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Old 04-22-2020, 06:46 PM   #1
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Ninja Turtles and the furry fandom

Do you think the franchise is popular among the fandom?
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Old 04-22-2020, 06:54 PM   #2
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Popular? No idea. Signigant overlap between the fandoms would not surprise me though.
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Old 04-22-2020, 08:03 PM   #3
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I happen to be a furry fan myself and a brony and been in the furry fandom since the 90s and brony fandom since 2011 and TMNT fandom since 1987.

They are no different than Japanimation fans, Trekkies, Whovians, Star Warriors (Star Wars fans) etc.
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Old 04-23-2020, 12:36 AM   #4
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I happen to be a furry fan myself and a brony and been in the furry fandom since the 90s and brony fandom since 2011 and TMNT fandom since 1987.
We are all shocked and amazed.

Not judging, just... pretty sure everybody here already got the memo, broski.
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Old 04-23-2020, 03:41 AM   #5
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I happen to be a furry fan myself and a brony and been in the furry fandom since the 90s and brony fandom since 2011 and TMNT fandom since 1987.
That is nothing to be proud of, to say the least.
But it also explains a lot.
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Old 04-23-2020, 04:35 AM   #6
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I'unno, man... nowadays I'm more likely to cop to watching MLP: FiM than I am to admitting to being a Turtles fan. Especially with stuff like Rise and the BayTurtles flicks leaving such a rancid stink.

Like if I tell someone I like MLP, the absolute worst thing that's gonna happen is they're gonna try and show me porn. If I say I like TMNT, someone who doesn't know any better usually tries to rope me into a conversation about Rise or the BayTurtles movies. And I'd rather take my chances with the person(s) offering to show me porn. It's less likely to cause brain damage than listening to someone defend BayTurtles.

Now, once upon a time, I had no shame in being a TMNT fan. Then Nick came along and wrecked everything, and now I don't claim that sh*t AT ALL outside of this place.

Also, if I'm being fully honest... FiM honestly entertained me way more than the Nick TMNT show did. I won't argue with anyone who sees it differently, I personally just laughed way more often and way harder at FiM. If you told me in 2009 that this would be my stated opinion of preference between the two, I'd have smacked you, but here we are. Everything has sh*tty fans; I just think it was a more entertaining show. Or at least "wittier". Certainly the last place I'd ever have expected to see a Clockwork Orange gag, but again, here we are.

Maybe it's as simple as with one show, I went into it expecting a lot and was mostly let down, and with the other, I expected absolutely nothing and was repeatedly given gold. Certainly, that could be it.
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Old 04-23-2020, 04:58 AM   #7
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This could turn into nothing but a My Little Pony appreciation thread and I'm completely OK with that.
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Old 04-23-2020, 06:03 AM   #8
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Popular? No idea. Signigant overlap between the fandoms would not surprise me though.
Agreed. I’ve no problem with it, though.
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Old 04-23-2020, 06:15 AM   #9
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The OP's question is legit: both the old TMNT Archie Comics and the 2K12 version of TMNT had their own versions of The Mighty Mutanimals.

As for the franchise being popular within the Furry Fandom, FurAffinity can definitely answer that question for you.
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Old 04-23-2020, 06:18 AM   #10
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It was catwoman april that did it for me. At the very least it got me intrested in transformation. I know he's not on here but thanks werekatt for your site.
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Old 04-23-2020, 06:25 AM   #11
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I'd seriously love to know how well issues of TMNT Adventures with Ninjara on the cover sold compared to ones without her within the same timeframe. I'd assume that overall sales were much higher early in the book's run, and it's all probably pretty steady and even throughout, but once she became established I'd be interested in knowing whether she actually helped push any issues or not.

They were never shy about putting her "front and center", so to speak, so I'm sure there's a lot to look at there, data-wise.

Also, Ninjara had a short run in "Furrlough", which is a furry anthology comic book (apparently a mostly PG-13 book, but still), so... I think it's safe to say there's some heavy cross-over between fandoms. I mean, she's not a "TMNT character" in any but the one universe, but she's definitely "TMNT-adjacent".
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Old 04-23-2020, 11:04 AM   #12
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Do you think the franchise is popular among the fandom?
Absolutely. One of the main TMNT staples is that it has a lot of mutant animal characters. And that what attracts it to the furry fandom.

The mutant animals are a lot more prominent thanks to IDW's TMNT comics.
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Absolutely. One of the main TMNT staples is that it has a lot of mutant animal characters.
Not in any of the good ones.
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Old 04-25-2020, 12:19 AM   #14
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I never really saw a furry, saying that it was a TMNT fan.
Maybe i'ts just myself.
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Old 04-25-2020, 06:30 AM   #15
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Just remembered that Peter Laird did some art work advertising a Furry Convention.

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Well, everyone have done mistakes...
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Just remembered that Peter Laird did some art work advertising a Furry Convention.

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/_bLaSJk-py...picolor+sm.jpg

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/_bLaSJk-py...eyscale+sm.jpg
"Hey, Mr. Laird. Can you do some promo art for our Furry convention?"

"What's a Furry?"

"It's like a half human half animal character."

"Oh, like a werewolf?"

"Uhm... Sure..."
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Actually reading his blog he actually attended the convention. He was the guest of honour with Stan Sakai.
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So.... that must have been interesting. lol

Though I assume that actually looked more like an animal-based mascot convention and not a costumed orgy many of us probably tend to imagine. I hope.
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Any anthropomorphic animals franchise is going to have a bunch of furries who are into it as well by definition of their likes. When the furry fandom has too much of a foothold on that franchise is when it gets ruined since it becomes something different than what originally intended.
What makes furry fandom and brony fandom no different than anime fans, Trekkies, Star Warriors, Whovians and all fandoms?

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It was catwoman april that did it for me. At the very least it got me intrested in transformation. I know he's not on here but thanks werekatt for your site.
Cat-lady April was cute i admit but nowhere near as hot as the same thing that happened to Selina Kyle in that Batman TAS episode as at least Selina was nude in that episode, LOL. Of course Catwoman is hot no matter how she looked on Batman TAS, Batman Returns, the comics (except for Dark Knight Returns), 60s show and video games.
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