Did you know Toy Fair is just around the corner? And when Toy Fair appears you get insights into upcoming toy lines linked to movies, and in this case we get a look at what the Ninja Turtles (Teenage and Mutant seem to dropped from the title.) After the jump is a banner illustration discovered during Toy Fair set up.
I am a great believer if you capture the spirit of the story from printed work in movie form then different looks will never matter. I actually don’t mind the Turtles movie looks, although I wish it was more Ninja and less Samurai. Given it is a Michael Bay influenced movie the camera will never focus on them enough for us to see them clearly.
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I am sure you’ve seen these image all over the internet from Bleeding Cool, upworthy to Comic Book Therapy and beyond, which means they were leaked on purpose to create ground swell at the grass-roots level. I got a cease and desist letter for my posting of the Leonardo and Shredder photo. Way to go Paramount… If you don’t want these up on fan websites then don’t leave them in places were fans can take pictures of them! Yeesh…
I am sure my posting of the Samurai punk style of Leonardo and Full Metal Shredder caused zero issues (I’m not a high traffic website). So maybe what we have been seeing are mock-ups and not final designs?
As you all know I am a huge fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (TMNT) and loved the books, played the RPG and got more than a few TMNT action figures , and I actually tried my hand at some TMNT fan art, which you can view below – TURTLE POWER!!!
Fun Turtle Fact – Did you know the first mainstream appearance of the TMNT from their first cartoon series and then feature film in the United Kingdom they were renamed Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles and you never saw Michelangelo ever use his nunchucks.