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Episode 269: Cowa-Boinga Transpizzafication!

Greetings Turtletarians!

Welcome to our live stream recording of episode 269 of Turtle Soup Podcast!

On this episode we discuss:

  • Neca TMNT x Universal Monsters action figure line reveal!
  • The winner of our 1987 TMNT animated series party wagon dvd set giveaway!
  • Playmates 1996 Coil Force Turtles action figures!
  • Playmates 1996 Muta-Force Turtles action figures!
  • Playmates 1996 Mini Mutant Turtle Within a Turtle playlets!

This Neca reveal is huge as it finally confirms some rumors that have been circulating these last few months about a possible Universal Monsters x TMNT line. Raphael as Frankenstein’s monster is the first offering from this line and will be released some time early 2022 with a full line of action figures to follow. We take a look back at the TMNT’s previous crossovers with the Universal Monsters in the original Playmates line.

We also announce the winner of our 1987 TMNT animated series party wagon dvd set raffle! Congratulations John Klein III! Thanks to everyone who entered the raffle, we sincerely appreciate it!

This next step in our journey brings the plastic portion of 1996 to a close as we review the “new” releases from Playmates that year.

Starting with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Coil Force! These figures are literally just a color swap on a TMNT mold with a spring action feature. The action feature isn’t terrible but overall this is a lazy attempt at what could’ve been a much cooler line of toys.

Moving on to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Muta-Force! These TMNT mecha are rad. As fans of mechs in general, seeing our favorite four ninja brothers not online pilot their own but have them look like them, in theory sounds great. However, execution is a little strange. Also, these fall victim to the product in hand not being well painted as what’s on the back of the box. Nevertheless, these are still pretty neat.

Lastly, we talk about Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mini Mutant Turtle within a Turtle playsets. We’ve discussed similar sets in this line on previous episodes however (iirc) these are the first… upright versions of this type of playset and they sort of tap into a little bit of “body horror”. The problem is that with the previous sets Playmates released, they used more of a literal turtle mold that opens up at the shell. The benefit of this style is that you can forget the actual turtle that you just opened up and enjoy the playset as intended. However, with these “Turtle within a Turtle” figures, they are basically normal style action figures that sort of… explode and you play with their insides and shattered corpse. It’s one of those things that looks good on paper but in execution, falls into something entirely unintended. Not to mention the problematic placement of projectiles. Nevertheless, these playsets in general are always pretty neat and these follow suit for the most part, as long as you can get past the idea of playing inside an actual TMNT figure.

  • What did ya’ll think of the Neca TMNT x Universal Monsters reveal?
  • What Universal Monsters do you hope get paired with what TMNT?
  • Any homages you’d like to see Neca reference from the Playmates versions?
  • Did you have any of these figures back in the day?

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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 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 241: Tough Tomatoes!

On this thrilling episode of Turtle Soup, we take another bold step in the journey by continuing on in our coverage of the Playmates toy line covering the Cyber Rover Playset, Mini Mutants Party Wagon Playset, and Mini Turtles Super Trailer! (1995)

Personal Garbage: 3:07

Email: 18:15

News: 37:15

Content: 47:19

Post Show: 1:57:15

Episode 240: It’s Whats Going On!

On this thrilling episode of Turtle Soup, we take another bold step in the journey by continuing on in our coverage of the Playmates toy line covering the Mini Mutant Bodacious Battlesets, Mini Mutant Carry Along Playsets, The Super Mutants Cyclone Cycle and The Metal Mutant Cycle!(1995)!

Personal Garbage: 5:30

Email: 20:13

Content: 32:18

Post Show: 2:03:40

Episode 239: Size Ain’t Everything!

On this thrilling episode of Turtle Soup, we take another bold step in the journey by continuing on in our coverage of the Playmates toy line for that year, covering Mini Mutant Turtle Transports!(1995)!

Personal Garbage: 4:15

Email: 14:50

News: 38:56

Content: 41:33

Post: 2:14:27

Episode 238: Quagmire of Turpitude!

On this thrilling episode of Turtle Soup, we take another bold step in the journey by continuing on in our coverage of the Playmates toy line for that year, covering Metal Mutants, Ninja Shooters, and Mini-Mutant Turtle-Top Playsets!(1995)!

Personal Garbage: 2:08

Email: 12:04

Content: 18:30

Post: 2:00:09

Episode 237: For The Kill!

On this thrilling episode of Turtle Soup, we take another bold step in the journey by reviewing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Playmates Super Mutant Turtles and Mini Mutant Playsets(1995)!

Garbage: 2:07

Content: 27:30

Post Show: 1:41:40

Episode 235: Mega Metal Mutant Menagerie!

On this thrilling episode of Turtle Soup, we take another bold step in the journey by reviewing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Playmates “Warriors” line of figures (1995) and a TON of NECA TMNT toy news!

Episode 216: Micro Mutant Turtles and The Mighty Max Knock Off Boys!

On this episode of Turtle Soup, we take another bold step in the journey by reviewing Mini Mutant Playsets: Tokka Technodrome, Raphael Feudal Castle, Leonardo Lair and the Talkin’ Turtle Communicator!

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Next Episode: Hopefully some comics!!!