TMNT Classic Collection Bebop & Rocksteady Are Official

Posted 7 years ago by Toys


This news made my day. The awesome TMNT Classic Collection is getting a series two, and it’s going to be Bebop & Rocksteady. It’s kind of surprising that the next series will only be two figures, but they picked the two I wanted most. I’m sure Playmates just wants to gage how people will buy non-Turtle figures in this line before they dive in and make Shredder, Splinter, April, and Krang.

I can’t wait to see the sculpts of these figures. The classic line really nails the design, colors, and fun of the 80s show, and these two characters should look great done in that style. I hope we get some big, ridiculous guns too.

We should get to see these guys next month at Toy Fair (how I wish I was going), so we won’t have to wait too long to get a look.

Thanks to our friend Cody at Crooked Ninja for the heads up.

IDW’s ‘Secret History of the Foot Clan’ #1 is Out

Posted 7 years ago by Comics

Secret History of the Foot Clan

If you read my Post-Christmas update, you know I’ve recently been plowing through IDW’s new TMNT comic book series, and I’m getting pretty into it. I’m not a huge comics fan in general, but I’m digging how IDW is mixing old-school Mirage and Fred Wolf era Turtles into one comic. There are a couple changes to the backstory that seem odd, but I don’t think we even know the whole story yet.

Anyway, if you’ve been reading along too, you may be interested to know that a mini-series called Secret History of the Foot Clan just started, and it looks awesome. The first issue is out now with art by Mateus Santolouco, who has a very cool style. He posted some art on his DeviantArt page, and I love his version of the Turtles. It seems like IDW + the Nickelodeon Turtles combined.

This issue promises to tell the backstory of Shredder, and I can’t wait to read it. Are any of you guys following the IDW TMNT comics?

Update: I read the issue last night, and it was pretty awesome. The last panel perfectly encapsulates why I love this series. Let’s not spoil anything, but if you read it, what did you think?

LEGO Shellraiser Street Chase Available on Amazon Prime

Posted 8 years ago by Toys


Reports have been coming in about the TMNT LEGO sets popping up in Toys R Us stores, but I haven’t seen any yet. Luckily, Amazon is starting to get them in stock. Right now, the Shellraiser Street Chase set is available directly from Amazon for $60. That’s good news for Prime members, the box of bricks could be at your house as early as tomorrow.

If my wife read the site I would hint heavily that this is my favorite of the TMNT LEGO sets and that it would be a perfect Christmas gift. Sigh.

Geek Gift Guide 2012: Movies

Posted 8 years ago by Music

Geek Gift Guide: Movies

I’m the guy that always gets people movies for Christmas. I don’t really do it on purpose, it just happens. This year there are a ton of cool DVDs and Blu-rays for the movie buffs on your list, whether they like silly cartoons or classic cinema. Here are a few choices me and the rest of the team put together.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Classic Series Collection

If you haven’t pulled the trigger on any classic TMNT DVDs over the past decade or so they’ve been released, or you’re just a Turtle completist, this complete series set would be the perfect gift. 23 discs housed in a replica Party Wagon? I’ll take ten.

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Missing Links: Gravity Falls, Adventure Time, Freaks and Geeks

Posted 8 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.

Freaks and Geeks Reunion Photos | The Mary Sue
2000 seems like such a long time ago. This is a great photo shoot, but come on, a movie would be a little more gratifying.

Corey Feldman Joins TMNT Voice Cast for Season 2
This is good news, but surely he's not going to be Casey Jones? I’m sure the new show will have a much younger, unique Casey Jones than we’re use to, so maybe Feldman wouldn’t be such a bad choice.

The 10 Least Essential Character Posters Of 2012 | The Playlist
It's hard to believe some of these are real.

“I write what I think is cool and just remind myself that everyone needs to keep their clothes on” Adventure Time writer Ryan North on the secret to writing a good ‘all-ages’ comic book
Cool interview with Ryan North, Dinosaur Comics creator and the writer behind the new Adventure Time series.

Gravity Falls dolls and figurines