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TMNT 30th Anniversary Giveaway

by Justin Bozung


Update: Winners will be emailed Monday, September 29, 2014

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had an excellent 30th anniversary so far and TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles.com wants to give fans what they deserve, free Ultimate History merchandise! Our giveaway will provide four (4) lucky winners with Ultimate History memorabilia. Two (2) winners receive Definitive History DVD's and two (2) winners receive Ultimate Visual History books.


The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles DVD will provide new information for even diehard fans. The Ultimate Visual History book has such touching detail and stories and makes for wonderful display purposes.


To enter this giveaway please comment below on your most memorable Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles experience. It may be tough to answer but we believe TMNT fans will have some touching stories.

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Casey Albert September 25, 2014 - 4:46 pm

I would say my favorite Ninja Turtle experience has to be when me and my boyfriend got his 3 year old into the older movies from when we were kids. He dresses up as a ninja turtle and we re-act parts of the movies. That to me is special and reminds me of when I was a kid!

Jay Loraw September 25, 2014 - 4:47 pm

i remember after the secret of the ooze movie came out, i was at a little movie rental shop in town which is now long gone, but i got to meet michelangelo (it was a guy in a suit) but it was the most awesome things to happen in my younger years

WARWOLF September 25, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Man, my most memorable TMNT experience was when I first got season 1-10 of tmnt 80s cartoon on the video tap during Christmas day. That was my most favorite Christmas gift!

Tony Barker September 25, 2014 - 4:47 pm

My first ever concert in 1991 was watching the TMNT live! It was an awesome experience and now my son is an avid TMNT follower. It has come full circle!!

Skelly September 25, 2014 - 4:48 pm

Some of my favorite memories growing up come from the turtles. From the burger king videos to the turtle birthday parties, but I really thank the turtles for giving me a love and passion for PIZZA!

Blake Hamby September 25, 2014 - 4:48 pm

Most memorable experience? that’s tough, but probably when I watched the first TMNT movie with my first serious girlfriend…and last serious girlfriend because of gay.

SooOOooFaded September 25, 2014 - 4:51 pm

Turtle Power I want one!!

terry September 25, 2014 - 4:51 pm

The best memory I have is playing with turtle blimp attacking my older brothers evil foot ninja fortress. (Which was his toy castle) then my cousin came over with the turtle van and we just played for hours

BrandedStreetvet September 25, 2014 - 4:52 pm

My most memorable experience was seeing the opening scenes as an 8 year old boy in 1990 as they walked through the sewers….the cinematography was excellent with the subtle way they revealed The Turtles. Just as soon as that logo popped up, the entire movie theater erupted! What an experience. The following years collecting the toys and watching the cartoons could be bundled into that as an overall experience that certainly enriched my childhood!! T-U-R-T-L-E POWER!!

Filip Hellemans September 25, 2014 - 4:53 pm

My favorite memory is seeing the first cartoon episode in the 1980’s. Before that I read the black & white comics. So, it was strange that the Turtles in the cartoons were funny. In the comics they were badass…

SooOOooFaded September 25, 2014 - 4:54 pm

best movie was turtles forever when all 3 different generations of turtles came together

Joe Perry September 25, 2014 - 4:55 pm

Most memorable was a Christmas that was nothing but Turtles. All the figures by then with such oddballs like Pizzaface and Ray Filet and McKean , etc. The vehicles too ( blimp, wagon, etc.) I was in my room for days playing with those.

Kaitlyn Robles September 25, 2014 - 4:55 pm

My most memorable experience was, really, my whole childhood. To be honest, while most kids have a certain imaginary friend, mine were the ninja turtles. I wwasn’t afraid or worried because I had the turtles with me. Fear of the dark or monsters in the closet or the first day of school…I wasn’t afraid. I have always been a huge fan, and always will be.

Dznuts September 25, 2014 - 4:57 pm

Always loved tmnt. Had the clothes,bed sheets and movies. Also had Michelangelo at my 5th bday party. Always a great memory that I will never forget

Grg Hull September 25, 2014 - 4:58 pm

Has to be the original film, when Raph comes back after the fight with Casey, Splinter is waiting for him, orders him to sit an listen to him. He explains to Raph that facing your anger alone is an unconquerable enemy and only he chooses to face this enemy alone, then tells him not to forget either his brothers or himself.

marilyn castro September 25, 2014 - 4:59 pm

I remember the cartoons.. I would watch them with my brothers. And then, was given the first ninja turtle movie for Christmas. I now own all of the ninja turtle movies and Iopassed them down to my kids.

