TMNT Photo Contest Gallery & Contest Winners!

Posted 5 years ago by Toys


After much delay, the results are in! Chris and I have picked the winners of our TMNT Photo Contest and it was no easy task. All the entries were amazing, and it was so hard to pick that we extended the number of winners to four!

I want to thank everyone for entering, and you can count on there being many more contests like this in the future. After the jump, check out the winning photos as well as a gallery of all the entries.

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2012 Nickelodeon TMNT Metalhead Review

Posted 5 years ago by Toys

2012 Nickelodeon Metalhead

Metalhead. He was one of my favorite TMNT toys when I was a kid, I don’t even remember him from the cartoon, and I was insanely pumped when I heard they were using him in the new Nickelodeon cartoon. Unlike Nick’s rebooted versions of Rat King and Leatherhead, Metalhead looked to be a more direct homage to the 80s toys. After a couple weeks of searching the toy aisles looking for him I finally found him, along with Dogpound and Fishface.

I love this guy.

The 2012 version of Metalhead is divisive among TMNT fans. Some, like me, love it, and others seem to think he’s too simple and boxy. I think he fits in great with the style of the new show and is a damn cool action figure.

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This Unofficial LEGO Party Wagon is the Coolest Thing I’ve Seen All Week

Posted 5 years ago by Toys

LEGO Party Wagon

On the heels of LEGO’s official TMNT announcement (complete with a Shellraiser van set), EuroBricks user LegoJalex has released photos of his retro TMNT Party Wagon LEGO set, and it is amazing. I never would have thought the Party Wagon would translate so well into brick form, but it did. With the help of some decals, LegoJalex created the perfect vehicle to carry your LEGO Ninja Turtles around in after they come out next year.

If we could only get our hands on some instructions and a parts list, I’m sure a lot of TMNT geeks would be rushing to the LEGO Store to get all the supplies needed to build this one.

He totally gets bonus points for building a mini ‘toy’ version for his minifigures to play with.

Check out more photos over at EuroBricks.

LEGO TMNT Set Photos!

Posted 5 years ago by Toys

LEGO TMNT Minifigs

LEGO went ahead and released photos of their TMNT sets and after I picked my jaw up off the floor I knew I had to post them. First off, the Turtles look great, even though they’re all the same shade of green. Raphael is perfect.

The Shredder is totally badass and may be one of my favorite minifigs ever.

LEGO TMNT Minifigs LEGO Shellraiser

There have to be a few more sets in the works, and I can’t wait to see what they are. I’m sure there will be some kind of Sewer Lair set, as well as a Foot Clan and/or Kraang headquarters. I’m sure we’ll find out soon. In the meantime, what do you guys think?

[Update] LEGO Announcing TMNT Sets Today at NYCC?

Posted 5 years ago by Toys

LEGO Pizza

Any readers of the ‘squatch going to be attending NYCC today? If so, make sure to scout out the LEGO booth, because FBTB received a mysterious LEGO pizza set in the mail today that makes a TMNT announcement seem pretty likely.

I received the above promo in the mail today and thought it was merely a promo piece for their first ever booth presence at New York Comic Con that kicks off tomorrow. Upon closer inspection, however, the bottom of the pizza slice box says “Box design and printing, Casey Jones LTD.” and it all clicked together, pretty much confirming what is going to be unveiled tomorrow at NYCC.

Anybody that snags one of those promo pizza slices (or any TMNT promos) for me gets a free THS t-shirt and my eternal gratitude. Hopefully later today we’ll have some solid news. I wonder if LEGO will just make sets based on the Nick show, or if they’ll go retro too? Could you imagine a LEGO Party Wagon or Technodrome?

Check out FBTB for the whole scoop.

Update! LEGO has released an official image!


I like some of it but it could be better. I’m sure there will be plenty of posts to come analyzing the upcoming sets. Stay tuned!