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Episode 260: Hometown, Japan!

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Here is the audio from the live stream for episode 260 of Turtle Soup Podcast that was streamed 8/5/2021 at 8pm EST on Youtube. We reviewed the 1996 TMNT – OVA – Mutant Turtles: Superman Legend produced by Bee Media and Tsuburaya Productions and took a brief look at the corresponding soundtrack.

If this version of the TMNT seems familiar that’s because we’ve seen these designs before and discussed them at length in the following episodes of Turtle Soup Podcast:

  • Episode 240: It’s What’s Going On! – (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Playmates Super Mutants Cyclone Cycle and the Metal Mutant Cycle (1995))
  • Episode 238: Quagmire of Turpitude! – (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Playmates Metal Mutants Figures (1995))
  • Episode 237: For The Kill! – (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Playmates Super Mutant Turtles Figures (1995))
  • Episode 233: Dark Mu And The Double Down Dark Devil Daddy Shredder Sucker Bois! – (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles SUPER TURTLES Manga Vol 3. (1995))
  • Episode 232: Don’t Be A Perv In Splinter’s Body While Throwing Your Pizza At Blood! – (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles SUPER TURTLES Manga Vol 2. (1995))
  • Episode 231: Shredder’s New Groove! – (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles SUPER TURTLES Manga Vol 1. (1995))

Be sure to let us know you’re thoughts on the OVA/Soundtrack and the questions below!

  • Who had the coolest MUTATIONS: TMNT or the FOOT?
  • Where does this version of Shredder rank among the rest?
  • Do you think Foot Soldiers deserve to have vacation time?
  • If you could choose your animal guardian armor what would it be?
  • Do you think time limits on super powers are good or bad?
  • Are you a fan of power ups or are they just heap gimmicks?

Join us every Thursday at 8pm EST on Youtube to discuss all the stuff and more as we continue our trek through every piece of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle history!

Episode 259: Mini Mikey’s Mighty Morphin Mustache Misadventure!

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Greetings Turtletarians!

On this thrilling episode of Turtle Soup, we continue on through 1996 and take a look at Archie Adventure Series’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures – The Year Of The Turtle comic 3 parter! We thought we were completely done with TMNT Adventures but Archie had one more story line for us and its a doozy.

The story revolves around a father telling a child the tale of the last TMNT adventure. This adventure begins with both Splinter and the TMNT as well as Shredder and his new friends T.K.O., Psonic, and Cyberious attempting to acquire as much information about the location of 3 pieces of an ancient talisman that is said to give its bearer the ability to reshape the world however they choose. However, this attribute of the talisman is only fully activated once in a life time by the planets and stars all aligning to make a turtle and shooting a beam of energy down to a precise location on Earth where the bearer of the combined talisman must be in order to use it to its full capacity. This is no easy task, the Turtles have to use all their varied strengths to find any clues to the locations need to bring all this together in time. Along with Shredder’s new allies, the TMNT will have to overcome the combined forces of Mother Nature, Killer Monks, Himalayan Temple Booby Traps, and a group of young actors with attitude portraying this universe’s take on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! Written by Dan Slott and featuring art that is evocative of typical Marvel/DC comics from the mid 90’s, this story has most everything we could ask for and yet still left us wanting more.

  • What did you think of Shredder’s new allies?
  • Which team would you rather be a reserve member of, TMNT or MMPR?
  • Do you prefer your TMNT babyfaced, bearded or mustached?
  • Have you ever used a Turtle as a snow sled before?
  • Do you think that “talkin’ tech” is greater than “does machines?”
  • Do you often use the phrase “caught them with their pants down” as often as 90’s comics wants us to believe that people do?

Well that’s it for this stacked episode! Join us next week as we head back to Japan and review the Mutant Turtles: Superman Legend OVA and Sound Track!

  • Personal Garbage: 4:06
  • Listener Emails: 12:28
  • TMNT Adventures – Year of the Turtle – #1: 27:40
  • TMNT Adventures – Year of the Turtle – #2: 81:24
  • TMNT Adventures – Year of the Turtle – #3: 122:30

Elsetime!

