just the basics: the whole story

just the basics: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles a look back at the best damn action figures ever made For Nicole- My wife and best friend For Rob- The King of the hosers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: just the basics Back in 1988, a toy company called Playmates released the greatest action figure line in toys […]

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TMNT Animated: A Thing About Rats

Season 1, Episode 3 A Thing About Rats Air Date: December 16th, 1987 If the previous episode was jam-packed with brand new characters, this one…well, it’s not. But the audience is introduced to the one and only Baxter Stockman. A hapless inventor who is more concerned with earning an honest living by way of his […]

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TMNT Animated: Enter the Shredder

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 1, Episode 2 Enter the Shredder Air Date: December 15th, 1987   The second episode in the series see our very own Heroes in a Half-Shell on the hunt for the mysterious Technodrome that was all too briefly mentioned in the previous episode. As the Turtles, Splinter and April move […]

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TMNT Animated: Turtle Tracks

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 1, Episode 1 “Turtle Tracks” Air Date: December 14th, 1987 You always hear about films or TV shows knowing what they are. When you watch a particular type of film that places heavy emphasis upon gunplay or snappy dialogue, you hear about how a film knows what it is. Usually […]

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TMNT: what toys should come next?

Back in the early 90’s, Playmates Toys made virtually any kind of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures you could think of. It’s arguable that their bread and butter was earned by the many, many variants of TMNT figures made available. Everything from figures inspired by the Universal Monsters, to spring loaded figures that could…kick […]

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just the basics: Venus de Milo

Venus de Milo The 5th Turtle Released in 1997 Perhaps the most infamous character to be introduced into the Turtles storied history, Venus de Milo is a character that deserves more of a positive spotlight put. There is so much negativity out there about her that I can’t blame you if you just dismissed her […]

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just the basics: Shogun Shoate

Shogun Shoate The Metallic Mad Shogun Mauler Released in 1994 There are few figures in this line that exude a sense of sheer power more than Shoate. This massive, dinosaur samurai is a major threat to the Turtles, and while he may be considered a bad guy, he’s much more honorable than you might think. […]

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