Wheeljack’s Lab – Vintage Toy Blog

Follow this blog for the new, the unusual, the rare and cool Generation 1 G1 Transformers toys. Reviews, news, toy resources, galleries, unboxing, opinions and personal reflections on vintage toys.

Top Ten Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Characters from the Movies

Even as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics from Mirage Comics became a booming hit followed by a successful cartoon, few companies wanted to produce the movie. By the late eighties, the Superman films had run themselves to the ground with their fourth movie. Meanwhile, other comic book properties, like Howard the Duck, left a […]

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Top Ten Toys Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movies

As the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles gained popularity with their comic books and cartoon series, Gary Propper obsessively sought to turn them into a movie. This surfer saw the potential in Kevin Eastman’s and Peter Laird’s independent comic series. So, he brought in Kim Dawson to help fund his cinematic ambitions as a producer. They […]

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A Look Back on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movies

Forty years ago, no one thought of let alone heard of the phrase Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. However, that all changed in 1983 when Kevin Eastman drew a single image. This image was a bipedal turtle with nunchaku attached to its arms. His partner-in-crime, Peter Laird, cracked up at the image along with the included […]

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Top 10 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Characters from the 1987 Cartoon

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles originated from the Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird 1984 comic books. The comic, intended to be a parody, took a wild turn, and became the bedrock of what became one of the most successful multimedia franchises in the world. The franchise consists of numerous movies, four more comic books, and […]

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The Top 10 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toys of the 1987 Cartoon

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise is famous for its wide array of multimedia content and products. The franchise also has significant success in all the media associated with it. Playmates Toys birthed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys. This company also produced the most Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys to date. It all started […]

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Retrospective on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Comics and Television

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a media franchise that features a group of four anthropomorphic turtles who fight crime with Ninjitsu. These turtles are Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo. Meanwhile, their Sensei, Splinter is also a humanoid rat. Living in the sewers of New York City, they fight crime, evil villains, and alien invaders. The […]

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