Avengers: Infinity meh…

Back in 2014 at the El Capitan theater in Hollywood, California, Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige announced the “Phase 3 “ slate of films coming to theaters over the, at the time, next four years. Back then, I remember being amazed with the vision and confidence that Marvel had in and for their films. […]

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Just the basics, General Traag

General Traag The rock’em sock’em rock soldier Released in 1989 I’m going to be honest, I don’t know squat about General Traag; which is a shame when you take his position into consideration. He is the leader of Krang’s vast military leader who cares for little else but what Krang has planned for both Dimension […]

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Just the basics, Leatherhead

Leatherhead Swamp-stompin’, ragin’ Cajun gator Released in 1989 Okay, let me just say this right up front, I love this figure, but he’s a victim of himself here. The portrait on his figure’s card states his height at over twelve feet tall. But thanks to his sculpt; he somehow seems smaller than the other figures […]

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Just the basics, Baxter Stockman

Baxter Stockman Be afraid, be very afraid Released in 1989   You know, the more I think about it, the more I’m thinking that Shredder isn’t the only iconic villain to battle the Turtles. There’s Krang, Rat King, and, of course, Bebop and Rocksteady. But very few villains rival Shredder’s longevity within Turtle canon. Debuting […]

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Just the basics, the Punk Frogs

Genghis Frog The tubular surfin’ dude Released in 1989   So it wasn’t long before the Shredder and Krang decided to beat the Turtles at their own game. Tired of the constant failures of Bebop and Rocksteady, they decided to create a larger army of mutants to take out the hero teens. Long story short, […]

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Just the basics, Metalhead

Metalhead The original party robot Released in 1989   You know you’ve made when your enemies decide to build a robot in your image, with your personality downloaded to its CPU. This is the epic origin to Metalhead, the robotic, heroic turtle; and that’s not even the condensed version. There is very little difference between […]

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Just the basics, Krang

Krang The bodiless, burbling brain Released in 1989   There’s something about Krang that I find very relatable as I get older. Really think about the old cartoon, what did Krang want? He wanted a body, to return to Dimension X, and complete and total control over the planet Earth. Really, is that too much […]

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Just the basics, Rat King

Rat King Manic leader of the rat pack Released in 1989   Everybody knows that the Turtles have possibly the craziest rogues’ gallery in virtually any medium. From Krang to Agent Bishop, from the Creep to the Shredder, the Turtles have fought both lowly criminal to intergalactic generals, but there is one villain that, in […]

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Just the basics, Ace Duck

Ace Duck The aero-dynamic adventurer Released in 1989 So finally we have come to possibly the best figure in the Playmates TMNT toy line; ladies and gentlemen, Ace Duck. I can’t tell you exactly why Ace Duck is such a favorite of mine. He certainly doesn’t have the most visually interesting design, like say, King […]

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