Robert Keeley September 25, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Have so many memories my uncle taking me to see the 2nd movie when I was only 7 loved it but now my 2 year old boy is mad into it we watch the new version on nickelodeon every morning didn’t think he would get into it at this age I’ve got him leonardo outfit for his brothers fancy dress birthday party and halloween can’t wait to see his face would love to win this prize and then pass it on to him when he older

Ethan Walkeronice September 25, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Most favorable moment.. For me it goes that I could relate to being a freak growing up I was born with a disability a shorter right arm with 3 fingers I would get called ninja turtles by kids trying to make fun of me. I could always relate to Raphael I was a hot head. But I always fought though things the ninja turtles to me were not only something to watch they were my inspiration that family is what matters in a world that you just don’t belong to. I would watch the movies and cartoons over and over it helped me escape my reality being in the hospital most of my childhood having surgery after surgery. Even as an adult I have them tattood on my I have their figure on my work desk they are my reminder that family will except you and even if you don’t belong to the world you still try to save those around you. Because that’s what a hero does. It’s funny I have tons and tons of pictures of me in tmnt gear I truly embraced it. Well that’s my fondest memory of the turtles and why they mean so much to me.

Shawn Ballard September 25, 2014 - 5:03 pm

My most memorable moment was when i was prolly 5. Had all the turtle toys including the van that had pizza shooting discs. My neighbor and i would war it out between turtles and g.i. joes. Good times! Now im 30 and still love them and am a real ninja;) haha

michael September 25, 2014 - 5:04 pm

My favorite memory was when I was young, my father would take me with him to cash his check and after he would take me to Kmart for a new ninja turtle action figure I was addicted to the cartoon and I’m glad he did what he did I will alway remember the smell of the new action figure!! Still collecting till this day!! #Kowabunga

hector September 25, 2014 - 5:05 pm

For me the most memorable was when they filmed short films and commercials for the los angeles metro blue lines in the 1990s haha those were the good ol days

SooOOooFaded September 25, 2014 - 5:05 pm

Turtles forever best movie

Joe September 25, 2014 - 5:06 pm

Taking my daughter to see the 2007 TMNT movie and having her asked if there was any other TMNT stories. So when we got home I broke out the long box of the old comics to read with her.

Andy Schuler September 25, 2014 - 5:06 pm

I mowed the yard for TMNT part 3 on VHS. It was worth it.

Robin Day September 25, 2014 - 5:06 pm

The day my 8 1/2 year old daughter discovered she loved and is now obsessed with TMNT. 🙂

Gerardo Mendoza September 25, 2014 - 5:09 pm

Growing up with the Turtles, I remember being in Kindergarten, alone, shy & because the other kids for some reason, hated me.

One day, we had a substitute teacher who brought in a TMNT special video. After the video, she split us in groups and asked us questions about it – No one in the room knew…but I did. I raised my hand & answered each one.

Needless to say, those 4 guys & girls that were on my team then are still friends of mine to this day.

The Turtles bring me & my family together, as it’s the one franchise that everyone has fond memories of, which makes TMNT movie nights all the more special.

nici September 25, 2014 - 5:11 pm

Watching the same turtles episode on a vhs tape over and over until it would not play anymore in 1990, then acting it out with my best friend Jimmy.

John Weigle September 25, 2014 - 5:11 pm

Always been a huge fan my whole life. I’ll never forget seeing the movie in theaters as a kid, subsequently buying the VHS, and wearing it out.

Alexis September 25, 2014 - 5:12 pm

My most memorable moment was me first being interested in the turtles wondering what was so great and watching that first episode of the new Tmnt Nick series and realizing all the fans/fandom and I know now that the ninja turtles has changed my life like many others especially Michelle Ivey 😀 Don’t let people bring you down for liking the ninja turtles because there is a big fandom for it. In fact I got a close friend that I’ve known since 1st grade into turtles! *Holds up a imaginary pizza* Too the ninja turtles fandom!!!! >:D

Amanda September 25, 2014 - 5:13 pm

I am a new turtles fan, my boyfriend introduced us! I love watching the old episodes with him. To me they are new but to him it’s his childhood favorite.

Jose Alva September 25, 2014 - 5:14 pm

My most memorable moment: I was only a child I was 5 years old (1990) my mom got me an action figure which I didn’t know which cartoon it was and I got that toy and got instantly amazed by how awesome it looked as I looked at the board and plastic it read Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and it was Michaelangelo, since that day I instantly became a fan of TMNT, I went to the movies and saw the picture and I was hooked for life! Till this day I’m a fan and even got a tattoo of mickey on my arm! The day I have my own kids I will have fun with them playing with TMNT and sharing stories about how much I love them!

Jarrett Tennis September 25, 2014 - 5:16 pm

I remember conning my parents into painting my room this awful lime green color and putting what I remember as life-size stickers of the Turtles all over (although this was 20some years ago and I might just remember them being larger than they were.) Although my most fond memory of TMNT was sharing the original series and movies with my daughters who have only seen the nick version.

Yannick Faucher September 25, 2014 - 5:17 pm

Dressing up as a Ninja Turtle on Halloween. I did that 2 or 3 times. Not that I was out of ideas but I simply loved it, I wanted to do it every year. 😛 Also, getting Ninja Turtle toys for either my birthday or Christmas. I had so many! My most memorable gift: The Technodrome on my birthday. It was so BIG! I loved it so much. 🙂

Ricky Martinez September 25, 2014 - 5:18 pm

My most memorable moment was Just seeing the turtles again in a movie was enough for me..I’m a die hard fan since the 80’s & 90’s.. though not a fan of michael bay… the movie was funny and the action was real good..they made a few changes with how the turtles became the turtles and the connection they have with April but that didn’t bother me at all..I wasn’t bored at all with this movie it kept me entertained..this is a great movie and a must see.

