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Old 12-24-2017, 04:31 PM   #101
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TMNT weren't the first anthropomorphic characters but it still created a demand for those type of shows/figures which other companies started to make their own or find properties that fit the TMNT mold.

No TMNT fad, little to no companies would take risks on similar properties or ideas.
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Old 12-24-2017, 05:32 PM   #102
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Most animal shows were comedy based though, like Hanna Barbera shows, or Tom and Jerry, or stuff like that.

I think TMNT was one of the first franchises to use animals as an action franchise.
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Old 12-28-2017, 09:37 AM   #103
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It would be funny if Nick accquired the rights to all the tmnt knock offs (Biker Mice, StreetSharks, Battletoads etc.) and then integrated them into the tmnt lore.
With Biker Mice it would work if Nick were presenting a Red Sky TMNT since both worlds are pretty much the same.

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I'd say it wasn't a knock-off, but I've always seen people compare Bucky Hare to Star Fox rather than tmnt.
The cartoon was made to cash in on the popularity of TMNT but the Bucky O'Hare comic does predate TMNT a little.
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Old 12-30-2017, 01:27 AM   #104
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I was a little too old to enjoy TNM, but I still watched it and it was sort of a guilty pleasure.
The same by me. After all it was presented as a sequel to the movies I liked.
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:22 AM   #105
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Most animal shows were comedy based though, like Hanna Barbera shows, or Tom and Jerry, or stuff like that.

I think TMNT was one of the first franchises to use animals as an action franchise.
And it must have been the first major American or Western franchise to use martial arts, ninjas, Japanese mythology, etc. as a part of it. And this was back in the 80s, way before anime became as big worldwide as it is these days. Before TMNT there were Bruce Lee martial art films basically.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:04 PM   #106
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And it must have been the first major American or Western franchise to use martial arts, ninjas, Japanese mythology, etc. as a part of it. And this was back in the 80s, way before anime became as big worldwide as it is these days. Before TMNT there were Bruce Lee martial art films basically.
Really? What about this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karate_Kommandos

But yeah TMNT was major when it came out compared to Chuck Norris' cartoon series.
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