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Old 06-11-2016, 09:58 AM   #21
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It would be awesome if they'd bring them back, but I'm actually to the point where I don't think they would do a good job of recreating them. It'd be better if another brand like Tastykake (who actually licensed TMNT mini donuts before the latest movie came out) would make their own version. Their products are delicious while Hostess IMO has done a crap job with their new recipes.

Also, one fact that not many people know -- the Pies were always meant to be a limited, 20-week release back in 1991. That fact kind of blows me away because so many people fondly remember a product that was only on shelves for 20 weeks.

The design of the wrappers is my all-time favorite.
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Old 06-11-2016, 01:13 PM   #22
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It would be awesome if they'd bring them back, but I'm actually to the point where I don't think they would do a good job of recreating them. It'd be better if another brand like Tastykake (who actually licensed TMNT mini donuts before the latest movie came out) would make their own version. Their products are delicious while Hostess IMO has done a crap job with their new recipes.

Also, one fact that not many people know -- the Pies were always meant to be a limited, 20-week release back in 1991. That fact kind of blows me away because so many people fondly remember a product that was only on shelves for 20 weeks.

The design of the wrappers is my all-time favorite.
I totally agree and I also feel that Tastykake would do a much better job with making a yummy Turtle Pie. Hostess pies have been of lesser quality in the last bunch of years to me. Especially after the company was brought back from bankruptcy.

I didn't realize that the run was only for five months either. They did have two different styles, stickers, etc. in that time frame right? But yeah I remember them fondly buying some with my Dad at the local grocery store. I did love the art on those too.
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Old 06-11-2016, 01:29 PM   #23
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I totally agree and I also feel that Tastykake would do a much better job with making a yummy Turtle Pie. Hostess pies have been of lesser quality in the last bunch of years to me. Especially after the company was brought back from bankruptcy.

I didn't realize that the run was only for five months either. They did have two different styles, stickers, etc. in that time frame right? But yeah I remember them fondly buying some with my Dad at the local grocery store. I did love the art on those too.
A common false memory is a plain-crusted version with green pudding inside. Never existed, except in a test version never made for the public. They did have 2 different styles of the wrappers (one for the yellow stickers and one for the TMNT 2 cards) as pictured in my original post. They were around 500 calories per pie!!!
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Old 06-11-2016, 02:24 PM   #24
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They did have 2 different styles of the wrappers (one for the yellow stickers and one for the TMNT 2 cards) as pictured in my original post. They were around 500 calories per pie!!!
Yeah, that was what I was referring to! So the two different packaging styles and types of cards all happened in just a five month time frame. That's really interesting. But I really do remember those TMNT pies and it would be great to see them again one day.
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Old 06-11-2016, 02:38 PM   #25
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Yeah, that was what I was referring to! So the two different packaging styles and types of cards all happened in just a five month time frame. That's really interesting. But I really do remember those TMNT pies and it would be great to see them again one day.
Yep! And not to just keep spewing random trivia, but they had actually planned 4 different variations for the 20 weeks...including one with free holograms featuring the same images as the yellow stickers. The holograms never made it into the pie packages, but somehow did end up in vending machines and you can find them on eBay.

It would be amazing to sip some Ecto Cooler and munch on one of these pies together again!
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Old 06-14-2016, 05:34 PM   #26
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Old 06-19-2016, 11:14 AM   #27
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Your collection is fantastic. Makes me hungry though, love me some Hostess products.
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Old 01-13-2017, 02:50 PM   #28
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Hope it's okay if I add to this thread.

I've finally found a photo of one of my "grail" items, the Hostess mail-away belt buckle. It looks a little underwhelming, considering it's almost an exact copy of a Burger King "Rad Badge," but still exciting nonetheless.

If anyone owns or has ever seen one of these, please let me know! Your junk would be my treasure. If this should be in another thread, please also let me know.


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Old 01-13-2017, 03:03 PM   #29
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Hope it's okay if I add to this thread.

I've finally found a photo of one of my "grail" items, the Hostess mail-away belt buckle. It looks a little underwhelming, considering it's almost an exact copy of a Burger King "Rad Badge," but still exciting nonetheless.

If anyone owns or has ever seen one of these, please let me know! Your junk would be my treasure. If this should be in another thread, please also let me know.

http://i.imgur.com/KWT4VUrm.png
http://i.imgur.com/GoNb5VPl.jpg
Thats cool dude! It's an awesome thrill when you finally grab one of those grail items. Congratulations. So how did you even know this existed?
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Thanks, but the victory was actually just finding a photo of one. I don't own one quite yet, unfortunately.

In each package, the pies rested on a piece of cardboard. The back of that cardboard had an order form with 4 mail away items on it. In my above post, you'll see the buckle as it appeared on the order form. I studied that image until I deciphered the words "totally tubular" on the inside of the buckle.

I searched "totally tubular buckle" on Twitter and the official TMNT Twitter account had a photo of one from 2012. Yes, this is how I spend some of my free time...
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Thanks, but the victory was actually just finding a photo of one. I don't own one quite yet, unfortunately.

In each package, the pies rested on a piece of cardboard. The back of that cardboard had an order form with 4 mail away items on it. In my above post, you'll see the buckle as it appeared on the order form. I studied that image until I deciphered the words "totally tubular" on the inside of the buckle.

I searched "totally tubular buckle" on Twitter and the official TMNT Twitter account had a photo of one from 2012. Yes, this is how I spend some of my free time...
Oh I read wrong. Thought you had gotten it. Oops. Well good luck.
And I think alot of us have researched Turtle stuff before. It can be fun at times.
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I wasn't even aware of the existence of that. Neat, good luck finding it!
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Old 01-13-2017, 07:25 PM   #33
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I love niche collections like this. Really fantastic!
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Old 01-13-2017, 11:11 PM   #34
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dude this thread is beyond amazing! I love seeing items like these that people find hard to acquire. it does make collecting so much more interesting!! I also love collecting specific items like that too!! right now im after advertising /promo items like these too
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Old 01-31-2017, 11:28 AM   #35
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Well, I never imagined I'd find one of these so quickly...but after searching countless eBay lots, I checked one of my grail items of the list. Here are some quick shots of the Hostess TMNT Pies Mail-Away Belt Buckle for anyone that cares. So glad it was in great shape when it arrived!

Let me know if y'all ever see a TMNT Pies T-shirt, please.

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