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LEGO TMNT Review: Kraang Lab Escape #79100

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If you told the seven-year-old version of me that one day there would be LEGO Ninja Turtles, he would have screamed until his lungs gave out while running around the house recklessly. When twenty-seven year-old me finally got his hands on them, the response was surprisingly similar. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 11th, 2013 at 8:00 am

Nickelodeon Ninja Turtles Review: Michelangelo

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Playmates continues to impress me with their new Nickelodeon TMNT line. It shouldn’t be surprising that they know how to make excellent Turtles; they have been doing it for almost 25 years now! But with each version of the Turtles making changes, this line is the first time they are different sizes. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 27th, 2012 at 8:00 am

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics Review: Michelangelo

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Ever since he first got called the “party dude,” Michelangelo often gets blamed for everything that is wrong with each incarnation of the Ninja Turtles. Granted, it often seems like people forget that the turtles are only teenagers (except for Volume 4 of the comics, but even Peter Laird said “Middle-age Mutant Ninja Turtles” didn’t have the same ring to it). Though it does seem weird to me how serious this figure looks. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 19th, 2012 at 8:00 am

TMNT Mega Bloks Review: Ninja Turtles vs. the Foot Clan

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Aside from the latest Marvel and Halo Mega Bloks figures, I only intentionally bought Mega Bloks for myself twice ever. First was the Mega Bloks Galaxy Space Station which I got simple because of how exceptionally cheap it was. But after that, a long time passed before Mega Bloks got the one license I knew I couldn’t resist: Ninja Turtles. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 16th, 2011 at 12:00 am

TMNT Mini Mutants Review: Mike’s Kickin’ Crash Pad

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This is it. After reviewing this, I’m pretty much out of new-to-me toys to review. Looks like retro month may come a little early (unless I suddenly find some new things to review). But with this, I will finish almost the entire Ninja Turtles Mini Mutants line. Whoa.

When a lone Foot Ninja discovers Mikey’s Crash Pad, Mikey decides to bash the evil baddie into oblivion! He grabs his twin chuks, mounts his board, launches himself off the grind rail, and skates into battle! The Foot Ninja doesn’t stand a chance, not against a wise-crakin’ ninja turtle and his booby-trapped mailbox!

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June 1st, 2011 at 12:00 am

TMNT Mini Mutants Review: Extreme Sports Michelangelo & Foot Elite

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The TMNT Mini Mutants line was definitely an oddity when it appeared on shelves. It wasn’t quite in scale with the Hasbro Heroes lines and it also didn’t quite fit in with Mattel’s Imaginext toys. Instead, they were trapped in this weird in between world of odd scales, weird variants and somewhat random decisions. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 12th, 2011 at 12:00 am

TMNT Mini Mutants Review: Mini Moto-Sliders with Donatello & Michelangelo

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Thankfully Playmates didn’t take the easiest way out with the Mini Mutants vehicle packs and at least sculpted a new vehicle instead of giving everyone a Shell-Cycle. Of course, this means Mikey and Donny end up getting near identical releases too. The only difference between these two sets are the head sculpts and the paint.

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February 12th, 2011 at 12:00 am

TMNT Mini Mutants Review: Paleo Patrol Michelangelo & Chomper Bug

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Having just played Turtles in Time Reshelled last night on my Xbox 360, the notion of turtles in the past doesn’t seem so bad. Of course, the remake was based off the arcade version of the game where a mud monster is the boss of Prehistoric Turtlesaurus instead of Slash, but that’s not the point.

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February 3rd, 2011 at 12:00 am

TMNT Mini Mutants Review: Michelangelo & Rat King

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The last few years before TMNT got sold; Peter Laird started really playing around with the idea of a TMNT-multiverse. Much like the various earths in DC or the different universes in Marvel, the TMNT-multiverse allowed the cartoons and comics to all co-exist. Of course, many ideas were left unanswered – like Oroku Yoshi. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 9th, 2010 at 12:00 am

TMNT 2K3 Ninja Turtles Review: Toddler Turtles

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The TMNT 2K3 toy line by Playmates was what really got me back into toy collecting. Before that, I grabbed little things like a Spider-Man figure on occasion. But once I started getting the thrill of the hunt back, my toy collecting became full blown. Many of the Ninja Turtle figures released didn’t exactly hold up to the offerings of Toy Biz at the time, but one pack blew me away.

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November 19th, 2010 at 12:00 am