Lego Kidsfest was in town over the weekend.
Here’s the TMNT mural, natch. The bottom … well, they have a huge map of the US and people can make buildings or whatever to place in the map. My son made this tornado and asked them to put it in Kansas.
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TMNT Vision Portraits | Lovers: When There is Nothing But Us (Leonardo x Karai)
We who dwell in the forbidden, our honor hanging in the balance.
But all is lost, all doesn’t matter, when there is nothing but us.
A little love for Leorai. The Romeo and Juliet of the TMNT universe. What turned out to be a quick sketch, it escalated into something much more.
Seth Green as Leonardo made me envision a more mature Leo. Which got me more excited with the Vision Quests episodes. I also can’t wait for Karai’s appearance here and her story progression since the mutation, and how her relationship dynamic will change drastically.
For now, this Vision Portrait would do.
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For all the criticism that Turtles Forever receives based on its representation of the 1987 Fred Wolf animated series, I thoroughly enjoy the film. Its allusions to the previous iterations of Ninja Turtles, including the Fred Wolf series, are touching: while reducing the four turtles to the same personality, the attention to their world and the gentle mocking of that series does show how close the animators and writers were to the content. I wish 4Kids had included the original actors, yet the replacements were alright. As well, it was an exciting finale for the 4Kids series, with some actual fear and even sympathy (Hun’s mutation hit me more emotionally than so much of the content to the Nickelodeon series) and a send-off for the world Lloyd Goldberg, Marty Isenberg, and others put together with Peter Laird.
I would not mind another crossover—although, and it may be surprising, I am not a fan of the Nickelodeon series. I re-blog content, I appreciate the fandom, but the show has not been of interest to me. (I think Ian / mimeparadox at Monsters of New York identifies the flaws better than I have.)
But a crossover would be impressive. I want to see a legitimate crossover between the Nickelodeon and Fred Wolf series, as the two are closest in tone. I want the 4Kids series and the 2007 film get the credit I think they have not. I would love to see how a story would approach fans’ reactions about the varying quality to the live action films.
The challenge is how to include so many Turtles in one crossover. As we saw with Turtles Forever, that work came at the expense of the Fred Wolf turtles: they were made largely into one personality (minus Donatello and to an extent Raphael) so to not have two of each turtle. The Nickelodeon series has gone much further to differentiate its turtles from other iterations (with varying degrees of success: fanboy Leo is great, stalker-ish Don is disgusting), as has the IDW (Don having a bit more pessimism in that version). The crossovers tend to work better when the personalities of the Turtles are allowed to differ dramatically (the trans-dimensional arc in the 4Kids series, for example, gave us superhero turtles and “Same As It Never Was”), so I’m not sure what to do to differentiate the characters. Leonardo can have range (1987 kinda boring leader [quoting Cam Clarke there], 2003 and 2007 Splinter Jr, 2012 fanboy), as can Raphael (1987 jokester, 2003 hothead, 2012 jerk with a heart of gold), so it could work—you would just need the writer who suits that task.
From TAG Hobby:
Based on acclaimed fine artist James Jean’s original rendition of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Good Smile Company has made four individual sculptures that can be combined to create one large diorama sculpture. The individual statues will roll out separately, starting with the pre-order release of Leonardo in November 2014 and the remaining three in 2015.
Prototype samples of the highly detailed statues, along with Jean’s original image, will make their first appearance at the Good Smile Company booth (#422) at New York Comic Con between October 9th and October 12th.
Day 5 is a fanart of Ross Campbell’s fan comic Secret of the Ooze! And it’s my favorite turtle, Leonardo!
Gang’s all here #TMNT #creepy
fukkin kill me
Someone posted this connection in a discussion thread! It blew my mind!
umm so I walked into work to find the dining room like this… happy mutation day??
…Although, I do look at this image…
…Still better than Michael Bay’s version…