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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Yes, you read that right. IDW and CMON are teaming up to bring you Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Zombicide. They had some issues when the sets first were announced, but things look like they're working better now. You can head over and pre-order your sets now.

IDW is taking you back to the sewers. They've launched the Kickstarter campaign for some new set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games. Yes, that's right. This isn't just for one game, but two, as well as a whole bunch of other expansions. Head over now, before all the pizza is gone.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
I'm sure that many of you, reading that line, three times in a row, read it in a very specific way in your mind.
Anyway, IDW and Steve Jackson Games have teamed up to bring you a new iteration of the Munchkin card game. In this one, they bring in those heroes in a half-shell, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The set is up on Kickstarter now.
Lotsa people grouping together for this one. IDW has teamed up with Steve Jackson Games and Nickelodeon to bring you a new Munchkin set. In this case, it's all about pizza, ninjas, and heroes in half-shells. Yes, it's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (every time I write that, the editor in me wants to put commas between the words).
Woo! Saturday!
And I'm finally mostly over being sick. You never realize just how much you are thankful that you can breathe through your nose or take a couple breaths without coughing until that's exactly the opposite of how you're doing. Ah well. While I groove along to The Guess Who (because why not?), let's get you some gaming reviews.

This week, we've got: 51st State Master Set, Betrayal at Baldur's Gate, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past, Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle: The Monster Box of Monsters, Arkon, Pockety Odyssey, Noises at Night, Siege Storm, Rambo: the Board Game, Hardback, Voodoo, Palette Swap, Vast: The Crystal Caverns, Pryamids, Kingsburg (2nd Edition), Crossfire, Through the Desert (Euro Classics Edition), Nemesis, Bad Squiddo Games Onna-bugeisha, and Test of Honour: Ninjas of Iga Warband.

Last weekend, the Crystal Brush Awards were held at Adepticon. I certainly wasn't in danger of winning them. And I'm probably not in danger of winning the new TMNT: Shadows of the Past Hobby Challenge that IDW Games has launched over on their website.
Well, it seemingly took an eternity, but it is now Saturday.
And, as I expected, from the time I clocked out until even now seems to have gone by very quickly. So, by the time I finish this, I guess it'll be time for Monday's Terrain corner...

But that's as may be.

Today we have: Cauldron Master, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows Of The Past Board Game Review, April O'Neil Hero Pack For Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past, Dice City, Picassimo, The Who Were 8, Cosmic Run: Rapid Fire, Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age, Dragoon, Dubai: Rebuild the Ruins, Mage Wars: Paladin vs. Siren, Firefly: Crime and Punishment, and Frostgrave Expansions.

For those that watched the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, you know that their best human friend was the yellow-jumpsuit clad reporter, April O'Neil. She's gone through quite a few iterations over the years, with her next one coming for the Shadows of the Past board game from IDW. Her expansion pack will be available soon.
Hello Saturday! How are you? Is everything going well? Of course it is! It's Saturday!

So, let's not wait around. Let's get right to the reviews so we can get back to it being Saturday. Personally, I'm thinking of watching a movie and questioning Netflix's algorithms in what "more like this" really means...

Today we have: The Pirate Republic, Kingdomino, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Board Game - Shadows of the Past, Adrenaline, Ave Roma, Hero Realms, Food Truck Champion, Sorcerers' Skirmish, Carcassonne: Amazonas, Oceanos, The Flow of History, Citadels, Broken Legions, Haspelknecht, and GKR: Heavy Hitters.

