Tag: Nickelodeon

Poe’s Point > A Few Thoughts on the New Ninja Turtles Cartoon

I’ve watched three episodes of the Nickelodeon’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles now, and I’ve made a few observations.

Poe’s Review > Leonardo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012, Playmates)

As I mentioned in my review of the Classic Collection Leonardo, I’ve covered my history with the Turtles before here and here. To my surprise I was left a bit underwhelmed by Classic Collection, but the photos of the basic line for 2012 (based on the new cartoon) seemed intriguing enough to merit picking up at least one figure.

I’m interested to watch the show, which debuts on Nickelodeon on September 29. The animation and style seems like a cross between Cars and Teen Titans. The humor seems great.

Pic of the Day > Leo by HatRabies

Leo

The LoEB > Leonardo Forever

Leonardo Forever

I took this shot while working on a review of the Leonardo Classic Collection & Nickelodeon TV figures, but the main reason for taking it was to participate in this week’s assignment for CoolandCollected’s League of Extraordinary Bloggers.

You can see C&C’s own entry here, as well as a list of links to other entries in the comments for that post.

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Pic of the Day > Night Shadow Leonardo Side by Side by Infinite Hollywood

Night Shadow Leonardo Side by Side

Review > Karate Spongebob, Sandy Cheeks, Spongebob w/ Plankton (JAKKS)

While I can’t say I’m a diehard SpongeBob SquarePants fan, there was a period of a couple years where I watched the show constantly. It’s right up there with Ren & Stimpy, The Fairly OddParents and, of course, Invader Zim as one of my favorite Nickelodeon cartoons. When Palisades put out its excellent Ren & Stimpy, Fairly OddParents and Invader Zim toys, SpongeBob was the obvious absence. Sadly, Palisades went out of business before they could score the license, and it would be nearly five years before JAKKS would pick it up and finally give us the SpongeBob figures we’d been waiting for (well, I’d been waiting for, anyway).

These aren’t quite as nice as Palisades’ stuff from back in the day, but at $3.99 a pop for the individual figures, what you get is pretty good. There are seven individual figures available, plus three playsets that each come with a unique figure: The Krusty Krab, SpongeBob’s Bedroom, and the Frying Dutchman. So far, I’ve only seen the individual figures at Target and the playsets at Toys ‘R’ Us. I’ll be reviewing the Krusty Krab playset later, and I’m still looking for Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob w/ Gary, and Patrick.

Nickelodeon Acquires Ninja Turtles Franchise

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In a move that’s sure to be of significance to toy fans, Nickelodeon has acquired the rights to TMNT, including plans for a new 3D animated show and a live-action movie (via ToonZone, with thanks to Saturday Morning Central for the link).

Press release after the jump.

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