5 'Beloved' DC Heroes that Could Join "Legends of Tomorrow"
TV, Comic Books
You know those plans you had for lunch? Cancel them, and instead watch “Toys vs. Toys,” this amazing 20-minute stop-motion animated short that pits, well, toys against toys … with nothing less than the future at stake.
It’s the work of Johnny McHone, who imagines evil forces — Darth Vader, the Borg and the Xenomorph, among them — are traveling through time, slaughtering beloved, innocent characters. All that stands in their way is Link and a group of heroes, including Goku, Luke Skywalker, Donatello, Wonder Woman, Sailor Moon and Mario.
As fantastic-looking as Mondo’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1/6th-scale action figures are, they’ve been missing something: enemies. However, that changes with the introduction of the Mousers.
Longtime fans of the franchise will recall that the Mousers were introduced by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird as the robotic creations of Dr. Baxter Stockman, intended to seek out and destroy sewer rats. However, his assistant April O’Neill discovers that the bipedal mechanical terrors are actually being used to tunnel into banks and clean out their vaults.
Turtles fans attending WonderCon this weekend in Los Angeles will be able to exclusively preorder from Walmart the first toys from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.
The licensed merchandise, which includes two Walmart exclusives, will be on display all weekend at the at the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies Sewer Lair (Booth 1637). Fans who visit the retailer’s WonderCon webpage while at the convention will be able to preorder:
My childhood is littered with failed attempts at “inventive” Easter eggs, from tie-dyed to hand-painted. However, I’m pretty sure I could’ve pulled off these Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle eggs (not actual turtle eggs, probably). Heck, I may even give them a try now.
Thankfully, you don’t have to use special dyes or equipment — or craft skills! — to bring hard-boiled Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo to life. All that’s required is some food coloring and these printable costumes (OK, so you do need to have a printer, and working knowledge of scissors).
Super Shredder, Rocksteady, Bebop and Karai take center stage in the new boss gameplay trailer for Activision’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan.
Announced in January, the comics-inspired video game pits the Ninja Turtles against their greatest foes in the streets, sewers and subways of New York City.
I’d probably find professional basketball more interesting if, instead of teams like the Philadelphia 76ers and the Denver Nuggets, we could watch, say, the Washington G.I. Joes face off against the Vancouver Care Bears. Just think of the nostalgic emotional investment — to say nothing of the merchandising!
Barcelona-based design studio Vanila BCN imagines such a magical world with “Basketball Teams x ’80s Cartoons,” an experimental project that mashes together NBA teams with such animated classics as Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jem and the Holograms and Transformers to create some fun — even inspired — logos.
Get your shelves, couches and phones ready, because Funko’s Mymoji line is on the way. The company’s new line of blind-boxed vinyl collectibles and 4″ plush toys will soon vie with Funko’s Pop! Vinyls for your attention. So far the Mymoji line, which features the heads of popular characters making different emoji-style expressions, will include characters from DC Comics, “My Little Pony” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”
The company debuted the Mymoji line at this year’s Toy Fair, as revealed via PopVinyls.com, and scans from Funko’s Toy Fair catalogue reveal what the first few waves will include. The line will consist of blind-boxed 1.5″ vinyl heads, with each one coming with a download code so you can get the emoji version of the Mymoji on your phone. Additionally, huggable 4″ plushes will be available of certain Mymojis.
Known for his photographs of toys in real-life settings, Brian McCarty was recently commissioned by Nickelodeon to bring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures to life on the streets of New York City. The result, as you might expect, is pretty spectacular.
Leonardo leaps into action in new gameplay video for PlatinumGames’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan.
Announced last month, the comics-inspired video game pits the Ninja Turtles against Shredder, Krang, Rocksteady, Bebop and the Foot clan in the streets, sewers and subways of New York City.
It seems like new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collectibles are vying for our attention every other week, but these figures from Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts line will undoubtedly earn a special place in the hearts — and on the shelves — of fans of the original cartoon.
Looking as if they stepped out of the television screen, circa 1987, the Leonardo and Donatello figures stand 6 inches tall, and feature interchangeable hands and faces, plus custom accessories (Leonardo comes with swords, holsters and a manhole cover, while Leonardo has his staff and a pizza slice).
IDW Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past, a miniatures-based board game in which players fight to save — or conquer — New York City.
The crowdfunding effort has already generated more than $167,000 of its initial $250,000 goal.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have faced a lot of hardships, from the dank conditions of their sewer home to their seemingly endless list of increasingly weird adversaries. However, the worst very well be the lack of stylish sneakers to fit their unusual feet.
But while artists Hussain Almossawi and Quintin Williams probably can’t do anything about the Turtles’ damp subterranean lair or the activities of the Foot Clan, they’ve come up with a pretty good solution for their footwear: Yes, it’s a design for a sleek, two-toed Ninja Turtle Shoe.
Mondo completes its quartet of heroes in a half shell today as hotheaded Raphael joins the 1/6th-scale Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line.
Inspired by both the Kevin Eastman/Peter Laird comic books and the classic cartoon, the 11-inch figure boasts more than 25 points of articulation, two interchangeable heads (one with his signature red mask and the other unmasked), interchangeable hands, two sai, two four-point shuriken, two eight-point shuriken, a grappling hook and cord, a Triceraton Blaster, a belt, an Utrom Lieutenant, a Techno Cosmic Research Institute canister, and a pre-mutation baby Raphael.
Following confirmation that Krang will appear in the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, the first image has surfaced of the classic cartoon villain in Playmates Toys’ upcoming action figure line.
In addition to the title characters, catalog scans reveal figures of Casey Jones, Splinter, The Shredder, a Foot Soldier, Bebop, Rocksteady, Raphael in a wingsuit, Leonardo in stealth disguise, and Michelangelo in a pirate costume. The images also show Krang and Shredder’s Technodrome, and motorcycle-riding versions of Leonardo, Raphael, Bebop and Rocksteady.
Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn, your weekly look at one fan’s collection. Today Justin from Southern California shares his collection of comics, action figures and a whole lot more, including more than a half shell’s worth of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Maybe we should call this week’s edition “Shell Porn.” Or maybe not.
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