This post is going to be a bit of a stream of consciousness
With the announcement that Michael Bay has gotten the rights to destroy another one of my childhood favorites, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I thought I would contemplate a bit about that particular franchise and how I got involved with it.
In the beginning I remember only hearing rumblings and seeing toy commercials. The buzz in the first or second grade was that these four teenage mutants were the next big thing in the toy aisle. I was still pretty happy with my Masters of the Universe stuff and all of the other toy lines that had dropped and intrigued me, but even I could feel a change in the wind.
One Friday night my Aunt and Uncle took me and my cousin to a movie, and before hand took us to a toy store at the mall that the Movie theater was at. This is when I took the plunge. They got me Leonardo. and since that night he has been my favorite of the Turtles.
The turtles toys or the franchise in general has always took a back burner to Masters and some other lines, but it was always special eventually I did see the cartoon and it captures my imagination. The Technodrome, Baxter Stockman and Krang were just so different to my young mind that I loved it and soaked it all in. Like every other preteen boy I couldn't get enough.
The Movie was the next big event I remember. Before the internet you heard about movies by going to other movies and watching trailers. I think it was the little Mermaid that my mom took me and my cousins to. The trailer for the Ninja Turtles movie was on at the beginning. I glassed over. I was useless for the rest of the movie. I officially could not wait for the movie.
I saw that movie a couple of times in the theater. It was a fun movie. A little later there was the "Coming out of their shell" tour that came out from Pizza hut. I didn't see the show, but I did manage to get a hold of the Cassette, It was horrifically bad, but I thought it was awesome.
Do you have memories of The turtles! share them!