September 2002

TMNT #6 Is Right Around The Corner
Posted Saturday, September 28, 2002, 11:33 PM CDT by Azure Turtle
Dan Berger from the Official TMNT Website reported, via the mailing list, that TMNT #6 is on schedule. Expect the comic to be on store shelves sometime during the last two weeks of October.

[Special thanks to Dan Berger]

Toy Review, New Fan Art, VHS Covers
Posted Friday, September 27, 2002, 2:45 AM CDT by Krang
Today, I uploaded a new toy review of the Technodrome contributed by Bryan Swayn. Check it out on our Toy Reviews page under our Miscellaneous section!

Also, I put up three new pieces of fan art. Two were sent in by Viktor Olsson and one was sent in by Nturtle. Be sure to check them out in our Fan Art section!

I also put up 34 new VHS covers, which means that we now have pictures of all 48 TMNT cartoon VHS tapes! Check them out in our Images section. Thanks to Lee for sending them in!

Interview With Kevin Eastman
Posted Thursday, September 26, 2002, 1:36 AM CDT by Azure Turtle
Jen Contino from The Pulse conducted an interview with TMNT co-creator, Kevin Eastman. Kevin goes over the decision of selling all his original art from the very first TMNT comic book. He also reveals a few details about the artwork itself. Click here for the full article.

[Special thanks to HorseTechie for the heads up]

Interview Sheds Light On New TMNT Cartoon
Posted Wednesday, September 18, 2002, 2:18 AM CDT by Azure Turtle
Mike, webmaster of NEWTMNT, recently conducted an interview with Joshua from 4Kids Entertainment regarding the new cartoon. In the interview, he reveals several interesting bits about Baxter Stockman, the Turtle Van, and more. Read the full interview for all the details.

[Special thanks to Mike for the heads up]

New Fan Art, Contest News
Posted Tuesday, September 17, 2002, 11:20 PM CDT by Krang
Today, I put up 19 new pieces of fan art! 17 of them were sent in by Tom Kyzivat, and two were sent in by Tinselcat. Be sure to check them out in our Fan Art section!

Also, the contests will be updated sometime soon, but you can still enter the current ones for now. I put up a form mail script on the contest pages so that you can submit your contest entries on the site rather than through email. If you haven't already entered, check them out in our Contests section.

A Rat, a Rumor, and a Reminder
Posted Friday, September 13, 2002, 3:01 PM CDT by Azure Turtle
I know... The title for this report sounds like the opener for a bad joke, right? Don't worry, there aren't any stale punchlines in here.

Images of the new Splinter action figure have appeared. has posted pictures of an early prototype for the wise sensei. The final version will have Master Splinter wearing a cloth robe.

Comic Book Resources has posted a rumor regarding a brand new TMNT comic book series. It's believed that Peter Davis and LeSean Thomas might be the creative team in charge of this project. Check out Rich Johnston's commentary for more information. Remember, this is only a rumor, and there has been no official word from Mirage regarding this subject.

Just a reminder to all you movie fans... The DVDs of TMNT II: Secret of the Ooze and TMNT III should now be on store shelves. I managed to find them both at Target, and unfortunately, these DVDs are not packed with special features. The only extras offered are the theatrical trailers and a mini-game. This is still a good opportunity for those who don't own the movies, so pick them up when you get the chance.

[Special thanks to Mike and Azraelito for the heads up]

New Staff Member and Comics Section, New Sound Clip
Posted Friday, September 13, 2002, 2:36 AM CDT by Krang
You may have already seen this in our forums, but Bebop, who we recently added as a new staff member, put up a new Comics section on the site! The Comics section has a complete list of all of the TMNT comics, and scans of many of the covers. This section will eventually contain reviews, also. Check it out in the menu under Information or by clicking here!

I also uploaded a new sound clip. This new sound is the Technodrome's theme music from the TMNT cartoon. Check it out in our Sounds section! Thanks to Neil of NinjaTurtlesNetwork for sending it in!

