Happy Easter/April Fools Day 2018!

Pinch, Punch, First day of the month…

To commemorate this Holiday clash, we present the embodiment of Bunnies and Fools!

This ‘HeroiCustom’ based on Bebop & Rocksteady’s Easter-themed appearance in the original 1991 TMNT episodes The Turtles & The Hare and Once Upon a Time Machine.

This fun concept for the pair also emerged last Spring when both were promoted as playable new characters in the TMNT Legends mobile phone game.

Whatever you are doing on April 1st, be it Easter, April Fools Day, a bit of both or neither – Have yourselves a good un’. Cowabunga!

Screenshots courtesy of the Technodrome Forums and Youtube.
Photographs and Figures: ‘Hero’ Ken Flatt

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE’S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY (( 1991 )), #RiseOfTheTMNT news round-up, ect.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY i (( 1991 ))

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MIKE’S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY (( 1991 ))

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–>> Don’t worry ..GGM’s still hummin’ along into 2018 – so happy belated NEW YEAR everyone!! Kinda the case with only two-full time staff-members. Meh  – complaining is for dumm-dumms. Feature posts will be the name of the game for the foreseeable future at least from Tokka. I was recently  granted a few more keys to our social media kingdom by the out founder which will get far more frequent updates than the main GGM.

https://twitter.com/GoGreenMachine
https://twitter.com/GoGreenMachine

** GGM TWITTER – Tokka is now frequently updating & in full control of the  GoGreenMachine.org Twitter handle !! !! ** 

*** 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 !! Always hoppin’ and fills in the gaps between the long breaks in updates we”ve been havin’ here. ***

 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY .. turns i (( 1991 ))

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Whatever the case may be, the GGM site is an important part of the news aggrigate fan base here, and this update has been about 6 months in the making so enjoy !!

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Mike’s Kowabunga Surf Buggy

The Dune-drivin’, Sand-Surfin’ Beach Machine

Whoa, dude! Grab your board and slip into some skimpy shorts, cuz Mike’s takin’ his Kowabunga Surf Buggy to blue heaven, curl city, water wonderland – you know, the beach. Strap yourself in and take the most radical ride of your young life as Mike drives off dunes and skids in sand. But don’t worry, the sand skiddin’ traction tires never lose their grip. And with the reciprocatin’ surfboard bumper, bumps bite it before you ride it. While Raph fires on the Foot with the soakin’ soda can machine guns, you can chill it, and snag yourself a sand snack or some frozen fire power from the chillin’ ammo chest. What if the Foot don’t fall, you say? Well, keep it cool, cuz if Raph don’t fizz ’em, then you can slam and jam ’em with the detachable spiked beach ball bomb. And to end your bodacious day at the beach, you can watch Mike waste some waves on the Surf Buggy’s wave wackin’ super surfboard. Kowabunga, Dudes!

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY ..box ii (( 1991 ))

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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY ..box iii (( 1991 ))

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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY ..box iv (( 1991 ))

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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY ..box, 'PETER PANDA' CHILDREN'S PALACE price tag (( 1991 ))

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‘PETER PANDA’ CHILDREN’S PALACE price tag

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY ..instructions (( 1991 ))

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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY .. turns vi (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY .. turns vii (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY .. turns viii (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY .. turns ix (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY .. turns x (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY .. turns xi (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY .. turns xii (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY .. turns xiii (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY / .."Detachable Wave Wackin' Super Surfboard" i (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY / .."Detachable Wave Wackin' Super Surfboard" ii (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY .. turns ii (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY .. turns iii (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY .. turns iv (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY / ..vs. NECA SDCC '17 Foot Bot (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY / ..beach buggin' i (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY / ..beach buggin' ii (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY / ..beach buggin' iii (( 1991 ))

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES :: MIKE'S KOWABUNGA SURF BUGGY / ..beach buggin' iv (( 1991 ))

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Let’s cut to the chase so i can get this out of the way, “RISE OF THE TMNT” is all the talk GOOD AND BAD of coarse on the interwebs. I’ll discuss this past week’s leak briefly i can and elaborate a bit of what i personally know.

  • The “Tumbling Turtle” Tumblr blog released this supposed licencing expo cell pic that kinda weren’t supposed to release. Tokka had seen this  a couple months back but remained quiet as i was still trying to process how i would phrase what i have learned about the Toonier Andy Suriano inspired designs of the new show. In the end i was specifically trying to time it out as long as possible as to not get in the way of the official NICKELODEON reveal and to not get anyone in trouble ( . and for respect of the Nickelodeon group whom i have to high regards for at this point, sorry). This person has been trying to pry as much info as they could out of me for a number of months now. Being the pussycat that i am, i was trying to be polite as i could without spilling everything i learned. The stress from the pressure from was barely averted – but here we are at the official reveal.

