Random Collection Piece 1

Throughout the years of being a Ninja Turtle fan, my collection has been growing.  Every year I get something new that joins the collection.  Growing since 1989, I have over 500 Ninja Turtle toys out of package and over 300 in package, as well as books, animation cels, original comic art, scripts and so much more.  To cover all of this on Cowabunga Corner is not something I really think I can do.  Though I get a lot of questions about my collection, so I figured I could do random stories from time to time to share one item in my collection.

This write up is about a book I got back in 1999 through eBay.  It’s not a book I can read as it’s all in Japanese, though it’s one that I find really interesting and enjoy seeing the pictures in.  This book is a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie program.  It was given out at the theaters in Japan.  They have not only pictures from the movie, but behind the scene pictures of the Turtles with Jim Henson.

One of my favorite pictures in this book is a group shot where the Turtles have that black background behind them, with April.  The reason I like this picture is the looks between April and Raphael.  It’s not one I’ve seen released here in the United States.  So I do find it amusing.

Other than that, I don’t know much about this book. I would love for it to be translated some day.  Right now, it sits in my collection, rotating between being on display and being put away.  When I did the Turtle Con 2000 booth, it was kept inside the display case for people to see there.  For me, it’s something different from what we got here and I think it should be shared with fellow fans.

Does any of our readers know about this Movie Program?  If so, what do you know about it?  Were these free at the Movie Theaters?  Were there programs like this made for TMNT II and III?  Was it only at certain Movie Theaters or was it at all of the theaters there?  It would be cool to learn more information about it.  If you know any information or just would like to say something about this program please comment below.

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can you post the pic of raph and april?

Michele Ivey's picture

Maybe at some point I can, though this item has been packed away in the collection for a bit now. So when I do see it next, I'll try and remember to scan some of the nice photos inside of it.