Kevin Eastman, the co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reveals some tasty tidbits as we show you the new and coming toys in Playmates' lineup.Read More
Activision Publishing, Inc., Nickelodeon and independent developer PlatinumGames Inc. have revealed two new sets of cosmetic character DLC that will be available to those who pre-order the upcoming third-person action game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Mutants in Manhattan.Read More
Activision Publishing, Inc., Nickelodeon and PlatinumGames Inc. have joined forces to create Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Mutants in Manhattan, a third-person action game featuring New York City’s crime-fighting Heroes in a Half-Shell. Players will protect The Big Apple from aliens, mutants and the Foot Clan in a single-player campaign or partner with up to three friends in four-player online co-op. But be prepared – defeating Bebop, Rocksteady, Shredder and other iconic bosses won’t be easy.
PlatinumGames’ flair for stylish visuals and fluid combat are on full display in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan. Fast-paced, team-based brawling will challenge gamers of all skill levels. Each Turtle has a distinctive combat play style and can be customized with a unique set of Ninjutsu moves, combat items and special bonuses.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattanalso features gorgeous, cel-shaded art design, with an original story from prolific author of IDW Publishing’s acclaimed ongoing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, Tom Waltz.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan is expected to arrive this summer as a retail and digital release on the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Windows PC via Steam.
One thing I love about TMNT: Turtles In Time is that each volume focuses on one particular turtle. Making each one of the turtles the main focal point really help me as the reader connect more to them individually. In volume 1 the turtles arrived in the prehistoric era, all thanks to their time traveling friend Renet. After dodging an stampede of dinosaurs Raphael is capture by aliens of Krang's race. It's up to the remaining turtles to find out how to get Raphael back and how can they get home. I will say out of all the four volumes this one was the most lighthearted one. Raphael is the main focal point in this volume. It was fun to see Raphael vulnerable and having to rely on the help of others. Fans actually will get to see a sweeter side of Raphael as he befriends a baby dinosaur he calls pepperoni. This was a fun issue and it captures the spirit of the turtles for the younger readers. There is enough action for older fans and in this issue Mikey steals the show. I won't give it away all I will say is turtles can fly.
In volume 2 the turtles travel to feudal Japan. This volume had the most emotional depth and hits the turtles hard. The main focal point in this volume is Leonardo. When the turtles arrive a fellow ninja is being attack by a group of other ninjas. The turtles decide to intervene and stop the attackers, they later find out the person they help was Hamato Yoshi. Hamato Yoshi sees the turtles as demons but invites them back to his home as he is grateful for their assistance. I won't go into any more details since it enters spoiler land. I will say this was a pretty intense volume for Leonardo, because he is tempted to change certain events in the past. Leo is in a really dark place in this volume and it was great to see him be conflicted with his moral code. To see the leader filled with hate, rage and willing to end something makes the reader ask would I have these same feelings.
The dark tone shifts to another lighthearted tone as volume three is all Mikey. The turtles travel to the golden age of pirates. The pirates are in trouble with the Kraken and are about to lose hope. Enters Mikey who decides to take upon himself to be the voice of inspiration. Mikey shows a rare serious tone as he gives a great dialogue of never giving up and the importance of pushing forward. Inspire by his words the pirates make Mikey the captain of the ship. This ensues a bunch of humorous moments with Mikey and his brothers. This volume is pack with humor and a feel good story for Mikey.
The final volume is my favorite because like volume 2 it has emotional depth. The final stop is a future that is ruled by the Shredder. The place is called Shredder Island which was formerly known as Manhattan. Humans and mutants live in a coexisting world. However all is not what it seems as Shredder rules with an iron fist. The main focal point of the story is Donny. Like Leo, Donny sees something he wants to change in the future in order to save it. He is at great conflict with himself and we see a vulnerability to the turtle who always has the answers. There is a moment where future self and past self meet and it is the highlight of this volume. Seeing my favorite turtle carry so much shame, regret and sorrow was great to read.
Overall I enjoyed this story arc it has everything you look for in the turtles. The book has humor, two great emotional depth stories and the artwork is spot on. If you love the turtles this a fun but an emotional story arc to check out. Each turtle has a lesson to learn and it furthers their characters more.