Arthur Hartman September 25, 2014 - 5:18 pm

not to get all sappy, but the ninja turtles were the one good thing in my childhood. I have all 4 turtles from each “version” of the turtles…cept the newest one (still thinking about it). But, A lot of times as a kid you just need something to hold on to, and they are definitely what I hold on to.

Rockintako September 25, 2014 - 5:19 pm

Going to the theater and watching “Secret of the Ooze” on opening week, I was about 5 years old, the two most memorable moments I can recall were that shot at the begging when all the turtles jump in the air with the title appearing and me thinking “OMG here they come woooooo!” and the reveal of Super Shredder being completely shocked thinking “That thing is unstoppable…how in the heck (because I didn’t swear back then) are they going to beat him? and he just threw Leo! They can’t win..” only to see the turtles shrewdly defeat shredder without a single attack.

As I’ve gotten older my favorites in the turtles franchise have changed, but that will always be the most iconic moment for me.

Anna Terry September 25, 2014 - 5:20 pm

For me the best experience is getting to go see the very first Ninja Turtles movie and doing it on my own with a cousin. We didn’t need any older sibling, relative or adult with us.

Melissa and alexavier September 25, 2014 - 5:20 pm

My son is a BIG fan of the ninja turtles! Last year his theme for his bday party was tmnt! He went to see the new tmnt movie 3 times! He had all the tmnt action figures and some of them he even had 3 of the same one! Every time we went to the store he needed to get a tmnt toy! He is gonna be 5 and I’m sure if he won it would be the best bday gift ever! He always pretends to be a ninja turtle especially Mikey! He wears the mask along with his tmnt shirts and pretends he’s the best ninja turtle in the world! Ever since they new series of tmnt came out on nick he’s been obsessed! He loves them!

Justin Dale September 25, 2014 - 5:21 pm

Being a huge ninja turtle fan my most amazing memory was going to disney world one year. They had the ninja turtles in a parade. I was so excited that once it ended I got to meet them in person along with April and they would sign the disney autograph book. I still have the video of me there meeting my favourite turtle Michelangelo. Im still a huuuuge tmnt fan to this day. Cant you tell?

kel arroyo September 25, 2014 - 5:26 pm

My most memorable Turtles moment was getting my first action figure, Krang. My dad promised to buy my brother and me a toy one day and we wanted ninja turtles figures. The store was sold out of every one except for krang and mouser so we each got one. It was the beginning of my life long love of the turtles. I collected the figures, the comic books (the mirage, image and archie series) kept up with all the tv shows, except the live action one ever since.
my dad had a heart attack Monday (he’s ok now) so I’ve been thinking about the good things.
I’ve got many great memories of the turtles, seeing the movie for the first time, getting my neice Brianna into them, making my wife watch the movie and taking my two neices and nephew to see the new movie. All these are great but the most important one was that action figure tgat started it all.

Kenny Michaels September 25, 2014 - 5:28 pm

For me best moment was Christmas as a kid when I got the blimp and turtles. Everyone I knew was jealous and I felt like the best kid in town

Re'Nell Glover September 25, 2014 - 5:34 pm

I’ve watched all 4 TMNT shows over the years (the 1987 series on CBS and USA though the MWS and MW Dublin logos scared me a little back then, the Next Mutation show on Fox Kids, the 2003 series, and the current one). I bought a DVD of the 7th season of the 1987 series back in 2009, which was “The Donatello Slice”, because it was the official start of the main season (and I’ve recorded 1 episode of the 1987 series with my Nintendo 3DSXL), I got a VHS of the 2003 series back in 2006, I’ve recorded 2 episodes of the current series with my MP3/Video player, and I have the first 4 movies on DVD (the first movie my father bought me in June 2007, the 2nd one I got for Christmas in 2005, the 3rd movie I got in June 2006, and the 4th one we got in early 2008). In June 1999, before our first trip to Florida, I got a blue Game Boy Pocket and 2 games, one of which was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan. Apparently, it stopped working in summer 2000, but I got a second copy in November 2006. On our 2nd trip to Florida in June 2000, there was this arcade room at a playhouse, where we played Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time. In August 2001, at that same playhouse, we played the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game. I have a TMNT 1987 bath towel with Michelangelo on it, though I don’t remember when I got it, but I still use it today (and yes, it does get washed every now and then). I got TMNT 2003 for GBA in Florida in July 2009, and Arcade Attack for Christmas that same year. I’ve seen TMNT kiddy rides in a mall in Florida and outside a store here in Ohio. Recently, I got TMNT pajamas for Christmas last year. I’ve even looked up stuff about various TMNT comics since 2006.

SeanMiner September 25, 2014 - 5:36 pm

One of the original artists (Ryan Brown) went to the same school as me (Norwayne). I had some of the same teachers he had, so I would always annoy them by raising my hand and asking questions about him. No matter what topic we were discussing in class.

