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SDCC 2016 :: FEAR BEAR & TMNT

SDCC 2016 :: FEAR BEAR & TMNT


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–>> 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.

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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 :

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

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

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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.

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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 !!

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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.

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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

 

** TMNT ADVENTURES Archives V. 10; art by Lavigne/ Brown (( 2015 )); #TMNT ACTION FIGURE ENCYCLOPEDIA **

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ADVENTURES Archives Vol. 10; Inks - Pencils by Steve Lavigne, inks by Ryan Brown (( 2015 ))

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“The all-ages action continues in this collection of TMNT Adventures! Collects issues #41–44 of the Archie Comics series, including “The Future Shark Trilogy” and Mighty Mutanimals #7.”

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ADVENTURES Archives Vol. 10; Colour - Pencils & color by Steve Lavigne, inks by Ryan Brown (( 2015 ))

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–>> .. Post SDCC2017 updates abound, the biggest update of the summer includes an important project my **terrible2z Flickr archive & i helped contribute to in this TMNT 30th Cartoon Anniversary year !! author & TMNT Toy expert , Jay Lawrence !! :

“The First Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Action Figure Book. A coffee table book of TMNT figures, vehicles, & accessories from 1988- 2017.”


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Still a tiny bit early, but in the coming days, i shall be trying to work with Jay on a top-tier incentive to provide a custom skateboard commission or 2 that are proving to be very popular in industry & Nickelodeon & Mirage Studios alumni including the likes of Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen,Dave Garcia, Yuki Matsuzaki, Eric Bauza, Gwendoline Yeo, Ciro Nieli, Stan Sakai, The Kevin Eastman Family, Brandon Auman, Varner Studios, Playmates Toys, Kevin Michael Richardson, Sean Astin and then some.

Quick Samples here from Tokka’s 2017 portfolio.

 

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..more updates hopefully within the week, including further development on this project, TMNT comics & more post SDCC updates including TMNT Documentary Volume 2 highlights. LATAAHHH, SNAPPAZ !!

 

~ t

LEGO TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: “Mikey’s Mini-Shellraiser” (( 2014 ))

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–>> These famous little LEGO sets usually include a mini-vehicle or weapon of some kind along with the cool mini-figure at an affordable price point.

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LEGO TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: "Mikey's Mini-Shellraiser" iii (( 2014 ))This set still sells pretty affordably ( most of the time it seems ..) at most third party vendors and at auction .

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Along with the “FLASHBACK SHREDDER” , this Michelangelo set may have been amoung the very last sets made available in late 2014 before LEGO relinquished the TMNT licence to Mattel’s MEGA BLOKS brand.

 

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LEGO TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: "Mikey's Mini-Shellraiser" vii (( 2014 ))

LEGO TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: "Mikey's Mini-Shellraiser" viii (( 2014 ))

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LEGO TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: "Mikey's Mini-Shellraiser" x / with "KRAANG LAB ESCAPE" Mike '12 (( 2014 ))

LEGO TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: "Mikey's Mini-Shellraiser" xi / ..with MEGA BLOKS TMNT Mike '03 (( 2014 ))

LEGO TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: "Mikey's Mini-Shellraiser" xii / ..with MEGA BLOKS TMNT blindbag Mike '16 (( 2014 ))

LEGO TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: "Mikey's Mini-Shellraiser" xiii (( 2014 ))

 

 

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ICYMI  :: Way Post Toy Fair News & updates..

God, so much on the aggregate agenda today. So guys’ ..doin’ the best we can with so much crazy shtuff goin’ on.. But hey, as season 5, the final season of the Nick show as we’ve known it blasts into new episodes – but yeah, #ICYMI Toy Fair revealed important sneek peeks to wet fans’ appetites ( Usagi Yojimbo & Muckman anyone ?! ). Both TMNT 2012 show & non  – – – -there’s more than enough TMNT diversity in to & merch purchases to appease almost anyone !! Mark Hamill’s popular KAVAXAS ( aka HOTHEAD  remains speculative, Tokka has not thrown his hopes out tho.). From what i could tell – Mattel’s Mega Bloks brand did seem a little quiet on Ninja Turtles at Toy Fair but as we head into Spring and Summer – retailers tell a different story as harder to find product from earlier in the year is being re-released in some areas & the infamous **blindbag series 5 is due soon. We’ll see what the future holds for MEGA especially come SDCC 2017.

