Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Collection Part 1 – Action Figures

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Figures

Anyone who grew up in the 90’s will most likely have fond memories of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They were originally introduced as part of a comic book series that started in 1984, but they soared to international popularity when a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series began in 1987. The cartoon spawned action figures, video games, merchandise, and 3 movies that were released in the 90’s. There wasn’t a kid I knew in the early 90’s who wasn’t obsessed with the Turtles. Fortunately, the feelings of nostalgia have never let the Ninja Turtles die. They had a new cartoon series in 2003 and another one in 2012, 2 more movies, action figures, more merchandise, more video games, and more Turtles fun.

Today, Ninja Turtles products from the 80’s and 90’s have become extremely collectible, with some original stuff that is in good condition commanding fairly high prices on Ebay. Luckily, I’ve managed to save a good amount of my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collection from when I was a kid, and I’ve been able to add some stuff to it from flea markets, garage sales, etc over the years as well.

Here is part 1 of my Teenage … Continue reading

Twisted Metal (2012)

Twisted Metal 2012

Twisted Metal was usually one of the first games that people played on the original Playstation. It had a fairly simple concept…drive around in a vehicle, collect weapons and power ups, try to destroy all the other cars. The story of the game involved trying to win a contest, which would enable the driver to have any wish that they desired granted by the organizer of the contest, who was named Calypso. It was kind of cool, but I think that all anyone really cared about was blowing up vehicles. The game spawned a lot of memorable characters, and a series of sequels for both the PS1 and the PS2. The newest sequel was released in 2012 for the PS3, and was simply titled Twisted Metal. Continue reading

Mortal Kombat (2011)

Mortal Kombat 2011

The Mortal Kombat games were some of the most popular and controversial video games in the 90’s. With their extreme violence and excessive blood, they made every parent cringe and every kid ecstatic. The series continued throughout the 2000’s with some great games, yet they never seemed to receive quite as much fanfare as the originals.

In 2011, the newest title came out, aimed at taking the series more back to its roots. Having seemingly exhausted every possible new storyline, this game uses time travel to take us back to where it all began. Continue reading

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 Trailer Thoughts

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer

The trailer for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, set to come out on August 8, 2014, was finally released yesterday.  This movie has been the subject of much controversy and criticism since details regarding the plot line began surfacing a couple years ago.  Fans of the Turtles franchise were up in arms when stories began to leak that the full Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles title would be shortened to simply Ninja Turtles, as the Turtles would apparently be some sort of aliens from another planet rather than creatures who were mutated from ooze that we’ve come to know and love in all of their other incarnations.  Even Robbie Rist, who voiced Michelangelo in the first 3 movies, expressed his displeasure in a letter to Michael Bay.  This eventually lead to the movie being pushed back, and rumors swirling about script revisions and overhauls.

Fortunately, as we could see from the trailer, it looks like these main issues have been fixed.  The full title is there rather than the shortened version, and it clearly looks like the Turtles have been created using ooze.  Despite this, there are still a few issues … Continue reading

Girl Meets World Excitement

By now, I’m sure that everyone has heard about Girl Meets World.  The social media networks were ablaze when it was first announced in late 2012 that one of the most popular 90’s TV shows, Boy Meets World, would be spun off into a new show revolving around Corey and Topanga raising their young daughter.

When images surfaced from the filming of the pilot episode showing William Daniels, who played the loveable teacher Mr. Feeny, the anticipation continued to grow.  Comments on Twitter from Boy Meets World cast members, and interviews with the show’s creator indicated that other former Boy Meets World fan favorites might be involved with the show as well.  Disney eventually picked up the pilot, and most recently added 8 more episodes to season 1, bringing the grand total of episodes up to 21.

With a generation of kids who grew up on Boy Meets World that are now in their 20’s and early 30’s, and perhaps starting families of their own, this was really a genius move.  Let’s hope that Girl Meets World could capitalize on that combined with the growing nostalgia for 90’s TV … Continue reading