Sherry Ane Moore September 25, 2014 - 5:37 pm

My most amazing Turtles moment was getting to meet Rob Paulsen in 2009, the voice of Raphael from the 1987 series and now Donatello in the new series: a wonderful moment meeting a wonderful man that I’m now proud to call my friend. I’ve been a Turtles fan since 1987 and I may be an even bigger fan now. Go green machine…I mean, Booyakasha!

Jaimie September 25, 2014 - 5:41 pm

Showing our 1 & a half year old son spiderman, batman, superman, and TMNT stuff at the store & watching his face light up when he saw the TMNT! At 1 & a half he’s already a avid Mikey fan ☺️ My hubby and I were very proud.. And now he has talked us into many mornings watching the turtles, posters are all over our shared room, even our shower curtain and welcome mat are TMNT. Yes. Proud parents are we lol

Javon Sanders September 25, 2014 - 5:52 pm

Mine is when i seen the 1990 turtle movie all my friends were there and we all sat together we all ate a large popcorn it was fun and also when i was at comic con and got my turtle 1990 baseball Raphael if yall know what i mean sgined by kevin eastman and peter laird

Gregory John Tidlund September 25, 2014 - 5:55 pm

I got meet raphael when I was 6 or 7 and then dressing up as him for Halloween that year.

Javon Sanders September 25, 2014 - 5:56 pm

Also i met the 1987 cast of turtles in 2013 when they was making wormkwake on nick COWABUNGA!!!!!!!!

Roxana Guzman September 25, 2014 - 5:57 pm

tmnt means so much to me its insane. rather people think im insane. Anyways tmnt has always been my heroes because they were always there to make me happy in my darkest times (which were my teen years middle and high school). So i decided that after all their help, i will pay my respects and show my love officially. During senior year, while applying to colleges, i decided to write my personal statement about TMNT and how they influenced the hero in me . My english teacher proofread it for me and he loved it so much he had to announce it to my whole senior class; said it was the best things he has ever read, and he isnt familiar with tmnt. But yesh tmnt was always there for me and i am addicted to them now so i want to be there for them as well (actually work with tmnt; like in a new movie, new cartoon, or new toys or new comics in the future) booyabunga/ cowakasha!

Javon Sanders September 25, 2014 - 5:58 pm

And i was the first one to get my classic collection raphael from the 1990 at comic con

bryan cori September 25, 2014 - 6:02 pm

I remember begging my parents to take me to Universal Studios to see the Ninja Turtles. They drove by me in their turtle van and I screamed and went up to them and met them all. I wonder why they don’t have the Ninja Turtles there anymore. hack maybe it was in MGM studios ..one of those places

Ashleigh Swerdfeger September 25, 2014 - 6:05 pm

My most memorable moment is watching the TMNT movies with my son. He is a huge fan!

Larry Desreuisseau September 25, 2014 - 6:24 pm

i started watching tmnt as a kid the first series was awesome then watching the live action movies were awesome still to this day love the turtles recently obtained a ninja turtles # 6 comic and is amazing bringing me back to my childhood

Drew McKenna September 25, 2014 - 6:28 pm

Michaelangelo, first movie, ‘pizza dude’s got 30 seconds’

Jeff September 25, 2014 - 6:31 pm

Dressing up in 1992 as Michaelangelo my mom made me green felt gloves with fingernails on them and orange felt elbow/knee pads along with a foam filled green felt shell and I bought a Raphael rubber mask that I painted oranger over the red bandana and used a green sweatsuit and made the chest part out of beige felt and went trick or treating I was 20 at the time and boy the little kids flocked to me cuz they thought “Hey there’s MIchaelangelo”

Rachel September 25, 2014 - 6:34 pm

My favorite TMNT memory started when I was a kid. I remember some of my earliest memories of my siblings was watching the original Ninja Turtles movie. I remember quoting the movie alongside my big brother. It was such a wonderful nostalgic time and I still treasure it. My newest TMNT memory was taking my nephew(brother’s son) to the new movie when it came out. I had been across the country for two years and had missed my family greatly. Leaving my nephew was hard and it was great getting excited about TMNT with him like I did. Moving back home and getting to watch the new movie with my brother and my nephew, making more wonderful Ninja Turtle memories to continue with the next generation of Turtle Lovers. The Ninja Turtles were such a big part of my childhood and continue to be part of my life as an adult. It’s great for people of all ages and I have so many great memories of those four brothers and will continue making more.

Stephanie Raidt September 25, 2014 - 6:37 pm

When i was a child i watched tmnt with my brother and after i went outside with a round winter saucer and tied it to my back and put inside two rapping paper tubes crossing over to look like i was leonardo 🙂 i then continued to attack the pretend foot clan (trees)!

Andrew Yowaiski September 25, 2014 - 6:39 pm

seeing the trailer for first 90s Live action film in front of The Little Mermaid. I watched the film i came to see but my mind was processing the reality of a TMNT movie the whole time. After the film all i could talk about was the trailer. A trailer that still holds up today….Just seeing a glimpse of The Shredder blew my young mind.

Ectomane September 25, 2014 - 6:47 pm

Playing with my TMNT boat in the bathtub.

