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Mondo seems to be poised to take over the nerd world. It’s not enough that they already make amazing art and pop culture inspired clothing, nope — Mondo is making toys and they’re revealing them at SDCC.

They’ll be launching figures and collectibles for The Iron Giant, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Alfred Hitchcock which you can see in person at San Diego Comic-Con in Mondo’s booth (#835). Pricing and release date information will be revealed in the coming months.

Check out more pics and read the full press release after the break.

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There’s a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle-themed art show happening at Gallery Nucleus through August 3rd. This gem by artist Jeff Victor is on display, and it’s titled “Rebooted.” I knew the latest version of the TMNT group was different but didn’t realize how much has changed until I saw this picture. I don’t blame the original Raphael for being scared.

Of course, this can also be viewed as a commentary on the nature of the reboot in general. Is going “darker” a good thing, or do you miss the more lighthearted depictions of yore?

(Xombie Dirge via io9)

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We’ve seen some great Epic Rap Battles of History with the likes of Sir Isaac Newton vs Bill Nye and Rick Grimes vs Walter White but this time, there are ninjas.

Indeed, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles take on their artist namesakes as they go up against Leonardo da Vinci, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael. This might be the best one yet.

See the video after the break.

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If the look of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the upcoming film frightens you, just picture these cute plushies from Build-A-Bear. The stuffed animal factory has Leonardo, Raphael, Michaelangelo, and Donatello in a soft and cuddly format. The shell backpacks are removable, and their weapons are available as part of the plush or separately. You can even buy TMNT sleeping bags and hoodies for them. D’awww!

Check out a Shredder costume for stuffed animals after the break.

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Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael are probably the most popular turtles on the planet. The current Nickelodeon cartoon featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been bringing a younger generation to the franchise, and longtime fans seem to like it too.

Revoltech isn’t wasting the opportunity; they’re releasing fancy highly-articulated figures based on the characters. These turtles have interchangeable heads and will be a step up from the average action figure. They should be out in September of this year, and the suggested retail price is set at $47.

See more pics of the cool looking action figures after the break.

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We’ve only gotten a few glimpses of the armor that Shredder will be wearing in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, but this most recent image gives us a good look at the character. It was tweeted by TMNT_Fansite and it shows Shredder with his over-the-top armor. He looks like a samurai warrior, but his claws look straight out of Edward Scissorhands or Nightmare on Elm Street.

See the tweet after the break.

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Scott Bradlee’s Saturday Morning Slow Jams is back with another ’90s R&B take on a cartoon theme song. We’ve heard them make the DuckTales theme music soulful, and now they’ve tackled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Drue Davis lends his voice for the performance, and the heroes in a half shell have never sounded so smooth.

Check out the video after the break.

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Playmates recently released the first series of its Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures—which gives you a pretty good look at all of the characters. Overall, I think they did an OK job given what they had to work with. But I will say that the food soldier is very GI Joe-esque and April has some crazy weird arms.

(Movieweb via Topless Robot)

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Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles may be well underway, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for other versions. TMNT super fan Benjamin Eck wanted to show a more serious take on the group with a darker tone. In his story, Raphael is banished. Eck explains:

In a nutshell, the film will follow Raph after his uncontrollable violence labels him a threat to his family. Master Splinter has no choice but to banish his own son. So, accompanied by Casey Jones he takes refuge in Los Angeles. It’s when his itch for violence sends him out to the streets that he uncovers a high level of organized crime. Getting to the root of it will surely win his place back in his family, but he will quickly discover that he’s not New York City’s only secret hiding on the West Coast.

His 40 second teaser shows a hint of what the film could look like, and I’m hooked. Eck says that if it’s received well, he’s ready to launch a Kickstarter to fund a full fan movie.

Watch the teaser after the break.

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are turtles, sure, but this kick-ass video homage turns them into human ninjas and sets them all sparring against each other. They’ve got shirts in the colors of the Turtles’ masks and wield all the right weapons in this incredible battle. They might not be turtles, but they sure as heck are ninjas.

See the video after the break…

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