No no, not tur-TELS like my old childhood pet buddy Slowpoke…
But THESE buddy turtles from my childhood. Remember THESE guys??
Yeah for Totally Retro Tuesday it seems those “heroes in a half shell” from my days of yore, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have made 2012 their comeback reboot year, (No really, they’re SO SERIOUS this time!! ) and I’ve been LIKE totally missing out on it so far. 😛
Not only are they in the process of successfully resurrecting the Saturday Morning Cartoons phenomenon on Nickelodeon with an all-new show (with prominent voice talent like Sean “Samwise” Astin and Jason “I’m the Pie-F^%ker” Biggs) but these new and improved Turtle toys are the must-have plastic-fantastic items for Christmas this year.
Ya’See? This is one of the FEW reasons I must get around to having kids one of these days (or at least a niece and a nephew Lil’Bean and Peapod OLD enough to drive their parents NUTS so I can know about these things!! 😛 Hurry up and grow up kids, dangit!! lol just kidding.
Playmates has released two new toy lines, one modeled after the turtles as they look on the show (which is itself a throwback to the original comic books ) for your kids, and a second “improved classic” quartet of arse-kicking shellbacks (you know, for YOU their PARENTS to play with lol 😀 )
I think they look pretty spiffy, to tell you the truth. larger and more “articulated” like the old G.I. Joe’s were. As someone who once had the COMPLETE SET of original TMNT toys…
(yes even including Leatherhead the gator and that goofy looking Surfer dude frog, as well as the cheesy sports-ripoff “collector’s edition” turtles )
…I think these new ones meet my stamp of approval from what I can see. Different yes, but true to the original.
(BTW, was it just me, or did anyone else giggle uncontrollably like a school girl every time they watched the first TMNT: The Movie and saw the young rat Splinter teaching himself to ninja fight? HeeeLARIOUS! )
Okay, COME ONNN ADMIT IT, what was YOUR big “fad” that you were into when you were younger??
Still randomly drops “Cowabunga!!” unnecessarily into real-world conversations,