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Episode 53 – Bode-cious Babes, Sun!

     Hello, again. As this episode launches, you will be hearing Eric’s perfect Turtle film pitch, which is the second part of our two part contest. Having heard a pitch from each of your intrepid hosts, now it’s up to you guys to listen to each pitch and vote for your favorite. What’s in it for us, you might ask? Bragging rights are the sole prize for the victor here, but that alone is a pretty heavy win. Eric and I are always looking for the edge in the ongoing journey to make fun of each other, so this may just be a valuable weapon in a future debate. If you would like to review both pitches, you can find mine at 1:21:00 into Episode 52 and Eric’s at 1:07:30 of Episode 53. You can place your vote at turtlesoupshow@gmail.com or on the Facebook group. Thanks! Now let’s get to that TURTLE ACTION!

     On this episode of Turtle Soup, we review Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 1, Book 32 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, Vol. 1, #12 and #13. Also included this week is some Old Drink about the fate of TMNT: Out of the Shadows for PS3, a hands on review of Playmates new Bee Bop and Rocksteady Classic figures, Eric’s perfect Turtles movie pitch, and some tactical deal grabbing methods in Dem Da Rules: Black Friday.

DOWNLOAD: Episode 53 – Bode-cious Babes, Sun!

Next Week: Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 1, Book 33, the 1990 Playmates Figures (Wacky Weapons and Vehicles, Pizza Power Vehicles), and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, Vol. 1, #14.

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Episode 52 – Squigglin’ Wigglin’

      Hello. For the general well being of my sanity (and the general well being of you, our valued listener), I feel I must share with you one of the scariest, most terrifyingly uncanny things I have witnessed during my run on Turtle Soup. While reviewing the Playmates “Wacky Action Figures” from 1990 on Episode 52, it was my task to handle the review of one “Creepy Crawlin’ Splinter”. Immediately upon pulling up the image of our teen’s furry father I was profoundly shocked by what I witnessed:
      For those familiar with horrible 80’s action movies, the terror may already being sinking into your brain and heart as it did mine that fateful Friday evening. I had watched Commando just earlier that day, as it is one of my favorite of the genre. This made the feeling of nauseous shock even worse, for it felt that I had just left the world of John Matrix and his evil counterpart Bennet. Yet, when I saw this dreadful figure all my withering mind could see was:
       
      It was Bennet. In rat form. Staring at me through time; invading the sanctity of my journey. Try as I might, my brain could not turn from the sickening thought. Bennet?
      Did they actually design, sculpt, and release a figure of Master Splinter modeled after you, Bennet?! 
      I mean, Commando came out in 1985. It’s been 5 years, Bennet. Is THAT the breadth of your cultural impact? 5 years later and they make this?!
      Commando was no slouch at the box office, Bennet, I understand that. $57 million gross on an R-rated action flick. Easily five times your budget. Made a lot of dudes happy. But Creepy Crawlin’ Splinter?! Why?!

      All due respect, sir, but you’re a pretty rough dude in Commando. You collude with terrorists and kidnap your ex-war buddie’s little girl. She’s in your care for an hour and she already has a bloody lip and sits weeping softly in the corner while you sharpen your knife. What did you do to her, man? LIKE, WHY THE HELL IS SHE CRYING THAT MUCH, BENNET?!

      My eyes, heavy with dread, slowly make their way to Creepy Crawlin’ Splinter’s accessories. Tail Mace… okay. Sewer Searchlight and Radar… useful, I guess. Rat Lantern… I could see Splinter actually using that. Ninja Knife… NINJA KNIFE?! Since when the hell has Splinter EVER used a knife. EVER?! Oh, that’s right. NOT UNTIL HE WAS MODELED AFTER YOU, BENNET! AND WE KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT KNIVES, DUDE! HELL, YOU ALL BUT CREAMED YOUR RIDICULOUS, DIRTY, BLACK CARGO PANTS WHEN JOHN OFFERED UP A LITTLE KNIFE ACTION!

      I MEAN, DID THE CONVERSATION SOUND LIKE “MORNIN’, RALPH. EVER SEEN COMMANDO? NICE! I LOVE COMMANDO AS WELL! ANYWAYS, BACK TO WORK DESIGNING CONCEPTS FOR CREEPY CRAWLIN’ SPLINTER… WAIT, I GOT A FUCKING AWESOME IDEA! LET’S MAKE HIM LOOK LIKE FUCKING BENNET! YEAH, THE GUY WHO HAS A HARD-ON FOR KNIVES AND BEATING / MOLESTING LITTLE GIRLS! IMMA BUY EVERYONE LUNCH!”

      Whew… man. I can still feel the greasy dread on my mind. Anyways, thanks for allowing me to let off some steam about this whole thing, guys.

     
      On this heaping sized episode of Turtle Soup, we cover Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 1, Book 31, the 1990 Playmates Figures (Basic Assortment and Wacky Action Figures), and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Vol. 1, #11. Also, we reveal BIG NEWS FOR THE SHOW, Ryan reviews 4 movies in 4ish minutes, we tackle

the first in a two-part TMNT casting call contest, and stir up some drama with a rival podcast!

DOWNLOAD: Episode 52 – Squigglin’ Wigglin’

Next Week:  Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 1, Book 32 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Vol. 1, #12 and #13!

Episode 51 – Spin That Wheel!

      On this episode, we cover the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Original Motion Picture  Mirage Comic Adaptation (B&W and Color) as well as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from SBK Records. Other topics discussed include our first impressions of the Nickelodeon interpretation of Casey Jones from the new animated series, a super eerie and sad discovery Ryan made, and premier two new revolving segments on the show: Sleeping on the TV and Dems Da Rules.

DOWNLOAD: Episode 51 – Spin That Wheel 

Next Week: Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 1, Book 30, Playmates Figures 1990 (Basic Assortment and Wacky Action Figures), and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Vol. 1, #10!

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Episode 50 – Something… From the Past…

     
      On this amazing EPISODE 50 OF TURTLE SOUP, we celebrate with some in-studio guests and cover a huge moment in the franchise,Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Original Motion Picture!Given the calamity involved, off shell topics include Ghostbusters, Future Internet Files, and beyond. Thanks so much for listening, guys! Here’s to 50 more!

DOWNLOAD: Episode 50 – Something… From the Past…

Next Week: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Mirage Comic Adaptation and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

Episode 49 – “I Long to Suck the Sweet Flesh!”

      On this week’s episode, we cover Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 1, Book 30 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Vol. 1, #10. Also discussed: some neat news from New York ComicCon, how sad it is that Eric doesn’t know what Corned Beef Hash is, details of Eric and Ryan’s really sweet sleep over, and yet another late night scare in the Guy household!

DOWNLOAD: Episode 49 – “I Long to Suck the Sweet Flesh!”

Next Week: EPISODE 50! We cover Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Original Motion Picture with in-studio guests!

Episode 48 – Paper Plate Pandemonium!

      In this installment of the journey, we cover Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 1, Book 29 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Vol. 1, #9. As is the norm, we go off shell and also investigate the nature of Ryan’s criticism of film (especially concerning the Marvel film franchise), news out of PowerCon concerning some Turtle figures, and tackle some particularly interesting emails.

DOWNLOAD: Episode 48 – Paper Plate Pandemonium

Next Week: Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 1, Book 30 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Vol. 1, #10.