Alejandro September 25, 2014 - 7:07 pm

So I love the ninja turtles and always have. And not many peeople I know did but I’m in 8th grade now and I have been non stop ranting about them to my friends and basically converted most the people at my school to ninja turtles fans! And I have set out to get a bunch of ninja turtle merchant I have all of the movies and a bunch of shirts and hats. But I guess Id have to say my favorite moments a just sitting down with my friends and family and having an all night ninja turtle marathon and just appreciating them as funny as it sounds

Alexander September 25, 2014 - 7:24 pm

When it came out i played Turtles iV – Turtles in Time on the SNES with my brother all day long in every difficulty-level. Some weeks ago we did it again 😀

Benjamin September 25, 2014 - 7:24 pm

I lovee the ninja turtles. my memorable momment was when i first heard of them by watching the 2003 series and i just fell in love with them, but then sadly their popularity died down and so did it to me, but i still liked them. It was when the 2012 series and now the new 2014 film came out that my love fot them resurfaced fully. And i really really really want to learn all about them. I want to consider myself a fan.

Elwyn September 25, 2014 - 7:24 pm

My most memorable moment was the out of their shells tour and buying the nunchucks at the concession stand. Love the turtles. Mikey is my boy.

Adam Bridges September 25, 2014 - 7:32 pm

gotta be that my two young sons are now turtle mad,with my youngest(4) singing along to nickelodeons turtles theme song.apparently my youngest is mikey,the eldest(6) is donny and im shredder (no idea what they mean by that). go ninja go.

Phillip Olson September 25, 2014 - 7:34 pm

My most memorable was probably when I was young and christmas shopping with my parents and they went by toys r us to a huge wall of TMNT toys and let me pick out the ones I wanted.

Vile_Prince September 25, 2014 - 8:07 pm

I remember going to my mother’s one weekend, prob in 1990: my step dad gave me 5 bucks, so I picked up a Baxter Stockman & then made it to her home in time to watch the cartoon! One of the happiest times of my life! 🙂

Epok September 25, 2014 - 8:16 pm

My young brother and I broke night and played TMNT 1,2, and 3 back to back on Nintendo. Yet my most recent memorable experience was meeting Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman this year on Free Comic Book Day and actually telling them “THANK YOU for the great memories!”

Ally Kootsillas September 25, 2014 - 8:28 pm

I’m only 15 but I’ve seen all 4 live action movies including the Bay turtles. Seen the whole entire 2003 series, watching the Nick series, watched Turtles Forever and TMNT, and have the videogame Turtles Smash. I just think how I can get the feeling of how it has been for those who’ve seen the 98′ turtles. Cause every time I get home after school Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would be on. And watching videos from comic con Greg Cipes(2012 Mikey) would say how he loved to come home from school turn on his tv and watch a bunch of Tmnt episodes.

lisa burkett September 25, 2014 - 8:29 pm

Every Friday night, when I was a kid. Mom, would order pizza and watch a movie. One of the movies we watch was ninja turtles. We gather around the t.v. as a family. The turtles help bring my family,together cause dad was always working. That night we were a family, and we laugh so hard. We had
the best time watching thoses turtles. Watching Michelangelo and those turtles, laughing as a family. Now with the new movie I can share the gun with my little cousins. Family time with the ninja turtles, awesome!

Nav Johal September 25, 2014 - 8:30 pm

My most memorable Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles experience was when Paramount Pictures gave me a private home screening of the new TMNT movie. It was the greatest experience of my life because I love everything TMNT related. My room is full of TMNT figures,posters and etc. Heres proof about the private home screening.

Ellie_May September 25, 2014 - 8:42 pm

I remember coming straight home from school to watch TMNT (original series) with my brother. We sang the theme song together. It was one of the few times we were nice to each other when we were little.

Scott Rutter September 25, 2014 - 9:03 pm

There are too many!! My life has been filled with TMNT. From meeting them at a parade, having too many action figures, the original cartoon, movies, Halloween costumes, having the arcade in my basement, and the comics. My life has and will continue to be filled with turtles. However, the biggest influence it has had on me is in the naming of my son. Yes, my son’s name is Leo!! I foresee the passing of the TMNT torch to him (he isn’t even 2 and he already knows “durdles”).

Johnny Bones September 25, 2014 - 9:40 pm

Nothing can replace the belief of the fantastical as a kid when I watched the Original 1990 Turtles film. The Turtles were real to me (and still are in many ways). That film opened an enormous door of possibilities and imagination, and ultimately led me to become a Filmmaker myself like Steve Barron and Jim Henson.

Darren Chisholm September 25, 2014 - 10:06 pm

my most memorable tmnt experience was the premier of tmnt 2003. I was so happy about the show I loved the most was returning from my childhood. and once again the franchise fails to disappoint with the newest series. Here are a few toys from my collection and I hope I can add to it with the help from you!


Darren Chisholm September 25, 2014 - 10:08 pm

my most memorable tmnt experience was the premier of tmnt 2003. I was so happy about the show I loved the most was returning from my childhood. and once again the franchise fails to disappoint with the newest series. Here are a few toys from my collection and I hope I can add to it with the help from you!


