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Old 10-09-2011, 09:41 PM   #1
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Female Fans

When I was growing up during the heyday of the classic series there didn't seem to be any girls who were fans of TMNT.

But today (I'm 30), there are scores of women I talk to that remember the series fondly; they have a favorite Turtle, etc.

Any one else notice this?
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:47 PM   #2
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Yeah. I know girls who love TMNT, but would've never watched the shows, or read the comics.

A lot of girls seem to like them because liking "retro" stuff is what's "in".
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:49 PM   #3
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Yeah, I get compliments from women whenever I wear one of my Turtles shirts.

Not that I'm complaining.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:54 PM   #4
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I've been a fan of the TMNT since I saw the very first ep in 1988.
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:01 PM   #5
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I've been a fan of the TMNT since I saw the very first ep in 1988.
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:18 PM   #6
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I've been a fan of the TMNT since I saw the very first ep in 1988.
Same here... I guess there was just the usual stigma of, "Girls shouldn't be into that kind of thing." If any kids were playing, you usually ended up being put in as April.
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:25 PM   #7
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If any kids were playing, you usually ended up being put in as April.
I generally ended up as Donatello cuz I was the smart one at school....
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:39 PM   #8
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I was a big fan from the beginning and I don't exactly recall anyone telling me it was odd for a girl to like the turtles. In fact I remember one of my best friends at the time had a crush on Raphael from the first movie, lol. She also loved it when I had my TMNT juice boxes for lunch and it happened to be Raphael on the box, lol.
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:54 PM   #9
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I've been a fan since I was 5/6. And the only reason I know this is because all us kids used to play turtles during recess haha.
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:02 PM   #10
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I was a fan of it ever since I was kid, more so as I got older. However, maybe it was my school or just where I lived but any girls I knew that happened to like "guy" cartoons, (Ninja Turtles, He-man, etc) we usually kept it to ourselves. I really don't know why looking back except that this applied only at school.

Outside of school, my friends and I would talk/play pretty much anything and Ninja Turtles was no exception.

*shrugs* Go figure

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Old 10-09-2011, 11:54 PM   #11
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Im a declare female fan....And nobody ever told me TMNT was "Not for girls thing" !!!!! ...NO ONE DARED!!!!
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:00 AM   #12
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Yeah, I get compliments from women whenever I wear one of my Turtles shirts.

Not that I'm complaining.
Same here.

While I don't exactly like the ignorance of them, most of them are awful cute, so I can let it go.
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:43 AM   #13
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I like this topic!

Maybe that's the Mikey in me? ;D
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:16 AM   #14
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I'm pretty sure my girlfriend would have had TMNT toys when she was young, had it not been for her parents and their attitude "That's not for girls" when it came to action figures.

She got her first TMNT figure of me, a Mutatin Donatello
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:24 AM   #15
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had it not been for her parents and their attitude "That's not for girls" when it came to action figures.
Aww...that's sad... The first action figure I ever had was He-Man.... I was 4 and played with He-Man and She-Ra as much as I played with Barbies (then went to my best friend's house and played with her brothers Voltron figs *lol*) Unfortunatly one of He-Man's legs broke off and I lost She-Ra. I also had a whole box of Matchbox cars....don't remember what happened to those tho. *lol* And despite having boys action figures my room back then was decorated in all things Care Bears.
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:30 AM   #16
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My wife says she had all the Turtles but Raph as a kid. As a kid she was a Leo fan...maybe that explains our bickering, since I'm a Raph fanboy.
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:24 AM   #17
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I do remember girls in school liking Turtles to an extent when I was a kid. Nearly everybody loved the Turtles back then. But nowadays, I mostly just come across the girls that think the Turtles are cool cause they are 'retro' and they kinda remember them.
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:17 AM   #18
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.... I find it really amazing to think that some girls just like it because it is some kind fashion "retro" moda....

....This Is retro:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_JOs...layer_embedded
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:40 AM   #19
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Hell, I loved TMNT when I was a kid, and some of my friends did, too. I'd play with my brother's action figures all the time with him, and he really was glad I did. I also played with his cars and such. I never thought it was weird at all.
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:21 AM   #20
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I've been a fan since I was 5/6. And the only reason I know this is because all us kids used to play turtles during recess haha.
I admit I remember the boys in my class wanting to play turtles at recess and having one girl play April, but then they didn't know what to do if another girl wanted to play. I actually had to remind them that there was another girl on the cartoon! And they were like, "Ooooh yeah Irma!" Sheesh, and the boys called themselves fans?! Hehe
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