Thursday, January 29, 2009

So Cute It Could Destroy You

Remember last Halloween when my Co-Worker Keith brought his little girl into the office dressed as a ninja turtle? He just dropped this picture off at my desk... Be might die from the cuteness:

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


So I was in my local Toys-R-Us the other day...
Check out these end caps:

The Actual TMNT End Cap is loaded up with Wrestling Figures

While The TMNT product seems to have been packed in with the Wall-E stuff

Nice to see that TRU has so much respect for our favorite brand.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dan Berger Responds to The Diamond News

I asked Dan Berger @ Mirage Publishing to comment on the Diamond price hike. Simply put, he said:

Howdy Stephan,

At the moment Mirage's comics are not in danger of being dropped, but
this is certainly alarming for the future of B&W comics as a whole.

Thanks for writing!

Dan Berger
Mirage Studios' Official Web Dude

Take that with as much or as little salt as you see fit.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The End of "Tales of the TMNT"?

Reblogged From My dear Friend Roseangelo @

The End of "Tales of the TMNT"?
It has been made widely known that the Tales of the TMNT comic book title exists on the whim of Peter Laird, who has continued to publish the book, for the most part out of his own pocket, even though it doesn't sell enough copies to support itself. As such, TMNT fans head toward each new year wondering if Tales will still be around. As of right now, there is no confirmation for Tales' existence--or non-existence--in 2010; however, it seems that Diamond Comic Distributors may have made that decision for Mirage already.Newsarama is reporting today that Diamond has raised its purchase order minimum from $1,500 to $2,500. This means that in order for Diamond to list and distribute a title, it would need to generate $2,500 of revenue for Diamond (not total). The break down of this is basically that "a typical $3.00 comic would have to sell over 2,100 copies to meet the benchmark." Tales currently sells for $3.25/book.The most recent sales data available, for November 2008, lists estimated sales of 2,381 for Tales. In comparison, the January 2008 estimated sales were 2,684. In the months in between, at least the ones where Tales was ranked in the top 300, a steady decline in sales can be seen. Thus, it can be concluded that Tales hangs dangerously close to being below Diamond's newly required threshold.There are about three possibilities for titles that do not currently meet the new threshold:

Raise the cover price.
Find different means of distribution.
Cancel the title

Some titles are likely to move to Web-only, but as we've seen with TMNT Vol. 4, TMNT fans want their Turtles on paper, making that an unlikely option for Mirage. It appears that this new change is immediate, although a grace period to allow publishers to achieve the newly required numbers is likely. This will make it extremely difficult for Tales to even get to the end of 2009, and, given Mirage's publishing history, makes cancelation come 2010 nearly certain.That said, nothing is set in stone. And if you don't pick it up already, now is the time to go to your comic book shop and let them know that you want Tales of the TMNT!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Playing at the Nuart Theatre!

For all you Los Angeles kids!

The Nuart Theatre will be showing the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie at midnight on friday, January 23rd. I am going, you should go too. For more information, visit

Friday, January 9, 2009

The end of the line...

So this is it kids:


Gags, Jokes & Weapons #1
Gags, Jokes & Weapons #2
Turtle Battle Fun Assorment Leo
Turtle Battle Fun Assorment Don
Turtle Battle Fun Assorment Mike
Turtle Battle Fun Assorment Raph


Michaelangelo's Exploration Belt
Leonardo's Sewer Force Sword


Tokka Battle Fun Set
Michaelangelo's Bugchuku Set


Raphael, Your Ninja Practice Pal
Turtle Communicator
Turtle Bubble Sword
Retromutagen Rifle
Sewer Squirter
Mutant Maker
Sewer Sports Balls
Sewer Sports Soccer Ball
Sewer Sports Football


Giant Mutations Leo
Ninja Practice Pals
Movie III Mike Samurai Fun Set
Movie III Raph Samurai Fun Set
Movie III Samurai Sword
Talkin' Turtle Communicator


Leo's Katana


Firefightin' Frenzy Combo
Metallized Motorin' Combo
Mighty Muscle Combo
Pizza Police Combo
The Mutant Combat Combo
Metallized Turtle Travelin' Combo
Cyber-Rover Playset
Party Wagon Playset

This is all I have left to complete the entire 88-98 Playmates TMNT far away. Some of these items get...pricey. HOWEVER! I am still planning on seeing my new years resolution come to pass! I will complete this dumb collection by 2010! If you have any of the items on this list, please do not hesitate to let me know. Thanks!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I'm Back!

Hey gang! Sorry I've been so lazy with the season and all... But I'm back to posting on a regular basis now! ANYWAY... Here is some good news (in my opinion).

So I went to target tonight looking for the anniversary turtles, and they were sold out. I asked a target employee about them and he checked his cool little Target palm pilot thing (that is connected to target's network) and we saw that every single target in the Los Angeles area is currently reporting being sold out of the figures. As much as it sucks that I couldn't pick some up for myself...I'm ****ing thrilled that they appear to be selling that well!