I simultaneously applaud and curse Okay Yaramanoglu (Oky – Space Ranger) for the above MOC. Anyone watching the cartoon will instantly recognize the above recreation of one of the opening shots from the cartoon’s intro, and for that I applaud him. But I also curse him for reminding that we’ll never get official versions of the turtles like this. This is how the turtles should have been made. Or at least have a set or two with their eyes like this. An exclusive maybe? Is that asking for too much? This is also one step closer to how I prefer my turtles. Sigh.
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Just a brief heads up – This weekend marks the halfway point through the build phase of our recent contest. You still have two weeks left to come up with a scene if you want in, full rules are right here in the thread.
Just a friendly reminder to tune into the Nick channel tonight at 7pm for the newest TMNT episode ‘Cockroach Terminator’. Unfortunately, no preview was available on Nick.com but I found the above clip on Youtube. Heck, even I could do that. Anyway, if the clip is to be believed, we’ll be seeing the return of the Shellraiser. Awesome? I think so.
New week, new episode of TMNT! If the swarms of rats from the episode “I, Monster” didn’t give you the heebee jeebees, then this one should:
While trying to foil a Kraang invasion plot, the Turtles are hunted by a giant cockroach.
Eeeeeeeessshhhh. Still, can’t wait for it! Unfortunately, there’s no clip on Nick.com yet, but if one shows up I’ll update this post. “Cockroach Terminator” airs this Friday at 7pm on Nick.
Turtles are where it’s at right now and I hope our Teenage Mutant Ninja Vignettes: Heroes in a Half Scene Building Contest has those creative juices oozing. This mini tribute to the full-size original toys by LegoJalex has been in my “to blog” for over a week, but I’d say now would be an appropriate time. It’s a fun build that makes me once again nostalgic for the old cartoon, even if the Shreddermobile was a ridiculous toy. I’m still waiting on the latest episode of the Nicktoon… and I was all caught up too.
Time to get building.
We haven’t done a vignette contest in a while and while Don and I were up late one night bandying some ideas, we both came up with the same theme: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! I love me some Turtles and watching the new cartoon on Nickelodeon is what inspired this contest. It’s really simple: Your goal is to create a compelling vignette that is themed around Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. You can build a street scene, sewer scene, rooftop scene, or anything in between. Are the turtles training underground? Having a quiet moment with a pizza? Kicking some Foot clan butt? The possibilities are endless. The prizes? How about the 79104 Shellraiser Street Chase for first place? Second place will receive 79103 Turtle Lair Attack, and third will get 79105 Baxter Robot Rampage. And that’s not all. This is probably the first contest in FBTB history where we’re giving away something that isn’t made by LEGO. In addition to 79104 Shellraiser Street Chase for first, we’re giving away 1 copy of the limited edition dvd set of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. It should be noted, in case it isn’t obvious, that this isn’t the current cartoon that is currently airing on Nickelodeon. This first aired starting in 1987. All ten seasons are in this set on 23 discs that come packaged in the Turtle van. I hear so many good things about it, I’m almost willing to look past my own bias and get a set for myself. Contest is open until the last day of March, so hit up the forum thread for complete rules. Good luck!
Today’s Friday, also known as TMNT Friday to me anyway. Tonight at 7pm catch the latest episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, titled “TCRI: The Plot Thickens”.
While breaking into TCRI headquarters, the Turtles discover the true intent of the Kraang and resolve to stop the alien invasion.
So, yeah, I’m really enjoying the new TMNT cartoon. And when I ran across the above MOC (thanks to ninnymuggins), I was thrilled. M.R. Yoder (yoderism) is reconstructing the underground turtles’ lair in the sewers of New York along with a section of the city above ground all the way up to April O’neil’s apartment. It’s a work in progress, but even at this stage, it’s coming along rather nicely. Check out the full flickr set for more pics.
Remember the Party Wagon from the old TMNT late 80′s toy line? Well Orion Pax does and he’s been waiting to cross it off of his to do list for a while. It sounds like he was willing to jump through quite a few hoops to get it done, but as usual it paid off in the end. It’s funny, because looking at it makes the new TMNT theme play in my head as it seems to have replaced the old one. In with the new and all that.
I get the honour of doing the first of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles set reviews because I’m not only the sites biggest fan of the comics, but I’m also an expert on the cartoons, movies, toys…. I kid, I kid.
Actually, I’m first because Ace is busier and this is a small, easy set. I really am a big fan of the comics, original cartoon and first movie though and I have to admit that the new Nickelodeon series is now on that list as well. The storyline is quite good for a generational reboot and there are far more moments that throwback to the original comics then most of what has come in between. One of the stand out bits for me are the brief traditionally animated shots and the moments when the turtles eyes go stark white in acknowledgement of their comic book roots. Keen.
However, it could be the finest crafted cartoon of all time and it wouldn’t mean the LEGO sets based on it would be worth my time or money. Luckily, at least with this set, I think they could be.