El-Faryna September 25, 2014 - 10:29 pm

I guess my most memorable TMNT time was 5 days ago. I was crying because I accidentally cut my finger. Meanwhile, my 3 yr old sister was watching TMNT 2012 ver (I got her hooked on that :P) So my sis tried to calm me down by singing to the TMNT song (she mumbled coz she obviously didn’t know the lyrics) while clapping along to the beat.

Brandon Kleckley September 25, 2014 - 10:50 pm

When i was a kid, my dad suggested we play hooky from school. He took me to the toy store and gave me 20 dollars to go nuts. I saw the turtles and I grabbed all 4. I have them to this day. It was one of the few days my dad wasn’t high or yelling.

Brian Yost September 25, 2014 - 11:24 pm

Best time I can remember is when I met Donatello at the mall. Waited in line almost 4 hours but was so worth it! I got my picture taken with him and still have the picture to this day!

TMNTLover4Life September 26, 2014 - 12:14 am

Every single moment I’ve ever read or watched anything TMNT-related is pretty memorable for me. From the very first time I watched TMNT in 2003 to the last time I read a TMNT fanfic, which was like 4 hours ago, but the most memorable memory I have is from 3 days ago, when I watched The Invasion episode on Nickelodeon’s website. I cried, I screamed, and I almost broke my laptop. The episode was so emotionally wrenching, it just made me feel depressed. I cried for almost 30 minutes and kicked a wall, my foot still kinda hurts

Heid Saraceno September 26, 2014 - 12:55 am

i’m only 14, and I LOVE TMNT. Growing up was hard, and only 4th birthday, my parents got divorced. The week I was with my mom, TMNT came on, and so I watched it. It lit a spark it me, cause I wasn’t accept to much by my parents, at least they didn’t act like it back then. They taught me, to never loose faith and/or hope, and that even though the people around you many not accept you for who you are, the people you hold dear do………………………my most favorable moment was how I can relate to almost every single episode, some way or another I could relate, whether it be that one of the 4 brothers was left out, or when one was beaten down brutally. I also love how it’s always me, that has to get my friends out of harms way, being their leader and all.

Henry Rocha September 26, 2014 - 1:03 am

That’s very easy and simple. Waking up early Saturday morning and fixing a bowl of teenage mutant ninja turtle cereal in my Raphael bowl. Carefully walking to the living room and sit right in front of the TV and watch one of my favorite cartoons of all time…the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Would give anything to relive those days.

Annika W September 26, 2014 - 2:36 am

I can’t think of a time where my life hasn’t been influenced by the Turtles. I loved pretty much all of the series that have come out on TV and in movies, including the original and newer cartoons. I also wanted to be like the Turtles and learn ninjustu, a dream that I still cling to today! One of my favourite things from the Turtles was the ‘Turtles Forever’ animated movie giving a sort of history to the Turtles and acknowledging all their different incarnations whether it be briefly brought up or explored in the crossover. I even had my own crossover experience when I met Rob Paulsen who did the voice of Raphael in the original cartoon and Donatello in the Nickelodeon cartoon. He was so kind and genuine and for me was a bridge between the Turtles of old and new by continuing to have a part of a franchise that I will always love and never forget about.

Emily Buist September 26, 2014 - 2:37 am

I was about 12 when i first found the Turtles, there were 3 books in my school library, and iv loved them ever since, many times i was almost late for school because it was on tv. im 21 now and TMNT will always be the best thing ever

Zdravko Genov September 26, 2014 - 5:30 am

I have many fond memories of TMNT – growing up on VHS recordings of the original show (and a badly dubbed VHS of the third movie), watching my older brother and my cousin beat “TMNT 3: The Manhattan Project” on NES for the first time…
Probably my fondest TMNT-related memory however is meeting my best friend all because of a tiny Raphael figurine. First day of school in 5th grade. New class, you don’t know anybody, you don’t really fit in with the rest of the crowd… then you see this guy playing around with a tiny Raphael figure. “Hey, you like Ninja Turtles too?” – I ask as I sit next to him… and it was the start of a beautiful friendship, full of ninja-antics and pizza-eating. It’s been 10 years since then and I can’t begin to describe the countless hours of fun we’ve had with the TMNT, no matter in what form – cartoons, movies, comics, games or toys… Back in 2009, when the 25-th anniversary Shell-ebration was underway, we got together on a Saturday, grabbed two pizzas from the local pizza-joint and sat down in front of the TV watching Turtles. Then we took out our old boxes full of TMNT toys from various lines and fondly remembered times when we used to cut away cardboard boxes to make our own Turtle Lair Playset… or that time when my TMNT fan-art won an award in a contest… or that time when we first saw the new figures at our local stores…
Now, 5 years after that, it was pretty much the same. Only we now also had a new show to talk about, a new movie to go and see… We stood up all night, cutting away at bandanas which we wore at the new movie premiere (the kids at the theatre loved us 😀 ), while listening to the “Coming out of Their Shells” album and singing-along (quite loudly) to “Pizza Power”.