Final Grade 8.5/10
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES has been around for ages. However, over the course of the last two years, the TMNT franchise has risen from the ashes to once again become one of the most popular brands in the world. With the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES movie from Michael Bay (TRANSFORMERS) coming out later this year, everyone wants to get in on the action with the TMNT– including Japanese companies. The Kaiyodo TMNT Revoltech figures based on the Nickelodeon cartoon are scheduled to be released in September/October 2014, with an expected size of 5″-6″ tall and a price-point of $40-$50 each.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, “The Good, The Bad, The Casey Jones” from Jessica Wilson on Vimeo.
Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ninja Control Shellraiser
Drive the Turtles into their next battle with this new, full-function remote control vehicle. From rail-riding to street-surfing, Donatello’s customized combat creation packs a powerful punch. With the green team all aboard, the Turtles will cream the Kraang with a frenzy of fast-firing sewer covers! This vehicle comes with full-steering remote-control action, as well as the ability to control the rapid-fire sewer-cover cannon.
Compatible with most Turtles basic action figures (sold separately).
KidKraft Dora Dollhouse
Get ready to play with the most glamorous dollhouse on the block! The KidKraft Dora Dollhouse is loaded with colorful artwork and fun details that young girls are sure to love. From the specially-designed terracotta style roof to the open swing, this dollhouse has features you can’t find anywhere else! It includes 13 pieces of detailed furniture pieces unique to Dora’s casa including a charming bed for Dora to take naps. Even Dora’s best friend, Boots, appears among the artwork. 31.97” L x 13.98” W x 46.42” H
Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret Sewer Lair Playset
The ultimate playset for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fans, the Secret Sewer Lair playset is ready for Ninja battle action! Now available at all retailers, this playset will have kids creating their own Lair of excitement as they become the leader of the pack, swinging into action, training the Turtles and defeating Shredder once and for all. Standing 42 inches tall and resembling the Sewer Lair that is home to the Turtles in the TV show, the Secret Sewer Lair includes more than 20 different exciting Ninja features, such as: a telescoping periscope so the Turtles can keep track of what’s going on in the city; rope swing and swing-down ladders for joining a battle at a moment’s notice; lines that can be connected to objects in a kid’s room, allowing the Turtles to rappel into battle; an elevator in the back of the set for easy transition from floor to floor; a computer lab for Donatello to master his latest invention; an ooze drain to douse the enemies trying to break in; and much, much more!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell for iPhone 5
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shells are tough, thick skins made of TPU synthetic rubber. Two layers are bonded together to create a protective cushion that wraps around your iPhone, protecting its edges and corners.
Legend of Korra, Book 1
Avatar Korra, a headstrong, rebellious, feisty young woman who continually challenges and breaks with tradition, is on her quest to become a fully realized Avatar. In this story, the Avatar struggles to find balance between tradition and modernity, the bending and non-bending world, and within herself.
Available on iTunes: http://bit.ly/17SXp12
Legend of Korra, Book 2: Spirits
Team Avatar returns! Korra and her friends have rid Republic City of Amon and the Equalists, but now they face an even bigger threat as the Spirit and Human worlds collide! Dark Spirits start to appear and randomly attack humans, and the only one who seems to know how to deal with these enemies is Korra’s uncle, the Chief of the Northern Water Tribe. Korra chooses to follow her uncle to understand more about the Spirit World, but when her father, Chief of the Southern Water Tribe, disagrees with some of his teachings, it spawns an all-out war between the two tribes with Avatar Korra caught in the middle! To stop the world from being permanently overrun by the Dark Spirits, it’s up to Korra and her friends to embark on a journey that takes them deep into the mythology of the mystical Spirit World, encountering creatures like nothing they’ve seen before, and discovering the truth about the very first Avatar!