Episode 258: The Devil’s Monster!

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Greetings Turtletarians!

On this 258th episode of Turtle Soup, we take a look at the final two issues of the collected Mutant Turtles Gaiden Comic published by Dengeki Comics, written by Hiroshi Kanno and translated into English by the Optical Internet Translation Gang. Also, Adam Winters (the provider of the raw files) even makes a surprise guest appearance in the chat and adds a spoon full of extra insight to these issues!

In issue 3, now knowing Splinter is still alive and continuously finding himself at odds with the TMNT and their friend April O’Neil, The Shredder decides to call for the big guns! And guns we mean all the guns! As a result of his successful theft of the Jewel of the Nile in issue 2, the Foot Clan have managed to open a portal to Dimension X and bring forth the aforementioned “big guns” in the form of what we in the states would commonly recognize as “The Technodrome,” but now featuring an autonomous “daruma doll” head replacing the garish eye ball and is here referred to as “THE DEVIL’S MONSTER!!!” We also get to see more of Rocksteady and a badass impractical hotrod version of a transport module!

In issue 4, The Shredder makes one final attempt at ending the Turtles once and for all by way of a mysterious ancient Japanese sword known as the “Muramasa Blade.” This blade has an unexplainable effect on the human mind that causes it to be “possessed” until it accomplishes its goals. This can only happen once every 100 years and of course, this year is the 100th year so The Foot Clan are headed to Japan. However, they aren’t slumming it on an airplane like the Turtles eventually will… no, they embark on this globe trotting journey in the comfort of… THE DEVIL’S SUBMARINE!!! This thing is fantastic! Its soooo super villainy that anything less than this should be a felony (sorry bad Ice Ice Baby pun/reference). Its basically a submarine that has fins like a whale and the same if not similar daruma doll head we last saw on the technodrome or better yet… THE DEVIL’S MONSTER!!! As mentioned earlier, the Turtles and Splinter make their way to Japan as well due to a strange calling Splinter received. Also, it just so happens that Channel 6 is doing a report on the ancient Japanese armory show where the Muramasa sword is showcased and they sent none other than April O’Neil and Irma to cover the case! Can Shredder and the Foot Clan beat the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their friends to the highly desired mysterious ancient sword showcase and use its strange abilities to enact their evil plan?

We also FINALLY get to play a video review of the Australian Pizza Hut Specialty TMNT Green Mutagen Ranch Pizza that was expertly crafted and delivered to us by our down under correspondent Mike Hatfield!

And lastly, we take a look at the new Neca TMNT action figure reveals/news from Neca Con! Filled to the brim with Turtle goodness this episode!

Be sure to check back next week as we dive back into some TMNT Adventures and a story called “Year of the Turtle!”

Elsetime!

Personal Garbage: 6:09

News: 10:16

Emails/Video: 43:00

Content: 58:49

Post Show: 2:34:56

Episode 257: Full Frontal Phony Turtle Taint!

Greetings Turtletarians!

On this episode of Turtle Soup Podcast we take a look at the Japanese only release of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic entitled “Mutant Turtle Gaiden” published by Dengeki Comics, written by Hiroshi Kanno and translated into English by the Optical Internet Translation Gang. This release was released back in the December of 1994 and collected in one volume. We’ll be discussing issues 3 and 4 next episode. These stories are basically retellings of the Turtles first encounters with Shredder, Bebop, Rocksteady, and Krang as well as April O’Neil and the Channel 6 news team!

Issue 1 has very similar beats to the 1987 cartoon’s first few episodes and the 1990 live action movie. We get introduced to April O’Neil who has a run in with The Foot Clan which results in her being saved by the TMNT in one of their first ventures out of the sewer. Shredder has a Weather Control Device like most villains who plan on world domination. He also has a unique penchant for pontificating on and on about Hell.

Issue 2 continues with Shredders attempts at world domination taking a back seat to finding a way to deal with the TMNT so that they cannot stand in his way. In typical 80’s villain fashion, Shredder brings out his phony mecha turtles to frame our heroes for crimes they didn’t commit in order to have the city they’re trying to protect turn against them. This plan almost works but is just barely subverted by Bebop and Rocksteady’s mission to acquire The Jewel of the Nile, an integral piece to Shredders plan!

