approx. 11″ x 12″ ..
–>> Two versions were made available by Jared with both all-red & colored bandanas.
This was obtained at NYCC 2012.
A fellow Turtles Fan named ‘Sulfur’ created his own TMNT rap based on the storyline of the IDW, chronicling the origins of the Hamato family’s reincarnation and their encounters with the Shredder… It’s got a fantastic beat, the lyrics are clean – definitely check it out.
Sulfur’s also got a website going of other projects, And you can get this song as a free download, so be sure to see what else he and his posse’s been up to. Just be informed, language is a lil bit saltier there.
–>>The North American version of ** NINTENDO POWER is no more as of last month, yet lives on forever in the memories of a couple of generations now.
Obviously, the Teens have impacted the video game scene within’ and beyond N.P.’s important 25 year video game legacy & coverage.
Featured multiple times in the mag, and handful of times featured directly on the cover .. this was their first N.P. review paralleling their famous N.E.S. introduction way back in 1989.
approx. 3 cm, a little over an inch
–>> French prototypes from **PRIME, a gift from this past holiday season from a friend. Possibly due to the nature of the items being prototypes, some damage had occurred. Or perhaps with this kind of small item breakage may be common. Not sure.
The trinkets arrived with all the figures intact with exception to Shredder, Standing Raph, and the Sword wielding stanced Leo. Repairs and restorations were made to the broken trinkets with paint applications and glazes reapplied to the best of my abilities.
From what i can tell, the prototypes appear to be almost exactly the same miniatures appearing in French stores,online, in bakeries or what have you. The words “PROTO No 1″ or “PROTO MOD1″, however appear on the bottom of the figures’ bases except for the standing Raph one which is blank.
These types of minis can be bought separately for collecting , but the traditional usage of these trinkets are as fèves or “BEANS” for King Cakes in celebration of the Epiphany during the Christmas time from countries like Belgium, France, and Mexico and elsewhere leading up to Mardi Gras & Carnival. At least in countries where it is legal to put non-edible items in food.
The Epiphany ( January 6th ) is looked upon as Christ becoming human on Earth and / or the visitation of the Magi or Three Wise Men to the Christ Child. Growing up Catholic, if i recall correctly this was a feast day and “Holy Day of Obligation” and usually one is required to attend church services, acknowledge the holiday and worship.
The ” 12 days of Christmas ” come from the leading days to Epiphany – starting on Christmas Eve and ending on the Epiphany holiday.
.. “Tradition holds that the cake is “to draw the kings” to the Epiphany. A figurine, la fève, which can represent anything from a car to a cartoon character, is hidden in the cake and the person who finds the trinket in their slice becomes king for the day and will have to offer the next cake.
Originally, la fève was literally a broad bean (fève), but it was replaced in 1870 by a variety of figurines out of porcelain or—more recently—plastic. These figurines have become popular collectibles and can often be bought separately.
Individual bakeries may offer a specialized line of fèves depicting diverse themes from great works of art to classic movie stars and popular cartoon characters.
The cakes are usually sold in special bags, some of which can be used to heat the cake in a microwave without ruining the crispness of the cake. A paper crown is included with the cake to crown the “king” who finds the fève in their piece of cake. To ensure a random distribution of the cake shares, it is traditional for the youngest person to place themselves under the table and name the recipient of the share which is indicated by the person in charge of the service.” .. ..
Growing up an ignorant North American, Catholic white-boy, Tokka doesn’t recall Epiphany being as ‘major’ a holiday as Christmas itself ..at least in my family. However we usually were required to go to church on the holy day. I certainly don’t recall “King Cakes” or little bean-beings being pulled from them in celebrations on January 6th.
I am sure some areas in North America may also partake in the breaking of “KING CAKE” to guide the Magi to the Baby Jesus and a special porcelain treasure being found by “THE KING or QUEEN for the DAY” in their special cake.
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“I’ve been self-publishing cereal:geek magazine since the beginning of 2007. It is a 100 page glossy magazine (with NO ads) dedicated to showcasing the cartoons of the eighties. The writers and artists that contribute to cereal:geek bring with them exclusive content (none of this material has been printed in any other media before).
Issue two was originally published in the second quarter of 2007 and has been out of print ever since. As only 1000 copies were originally printed it is incredibly hard to obtain. So here I am, seeing if Kickstarter is a viable means to see if there is a demand for issue two…and maybe at the same time introduce some new people to the world of cereal:geek!
Issue two covers the subject of magic and science throughout the cartoons of the eighties. The main article covers many shows including Dungeons & Dragons, He-Man, She-Ra, Thundarr the Barbarian, and ThunderCats, detailing how each of them utilized magic and science to tell their stories. Jack Olesker reveals how he balanced magic and science on The New Adventures of He-Man. Another article explains how after the sci-fi-heavy first season of The Transformers the show began to delve into the realm of magic. Visionaries and Centurions (both overlooked shows) are covered. And Robert Lamb explains how magic and science worked during his time on He-Man and She-Ra. Aside from those lengthy articles there is also an in-depth history of the much-celebrated animation studio Tokyo Movie Shinsha, the changes found in MASK’s season two are highlighted, the Top Ten cartoon transformations are listed, the Rocky films are reworked as an animated series, the love triangle in the Jem series is questioned, a page full of Galaxy Rangers trivia is featured, the amazing origin story of Smurfette is revealed, and much, much more! Other shows covered include Defenders of the Earth, Galaxy High School, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Thunderbirds 2086.” .. ..
– **JAMES EATOCK; animator, cartoonist, writer, noted He-Man Historian , CG publisher , and official audio commentator on HE-MAN & the MOTU, Dungeons & Dragons, and THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS.