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Old 07-31-2015, 11:24 AM   #101
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That video was such a treat to watch😀
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Old 08-01-2015, 08:45 PM   #102
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That was a pretty awesome video. I remember back in the day my dad would buy me new turtles from Germany. I specifically remember getting the rock bus and slap stick leo that way.
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Old 12-28-2015, 07:07 PM   #103
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Thank you so much mikey0; you made my day with that video.
My pleasure, Bill.

The user Ulisses31 left a photo from a Portugese news magazine on this site in 2012, also. Here's the link:

http://forums.thetechnodrome.com/sho...=31333&page=20
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Old 12-28-2015, 07:12 PM   #104
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That video was awesome. Thanks so much for sharing Mikey0! Brings back memories of when I'd see TMNT toys on the shelves at the Child World that used to be in my area. Man, I miss that store.
Anytime, billbot85.
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Old 12-29-2015, 12:18 AM   #105
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Man, back when Toy stores didn't seem to care that they had a billion figures spilling off the pegs at really cheap prices. Not like now, they are way too careful.

I remember at one point I had to pack away my Turtle stuff, because the family my mom and I had to stay with thought they were the Devil. Not like those toy guns with popping action.
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Old 01-05-2016, 08:41 PM   #106
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Here is another sighting from the BBC Television mini-series "I Love the 80s". A store display from the year 1990 appears at 4:54 in the YouTube video.

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Old 01-06-2016, 12:00 AM   #107
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Here is another sighting from the BBC Television mini-series "I Love the 80s". A store display from the year 1990 appears at 4:54 in the YouTube video.

Thanks for the video. That was awesome
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:34 AM   #108
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Here you go guys! Here is a photo from 1993 showcasing the Headroppin' Turtles:
love this pic!
I couldn't agree more. With the lil girl it so adds up it is unbelievable

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This story is from May of 1990 when Turtlemania was sweeping the nation.
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Here is another sighting from the BBC Television mini-series "I Love the 80s". A store display from the year 1990 appears at 4:54 in the YouTube video.
Thank you big time so much you guys for posting those. All of those impressions drew me in like it was yesterday. Something I felt a very long time ago last time <3
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Old 01-06-2016, 06:56 AM   #109
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Turtle mania YEAH!!!!!!!!!Great years
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:40 AM   #110
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Wow, cool thread! Onlyy just discovered it.
Pretty amazing seeing those photos from pannoni1. And the vids..awesome!!
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Old 01-27-2016, 09:14 AM   #111
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what a memories this is why i love ninja turtles since when i was a kid
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Old 04-17-2017, 08:32 AM   #112
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Has anyone here ever seen the 1991 movie "Career Opportunities"?

Most of the scenes in it take place in a Target. It was filmed in January of 1990, I think.

In one scene, the two main characters (Frank Whaley and Jennifer Connelly) are in the toy aisle and there is an
end cap filled with the basic assortment figures from '89. I cannot find a screen grab anywhere on-line, but I know I saw it. The scene appears in the middle of the film, I believe, in case anyone here is interested.
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Old 04-17-2017, 02:21 PM   #113
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Oh, ok. Yeah, I'm 28, and I was between the ages of 5-11 when I was WAY into them. I remember every Saturday looking for the Turtles, sometimes finding them, others I didn't. It was around the time of the live action/cartoon opening.

Off topic a little bit, didn't the figures cost around $3.99-5.99? I seem to remember around that price. What would that equal if you counted inflation nowadays? Wouldn't that be around $12-15 in today's dollars?
I distinctly remember paying $4.00 at Ames for my first ever turtle Raphael. That was probably 1988. It was the first thing I bought with my allowance. According to google $3.99 in 1988 is equal to $8.22 today. Interesting that the price of turtle figures from Playmates really hasn't changed much.
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Old 04-17-2017, 05:49 PM   #114
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Has anyone here ever seen the 1991 movie "Career Opportunities"?

Most of the scenes in it take place in a Target. It was filmed in January of 1990, I think.

In one scene, the two main characters (Frank Whaley and Jennifer Connelly) are in the toy aisle and there is an
end cap filled with the basic assortment figures from '89. I cannot find a screen grab anywhere on-line, but I know I saw it. The scene appears in the middle of the film, I believe, in case anyone here is interested.
Funny that they apparently turned them all to their backside, maybe to avoid copyright issues? Squinting, I can spot Usagi, Leatherhead, Krang, General Traag, Genghis Frog, and Batman.

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Old 04-19-2017, 02:49 PM   #115
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^ Thanks for posting that screen grab. I w as looking all over the Internet for it.


Here is another YouTube video that I found:



The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy aisle appears at 0:17.

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Old 04-19-2017, 04:12 PM   #116
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No problem. I sprung the $3.99 to rent it on Amazon. There were 3 good reasons: TMNT, John Hughes and Jennifer Connelly (big fan of her around the time of The Rocketeer). The movie itself was just OK, but it was kinda cool to see a Target store from the early '90s. They weren't in my area until much later.

btw: that youtube link doesn't seem to work.
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:48 PM   #117
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btw: that youtube link doesn't seem to work.
It's up now.
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