The art in these issues are great however some decisions were made that left us questioning a lot of things and hence the title of the episode. I’ll leave it at that for now.

We also discuss some TMNT Toy News!

Emails: 10:02

News: 15:59

Content: 40:21

Post Show: 2:29:11

Episode 256: Waterbed Coptoonalingus!

Greetings everyone!

On this episode we make a triumphant return to reviewing comics in the way of:

  • TMNT/Savage Dragon Crossover #1
  • Savage Dragon #22
  • TMNT/Savage Dragon Playmates Toys Mini Comic
  • TMNT/Creed #1.

Crossovers are nothing new to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They are a rare property that seems to blend seamlessly within any environment you introduce them to. However, the Savage Dragon universe is no stranger to the TMNT. They first met back in 1993 when they came together to fight Virago and some gargoyles in Savage Dragon #2 and TMNT/Savage Dragon Crossover #1 (1993).

Now, 2 years later, the TMNT find themselves in the Windy City of Chicago yet again for another tag team fight with Officer Dragon. This time its an antagonist from the TMNT’s universe known as Complete Carnage! We then jump to the year 1996 and review a TMNT/Savage Dragon Mini Comic that was packed in with the Playmates TMNT and Savage Dragon toy lines. The looks of the TMNT in this comic are based on the toys that are themselves based on designs from Jim Lee. Another thing that the TMNT are no stranger to is the comic book trope that any time heroes from different worlds meet, they absolutely must fight before they can team up, and this comic is essentially that scenario.

Finally, we take a look at the TMNT’s team up with a character named Mark from a book called CREED. One of the things I loved about the TMNT in this era is that when they teamed up with other more obscure indy characters, you could almost feel the excitement jumping from the page. This is definitely evident here in this issue of TMNT/CREED. Trent Kaniuga’s take on the Turtles is pure Mirage goodness that left us wanting more!

  • Personal Garbage: 10:00
  • Content: 20:20
  • Post Show: 3:00:50
  • What are your thoughts on the TMNT crossovers?
  • Were you reading Savage Dragon or CREED back in the 90s?
  • What property would you love to see the TMNT crossover with?
  • Is there any property that you think absolutely wouldn’t work as a TMNT crossover?
  • Did you ever own a waterbed or have any waterbed related stories?

Episode 233: Dark Mu and the Double Down Dark Devil Daddy Shredder Sucker Bois!

On this thrilling episode of Turtle Soup, we take another bold step in the journey by reviewing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles SUPER TURTLES Manga Vol 3. (1995)!

Email: 9:07

Personal Garbage: 19:25

Content: 33:36

Post Show: 1:53:50

Episode 229: Lil Donatello and The Frog Cart Boys!

On this thrilling episode of Turtle Soup, we take another bold step in the journey by reviewing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie 3 Manga issues 3-4 (1995)!

Personal Garbage: 6:48

Content: 29:20

Post Show: 1:52:55

Episode 228: Might Be A Lil Dust On The Scepter!

On this thrilling episode of Turtle Soup, we take another bold step in the journey by reviewing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie 3 Manga issues 1-2 (1995)!

Personal Garbage: 6:37

News: 19:40

Content: 27:41

Post Show: 1:27:20

Episode 225: It Was All… A Mirage!

On this thrilling episode of Turtle Soup, we take another bold step in the journey by reviewing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mirage Vol. 2 Issue 13 (October 1995!) and a look back on both Mirage runs so far.

Personal Garbage: 6:01

Content: 19:19

Email: 72:09

Post Show: 2:01:29

Episode 224: Someone Took My Life Tonight… Water Bear!

On this thrilling episode of Turtle Soup, we take another bold step in the journey by reviewing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mirage Vol. 2 Issues 11 and 12 (September 1995!)

Email: 5:43

Personal Garbage: 13:48

Content: 20:14

Post Show: 1:54:15