Funko Friday: TMNT Raphael


The newest edition of Funko Friday delves into one of my favorite properties as a kid, and still today, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The foursome of mutated, crime-fighting turtles has stood the test of time, having been depicted in comic books, several cartoon series, two movie franchises (one of which is still in the works), and tons of great action figures. The four baby turtles were accidentally mutated by an ooze, raised and taught the ways of the ninja by a mutated rat in the sewers, developed an uncompromising love of pizza, and battled the Foot Clan, the Shredder and many other villains on the streets of New York. Continue reading

Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Originally published on 8/28/14 at The Nerd In The Box (


WARNING: Contains spoilers.

So, I saw it.

I had been very cautious about letting myself feel any genuine excitement about a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie since the minute word of a reboot was unceremoniously breathed upon the world. After all, everyone knows how to the world feels about Hollywood rebooting classic films simply because they have no better, original ideas. But then it got worse. Continue reading