Our love for the Turtles is what brought us together, as bros and is what has always stood strong throughout our friendship. And THAT is what I would call “Turtle Power!”
Now, if you’ll excuse me, there’s pizza to be eaten, butts to be kicked and evil to be vanquished. Strike hard and fade away…into the night!


James Compton September 26, 2014 - 6:24 am

One of my favorite moments was watching the episode where Baxter stockman put little meatball eggs on the pizza at the pizza contest. Then the turtles had to fight alien mutants in the sewers. I remember Leonardo defying gravity flipping in mid dive to cut power cables shocking the aliens until the we’re gone. That and the arcade game turtles in time

Tyler_L September 26, 2014 - 9:02 am

There are too many memories. I’ve had the chance to meet both Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird a couple times and they are a couple of the coolest guys I’ve met. I’ve sat for 5 hours while a man permanently drew my favorite turtles onto half of my arm. When I was younger I watched the movies countless times and could get enough. Now I have a daughter and can’t wait to share TMNT experiences with her.

Luca Kurgan Casarella September 26, 2014 - 9:35 am

Pizza. What else?

Rob Blatt September 26, 2014 - 9:41 am

The most memorable for me was going to Pizza Hut as a child with my parents only to find out that not only were there photos of TMNT there, but that the TMNT had recorded an album and my parents bought me a copy of the video and tape! Listening back to it was a different story.

Donny Guilmette September 26, 2014 - 9:49 am

For me it was playing with the old sewer lair playset… How I wish I could still have that

Zak Pauls September 26, 2014 - 11:39 am

One of my best memories is actually fairly recently, since moving across the country it’s been hard to give up hanging out with family and reuniting with my brother over an ice cream float and Turtles In Time at the local arcade will stay with me awhile.

Oscar Sanchez September 26, 2014 - 11:40 am

LpThe most memorable moment was in the 2003 series in the episode same as it never was. In the episode donnie is sent to a parallel universe by the ultimate draco. There the world is under the contol of the shredder. Leo, Ralph, Mickey, Casey,April,and splinter go fight the shredder. Leo, Ralph, Mickey, and April barley make it. Casey was killed, and splinter sacrificed himself to make sure the rest live. The rest of the group decide to take out the shredder and for all. Though there was a price. Leo, Ralph, and Mickey died. Donnie successfully killed the shredder freeing the rest of the world then is teleported back to his universe.

DJB September 26, 2014 - 11:56 am

At the time of the 90s cartoon my neighborhood friends and I would play Ninja Turtles after the show Saturday mornings. I was always designated to be Donnie because that’s my name.

Fast forward a few years and Tournament Fighters comes out. So instead of us all being turtles in a clan fighting imaginary crime we were fighting each other. Tournament Style. It was here I had the greatest ninja esque move I’ve ever done. Being Donnie allowed me to be the only turtle who had easy access to a make shift weapon to represent my character. I kept a long straight stick in the yard for this purpose.

Mikey Vs Donnie
Round 1 – FIGHT!

With my bo staff in hand I ran towards my opponent who was trying to protect himself on the other side of a picnic table. Running forward I jam my staff in the ground before the table, catapulting myself over this lunch table ninja platform and landing a jump kick to the chest of my defensive opponent.
With the wind knocked out of Mikey we all decided maybe this wasn’t a good idea. From that day forward we were a clan once again.

Signed Will Gosier Sincerley September 26, 2014 - 11:58 am

my most memorable tmnt moment is when I didn’t know what I was going to get for Christmas and I really wanted just one tmnt toy I went from present to present to present until my last 2 and when I opened them my eyes lit up when I got my first tmnt toy

TheMoneyMaker05 September 26, 2014 - 12:11 pm

WOW! There’s a lot of memories i can remember as being a Turtle fan. I would say the one that really comes to my heart recently. I met my girlfriend and she’s more geeky about the Ninja Turtles than me. I learned that she collects a lot of stuff of TMNT. She got the DVDs of the original, the movies, and she even make little artwork of TMNT. She made me a picture of Raphael for my Birthday. I thought it was the most amazing thing ever. Our love represent the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. She likes Donatello and I like Raphael(Don’t get me wrong, we love them all); but it shows that our geeky side and childhood made us love each other even more. I’m happy that me and her can share our love being a geek, and the Turtles. Recently, just because of that it made me the most happiest guy in the world. I love her so much. I probably surprise her something with TMNT for Christmas. LOL! Thank You!