Follow the link above for the live feed of Eric Bauza’s hosted reveal on FB at 1 PM EST.

TOKKA DOES ADVISE YOU TO BE AS OPEN-MINDED as you can to the show’s new direction !! i know it’s not easy, but try !!

So ICYMI , here’s more on RISE –  ::

.Elaborating slightly on what i understand of the show.. ::

  • Sha-T'o, the FOOT Water MYSTIC :: Season 1 { " Return to New York parts 1 - 3 " } [[ Courtesy 4kids TMNT Blog ]]

Echoes of prior animated productions like Lloyd Goldfine’s 2003 4KIDS TMNT show take shape in Ant Ward’s newer 2D production, the Foot Clan may seem to emanate newer powers, “MIST – LIKE” powers not to dissimilar from the FOOT MYSTICS in the 2k3 toon. Be that in “magical powers” in general or in teleportation remains to be seen.

 


  • TMNT: Back to the Sewer :: Ancient One [[ Courtesy 4kids B T T S Blog ]]
    Sean Schemmel’s “THE ANCIENT ONE” from TMNT 2k3 , Splinter’s  super-elder sensei looks to be a slight influence on Rise’s Eric Bauza Splinter. Prolly will be a more serious character than the “eternally youthful” teacher. Then again, if you know Eric  – – Splinter may be even more fun & humorous than we think !! !!

  • Some of the new designs of the most iconic villains in the RISE – show remind me of classic, cartoon “EXECUTIONER” tropes.

  • An all new cybernetic, corpulent mutant villain of gargantuan proportions may come to play in this new series. Could this be one of Maurice LaMarche’s hillariously disturbing vocal roles  ( as part of one of the veteran TMNT VAs brought in by Rob Paulsen !! ) ?!

I’ll elaborate more when i feel comfortable to do so, when it is appropriate and won’t get in Nickelodeon’s way. We’ll see.

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TMNT Bulkyz Collection Donatello (Big Boys Toys – 2018)

 

 

**Available soon from BIG BOYS TOYS HK **

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Rocky Mountain Rich’s TMNT Collection 1st quarter TMNT comic schedule !!::

Updated DEC 27 11:55 MT – dates subject to change
December, 2017
06 – TMNT #77Batman/TMNT II #1TMNT Adventures, Vol. 14 TPBTMNT, Vol. 02: The Darkness Within TPB
13 – TMNT Amazing Adventures: Robotanimals HC
20 – TMNT Universe #17Batman/TMNT II #2

January, 2018
03 – TMNT Universe #18TMNT: Dimension X TPB
10 – TMNT #78
17 – Batman/TMNT II #3

February, 2018
14 – TMNT Universe #19
21 – TMNT #79TMNT, Vol. 18: Trial of Krang TPBBatman/TMNT II #4
28 – TMNT: The IDW Collection, Vol. 6 HC

March, 2018
07 – 
14 – TMNT Universe #20TMNT Universe, Vol. 03 TPB
21 – TMNT/Usagi Yojimbo: Expanded Edition HCTMNT, Vol. 18: Trial of Krang TPB;Batman/TMNT II #5
28 – TMNT #80TMNT/Ghostbusters II TPB

April, 2018
18 – TMNT Color Classics, Vol. 01 TPB
25 – TMNT Ultimate Collection, Vol. 02 TPB;Kevin Eastman’s Underwhere TPB

TBD
?? – Kevin Eastman’s Roninbebop TPB

• TMNT #73 Hand-Colored Alert !! – UPDATED 01/08/2018tmnt-ntmnt-

Again, i’ll try to be back here on GGM ASAP. Thanks for followin’ us on Social Media, your continued patience and support !! Ya Cowabungholes !! !! >;}

More later. ~ t

Wanted: Bebop & Rocksteady : The Gallery

Things have been a bit slow through 2017 when it comes to TMNT figures released outside America. So, seeing the new Wanted: Bebop & Rocksteady toys (and Usagi!) suddenly appear at UK retail really is a real turn-up!

Bebop & Rocksteady are here paying tribute to thier 1980’s predecessors. These two heavys are still the new incarnations of the dopey duo, but given a throwback facelift. The upcoming 3-episode arc of Nick TMNT season 5 should give a full explaination of this theme.

Take some time to marvel at the gallery put together of these ‘Fall/Autumn 2017’ Playmates releases. There’s also some comparisons thrown in too.

 

** 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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** 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.”


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

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

** 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 !! **

 

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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.

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

 

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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 .

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

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

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.

 

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

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

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

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

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 !! !! !! !!

 

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