44 | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Tim is joined by Jeremiah Lambert, Drew Browne, and Skottie Young to talk Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in our childhoods; TMNT cereal, homemade ninja weapons, action figures, watching the old cartoon and ninja kicking the damn rabbit. This is all spurred on by IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 1: Change Is Constant by Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, and Dan Duncan

Books We Read This Week:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 1 by Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, and Dan Duncan

Miscellaneous Topics:

Trees by Warren Ellis and Jason Howard
Southern Bastards by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour
Punisher by Nathan Edmondson, Kevin Maurer, and Carmen Carnero
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cereal
Making ninja weapons by hand

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  • Jeremiah Lambert

    alright mother truckers…. not only was i right about Usagi appearing in Season 2… but i was also right about the soft headed turtle toys…. observe…

    “When the line was released, the figures carried on defined
    characteristics sought out by Ninja Turtle collectors. 8 figures were
    made with soft rubber heads, or “softheads”. These figures were
    Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, Michaelangelo, Splinter, Shredder, Bebop
    and Rocksteady. Also the figures were made with a lesser quality of
    paint giving the figures a more dull finish. This is presumed that
    Playmates toys wanted to keep down production costs incase the line
    flopped. Also, April O’Neil was made with what is referred to as a
    “Yellow Press” form of outfit. This “Yellow Press” outfit came without a
    blue stripe lining the sides of her jumpsuit. This later form of yellow
    jumpsuit is referred to as the “Blue Stripe” version. Soon other forms
    of April were made such as the “Orange Press” version, and the 7 once
    rubber soft head figures were converted to solid plastic heads, with
    better quality paint. The accessories for the 7 and April, were also
    made with a lower qulaity plastic. Besides a lower quality plastic, no
    distinctive form of the original Foot Soldier was made.”