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11-13-2005, 02:23 PM
Hey y'all, a lot has happened in the TMNT world since my last news post, so lets get crackin'...

First off the bat: TMNT 3: Mutant Nightmare was released November 1st for Xbox, Gamecube, PS2 and Nintendo DS. The third major new TMNT game from Konami has recieved some (http://reviews.teamxbox.com/xbox/1047/Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles-3-Mutant-Nightmare/p1/) not (http://cube.ign.com/objects/748/748604.html#news) great (http://videogames.yahoo.com/gamereview?cid=1951038657&tab=reviews&page=0&eid=409917) reviews (http://ds.ign.com/articles/665/665674p1.html). Though the reader average rating, as has been the case before, is much higher.

The official site (http://www.ninjaturtles.com) has posted the latest TMNT toy release schedule from Playmates:
Playmates Toys' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2006 release schedule:

Spring action figure releases:

Paleo Patrol Mike, Raph, Don, and Leo
Paleo Patrol Splinter
Savanti Romero

Spring vehicle releases:

Dino Runner Mike (packaged with an Allosauras)
Dino Runner Raph (packaged with a Triceratops)
Dino Capture Vehicle
Tricera Tank

Fall action figure releases:

TMNT: "Fast Forward" - The Turtles are accidentally thrust 99 years into the future where Manhattan Island is a settling point for numerous alien species from all over the galaxy. When the TMNT find themselves thrust into a "dark" future, they must team up with Cody Jones, descendant of the Turtles’ former ally.

Fall action figure releases:

Future Mike, Raph, Leo, Don and Splinter
Dark Mike, Raph, Leo and Don
Baxter Stockman
Rat King
Purple Dragon

Check out pictures (http://www.action-figure.com/events/main.php?g2_view=core.ShowItem&g2_itemId=2245) of all the crazy new toys from the 2005 Fall Toy Show.

The official site has also managed to get a few of the limited edition Raphael statues back in stock. There aren't many left, so order now (http://www.ninjaturtles.com/order/raphstatue.htm) if you're interested.

There are also new previews for Issue #24 of Volume 4 (http://www.ninjaturtles.com/comics/mirage/volume04/24/24.htm) and Tales of TMNT issues 16 (http://www.ninjaturtles.com/comics/mirage/talesvol2/16/16.htm) and 17 (http://www.ninjaturtles.com/comics/mirage/talesvol2/17/17.htm).

Here's an interesting interview (http://www.actiontattoos.com/tmnt/gary.html) with Gary Carlson, writer the Image series, the third volume of TMNT.

The latest new show bonus DVDs, featuring the first few episodes, now come with some extra new TMNT toy (http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=4453). See the link for details.

Cartoon Network is holding a TMNT promo contest (http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/promos/200510_tmnt/index.html), the prize: a lifesized Sewer Spewer.

Playmates has remade its TMNT site (http://www.playmatestoys.com/turtles/html/actionfigures.html), check it out for pics and info of some of the new toys.

Also, the Turtles will be making their first ever appearance in Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York on November 24th.

And along with that last announcement is the news of the TMNT 4kids franchise passing the 1 billion dollar mark in retail sales since 2003.

[Thanks to tOkKa for the scoop!]