Available on iTunes: http://bit.ly/18EO7jA
Bubble Guppies Toddler Bedding Set
Kids will love to jump into bed with their favorite friends from the aquarium-inspired world of Bubble Guppies with this Bubble Guppies Girls 4-Piece Toddler Bedding Set - Molly and Friends. The comforter features the adorable, singing Molly with her friends Oona and Deema by her side on the pillowcase. The bed set will delight little girls with its purple, pink and blue heart, bubble and musical note motif.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toddler Bedding Set
Your little dude will love going to bed surrounded by the coolest crime-fighting reptiles in town! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4-Piece Toddler Bedding Set comes with a bedspread, flat sheet, fitted sheet and pillowcase, all covered with awesome TMNT graphics. The entire set is crafted with comfy cotton for totally cozy snoozes.
New Anime Series Holiday Debuts:
ACCEL WORLD SET 1 • Rated “TV-14” • DVD MSRP: $44.82 U.S. /
$43.24 CAN; Blu-ray MSRP: $54.97 U.S. / $66.15 CAN • Available Nov. 26th
In the year 2046, people use portable devices called Neuro-linkers to manage their daily lives in virtual reality networks. But advances in technology haven't managed to do away with bullies, and 13-year-old Haruyuki Arita finds himself a frequent target. Haruyuki escapes his miserable life in virtual games – until the day Kuroyukihime, the most popular girl in school, introduces him to a mysterious program called Brain Burst and a virtual reality called the Accel World. Set contains episodes 1-12 on 2 discs. Order from select retailers and receive a free 48-page ACCEL WORLD art booklet while supplies last!
ZETMAN THE COMPLETE UNCUT SERIES • Rated “TV-MA” • DVD MSRP: $44.82 U.S. / $43.24 CAN; BLU-RAY MSRP: $54.97 U.S. / $66.15 CAN • Available Now!
Jin and Kouga may come from very different walks of life, but both boys are searching for the real meaning of justice and what it means to be a hero! Jin may be poor, but he lives a happy life with his grandfather, until the day tragedy strikes and changes his life forever. Kouga, born into a wealthy family, is in line to inherit his family’s power and fortune. But what is true strength? What does it really mean to be human? Jin and Kouga’s fates intertwine in their struggle to harness the power that lies within each of them! Set contains Episodes 1-13 on 2 discs. Order from select retailers and receive a free ZETMAN and ALPHAS decal set while supplies last!
Fan Favorite Holiday Debuts:
BLEACH UNCUT DVD SET 19 • Rated “TV-14” • MSRP: $44.82 U.S. / $43.24 CAN •Available Dec. 10th!
As Ichigo and Ulquiorra battle, Loly and Menoly find a golden opportunity to dispose of Orihime. Unable to defend herself, Orihime is attacked without remorse, while a new enemy arises. Yammy breaks through the floor of the 5th Tower as Ulquiorra's reinforcement. Despite the combined attacks of Ichigo and Uryu, they all seem useless against Ulquiorra and Yammy. Meanwhile, in the World of the Living, the mysterious Visoreds step onto the battlefield. Will they be friend or foe? Set contains Episodes 268 – 279 on 2 discs.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: THE LOST TOWER • Rated “TV-14” • DVD MSRP:$19.98 U.S. / $24.98 CAN; BLU-RAY MSRP: $24.98 U.S. /
$27.50 CAN • Available Now!
The rogue ninja Mukade is about to be caught by Naruto's team when he summons forth the power of the Ryumyaku–an ancient underground channel of chakra. Naruto gets caught up in the chakra and is sent back in time to the city of Loran, known for its thousand towers. There, he encounters the future Fourth Hokage Minato Namikaze on a top-secret mission and the Queen of Loran, Sara, whose rule is threatened by Mukade. Will Naruto be able to return to his own time, and can a chance encounter in the past save the future? Plus, in the exclusive Naruto animated short, Naruto and his friends come across a magical genie in a bottle. The time has come for the last wish, but Naruto just may squander it!
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN UNCUT DVD SET 16 • Rated “TV-14” •
MSRP: $44.82 U.S. / $43.24 CAN • Available Now!
