** 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 ))

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

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** TMNT ADVENTURES, Vol. 10 Listing on IDW**

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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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** 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 !! Recent PHOTO drop includes highlights of Tokka’s SDCC ’17 trip. **

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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.”


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.






..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

IDW :: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #50 // Cover RE Hero Initiative – “Mutanimals” by tOkKa (( 2016 ))

IDW :: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #50 // Cover RE Hero Initiative A - "HERMAN & Mondo Gecko; Peace & War" by tOkKa (( 2016 ))** GGM on Facebook, Public & Free **

IDW :: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #50 // Cover RE Hero Initiative A – “HERMAN & Mondo Gecko; Peace & War” by tOkKa (( 2016 ))

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–>> Gonna go ahead and drop this during your TMNT II: THE SECRET OF THE OOZE 25th anniversary week – – featuring the Tokka that started it all for your ol’ Snapper pal here ;” THE MOST ‘HATED’ Turtle ARTIST IN COMICS “  !!


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** The Hero Initiative **

***Visit Rich’s TMNT-NinjaTurtles site for more information in regards to these special H.I. incentive variant covers.***

IDW :: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #50 // Cover RE Hero Initiative B - "OLD HOB'S Back" by tOkKa (( 2016 ))IDW :: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #50 // Cover RE Hero Initiative B – “OLD HOB’S Back” by tOkKa (( 2016 ))

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In regards to the anticipated, TOM WALTZ writing lead – MAY 24,2016 release ** Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan ..



March, 2016
09TMNT Color Classics, Vol. 3 #15; Batman/TMNT #4; TMNT Amazing Adventures #8; TMNT Adventures, Vol. 11 TPB
16Batman/TMNT #3 2nd printing; TMNT: The IDW Collection, Vol. 2 HC
23TMNT #56
30TMNT Deviations One-Shot; Batman/TMNT #1 3rd printing; Batman/TMNT #2 3rd printing

April, 2016
06Tales of the TMNT, Vol. 8 TPB; TMNT, Vol. 01: Shell Unleashed TPB; TMNT New Animated Adventures Omnibus, Vol. 01 TPB
13Batman/TMNT #5; TMNT Amazing Adventures #9
20TMNT #57; TMNT #55 2nd printing; TMNT #56 2nd printing

May, 2016
04TMNT Amazing Adventures #10; TMNT: Allies & Enemies TPB
11Batman/TMNT #6; TMNT Amazing Adventures: Carmelo Anthony Special; TMNT: Enemies Old, Enemies New 2016 TPB
18TMNT #58; TMNT, Vol. 14: Order From Chaos TPB

June, 2016
01TMNT Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #1
08TMNT Amazing Adventures #11; TMNT Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #2; TMNT Color Classics: The Works, Vol. 5 HC
15TMNT Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #3; TMNT Villains Collection HC
22TMNT #59; TMNT Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #4
29TMNT Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #5

August, 2016
17Batman/TMNT HC
24TMNT Shadows of the Past Game


**..hey, know what – -the WIZ KIDZ F.B. Page is also public and free. Find out the latest developments on the Turtles Hero Clix and DICE MASTERS games and figures !! !!**

*** Also check the official HERO CLIX site for more specs on upcoming game pieces of all sorts of incarnations of your fave Turtle heroes and enemies !! !!


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–>> Onto part 5 of GGM’s History – set breakdown.  Here, the box art reproduces the initial ’03 card backer art of Leo ( also used on other Playmates and non- products ). That art was used for quite some time. It really matched the look of that first wave Leo. You may still find it here and there on some items like BLUE BUNNY frozen ice cream Ninja Turtle products.

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - TMNT 2k3 LEONARDO ii (( 2015 ))A slightly early, surprise release for the 2002 holiday season at Wal-mart stores ( perhaps others ) of just the Teens to get kids hyped on the then NEW upcoming relaunch Turtles show brought the original intro of this sculpt.

