So this is pretty cool, Paramount is releasing a documentary about the history of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on August 12th, 4 days after the Michael Bay horror show which features the turtles looking like this:
Obviously it’s a cash in on the movie and way to drain funds from the nostalgic guys (like me) who aren’t going to watch the new flick but it looks like all of the right people are involved with this doc and you really can’t go wrong with old-school TMNT stuff. For some reason, the only toy that popped in my head from that time was that bright green gecko with a skin infection and his tongue hanging out of his mouth.
The documentary description from Comic Book Resources:
Work on “Turtle Power” first started in 2009, with the producers stating more than a “hundred hours of interviews from every corner of the turtle world” were conducted for the doc. The trailer contains comments from noted “Turtle” authorities including Eastman, Laird, John Handy from long-time “TMNT” license-holder Playmates Toys and comedian Michael Ian Black, who dropped out of college to play Raphael on a promotional tour.
Produced by Randall Lobb, Isaac Elliott-Fisher and Mark Hussey, “Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is scheduled for release on Aug. 12 — four days following the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” reboot film directed by Jonathan Liebesman and produced by Michael Bay.
Nostalgia is all you have when all these reboots suck.