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Episode 264: Shrang, Actually!

Greetings Turtletarians!

In this episode we take a look at some TMNT toy news from Neca and Playmates as well as discuss the announcement from Mirage Licensing. Finally, we take an in-depth look at Episode 4 of Season 10 of the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated Series – “A Turtle In Time!”

Starting things off with a highlight in the way of NECA announcing they reached an agreement with Stan Sakai enabling them to make action figures of Sakai’s signature samurai rabbit, Usagi Yojimbo! We take a look at some of the previous Usagi Yojimbo action figures that we’ve got in past TMNT toy lines, how he appears in the 87 animated series and compared them to the 3d rendered image NECA released to the press. This is looking to be the best Usagi Yojimbo figure we’ve ever seen! The hype is real here at Turtle Soup!

And then the hype train comes to an abrupt halt with Playmates reveal of their TMNT vs series, starting off with a Cobra Kai crossover. We discuss the popularity of Cobra Kai and how this concept is kind of cool, but then quickly turn to talking about how Playmates seem to be missing the mark with their repeated use of nearly a decade old sculpts of the TMNT figures from their classics line.

Lastly, for the news, we discuss the formal announcement of the official dissolving of Mirage Licensing and what witnessing this means to life long TMNT fans.

Finally, we get to the meat of the episode with our review of Episode 4 “A Turtle In Time” of Season 10 of the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated Series. This is the climax to a 3 part story where Dregg and Mung finally execute their plan to drain the TMNT of their “ninja abilities” and as a bonus, due to their newly discovered punk rock attitude, Shredder and Krang have been added to the Dregg’s brain drain cocktail. However, Dregg greatly underestimated the cleverness of the Shredder, who is able to escape and take his emaciated “friend” Krang with him back to Earth and find a way to restore him to full health by giving of his own energy through a transfusion! An act that shows so much growth and maturity from two tired and played out characters that found them revitalized and renewed, leaving us (at least us here at Turtle Soup) wanting more! The turtles eventually escape with the help of Carter and Splinter who bounced a message from the internet off a star to our friends from the future, Landor and Merrick, who hear and respond by returning to the present to then return to the past and recruit the past TMNT to assist them in the rescuing of the present day TMNT. April manages to get the present day Turtles out of their cells and eventually meets up with Carter and the past TMNT and with their powers combined, are able to yeet Dregg into another room, giving them enough time to escape the Dreggnaught and make it back to Earth only to be confronted with the weird metal monstrosity that Mung used the microbes to create.

  • How are the turtles gonna get out of this one?
  • Why would Dregg think that a giant robot would be a threat to a team of mutant ninjas who have spent most of their lives destroying giant robots?
  • Were you happy to see Landor and Merrick again or meh?
  • Have you ever bounced a message off a star to the future from the internet?

Lettuce know what you think!

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Episode 263: So, Anyway, I Just Started Grabbing!


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Greetings Turtletarians!

Here is Episode 263 of our Podcast Turtle Soup! This was live streamed on Thursday 8/26/2021 at 8pm EST. On this episode we review the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated Series Season 10 Episode 3 – “The Power of Three.” We also have some news in the way of April O’Neil herself as a playable character in the upcoming beat em up video game, Shredder’s Revenge!

This episode of the Animated Series, ushers in the return of the original antagonists of the show Shredder and Krang, when Dregg hear’s tale of two villains from Dimension X who tangled with the Turtles from Mung and decides to use their transporter to bring them back to Earth and assist in their scheme’s against the TMNT. However, Shredder and Krang do not play well with others who think they are on their level or above.

Carter finally decides to accept the cure for his mutation and then takes off presumably back to college.

April finds herself at a new job or at the very least with a paycheck from a different news outlet than Channel 6. She gets stuck in traffic only to find herself unwillingly the chauffeur for Shredder and Krang who are in the process of fleeing Mung who is pursuing them from a ship above as they violently rejected Dregg’s alliance offer.

The Turtles home gets flooded as a result of the power it took Mung and Dregg to bring Shredder and Krang from Dimension X that basically blacked out the city and effected the sewage system as well. They eventually find Splinter and then immediately gets the distress call from April. They eventually catch up to April, Shredder and Krang still running from Mung.

High speed car chase / car rooftop ninja action ensues.

Eventually, our heroes and villains find themselves transported to Dregg. Fighting continues and this results in Dregg getting the upper hand and puts April in an electrified cage while the TMNT are placed in some sort of cryochamber and declared his intentions with the captured Turtles and their now mutual antagonist Shredder and Krang.

Come hang out and join our discussions on the episode and other stuff like:

  • Were you happy to see Krang and Shredder back?
  • Why were the TMNT scared of water?
  • Do you ship Shredder and Krang like we do?
  • How creepy is too creepy for touchy uncles?
  • Do you prefer Dregg and Mung over Shredder and Krang?
  • Are the TMNT better off with or without Carter?
  • Is this the first time we’ve seen a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, whistle?
  • Do Ninja Turtles dream of Ninja Sheep?

Let us know your answers in the comments or email us at turtlesoupshow@gmail.com

Lastly, we mention the “Win Ryan’s 87 Turtle Van Dvd Set” raffle/contest! We go into more details on the show and will continue to do so but the basics are:

  • Must be a Turtle Soup Show YouTube Channel Subscriber to be entered.
  • Subbing to the Turtle Soup Show YouTube Channel also gets you one entry into the raffle.
  • Being a Patron also gets you an entry into the raffle.
  • Commenting on any of our videos will get you one entry into the raffle (just once.)
  • Emailing an entry into our simultaneous “Turtles Come Out And Fight That” launch contest will get you one entry into the raffle (more on this later.)

So, essentially you can get up to 4 entries into the raffle.

All this and more to be discussed on Turtle Soup Podcast, live streamed every Thursday at 8pm EST!