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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appreciation thread

by noiseredux Mon May 09, 2016 9:39 am

alright, so this is the other franchise that I'm a huge fan of so I figured I'd start a similar thread to the Resident Evil and Alien/Predator appreciation threads. The Turtles have obviously been the stars of many many comic book series, TV shows, movies, and so on. But they also have a rich history of (good and bad) video games, so certainly talk here is appropriate.


VIDEO GAMES:

1989, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES, DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, C64, etc)
1989, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II/The Arcade Game (arcade, NES, DOS, etc)
1990, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles World Tour (Amiga, ST, C64, DOS)
1990, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fall Of The Foot Clan (GB)
1991, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Manhattan Missions (DOS)
1991, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtles In Time (arcade, SNES, XBLA/PSN, etc)
1991, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II Back From The Sewers (GB)
1991, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III The Manhattan Project (NES)
1992, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Hyperstone Heist (Gen)
1993, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Radical Rescue (GB)
1993, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters (Gen, SNES, NES)
2003, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (GBA, PS2, GCN, XB, PC)
2004, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Battle Nexus (GBA, PS2, GCN, XB, PC)
2005, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 Mutant Nightmare (GCN, PS2, XB, DS)
2005, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutant Melee (GCN, PS2, XB, PC)
2007, TMNT Ninja Adventures (PC)
2007, TMNT (PS2, Wii, 360, PSP, DS, GCN, PC)
2007, TMNT (GBA)
2009, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Smash-Up (Wii, PS2)
2009, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade Attack (DS)
2013, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Rooftop Run (iOS, Android)
2013, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutant Rumble (iOS, Android)
2013, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out Of The Shadows (PC, XBLA, PSN)
2013, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (360, Wii, 3DS)
2014, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Training Lair (360)
2014, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (3DS, Android, iOS)
2014, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Danger Of The Ooze (360, PS3, 3DS)
2015, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Battle Match (iOS, Android)
2016, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Portal Power (iOS, Android)
2016, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutants In Manhattan (PC, PS3, PS4, 360, XBO)


MOVIES

1990, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
1991, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II The Secret Of The Ooze
1993, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
2007, TMNT
2009, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtles Forever
2014, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
2016, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out Of The Shadows


TV SERIES

1987-1996, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
1997-1998, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Next Mutation
2003-2009, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
2012-????, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles



*Notes:
1. Damn, that's really a lot of games!
2. Turtles Forever was a made-for-TV movie that bridged the 1987 animated series with the 2003 animated series.
3. The Next Mutation was a short-lived live action series that took place after the original film trilogy.
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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appreciation thread

by TSTR Mon May 09, 2016 9:46 am

heroes in a half-shell
TURTLE POWER
great thread :D
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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appreciation thread

by samsonlonghair Mon May 09, 2016 9:49 am

This is my childhood. :mrgreen:
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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appreciation thread

by noiseredux Mon May 09, 2016 9:52 am

the original TV series has been my treadmill watch. I'm about to start Season 3 - this week if I can get my lazy ass in gear.

Season 1 is awesome. It's really just the mini-series. They didn't intend for it to be an ongoing series at first. It was just meant to be a short series to sell some action figures. It worked!

Season 2 starts really meh, but once the alien storyline goes away it gets awesome again. Finishes strong.


Anyway, I thought to start this thread after watching this over the weekend:

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A cool documentary about the early days of TMNT. Focuses mostly on the Mirage comics, the 1987 cartoon, merchandising and the first movie. But was a great watch. I'd like to see an expanded second one that goes beyond.



Also, if anyone could break down the comic series for us, I'd be grateful. I only read the original Mirage run myself. Oh, and I have Michael Dooney's graphic novelization of the 2nd movie.
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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appreciation thread

by Ack Mon May 09, 2016 9:55 am

Did you know this franchise is responsible for ruining the Saturday morning cartoon/toy craze?
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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appreciation thread

by Exhuminator Mon May 09, 2016 9:57 am

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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appreciation thread

by samsonlonghair Mon May 09, 2016 10:24 am

Kevin Eastman published a book called "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ARTobiography" that is an absolute must-read for TMNT fans. It's full of countless drawings from the early days of the comic with annotations on every page. The ARTobiography gave me insight into what Eastman and Laird where thinking back in the eighties and what their influences where.

For instance, The Ninja Turtles "Party Wagon" van is a seminal recurring element in nearly every incarnation of the franchise. This originated in an early Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic wherein the four brothers steal a VW Microbus to use as a getaway car. The police chase after them throughout the next few pages in a car chase scene inspired by the Blues Brothers. Eastman says that this is the first car chase scene in a comic book.
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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appreciation thread

by arcadifvid Mon May 09, 2016 10:45 am

Turtles Forever movie was really awesome. crossover done right.
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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appreciation thread

by noiseredux Mon May 09, 2016 10:51 am

arcadifvid wrote:Turtles Forever movie was really awesome. crossover done right.


I actually picked it up recently but keep forgetting to watch it.

I've only seen a few episodes of the 2003- series, but I liked them a lot. Much darker than the 87- series. Reminds me more of the Mirage stuff actually. So I'm looking forward to checking out Turtles Forever.

My plan is to go through all the series in order. That's why I'm re-watching the 87- series now. It's kind of fun, cuz instead of collecting/hoarding DVD's, I'm just buying one season at a time as I progress.
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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appreciation thread

by Tanooki Mon May 09, 2016 11:49 am

Ack wrote:Did you know this franchise is responsible for ruining the Saturday morning cartoon/toy craze?


Curious, how so?

I've got a few Turtle goodies here I've acquired over time. I've got that pizza box edition of the original movies +TMNT with the mini comic, art cards and the hat in there which is cool. Many years ago they did a 4 volume set of the original black and white comics done over in partial color and I've got that alone with the Tundra 4 volume set too that is the goofier cartoon style comic as well. I do have the NES titles and SNES too minus the fighter on both and the 1st GB game too. I still have a sealed TMNT 3 action figure of mikey in his samurai gear and a loose splinter with his clothes + bow/arrow. And then I have the classic TMNT 80s style logo/crew print on a t-shirt. Not much, but some fun stuff. Also I do have about 1/2 of those LEGO sets from 2 years ago, went after all the small ones so I could get all the crew (short of Splinter which I bought on the side) and even got that limited Shredder stand alone minifig too.

I really like that newest series, plays well to the original one in spirit and care, but also the older comic strip as well so it's got edge not just cheese so I DVR it whenever it's on.
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