A Brief History Of The Ninja Turtles

With the release of the Michael Bay-produced Ninja Turtles movie (which appears to be getting a critical stomping), now is as good a time as any to take a trip down memory lane to see where this all began.

The people at Vulture put together a brief video refresher of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for everybody who hasn't been keeping up with them. It's a weird history that includes a lot of questionable choices (Uncle Phil and Vanilla Ice), but that's kinda what makes the franchise so special.

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          Ninja Turtles aren't Transformers.

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    I saw in Target the other day that they've re-released the 90's Turtles action figures. Exactly the same packaging, brown plastic weapons, everything. So cool.

      They've brought back the original party van too.

      And I'm off to Target in the morning. Thank you kind sir!

      They are "classic" but are significantly different although at first glance you can understand anyone mistaking them for being the same. I should know, I had all the originals (yes, even the blimp!) and recently bought the new "classic" ones for my nephew.

        There's apparently a classic collection and a retro collection. The retro ones look exactly like I remember. Do you know what the differences are?

          it would appear you are correct! my apologies. ones I got my nephew: https://www.google.com.au/search?ie=UTF-8&client=ms-android-telstra-au&source=android-browser&q=retro+tmnt+figures&gfe_rd=cr&ei=H9HlU86XK-bC8geBlIDwCQ#facrc=_&imgrc=-rA6c2fJO7edvM%253A%3Bundefined%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fcelisco.biz%252Fshop%252F7848-thickbox%252Fteenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-retro-action-figure-leonardo-18-cm.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fcelisco.biz%252Fshop%252Fen%252Fteenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-af-%252F6058-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-retro-action-figure-leonardo-18-cm.html%3B600%3B600

          other ones: https://www.google.com.au/search?ie=UTF-8&client=ms-android-telstra-au&source=android-browser&q=retro+tmnt+figures&gfe_rd=cr&ei=H9HlU86XK-bC8geBlIDwCQ#facrc=_&imgrc=QUd6sGmEbyE8UM%253A%3Bundefined%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.collector-actionfigures.com%252F%252Fstatic%252Fmedia%252Fuploads%252FTMNTClassicsRetro3.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.collector-actionfigures.com%252Fdash%252Fblog%252Ftmnt-classic-collection-retro-figures-revealed%252F%3B1000%3B1000

    What this video fails to mention is just how much the first animated series changed from the original comics. The video mentions that Krang was awesome, but he was never in the comics, and that's just one example.

    The original series was fantastic, don't get me wrong, but IMO the later series and the first movie that stick closer to the comic book source material are better.

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