February 2003

TMNT Tidbits
Posted Friday, February 21, 2003, 2:08 AM CST by Azure Turtle
Just received word from Dan Berger that the new TMNT cartoon's debut did very well in the ratings. It was the highest rated show for the Fox Box morning block, and it increased ratings for the 10:30 slot by 71.4 percent!

The Leonardo statue should be available now. If you pre-ordered this statue, expect it to arrive sometime soon. Folks wishing to buy this limited collectible should ask their local comic book store to order it for them.

The Official TMNT Website had a massive update a few days ago. Check out the brand new wallpapers, images, fanart, and more.

Peter Laird also updated his Blast From The Past with some compelling news tied in. Blast From The Past #70 sports a sketch that Jim Lawson did for a proposed TMNT toy: "The Wacky Oozy Buggy." Near the end of the article (entitled Woo-Hoo! #6) Peter Laird describes his excited reactions to the next few episodes of the new cartoon. He also confirms that the upcoming Hallmark TV movie will be live action; he's very thrilled about seeing photos for Leonardo's sculpt. Also, be on the lookout for second printings of issues 1 and 2 of the Volume 4 Mirage comics as well as issue 10.

Konami, the company in charge of producing the new TMNT videogames, has created an online TMNT Flash game. An amusing way to kill time. =)

Figures.com attended Toyfare 2003 and took pictures of the next wave of TMNT toys. Check it out.

Don't forget to catch a brand new episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles this Saturday morning (and a repeat of the second episode that will air earlier)! Check your local listings.

[Special thanks to MikeyQM, tOkKa, Darth Raphael, and Raph for the scoop!]

New Poll, January Poll Results, New Images
Posted Friday, February 14, 2003, 2:27 AM CST by Krang
A new poll for February is up! This new poll asks which of the listed locations from the original cartoon you miss the most in the new show. Be sure to vote at the top of this page!

Also, the results for the January poll are in! The Turtle Van was voted the TMNT vehicle you would most like to ride in with 273 votes (40%). The Turtle Blimp came in a distant second with 170 votes (25%), and the Neutrino Star Cruiser came in third with 142 votes (21%). For the full results of this poll and all other previous polls, click the Previous Polls link below the current poll.

We also put up some new images today (from the original cartoon, of course). We added 2 pictures of Bebop, 1 of Rocksteady, 1 of Shredder, 2 of Krang and Shredder together, and 7 of the Technodrome. Check them out in the Images section! Thanks to Brent Haskins for sending in the Technodrome pictures.

The Turtles Are Coming!!
Posted Saturday, February 8, 2003, 12:53 AM CST by Azure Turtle
Fleer has recently signed up to produce TMNT trading cards. The cards are slated for release sometime this year. Click here for more information and preview pictures.

Peter Laird recently did an interview at Comics Continuum. He discusses the new cartoon, future projects, and more. Check it out.

The Official TMNT Website is creating a new design to reflect the style of the FoxBox cartoon. Dan has already begun by replacing the old banner, and placing a new image on the main page.

TMNT #8 is on store shelves. Stop by your local comic book store to pick up a copy.

Don't forget, the big premiere of the new TMNT cartoon is tomorrow morning on the FoxBox! Check your local listings for the time!

[Special thanks to Dark Turtle, Shellfox, and xZAOx for the scoop!]

175,000 Hits
Posted Wednesday, February 5, 2003, 10:23 PM CST by Krang
Our counter just reached 175,000 hits! Thanks to all of our visitors, and keep checking back for the latest updates.

New Fan Art/RPG Art
Posted Sunday, February 2, 2003, 2:18 AM CST by Krang
Today, I put up two new pieces of fan art and some new RPG art! Check them out in the Fan Art section. Thanks to Anarchistguy, Prowl, and Amy Dumas for sending them in!

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