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Old 01-14-2019, 01:04 PM   #61
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Old 01-14-2019, 03:51 PM   #62
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Four characters isn't difficult to hang onto. Great googly-moogly.
The problem is it's four characters here, four characters there. Unless it was something they continued to follow as adults or has remained pop culture relevant, you can't really expect people to remember the names of all the characters of every show they have vague memories of seeing 30 years ago as a child.
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Old 01-14-2019, 03:56 PM   #63
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:15 AM   #64
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I think around the time that the 4Kids TMNT series came it, it was a golden age for action cartoons. There was also the Justice League/Justice League Unlimited series which was in (I'm pretty sure it was) its second season. The Mike Young Productions He-man series was in its short run. That show should've gotten at LEAST another 26 episodes. I believe Static Shock was finishing up its run. Teen Titans and the MTV Spiderman series(es) were about to start. And if none of those were appealing to you, Transformers was in the "Unicron Trilogy". Today you pretty much have your choice between Transformers Cyberverse, Rise of the TMNT, and Star Wars Resistance. Ah how times have changed.
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:50 AM   #65
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From what I remember, Yu-gi-oh!, Pokémon, and Spongebob were the dominant brands at the time, and it seemed like Yu-gi-oh! was a little more popular with the older kids.

Scooby Doo saw a revival in the 90s that carried on well into the 2000s with What's New Scooby Doo? Same with Tom and Jerry and Looney Tunes, but not to the same degree. Power Rangers was still a thing, although probably not as big as in the 90s. Sonic remained relevant with with Sonic X and the games on the PS2, Xbox, and GC.

Kids WB, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and Disney had some memorable cartoons. (Jackie Chan Adventures, Samurai Jack, Dragon Ball Z, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Kim Possible, etc.) Star Wars and Lord of the Rings were everywhere. There were also things like Tech Deck skateboards, LEGO Bionicle, Magnetix, and Beyblade.

Personally, I was into Pixar movies, the Need for Speed games, Pokémon, Scooby Doo, TMNT (which none of my friends talked or cared about that much), Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes, Star Wars, and Bionicle. I also had short lived obsessions with Spider-Man, Batman, and Superman every time a movie of their's came out for some reason.
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:37 PM   #66
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I would say the typical Fred Wolf fan was a child.

The typical 4 Kids fan was a guy or girl in his or her early 20's who at the time had just begun working or studied in a university. While growing up with Fred Wolf, he or she experienced nostalgia with the 4 Kids series.
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Old 01-15-2019, 01:38 PM   #67
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I suppose a good question is. how many of us never left fandom and was TMNT our number one interest all the time? For me it was and I developed secondary interest that changed with time from Power Rangers to Pokemon to Batman while never leaving TMNT or putting it on the back burner even in the dead years from 1998 to 2002.
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No other media characters appeared only Mirage or original
Because it was, at least for the most part, based on Mirage. It still managed to be a good cartoon even without characters that appeared in the FW toon. I'd argue the lack of FW characters in Rise is not even remotely one of the problems with that series.

Well the TMNT social media pages at the very least acknowledges it. Fans love it but I can only hope Viacom can give us a proper DVD & Blue-Ray release. Tbh, I wouldn't be surprised if the same thing starts to happen with the 2k12 series as well.
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Old 01-15-2019, 03:52 PM   #69
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Because it was, at least for the most part, based on Mirage. It still managed to be a good cartoon even without characters that appeared in the FW toon. I'd argue the lack of FW characters in Rise is not even remotely one of the problems with that series.

Well the TMNT social media pages at the very least acknowledges it. Fans love it but I can only hope Viacom can give us a proper DVD & Blue-Ray release. Tbh, I wouldn't be surprised if the same thing starts to happen with the 2k12 series as well.
Wasn't the Nickelodeon series already relased to DVD in correct order from the beginning (except the 2017 Fred Wolf crossovers and the future episodes)?
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Wasn't the Nickelodeon series already relased to DVD in correct order from the beginning (except the 2017 Fred Wolf crossovers and the future episodes)?
Sorry, I meant that the 2012 series will recieve the same status of getting no new products for fans of the series. We just get FW related items and of course Rise since it's the latest incarnation.
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Is Rise a hit? The premiere episode told me all I needed to know. Its bad and not anything I can appreciate.


2003 cartoon had a solid storyarc and was more serious throughout. I wanted to see characters introduced outside the Mirage comics incorporated in a more serious toned series to see how they would work. IDW is doing what I wanted to see in the 2003 cartoon.
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I didn't say Rise is a hit but the lack of FW characters is one of the few things I don't have a problem with compared to everything else about that cartoon. I'm just saying that I don't see why the 4Kids series needed the likes of B & R, Krang, etc. for a Mirage styled show. If they're there cool but there are some versions where I can go without them.
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Old 01-16-2019, 11:02 AM   #73
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I didn't say Rise is a hit but the lack of FW characters is one of the few things I don't have a problem with compared to everything else about that cartoon. I'm just saying that I don't see why the 4Kids series needed the likes of B & R, Krang, etc. for a Mirage styled show. If they're there cool but there are some versions where I can go without them.
The Purple Dragons are pretty much Human Bebop and Rocksteady (except not that stupid for the sake of comedy), Chrell, especially when being off Earth, is pretty much Krang, especially his Archie counterpart.
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