Daisy September 26, 2014 - 12:59 pm

My most memorable TMNT experience goes back to when I was four or five. At the time, it was me, my little sister (two years younger than myself), my mom and dad and when it came to choosing movies, two would like it while the other two wouldn’t or one would like it while the rest just watched along just because. There were very few times we all could agree on a movie to watch together. Well the 1990’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was the one of the few movies that we all could agree on and watch together as a family. My parents were the first to introduce my sister and I to the fandom since my mom loved the movies (and still does) while my dad watched the original 80’s cartoons and read the original black and white comics. I’m 23 now and my parents are separated and there’s very few moments were we get to spend time together as a family, especially with my youngest sister (13 years) since she came around when problems between my parents started to get worse. When the new Ninja Turtles movie came, it gave our family a chance to relive the same experience like before when we would sit down or lay in bed and watch the original movies; only this time my youngest sister would get to experience it with us. And watching that new movie, it felt like old times and for a moment, I was four or five again, with my family, sitting together and enjoying the Turtles. Even though my sister (the one who’s 2 years younger than me) thinks she’s too cool for Ninja Turtles, she still comes along for our youngest sister and to try and recreate those memories of our family spending time together and watching turtles kick butt 😀

Jack Hallow September 26, 2014 - 1:38 pm

I’ve always been able to relate to the turtles because you don’t ever quite fit in until you find freaks just like you. My most memorable moment is watching the movies with my cousins and quoting it word for word and acting it out as it played. We were probably only 10 and 11 at the time and had watched it so many times that we knew the words. Now, we can act it out better even without the movie playing in the background!

ThePizzaKing7 September 26, 2014 - 4:37 pm

Just being in kindergarten and finding out other classmates loved the Ninja Turtles too. I found my best friend through the love for the Turtles. I’m always appreciative of my sewer brothers.

absolutely tubeeler September 26, 2014 - 4:39 pm

My best tmnt memory is watching the first movie with my cousin playing with my tmnt toys and I kid u not eating pizza cuzz they were and still is my idol

German Turtle September 26, 2014 - 6:07 pm

My most memorable moment was when my parents bought me my first turtle figure: Leonardo. It was playmates 88 turtles and I was so happy I ended up getting the rest.

Shea Doherty September 26, 2014 - 8:40 pm

my most memorable moment is when i was young thinking i could be a ninja turtle.

Moose Flager September 26, 2014 - 9:19 pm

I use to wake up every Saturday morning as a kid and make a BIG stack of pancakes, sit down and watch tmnt. It was the best memory of my childhood, now I get to share that with my kids, we wake up go to the kitchen and make pancakes and sit around the tv and watch the new and original series. So for as long as I can remember the turtles have been a family for me, now they are for my kiddos to.

IRo September 26, 2014 - 10:23 pm

Always b playing tmnt till like 8a.m. With my cuz

ZoeAlice Stewart September 26, 2014 - 10:48 pm

I got into the new series which lead me to watch all of the series and movies, read the comics, buy the toys, everything……most of the outfits I wear are my turtle shirts….and I find myself daydreaming about the turtles…I even created my own set of OCs to go with them, even though I know some people think OCs are lame…. my favorites are Leonardo and Donatello….and my favorite pairing is Capril.

Ajan September 27, 2014 - 12:01 am

My favorite TMNT moment was on IDW comic-City Fall issue 24. This is where Mikey introduces Slash to candy. This was during the time when Slash was thought to be a monster and Mikey just saw a good in him. The way Mikey handled this and they way his brothers reacted was so funny!

Indigo Rising September 27, 2014 - 2:36 am

This isn’t really a moment, more like a period of time I

Kris Goosby September 27, 2014 - 3:06 am

My favorite memories. Of tmnt would be. Getting all their vids. First getting their movie. On vhs. Which was a bad copy. But still enjoyed. Watching it. Then being excited. Going to. See tmnt secret of the ooze. Also just having all. Their action figures. Like to say. I’m still. A fan of the turtles. Been one. For most the decades.

Roland September 27, 2014 - 11:36 am

I remember when I was a kid when the original tmnt films released in the 90’s. I use to scrap book the newspaper clippings from the Sunday paper but as a kid i didn’t have money to pay for the paper. So I would go to my grandpas house because he had a subscription to the LA times.

Like a ninja I would secretly take the paper and rip out the tmnt movie clippings fold it up and put it in my pocket. I would save all the clippings from all the movies in my secret tin box where all my tmnt memorabilia was.

Today, I can’t even find that tin box I think my moms the culprit.

E Michelle Bakle September 27, 2014 - 2:57 pm

That my fav actor from the goonies when i was little was also the voice of one of the turtles! i love that i can relive my love of the turtles with my kids!

Brian Hirt September 27, 2014 - 7:22 pm

My first and most memorable TMNT experience was way back in 1990 when the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live action movie hit theatres. It was March 30th,1990, and it was my first trip to the movie theatre. I was only 7 years old at the time, so something of this magnitude was going to be epic.

I remember getting my movie snacks, and walking g into the Theatre and thinking that nothing will top this moment. The lights dimmed, the Theatre got quiet, and there it was, in all its glory, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the live action movie.

I remember leaving the Theatre stunned, blown away, flabbergasted at the film that I just watched.

It was a special day, for as it was my first trip to the Theatre, but I could also yell out that “I love being a Turtle!”.

Civilized_Opress September 28, 2014 - 9:59 pm

For me, it’s got to be the first date I ever went on. I was just three years old. I went see the Turtles in concert with a special lady in 1990. That special lady was my mom. We still talk about the concert to this day.

shsc82 October 1, 2014 - 8:38 am

I remember watching the cartoon with my brother, and at my cousin’s house they had the NES game! It was so fun!

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