LEE’S TOY REVIEW #xx, pg. 36 / “TOY FAIR 2004” , ‘TMNT – 2k3 Peek’ (( March 2004 ))

LEE'S TOY REVIEW #xx, pg. 36 / "TOY FAIR 2004" , 'TMNT - 2k3 Peek'  (( March 2004 ))

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–>> A handful of unproduced prototypes, or at least drastically altered figures to the extent of their final manufactured form appear on this spread. A rare look at a few of them.

LEE'S TOY REVIEW #xx, pg. 37 / "TOY FAIR 2004" , 'TMNT - 2k3 Peek'  (( March 2004 ))

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LEE'S TOY REVIEW #xx, pg. 36 / "TOY FAIR 2004" , 'TMNT - 2k3 Peek' - "QUARRY" early prototype (( March 2004 ))

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–>> The paint on Quarry’s prototype is pretty cool, this is similar to an effect of what was finally produced OVER a year later than when it was originally to be released. I recall a “spitting” action feature announced for this toy. That was not realized on the final figure. I’m not sure if i recall an actual prototype showing that feature. This photo doesn’t seem to show it at all. The proto’s visual is much better ascetically than the final figure.

 

LEE'S TOY REVIEW #xx, pg. 37 / "TOY FAIR 2004" , 'TMNT - 2k3 Peek' - "FOOT MYSTICS" unproduced prototypes  (( March 2004 ))

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 Obviously the same sculpt, only the FOOT FIRE MYSTIC was made for whatever reason.

The more ambitious customizer could hypothetically obtain 3 more Fire Mystic toys and repaint them accordingly. These guys eventually would “manifest” in the MIRAGE comic books.

LEE'S TOY REVIEW #xx, pg. 37 / "TOY FAIR 2004" , 'TMNT - 2k3 Peek' - "SPACE HOPPIN' RAPHAEL" early prototype  (( March 2004 ))

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This EARLY prototype of the ‘Space Hoppin’ Raph’ toy is a more accurate to what appeared in the TMNT 2k3 T.V. show than what was actually manufactured and put into stores. These were the Teens’ stolen TRICERATON space suits in the show, you can see the suit’s “tail” in the back of the toy. The actual manufactured Space Hoppers

 

LEE'S TOY REVIEW #xx, pg. 37 / "TOY FAIR 2004" , 'TMNT - 2k3 Peek' - Unproduced Mouser 6-pack  (( March 2004 ))

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 No single carded 6-pack of April’s little robot “friends” was produced for this line. However multiple Mousers would come packed in one of the S.W.A.T. multi-figure/vehicle packs in the mid-aughts.

The Nick TMNT line does have a Multi-pack of Mousers.

 

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FOX KIDS VIDEO :: NINJA TURTLES: THE NEXT MUTATION – EAST MEETS WEST ..VHS cover (( 1998 ))

FOX KIDS VIDEO :: NINJA TURTLES: THE NEXT MUTATION - EAST MEETS WEST ..VHS cover (( 1998 ))

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They’re LEANER … They’re GREENER…
and this time, they’ve got COMPANY!

From the darkened sewers of New York to the mysterious splendor of China and beyond our world to the spiritual Realm of Dreams…shell-ebrate the return of Leonardo, Raphael, Michaelangelo and Donatello with “Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation”!

The most radical superheroes on the planet are now full-grown Ninjas, and in this brand new live-action adventure, “East Meets West,” they discover a new enemy, the Nefarious Dragon Lord – and a new freind, Venus de Milo, a female Mutant Turtle!

Like her Ninja counterparts, Venus fell into the same toxic ooze at birth, but was raised in Shanghai as a Shinobi mystic. and unlike the boys, who were raised in the way of body and might, Venus’ greatest weapons are the powers of the mind and heart!

Together, the Turtles must outsmart and defeat the Dragon Lord and his warriors before they carry out their evil plans to achieve total invincibility and conquer the universe!

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The much talked about & anticipated web series about worlds’ deadliest Assassin who also happens to be an 88 British Dame of shopping cart eloquence & an Alzheimer’s sufferer.

88 post-production supervisor & TMNT fan, Santino Ramos will also be acting in the series – and has pulled out the big guns; as mentioned earlier .. Ernie Reyes Jr.!!

For the first time ever these literal BROTHERS-IN-ARMS will be acting and working on the project together !!

** AGENT 88 has some killer incentives for you – including limited edition 88 Mini-Mates, DVDs, Hoodies & Tees, and the exciting “ART OF 88” from Heavy Metal !! With Kevin Eastman, Simon Bisley, David Mack, Kay D’arcy, Peter Mayhew, ( n’ some psychotic Snapper you just might just know & loathe ) and so many more behind the project .. you just can’t go wrong !!

Every little bit helps !! But this is YOUR LAST CHANCE TO JOIN IN !!

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Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation gets a release date!

Shout! Factory sets a release date for, the first volume of Next Mutation for September 4th, 2012. It is not know at this time if the episodes will be uncut/unedited. However given how much love and care Shout puts into their releases, I am willing to bet they will do everything within their power to make sure they are.

Update: Straight from Brian Ward of Shout! Factory’s Twitter Account: My Question: Will the episodes be uncut/unedited unlike the UK release by Jetix?

Brian’s Answer: Was never under the impression that what I had WASN’T complete.

Cowabunga!!!!

TMNT 80’s Season 10 Box Art & Extras update

Lionsgate has released the final box for Season 10. It has also been revealed that the missing three episodes Once Upon a Time Machine and Planet of the Turtleoids 1&2 will finally be released on DVD as bonus episodes. The final set is due to be released on August 14th. Cowabunga!