TMNT Fanfiction Awards!!
Posted Wednesday, September 11, 2002, 12:40 AM CDT by Azure Turtle
So, have you read any good fanfics lately? Do you know of any fanfics that deserve some special recognition? Well, now's your chance to participate in the fourth annual TMNT Fanfiction Awards! Hosted by the wonderful GreenWillow over at Behind the Masks, this year's awards boast a total of 27 categories. The nominations are already under way. Don't forget to stop by and nominate your favorite stories and writers!

[Special thanks to Phantom Writer for the heads up, and a big thank you to GreenWillow, MikeyQM, Brinatello, and everyone else involved in making this year's awards a reality]

A Few TMNT Tidbits...
Posted Tuesday, September 10, 2002, 11:17 PM CDT by Azure Turtle
A few pictures of the new TMNT action figures have surfaced. Action-Figure posted a sneak peek of Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, Shredder, and a Foot Soldier. Check it out! It looks like Playmates is doing a very good job.

Superhero Hype recently received an interview that was conducted with Dan Berger from the official TMNT website. He reveals a few interesting details regarding the new cartoon. Click here to read the full interview.

Toon Zone has reported that Konami has picked up the rights to create new TMNT videogames. The new game in the works is already planned to be released in late 2003. There are no real details about the game yet, but stay tuned. Make sure to read the full article.

[Special thanks to Rat King, Machias Banshee, and Mike for the heads up]

New Poll, Poll Results for August
Posted Friday, September 6, 2002, 2:12 AM CDT by Krang
The new poll for September is up! This new poll asks which of the given characters' pasts you wish the cartoon gave more information about. Be sure to vote at the top of this page!

Also, the results for the August poll are in! I think I forgot to mention this when I posted the last poll, but occasionally Shredder and I will use a poll from the past which didn't get very many votes as our monthly poll so that current visitors who didn't know about this site back when the poll was posted have a chance to vote (don't worry, though, we'll add an extra choice or two for variety). For August's poll (which was originally posted on June 1, 2001), Metalhead was voted your favorite TMNT robot again with 83 votes (20%). This time, Super Rocksteady & Mighty Bebop came in a close second place with 77 votes (18%), and the Foot Soldiers came in third with 66 votes (16%). For the full results of this poll and all other previous polls, click the Previous Polls link below the current poll.

100,000 Hits, New Sound Clip, New Images
Posted Monday, September 2, 2002, 1:55 AM CDT by Krang
Yesterday, our counter finally reached 100,000 hits! Thanks to all our visitors! To celebrate, I put up a few updates which are listed below. Keep checking back for the latest updates at The Technodrome!

Also, I put up a new sound clip today. This new sound is the background music from the cartoon that is played while the Technodrome is in motion. Be sure to check it out in our Sounds section! Thanks to Marc Smith for both composing it and sending it in!

I also uploaded 36 new images today, including 7 new Technodrome images, 6 new miscellaneous images, 8 images of the Technodrome's surroundings, and 15 intro/title screens. Check them out in our Images section! Thanks to Slawomir Sowizral for sending them in!

Lots Of Turtle News!
Posted Monday, September 2, 2002, 12:45 AM CDT by Azure Turtle
Dan Berger from the Official TMNT Website has updated the Fan Forum with a few tidbits about our favorite mutant turtles. The new cartoon is set to debut on Fox Box sometime in February, but the exact date has not been determined yet. Dan also posted a list of the upcoming TMNT action figures, vehicles, and toys. Make sure to visit the TMNT Fan Forum for all the details.

TMNT # 5 is now on store shelves. Don't forget to pick up this issue! If you'd like a sneak peek, head on over to the Comic Books section of the Official TMNT Website.

The Official Fox Box Website is now up and running. The TMNT already have their very own section dedicated to the new cartoon. You'll find pictures, profiles, and a synopsis of the very first episode!

Mark your calendars, Turtle fans! This looks like a cartoon you don't want to miss.

[Special thanks to HorseTechie for the heads up]

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