Cowabunga, dudes! The new Heroes in a Half Shell set for Dice Masters is now available. The new starter has everything you need to get going, including over 90 dice, over 60 cards, and a paper play mat to help keep everything square. Grab some pizza and get to rolling.
... Comics really are weird.
So, clones are really no big thing anymore, really. We've had Dolly the sheep around for decades now. And comics make heavy use of them all the time. But then you've got Shredder Shark. It's a shark! It's an octopus! It's a Shredder! It's a shark and an octopus and a Shredder!
Because why the hell not?
HeroClix isn't the only set getting another Ninja Turtles set. WizKids also has a Dice Masters set coming down the pipeline. They've posted up a preview of some of the heroes you'll be getting, as well as some of the Basic Actions you can be expecting.
Dice Masters isn't the only game getting a Ninja Turtles expansion soon. HeroClix will be getting their 3rd mutant-themed set when Shredder's Return comes out. And what would fighting against Shredder be without fighting against Foot Soldiers? Nothing, that's what. Well, the new set has plenty of new Foot Soldiers for you to line the field with.
The characters in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles world have gone through dozens of iterations since their initial comic release. Sometimes they've been a bit more dark and gritty. Other times they've been more lighthearted and kid-friendly. So just saying, "Ninja Turtles" can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. So, in order to give you a look at what you can expect in the upcoming Heroes in a Half Shell set for Dice Masters, WizKids has posted up this little preview.
Cowabunga, dudes! I very much remember growing up with the Ninja Turtles cartoon. I remember getting my first of the figures, too. And the games! Like the original one on the NES that was friggin' impossible! That damn dam level! Gah! Well, WizKids is taking us down nostalgia lane with a new Ninja Turtles Dice Masters set (and unlike the NES game, this won't make you want to punch through walls).
While the very first Ninja Turtles comic was meant to be rather dark and gritty, subsequent comic books about the group tended to be a bit more brightly colored. But I guess that shouldn't be too surprising with Gallagher involved with things. Lord knows plenty of turtles got experimented on in those pages, and always with very different results. Such as we have with Griddex and Shellectro, two chase figures from the Heroes in a Half Shell set for HeroClix.
Those of us that only know the Ninja Turtles through the cartoon from the 80s might think that the Shredder was the supreme leader of the Foot Clan (and that said clan was made up entirely of robots). Such was very much not the case for the comic series. There were many in charge of the Foot Clan, and not all of them agreed with what the Shredder was up to. One of them is Karai, who we get a preview of today.
Some of you might remember the shipping strike that happened a year or so ago and how that caused a ripple effect through much of gaming, as company's had their containers stuck at the docks on ships while it all got sorted out. This year, we've got something not exactly the same, but the end result is similar. The Hanjin shipping company has filed for bankruptcy. "Yeah, so what?" you might say. Well, many gaming companies used Hanjin. That includes WizKids.
No, WizKids isn't doing a Guns 'N Roses set for Heroclix... though that'd be friggin' awesome!
Anyway, this preview is from the cartoon show. No, not the one I used to watch as a kid. Those were some of the previous previews. This time around it's the 2012 animated series. We get a look at Slash.
Show of hands who watched the hell out of the Ninja Turtles cartoon back in the 90s. *raises hand and watches many other hands go up* Yeah, just as I figured. Well, WizKids is bringing more of those characters we loved so much in our youth to your tabletops now. We've seen some of the badguys already, now let's get to the main team. We get a preview of all four Turtles.
I wanna roooock... steaaaaaady.
Steady-rockin' all night long.
Ok, not really the same thing, but maybe I got a song stuck in 1-2 of your heads (if so, mission accomplished). The other day, we got a look at Bebop for the upcoming Heroes in a Half Shell set for HeroClix. And where Bebop goes, Rocksteady can't be far behind. Well, here he is.
WizKids isn't satisfied with just one set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix. They've been working on a second set, of which they've just started showing off previews. To begin, we get a look at one of the Turtles' regular foes. He's the gang member-turned-warthog, Bebop.
Cowabunga, dudes! If you've not gotten enough Ninja Turtles action lately, WizKids has another way you can get your heroes in a half-shell fix. Their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dice Masters set is now available.
The Ninja Turtles have just been seemingly everywhere lately. We've been getting the previews for the HeroClix set. There's that board game from IDW. And now we've got a Dice Masters set that'll be based on those heroes in a half shell. WizKids has posted up details of the new starter set for the game.
While Shredder might be the first major villain people think of when they think of the Ninja Turtles, Krang is usually just behind. I mean, Krang was a talking brain with pointy teeth running around in a giant robot suit (though many of us, I'm sure, remember his little chicken-legged walker, too). Well, now the ruler of Dimension X will be coming to your tabletop in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix set.