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LEGO TMNT Review: Turtle Lair Attack #79103

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As a kid, there were three playsets everyone wanted to own: Castle Grayskrull, the Technodrome and the Sewer! While a LEGO Castle Grayskull isn’t a reality yet, getting a LEGO Sewer is awesome. Then again, the idea that another generation will find the idea of living in the sewer appealing probably will be an issue down the road. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 21st, 2013 at 12:00 am

LEGO TMNT Review: Baxter Robot Rampage #79105

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With each new version of the Ninja Turtles, it is always exciting to see how classic characters get revisited. Baxter Stockman has gone from robotics genius, to mutant fly, to disemboweled scientist and now he’s… a guy who just got really lucky. Or really unlucky it hasn’t all panned out yet. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 18th, 2013 at 12:00 am

LEGO TMNT Review: Stealth Shell in Pursuit #79102

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I love the Ninja Turtles. Seriously. When I look back at the stories that shaped me into who I am today, four properties have had drastic influences shaping me into who I am today: The Hobbit, Harry Potter, Spider-Man and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (of if you would prefer, J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird). So when I say I love LEGO right now, it goes beyond just the plastic bricks.

Or maybe LEGO implanted a chip in my brain while I was sleeping to get as much of my money as possible. Both seem like realistic options. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 14th, 2013 at 8:00 am

Nickelodeon Ninja Turtles Review: Raphael

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When I was first introduced to the Ninja Turtles, Leonardo was always my favorite and Raphael was my least favorite. Looking back on it though, I finally realized they are two sides of the same coin. Raphael is fueled by passion and impulse while Leonardo is controlled and calculating. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 1st, 2012 at 8:00 am

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics Review: Raphael

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When asked who my favorite Ninja Turtle is, I usually say all of them. It’s hard for me to pick between Leonardo’s skills, Donatello’s brains or Michelangelo’s sense of humor. Then there is Raphael who is the turtle I relate to the least, but for some reason he always gets the best toys. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 18th, 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: Raph’s Iron Pumpin’ Gym

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The second of the TMNT Mini Mutants playsets is a lot like the first one, a decent playset, a repacked turtle and a villain who really should be cheaper to obtain. At least Shredder got a Foot Tech Ninja and Hun to team up with because General Mono is all alone.

When Stone General Mono monkeys his way into Raph’s gym, the fightin’ mad ninja turtle gets the workout of his life! He swings up from his barbells and bashes the monstrous Mono right through a wall! And if that isn’t enough to fix this overgrown gorilla, there’s always Raph’s booby-trapped barbell! Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10th, 2011 at 12:00 am

TMNT Mini Mutants Review: Cyber-Rippers with Raphael & Donatello

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When I got my Ninja Turtles Mini Mutants collection, I bought the near-complete run from another member over at the Technodrome. So while I was excited to get some extra Foot Tech Ninjas and Triceratons, it also meant I ended up with some extra vehicle sets too. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 8th, 2011 at 12:00 am

TMNT Mini Mutants Review: Extreme Sports Raphael & Four-Armed Shredder

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It’s funny that the Shredder is as popular as he is since he’s only appeared once in the flesh in the original TMNT comics. After being killed in the first issue, the Foot Clan tried cloning his remains that often resulted in some very weird outcomes: like this four-armed creature.

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February 21st, 2011 at 12:00 am

TMNT Mini Mutants Review: Mini Moto-Cycles with Raphael & Leonardo

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The Ninja Turtle Mini Mutants first wave was a mixed bag – the villains were fantastic but the turtles made little sense given their “stealth” attire. Of course, Playmates later showed their hand by including the regularly colored turtles only with the vehicles. So if you wanted turtles that were the right colors, you had to buy a vehicle. But if you wanted a bad guy for the turtles to fight, you were stuck with a turtle wearing pajamas.

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February 10th, 2011 at 12:00 am