19th September 2014

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TMNT Toys at Walmart (Early September 2014)

TMNT Toys at Walmart (Early September 2014)

I’ve been rather dismayed at times when it seems that Target or Walmart look to have given up on the TMNT toys. Other times, just a bit frustrated when it seems they’re simply not keeping up with stocking the darned things.

And this summer it’s been a strange feeling seeing all of the movie-branded “Ninja Turtles” toys along with the animated series’ toys, sometimes firmly intermingled as if…

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18th September 2014

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TMNT: Turtles in Time #4 [Review]

Writer: Paul AllorArtist: Dan DuncanColorist: Ronda PattisonLetterer: Shawn LeeEditor: Bobby CurnowCover: David Petersen…

TMNT: Turtles in Time #4 [Review]

Writer: Paul AllorArtist: Dan DuncanColorist: Ronda PattisonLetterer: Shawn LeeEditor: Bobby CurnowCover: David Petersen…

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17th September 2014

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The Weekly Haul – Week of September 17th, 2014

The Weekly Haul – Week of September 17th, 2014

Another monstrous week price-wise…outside of Batman Eternal and the $1 reprint/special edition of Gotham Central #1 (perfectly timed for Monday’s premiere of Gotham) (and the freebie Banned Books Week guide), everything was that price point I so despise…but at least they were the spiffy 3-D covers that sucked me in again this year!

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And of course, perhaps conspicuously so, one might notice the…

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16th September 2014

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Krang, Utroms, and the Kraang

Krang, Utroms, and the Kraang

krang_utroms_kraang_thumbKrang is one element of the classic cartoon TMNT that in retrospect I’m not all that fond of. The toy, on the other hand, brings back some “fun memories.” “Nostalgia” might be a better word…I don’t know.

I recently posted about finding Classic Collection Krang at Toys R Us, and having that figure now adds a character to a small grouping that I own, that have appeared in some form across all three…

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15th September 2014

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New TMNT Classic Collection Acquisitions: Krang and Foot Soldier

New TMNT Classic Collection Acquisitions: Krang and Foot Soldier

I recall being somewhat disappointed at the limited nature of the “Classic Collection” TMNT line, as it seemed to be limited solely to a single original “wave” of figures–four turtles, Splinter, and Shredder.

I recently stopped into a Toys R Us looking for a current Nickleodeon 2012 Slash figure, and came across a bit of a pleasant surprise: two new figures in that Classic Collection line!

Firstl…

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14th September 2014

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DC Futures End Month, Week Two

This week, I catch up on a couple extra issues I picked up from last week’s bunch over the weekend between Wednesdays, as well as this week’s new issues.

FUTURES END: BATWING #1

futuresend_batwing001It’s been a couple years since I’ve checked in on Batwing, offhand. It was the first comic I followed digitally, taking advantage of the $1-cheaper-one-month-later but lost track of it once DC went to waiting 2 months. I…

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12th September 2014

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TMNT Toys in the Wild - Slash, Spider-Bytez, Rahzar, Mutagen Man

TMNT Toys in the Wild – Slash, Spider-Bytez, Rahzar, Mutagen Man

More TMNT toys “in the wild” that I’ve come across but not (yet) bought…Figure and profile from the card backs.

SLASH

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slash_profileI specifically did not buy this one because of the damaged package. I’m not one to worry too much about the package on an older toy, especially when/if priced well compared to a “new” toy. And I certainly don’t buy into the need to have pristine packaging when what matters is the…

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11th September 2014

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New (Classic) Ninja Turtle Plushies

New (Classic) Ninja Turtle Plushies

plush_tmnt_group_09062014In the spring, I happened across a large plush Ninja Turtle. Some sort of “pillow pal,” basically a large plushie/pillow. Initially I figured ok, I’ll just get the Leonardo one. But then decided I wanted to get Raphael. Having those two, I ended up pointedly tracking down Donatello and Michelangelo.

More recently I happened across a Donatello one styled after the “classic” ’80s cartoon series.…

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10th September 2014

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The Weekly Haul – Week of September 10th, 2014

Another week, another haul. This week…a HUGE one. Like…buyer’s remorse kinda huge. Four more of the unplanned-for DC issues.

The Weekly Haul – Week of September 10th, 2014

Another week, another haul. This week…a HUGE one. Like…buyer’s remorse kinda huge. Four more of the unplanned-for DC issues.

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9th September 2014

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On NOT Buying The Winter Soldier

When I first saw the second Captain America movie, The Winter Soldier, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

On NOT Buying The Winter Soldier

When I first saw the second Captain America movie, The Winter Soldier, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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4th September 2014

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DC Futures End Month, Week One

DC Futures End Month, Week One

I wasn’t going to do it. I was going to just flat-out ignore all of DC’s output this month. I even dropped the weekly Futures End series a few weeks back to avoid being up to date on it and thus that much more eager to buy into things.

But I just HAD to look at these things at the shop. And where I’d thought from the previews that the 3D part was just the center image…like last year, it’s the…

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3rd September 2014

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The Weekly Haul - Week of September 3rd, 2014

The Weekly Haul – Week of September 3rd, 2014

Much like last year, I allowed myself–against much better judgment and conscious advance-intent–to get drawn in with DC’s month of shiny-motion-3Dish covers…primarily on strength of these all being one-shots that I can jump into without much context and don’t really have to follow them out to anything ongoing.

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So I went with five issues…a huge jump over an already big week, but I keep telling…

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3rd September 2014

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Axis Checklist - Act One: The Red Supremacy

Axis Checklist – Act One: The Red Supremacy

The Avengers & X-Men must unite to stop Red Skull, the greatest evil the Marvel Universe has ever known!

October 2014
Avengers & X-Men: Axis #1
Avengers & X-Men: Axis #2
Avengers & X-Men: Axis #3

Axis Tie-Ins
All-New X-Factor #15
Axis: Carnage #1 (of 3)
Axis: Hobgoblin #1 (of 3)
Axis: Revolutions #1 (of 4)
Deadpool #36
Loki: Agent of Asgard #7
Magneto #11
Uncanny Avengers #25

Source: Promotional Postcard…

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2nd September 2014

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Nice Try, Amazon…I call that “Wishful Thinking!”

Usually, when I’m browsing stuff on Amazon, I find the “Frequently Bought Together” has some rather reasonable combinations, such that I’d ALMOST believe people actually do go through the entire purchase process for all three things.

Nice Try, Amazon…I call that “Wishful Thinking!”

Usually, when I’m browsing stuff on Amazon, I find the “Frequently Bought Together” has some rather reasonable combinations, such that I’d ALMOST believe people actually do go through the entire purchase process for all three things.

1st September 2014

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From the Archive: TMNT (IDW) Reviews

It’s interesting (to me, at least) to look back and consider how many full reviews I’ve written of…

From the Archive: TMNT (IDW) Reviews

It’s interesting (to me, at least) to look back and consider how many full reviews I’ve written of…

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