKROACH TERMINATOR V.2 viii (( 2014 ))

Nickelodeon  TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: COCKROACH TERMINATOR V.2 xi / ..vs. NINJA AT-3 LEONARDO '13 (( 2014 ))

Nickelodeon  TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: COCKROACH TERMINATOR V.2 xii / ..ROCK ROACH (( 2014 ))
WHO'Z YA DADDIE ?!

• •

Related notes ::

10951150-1400084225-706480

~ t