*** PIXEL DAN AND TNI’S MUCKMAN REVIEW AND GALLERY !!

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TOYARK‘s easy to navigate site becomes the primary source for our round-up ::

 

 

CREEP & UNDEAD SHREDDER WHERE ARE YOU ?! !!

 

Ok, i promise i’ll keep trying harder. More soon !! !! !! !!

 

~ t

 

PAPER MAGIC GROUP :: “TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES” ‘Pizza Love’ 16 VALENTINES with MAGNETS (( 2017 ))

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–>> AAAAannnd we’re back, with your POST Valentine’s Day 2017 mortem . We have x16 Very roughly .. 2 x 4″ cards, each magnet almost 2″.. Same design on all the magnets. It would appear to be Anthony Petrie, “PIZZA LOVE” style guide work on all the designs.

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PAPER MAGIC GROUP :: 16 VALENTINES with MAGNETS / MAGNET design (( 2017 ))

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PAPER MAGIC GROUP is a long standing licence of the TMNT franchise for actually, now prolly almost 3 decades.

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The ‘Pizza Love’ magent Valentine set was purchased at Target, the TIN BOX COMPANY Valentines Mail Box-Bucket was found at a Walmart store.

 

 

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Related notes from around the web ::

  • TMNT OFFICIAL TWITTER :: 

“Making monsters is fun! Watch Tokka’s reign of terror in animatic form.”

 

..Ok, guys – Toy Fair ’17 is in a few days here. This is always a good time of year to stay motivated to post more frequently. Pending several quirks we’re trying to work out on the website here. Thank you so much  for your continued patience and support. Seriously, sincere in that. We really do work hard here in spite of our skeleton crew – we really are working hard to continually give you global & unique perspective on your favourite Mutant Franchise unlike any other news source & fan site – i hope we’re delivering despite the hardcore hiccups we get here and there  !!  !!  See you in a bit !!

 

** Side-note: The main site is experiecing several code issues. If you are having load-time and formatting issues in your browser of choice or mobile device  – – let us know in the comments section , **post to our GGM Facebook page, or ***email Tokka directly – tOkKab2@gmail.com & i’ll forward to the GGM head. Trying to work out several quirks here and your input is very helpful. Thanks again !!  :}

 

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tOkKustom :: NEW CLASSIC ‘FOOT’ Trio :: SHREDDER

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–>> Here we are again – encouraging creativity & Tokka’s hoping to inspire you to get imaginative with your own TMNT toys !! Here’s part one of our look at Tokk’s  work on  the BIG BAD BOYS in Playmates Action figure arsenal.

 

This custom project was not going for screen accuracy but enhancement over the factory paint, models, and accessories. Elements of the classic cartoon & IDW comic versions of the characters & in Shredder’s case; CIRO NIELI’S design work was emulated as best i could. Two separate media are represented with all three figures, but at 11″ – this customization for my own personal collection just seems to work extremely effectively in representing the classic trio .

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  Bloodier paint scheme added to Saki’s model, face, weapons & Kuro Kabuto helmet. “INK” applications were added to model to emulate best i could CIRO NIEL’S 2-D Shredder designs.

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“Standing tall and intimidating, Shredder is the deadly leader of the evil Foot Clan and leads them in a never-ending battle against Splinter and the Turtles. Ready to take on anything, he’s equipped with razor sharp armor and forbidden dark ninja skills!

Removable helmet reveals deep scars covering his face from being trapped inside a burning building after a brutal fight with Splinter. Could this be why Shredder is always out for revenge?”

Figure comes with a sword and a pair of shuriken (throwing stars).

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tOkKustom :: NEW CLASSIC 'FOOT' Trio :: SHREDDER iii / Kuro Kabuto Helmet, Blood Sword, Blood Shuriken

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tOkKustom :: NEW CLASSIC 'FOOT' Trio :: SHREDDER ix / ..with SDCC SHREDDER ( w/ Removable Helmet ) 2013

 

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Related notes following the success of the Teens lasted smash, silver-screen hit – let’s check in on this month’s Summer TURTLE news activity !! !! ::

**More info on NECA ’89 TMNT ARCADE SDCC Figure Packs ..

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***ALSO CHECK OUT ALL THE RECENT TMNT Fig REVIEWS ON DAN’S TMNT YouTube PLAYLIST !! !! Really fun to watch !!

Go underground! See the sewer lair from every angle with this interactive [ AIRBnB ] 360 tour.

Instyle ::Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Star Brittany Ishibashi Reveals What’s Really Under Those Costumes