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The TMNT thread

Postby LadyBug » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:34 pm

I'm sure there are others out on here that are into TMNT. Discuss.
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Re: The TMNT thread

Postby Dead Metal » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:52 am

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The 4Kids cartoon from the 2000s is the best iteration of this franchise.
Perfect mix of dark storytelling and humour, definitely the most mature and fleshed out version of the material too.
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Re: The TMNT thread

Postby LadyBug » Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:25 pm

Dead Metal wrote:The 4Kids cartoon from the 2000s is the best iteration of this franchise.
Perfect mix of dark storytelling and humour, definitely the most mature and fleshed out version of the material too.


I highly agree when it comes to the cartoon series. It follows the original comics so well for the most part. I'm kind of scared yet excited for Nick's 2012 series.
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Re: The TMNT thread

Postby Duke of Luns » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:15 am

TMNT is an odd thing for me. As a kid, I adored it, and I know I watched it a lot, had several figures(though never cared for any of the variant gimmick turtles), and of course loved the video games. Thought the live action movie was weird for some reason though, and preferred the second one(Tokka and Razar!).

Years later I tried to get into the original series again, and while I do agree there's a charm to the series, I haven't gotten more than a few DVD's. Somehow I remember it being more action packed than it really was.

I did check out the 2000's series when it was first on, but gave up on it after a few weeks, because I had no knowledge of the comics or what they were like, and I wasn't too interested in mutants vs. humans. I did pick up the entire Season 1 and Season 2 Part 1, but since I guess Season 2 part 2 is kind of rare I haven't continued on since then. That and the odd DVD releases have kept me from tracking them down.

These days I do recognize the original live action movie as being very good as well. I'm suprised how well it aged. The second film though is a bit too corny. Turtles III in hindsight is both better and worse than the second film: it didn't have the villians or the story(or the animatronics), but the action was better and the turtles were allowed to use their weapons. TMNT(Turtles IV) I find to be merely ok. It doesn't really leave much of an impact, in my opinion.
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Re: The TMNT thread

Postby AutobotJazz » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:35 am

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Anyone here checked out the new comic from IDW yet? I thought the first issue was really good and I will definitely pick up future issues.
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Re: The TMNT thread

Postby LadyBug » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:48 am

AutobotJazz wrote:Anyone here checked out the new comic from IDW yet? I thought the first issue was really good and I will definitely pick up future issues.


I've read a sneak peak of it and finally picked up my first issue the other day. It defiantly has the Kevin feel to it. It can be promising, but it was a little bizarre. We will see what the future holds for it.
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Re: The TMNT thread

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:47 am

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I've got something to show all TMNT fans of old and new: A thorough analytical comparison between the classic TMNT cartoon and the 2003 TMNT cartoon. I found it on YouTube and Dailymotion. This person gives very credible and well thought out opinions and notes about both series, how each one compares to the other, and which has the overall better aspects. There's a lot of videos, but it's well worth the watch.
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Re: The TMNT thread

Postby LadyBug » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:46 pm

AutobotJazz wrote:Anyone here checked out the new comic from IDW yet? I thought the first issue was really good and I will definitely pick up future issues.


It's not bad. It will be weird to adjust to the many changes to come. I can feel the Eastman edge of it very much so verses the old comics. But I'm going to continue to pick up future issues anyways to see how it progresses and where it goes.
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Re: The TMNT thread

Postby StarSaber2000 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:52 am

I love the original show. It's very entertaining. The first 2 movies suck so much they are awesome and have re-watch value. However the third one just sucks. I don't care for anything else. I watched the CGI movie once and didn't like it.
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Re: The TMNT thread

Postby Supreme Convoy » Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:24 pm

I met Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman at Long Beach Comic Con this weekend and I picked up the convention exclusive edition of the Ultimate Collection hardcover. Kevin Eastman drew a Shredder sketch in my book! Eastman also signed my the original TMNT paperback. The paperback is pretty fragile now so it's nice having a new edition of these comics.

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