** 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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–>> .. 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 !!

 

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t2z – the tOkKA bootlegz :: GUERRILLA

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–>> Resident tortured soul, Tokka presents his favourite new medium and  Steve Lavigne’s most patriotic mutant, Guerrilla-Gorilla in a brand-new portrat !!  !!  ::

 

These are 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.

Playmates Toys TMNT :: Sergeant Bananas { Guerrilla Gorilla }  ..signed by creator Steve Lavigne  (( 1991 ))

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

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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 ::

NICKELODEON PRE-RELEASES A SPECIAL HOUR-LONG PREMIERE OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES EXCLUSIVELY ON

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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.

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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.  ..

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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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LEE’S TOY REVIEW #xx :: pg.x TOY FAIR ’98 – PLAYMATES’S ‘ZORRO’ & NT: THE NEXT MUTATION. Turtleflage & SHADOW NINJAS (( xx 1998 ))

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–>> .. included on this random page are Varner Studio’s ZORRO and NEXT MUTATION offerings for 1998.

I don’t believe this proposed second ZORRO wave was ever produced. The infamous wave that included fan-fave LADY RAWHIDE.

You may or may not recall : The NEXT MUTATION “Turtleflage” assortment would make to retail for the most part. The basic Turtleflage teens made it to store pegs, tho i never saw the basic CAMO TMNTs myself locally. However, 3 of the four main villains from that wave ( Simon Bonesteel, the Eastman designed Silver the Gorilla, and Vam Mi ) were readily available with the Wave 1 assortment at a local Walmart, i snagged them quickly and the three are now the hi-lights of my collection of figures and dust. Infamously, Dr.Quease – Dragon Lord’s mad scientist, the fourth villain in the wave would not see release.

All this was happening as the Next Mutation’s first and only season was going into hiatus. The remaining months leading to K•B closing out the line of toys seemingly exclusively with the Deluxe TURTLEFLAGE Dragon Lord and Teens, the basic Next Mutation figs, and the popular classic TMNT reissues showing up in the big grated discount bins in front of K•B’s old mall stores.

Important note on this page:: You get a fleeting shot of Dr.Quease here with the basic Camo Teens and bad guys with a faint peek as to what his weapon would have looked like. We also have painted prototypes on the display stands that the young lady is holding at the Playmates booth, the SHADOW NINJAS!! These most impressive figures would into hiding, never to be released. They were due possibly upon the arrival of a hypothetical second season of NEXT MUTATION. That was not meant to be so Varner’s incredible, heavily martial arts themed Teens went back to California and into the Varner vaults seemingly forever. With the exception of Raph, we are given a blurry view of Venus and the rest of the team. I recall publication of more images of the Shadow Ninjas elsewhere ( maybe an older Playmates Catalog ) but that may be just wishful thinking in this ol’ Snapper’s untrustworthy brain. This page was, for me – the only verification that these toys existed. 16 years later at SDCC 2014, at the VARNER STUDIOS booth – the unpainted prototypes from Steve and his team themselves had put the Shadow Ninjas out on display for the public to see in time for the Teens 30th birthday.

LEE'S TOY REVIEW #xx ::  pg.x TOY FAIR '98 - PLAYMATES'S 'ZORRO' & NT: THE NEXT MUTATION. Turtleflage & SHADOW NINJAS / Unreleased 'SHADOW NINJA RAPH' (( xx 1998 ))

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  A pretty good shot and rare image of the unproduced – painted “SHADOW NINJA” Raphael proto.

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 I brought these images up to hi-rez best i could, but it didn’t do much good. Well a little bit. Whatever- you get a better grasp at the color scheme of the Teens in their awesome SHADOW NINJA martial arts gear. Varner Studios can make ANY Turtle look really cool.

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 Again i attempted to enlarge a portion of the photos in the article. Dr.Quease looks like he may be holding some kind of pincher-like projectile launcher or something. His scalpel-like arm weapon appears to have been a clip-on as it appears on the opposite arm of the prototype pictured from the back of the TURTLEFLAGE packages. The blood-splatter design on his jacket appears a little different than on the package image as well. But it is hard to tell as the article image is a bit blurry even when enlarged.

Still you get some good ideas as what could have been if he was released to retail.

LEE'S TOY REVIEW #xx ::  pg.x TOY FAIR '98 - PLAYMATES'S 'ZORRO' & NT: THE NEXT MUTATION. Turtleflage & SHADOW NINJAS / Unreleased 'Dr.Quease' weapons peek  (( xx 1998 ))

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LEE'S TOY REVIEW #xx ::  pg.x TOY FAIR '98 - PLAYMATES'S 'ZORRO' & NT: THE NEXT MUTATION. Turtleflage & SHADOW NINJAS / 'TURTLEFLAGE' Don & Leo's Camo Blitz Bike  (( xx 1998 ))

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Finally in the breakdown of the page, here’s a small shot of the cool TURTLEFLAGE LEO and his CAMO BLITZ CYCLE, a really neat bike. I beleive that toy is actually rather sought after nowadays along with the DLX Donatello vehicle from the same series. A good shot of the creepy-cool basic TURTLEFLAGE DON appears too – the article mentions his camo mask lookin’ like it’s from SILENCE OF THE LAMBS .. EEEEEeessh !!

Well just call me Clarice O’Neil .. :{

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Free Comic Book Day – The People, the comics…. the hail?!

It has been a wild couple of weeks…

Free Comic Book Day not only was the annual comic giveaway across the country, but it was also the 30th anniversary for the teenage mutant ninja turtles. I was fortunate to be around for the special Eastman & Laird reunion and signing events for both Jetpack Comics in Rochester, NH and Shellback Artworks in Wells, ME.

 

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