Missing Links: Beer, TMNT, Spider-Man, Muppets

Posted 7 years ago by Missing Links


The Top Hat Sasquatch team reads a lot of blog posts every day, and some slip through the crack or just don’t warrant their own post. That’s where Missing Links comes in. Every few days we collect the best links we’ve come across and pass them on to you.

Duff Pint Glass
How do I not have any geeky beer glasses? I need to fix that, and I think a Duff Beer glass would be a perfect start. Then I can move on to TMNT beer glasses.

Nickelodeon Confirms 3rd Season for TMNT Series
Booyakasha indeed!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Chia Pet! | Dinosaur Dracula!
As if you needed any more proof that Turtlemania is upon us again, Matt at Dinosaur Dracula found a freaking TMNT Chia Pet.

Scientifically Accurate Spider-Man on Devour.com
This is hilarious and disturbing, as a 'Scientifically Accurate Spider-Man' should be.

The Muppets… Again Will Have Gold « Muppet Fans Who Grew Up – ToughPigs
Whoa, a classic Muppet performer is coming back for the new movie. Now if they could only get Frank Oz back.

‘Planes’ Trailer: Disney Does Pixar | /Film
I can't believe this is actually getting released in theaters now. Come on, Disney.

Chris Cooper to Play Norman Osborne in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ Will He Suit Up as the Green Goblin? | /Film
Awesome casting. I'd been trying to think of someone cool to play Osborne in TASM 2 but I would never have picked someone as high-caliber as Chris Cooper. I agree with /Film that we probably won't see him in costume, but regardless he'll be a very intense Norman Osborne.

The Crooked Ninja Turtle Gang: Lego TMNT Stop Motion Shorts
These are so cool. I'm a sucker for anything TMNT, LEGO, or stop motion, so these are right up my alley.

Cool Stuff: Crocheted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Posted 7 years ago by Toys

Crocheted TMNT

Browsing the tag archive for TMNT related terms on Instgram is something I find myself doing a lot these days. Through that I’ve found a lot of cool folks like Michelle Phillips (@ttvphoto), who made these awesome crocheted Ninja Turtles from scratch. I first noticed her project in it’s early stages and then watched her progress until they were done.

Seeing as how I have zero craftiness, I love seeing talented people make cool geeky items like these. Michelle has an Etsy store, so keep an eye out in case she ever lists one of these crocheted Turtles!

These ‘Mutagen Ooze’ Turtles Are Awesome, Because Ghostbusters

Posted 7 years ago by Toys

Mutagen Ooze TMNT

If there’s one thing that always goes hand in hand with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toys, it’s really weird Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toys. The 80s and 90s saw tons of wacky TMNT figures based on everything from Star Trek, farming, sports, and literally everything in between. When the new Nickelodeon TMNT show and toys were gearing up, I knew we’d get wacky figures eventually, but I didn’t think it would happen so fast.

We’ve barely just now been able to find a steady supply of regular-type TMNT figures on shelves, and suddenly Playmates has them dressed up as Ghostbusters. They may be called Mutagen Ooze Turtles, but come one, they’re Ghostbuster Turtles, and I think that’s why I like them so much. They’re actually pretty horrible action figures. There’s barely any articulation at all.

But Ghostbusters! I’m sure Playmates was going for a more generic hazmat/Ooze-proof suit concept, but it screams Ghostbusters to me. So, until we get actual licensed Ghostbuster Turtles (why didn’t that happen in the 80s?), I’ll have to get by with Ooze Launchin’ Leo, Ooze Tossin’ Raphael, Ooze Scoopin’ Donnie, and Ooze Chuckin’ Mikey.

You’re supposed to fill their little flipper things with ooze from those awesome Ooze Canisters, but that sounds messy so I haven’t tried it yet. This first wave of wacky TMNT figures in the new line has made me realize where I’m going to draw the line on collecting with the new Playmates toys.

If the figures hit me in my nostalgia feels, I’ll probably get them. If they’re wacky enough that I can’t not get them, I’ll get them. If they’re just weird and out of scale with the rest of the figures like the Flingers, I’m not going to bother. I’m sure Playmates is insanely interested in a dorky twenty-something blogger’s reasons for buying or not buying their children’s toys, by the way.

Now, how wacky do you think the new TMNT line is going to get? Let’s think of some examples. You know we’ll get sports and music-related Turtles sooner or later, but what else? The Turtles as US Presidents? Boring Office Workers? Zombies?

Yet Another Awesome LEGO Party Wagon

Posted 7 years ago by Toys


The LEGO Shellraiser set is cool and all, but ever since I saw the first retro LEGO Party Wagon I’ve been dying to get an official set. The Turtles’ green and yellow van is my favorite pop culture vehicle and I’d love to have it immortalized in tiny plastic bricks. I don’t know if LEGO will ever come out with a retro line of TMNT sets, but in the meantime we can enjoy the work of talented builders like Orion Pax.

This is the second LEGO Party Wagon (first here) I’ve seen and frankly I want them both. I’d love to order kits to be able to build these myself. I don’t even own any of the TMNT LEGO sets yet but knowing I could have a Party Wagon to put my Turtles in would probably be all the incentive I needed to finally buy them.


New TMNT Villains Micro-Series Coming Soon

Posted 7 years ago by Comics


IDW’s already killing it with their TMNT comics, and if their most recent micro-series wasn’t enough they’re launching one all about the villains in April. I think the villains have been super interesting and well done in IDW’s TMNT series, and I can’t wait to read more about them.

I’ve really enjoyed their re-imagining of Krang and Dimension X and I’m really looking forward to the Krang issue of this micro-series. I don’t know how excited I’ll be about issues dedicated to the new villains Old Hob and Alopex, but I’ll keep an open mind.

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