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - TMNT 2k3 LEONARDO iii / ..with Original '03 Leonardo (( 2015 ))

Arguably, that original wave of TMNT ’03 figures was some of the strongest product PLAYMATES ever produced. With the Teens and supporting cast featuring newer articulation not seen in TMNT toys before, great detailing and washes on the paint schemes, and notable actual paint on the weapons themselves — Playmates & 4kids wanted fans to know that these Teens meant business !!


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In the budget cutting age of Playmates with minimal, weird, questionable, or NO paint decos on retail figures – this guy translates “OK” in this set.


Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - TMNT 2k3 LEONARDO iv / ..with Original '03 Leonardo (( 2015 ))

Another stabilization modification is made to the left leg this time on the toy giving his foot and lower leg a slightly less ‘bent’ stance compared to the original. The newer stance is a bit more rounded and stable and looks cool. The belt, scabbard, & swords go unpainted this time so no real details except for the sculpt itself. The body gets only the basic paint and NO paint washes or detailing. The plastron chest-piece on the ’02 toy is a bit softer and you can actually press it in a little bit. The chest-piece on this reproduction is entirely solid. Non-pliable whatsoever. This repro is still pretty adequate a representation of the ’03 figure.



Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - TMNT 2k3 LEONARDO v / ..with Original '03 Leonardo (( 2015 ))Threaded feed again on the repro, and his unpainted swords also seem a tad smaller than the original releases.  The updated copyright info is transferred from his left to right foot.

Nickelodeon "HISTORY OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" FEATURING LEONARDO - TMNT 2k3 LEONARDO vi / ..with Original '03 Leonardo (( 2015 )) .. for fun, we get a visit from my favouriie ’03 era LEONARDO, MYSTIC FURY LEO !!

..with MYSTIC FURE LEO '05..and the original ’06 F.F. Leo steps up to visit the set !!

.. with F.F. LEO '06

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Related toy bits ::

Loyal subjects W.2- Foot peek

TLS x TMNT2 – Wave 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series inspired Action Vinyls.  Includes more accessories, killer poseability, the best villains, our lovable heroes and extremely hard to find chase figures!  These Action Vinyls stand 3.25′ tall but pack a mean punch!

Shipping first week of March, 2016.

Designed by Joe Allard for TLS

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..on the comic front —
..I’ve not aggregated on the comic front in a few months, and i will try to change that in coming posts. Part of this is due to Tokka’s personal issues with comic companies that has interfered with life/ career issues rather drastically. Posting IDW related news items did become a sticking point.

However as to not let bias come into play while posting on GGM, i’ll have to get over this. This was an important decision ( made long ago ) to make on relaying the news as UN-biased as possible to let the fans draw their own conclusions on issues and matters at hand in regards to books, films, media, whatnot.

There’s one “lost” post not published in regards to Ryan Brown’s return to at least some semblance of comic work with the Lavigne penciled cover and Ryan  inked **TMNT Adventures Archives Vol.10.

While i cannot promise what i will propose here will happen, i will try. Within’ publishing the lost post, i will gently request a Q & A with Ryan of some sorts. For years now i am infrequently bombarded with questions i cannot always answer i.e. : The collapse of Ryan Brown’s “THE SELECTED” Mutanimals Revision / spin-off comic, The cult favourite WILD WEST C.O.W. Boys of Moo Mesa, his creations : Mondo Gecko, Leatherhead, and Slash and general input on Ciro and Nick’s ( and possibly IDW’s ) direction with the original SPIN-OFF team of Turtles –  the MIGHTY MUTANIMALS.

Ryan’s very reserved and may not be up to this. So i cannot promise sh**.

But he’s a legendary TMNT creator and writer who gets MINIMAL credit and goes heavily under-appreciated in many fan circles. I also cannot guarantee that will change. But his fans DO want to hear from him. And perhaps a short Question and Answer session may be in order.

We’ll see, bare with me as i look into this.