In the aftermath of the attack on the village, Naruto and Sakura are shocked to discover that Danzo has been selected as the new Hokage. And his first order of business involves Team 7's own Rogue Ninja--Sasuke! Then, the Kage from each village gather for a summit in the Land of Iron, and Naruto seeks a pardon for Sasuke from the Raikage. But the cycle of hatred runs deep in the shinobi world, and while the Five Kage discuss how to deal with the Akatsuki, the mysterious one calling himself Madara steps forward to reveal truths that will turn Naruto’s world upside down! Set contains Episodes 193-205 on 2 discs.
New TIGER & BUNNY Holiday Debuts:
TIGER & BUNNY THE MOVIE: THE BEGINNING • Rated “TV-14” •
DVD MSRP: $19.98 U.S. / $24.98 CAN; BLU-RAY MSRP: $24.98 U.S. /
$27.50 CAN • Available Now!
In the metropolis of Stern Bild, there are heroes who wear the logos of sponsors and protect the city from danger. Their exploits are broadcast on the popular HERO TV. Wild Tiger (Kotetsu T. Kaburagi) is a veteran superhero past his peak who is ordered by his company to team up with the rookie hero Barnaby Brooks Jr. Can these two mismatched superheroes overcome their differences to protect the city?
TIGER & BUNNY SETS 1 & 2 • Rated “TV-14” •
DVD MSRP: $44.82 U.S. / $43.24 CAN each; BLU-RAY MSRP: $54.97 U.S. /
$66.15 CAN each • Available Now!
Set 1: Stern Bild City is a thriving metropolis where superheroes called "NEXTs" protect the streets, sponsors pull the strings, and a hugely popular show called Hero TV captures all of it. Veteran hero Kotetsu T. Kaburagi (AKA Wild Tiger) and hotheaded new hero Barnaby Brooks, Jr. (nicknamed Bunny by Kotetsu) are forced to team up not only to protect Stern Bild City, but to earn as many points on Hero TV as possible. Joined by a diverse cast of heroes, all with different powers and answering to their own corporate sponsors, Tiger and Bunny must find a way to work together, uncover the secret of the "Ouroboros," and earn enough points to become this year's "King of Heroes." Set 1 contains Episodes 1-13 on 2 discs, and Set 2 contains Episodes 14-25 on 2 discs.
New POKÉMON Holiday Debuts:
POKÉMON BLACK & WHITE: RIVAL DESTINIES SET 1 • Rated “TV-Y7” •
MSRP: $19.97 U.S. / $24.98 CAN • Available Now!
Ash battles for his fourth Unova Gym Badge at the Nimbasa City Gym. The stakes are high, and he’s taking no chances! Later, as the group prepares to leave Nimbasa City, Ash’s rival Trip introduces them to someone they only dreamed of meeting. Then, on the road to Driftveil City, our heroes come across some very special Pokémon in a very special place! Set contains Episodes 1-12 on 2 discs.
POKÉMON THE MOVIE: GENESECT AND THE LEGEND AWAKENED •
Rated “TV-Y7” • MSRP: $19.97 U.S. / $24.98 CAN • Available Dec. 3rd!
When big trouble threatens the big city, it’s up to Ash, Pikachu, and their friends to stop it! A vast Pokémon habitat amid the hustle and bustle of the big city seems like the perfect new home for a group of five Genesect. The arrival of these mythical Pokémon quickly becomes a problem though, their nest threatens the city’s power supply, and they keep attacking anyone who approaches it. On top of that, they’ve attracted the attention of the Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo, who sympathizes with them because its own origins also involve human tampering. Their leader, a red Genesect, doesn’t trust Mewtwo, and their confrontation quickly rages out of control! Can Ash and friends stop these two powerful Pokémon before they destroy the city?
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FIFA 14 -- $25 (Wal-mart)
Last of Us -- $25 (Wal-mart)
Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Pack -- $37.49 (Toys 'R Us)
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Amazon is offering $5 to $10 gift cards for digital purchases of PS4 games.
Justin chats with voice acting legend Rob Paulsen about the upcoming season 2 of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that airs on Nickelodeon. They discuss the impact of the turtles, what to expect in the second season and more.
Fans can visit Nick.com to play the newest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mini game, Heist in a Halfshell. Players must guide the Turtles through some treacherous traps to pick up ingredients for their perfect pizza, while attempting to avoid the evil Robo Chefs.
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