Ninja Turtles: Punishment

  Wake up!!!! Oroku Ryu jolted upright out of bed. Chills ran down his spine as his eyes struggled to focus on his surroundings. Slowly, outlines of furniture became visible as he tried to calm his nerves. Cold sweat beaded around the back of his neck as he tried to control his breathing. At home, […]

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Ninja Turtles: A Day in the Life

The story before the story…   Sometime around the year 1990, Hamato Yoshi was a high ranking member of the Foot clan in Japan. Yoshi was an unrivaled warrior, yet a compassionate man, known for possessing great wisdom beyond his years. On the eve of his thirtieth birthday, he was honored by his masters with […]

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Happy Friday the 13th

Well, it’s that time of year again, another Friday the 13th is upon us and the internet is aglow with Jason gifs and the obligatory article defending Jason X. Today is not a holiday by any stretch of the imagination. No matter what your horror-aficionado friends tell you, there is no ticker tape parade for […]

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Power/Rangers: a review

The words “grim” and “gritty” get thrown around a lot nowadays. Really, we kind of have Batman Begins to thank for it. Before the reboot of the Batman films, back in 2005, the series was almost an extension of the Adam West TV series of the 1960’s. The fights had no real tension, character development […]

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everyone collects something

Hello. My name is Josh O’Rourke…and I am a toy collector. On the surface, this statement doesn’t sound like much. Everyone has a collection of something. It is the one avenue of the human experience where size truly does not matter. You could collect coins from foreign nations, stamps from a bygone era, or perhaps […]

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Let’s talk offline bots.

Honestly, and I know I’m going to take flak for this, but Friday the 13th: The Game is my favorite game of 2017. Despite the released of both Resident Evil 7 and Injustice 2, I have played Friday the 13th almost daily since its release in May of last year. I’m not going to bore […]

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Just the basics, Wyrm

Wyrm The Wiggly Weirdo Warrior Released in 1991   Around the fourth series of figures in the original Playmates TMNT figure line there was a strange mandate that was seemingly put into place that saw some figures wearing a single boot or shoe, while the other leg was completely mutated into the limb of the […]

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Just the basics, Fugitoid

Fugitoid The Sleek Servo Servant Released in 1990 Before there were the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, there was Fugitoid. Premiering back in the pages of the anthology comic book called Gobbledygook in 1984; Fugitoid (along with the Triceratons) is one of the first creations from Mirage Studios. I have heard tale that Kevin Eastman and […]

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Just the basics, Triceraton

Triceraton The Hard-Headed, Horned Hoodlum Released in 1990 To find the inspiration for the next few figures in the line we have to go back, way back, to the original TMNT comics that started everything. After fighting off both Shredder and Baxter Stockman, the Turtles find themselves in the distant reaches of space while searching […]

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