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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES { newspaper strip } TURTLES ACTIVITY PAGE ; ..art by Brown , Lavigne :: 01271991

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES  { newspaper strip } TURTLES ACTIVITY PAGE ; ..art by Brown , Lavigne - MIKEY isolated :: 01271991

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Related notes ::


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) – Donatello 12″ Limited Edition Statue

Widely known for relying on his engineering genius before fighting, Donatello is second in command to **Leonardo and the brains of the TMNT brothers.

His natural aptitude for ninjutsu, science and technology, Donatello can match the braun with brains and often invents equipment to assist the Turtles in there travels.

With his iconic purple bandana and trusty Bo staff at the ready, Donatello is ready to battle alongside his brothers for peace and Justice.

Nickelodeon ::



Nick Mutanimals

Now through March 15, Turtle fans can watch the special one-hour premiere Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, “Battle for New York” exclusively on Nick.com and the Nick App ahead of its on-air debut Sunday, March 15, at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. During the episode, Leo doesn’t trust Slash when he emerges leading a team called the “Mighty Mutanimals.” While the Mighty Mutanimals lay siege to the Techno Cosmic Research Institute, the Turtles must brave the bizarre world of Dimension X to save the enslaved people of New York.


Throughout March, Turtle enthusiasts can participate in “TMNT Mutation Madness,” an interactive bracket-style tournament that will give fans everywhere a chance to cast their votes in four rounds of mutant match-ups counting down to the Ultimate Mutant Champion.  While Nicktoons airs mutant-driven Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes, the tournament starts online with sixteen mega-mutants including: Fishface, Spider Bytez, Tiger Claw, Slash, Bebop and Rocksteady, among others competing for the title of Ultimate Mutant Champion.  As part of Nicktoons’ “Mutation Madness” each round, will reveal the brackets narrowing from 16 to 8 to 4 to 2, with the Ultimate Mutant Champion debuting March 23.  Along with casting a vote every round, fans can enter special sweepstakes for prizes and unlock exclusive content to learn more about each mutant through bios, gifs, images and videos.  ..

Mikey-pizza V-card teet

For more TMNT action, viewers can logon to Nick.com for full episodes, quizzes and games, including “Shadow Heroes” and the recently release, “Mikey’s Day Off.” In the new game, crime has taken the night off, but that doesn’t stop Mikey from relieving his boredom by sneaking around the turtle lair to throw paper balls at his bros.


TMNT-RETREAT DVD..includes the popular IN DREAMS ; “DREAM BEAVERS” ep – -!! !!

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“Leonardo vs. Xenomorph” ..pin-up ; pencils by Peter Laird, inks by Ryan Brown (( 1989 ))

"Leonardo vs. Xenomorph" ..pin-up ; pencils by Peter Laird, inks by Ryan Brown  (( 1989 ))

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TMNT Movie Street Art posters.. –>> Mike J. has pointed out some interesting imagery of posters & teasers from COSMICBOOK ::

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“The fund raiser is live!”

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Playmates "touching-up" previous waves..

  • Got this in from a friend back East; i believe located in Georgia at a TARGET store, thanks Dakota ::   Reissues of figures from prior TMNT waves such as Cockroach Terminator ( shown in the screencap from the friend on Instagram above), Dogpound, Leatherhead, and Snakeweed and maybe others – – have been reported to have newer paint applications and deco that looks much more improved and somewhat similar to their prototype predecessors. Playmates’s scale with the Turtles line has been an ever present issue – – but these newer paint decos on the older releases may make up for the line’s short comings. So again, keep an eye out.

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Previews are out, books are on the shelves and reviews are popping up so I feel there’s no need to hold this back.
Metalhead’s redesign for IDW’s TMNT! Had fun with this one! As you may see on his debut book (TMNT#34) the speeder/car mode was something that I suggested and writer Tom Waltz and editor Bobby Curnow embraced.

My goal here was to not only give this version of the character a voice and look of its own, but also to pay a homage to the original design. Mission accomplished I believe.

Hope you all enjoy it.

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