Every now and then, we come across some interesting news that isn’t quite big enough to warrant an entire article. This time around, we’ve got a few turtle bits about TMNT 2 and some interesting information about new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys and merchandise. Whether you’re excited for the new TMNT movie or you just want to get your hands on some awesome Ninja Turtles merch, hopefully these turtle bits will hit the spot!
Factory Entertainment SDCC Exclusive Sais
There are a lot of Raph fans out there, and they will all be clamoring for this awesome set of replica sai weapons being produced by Factory Entertainment for San Diego Comic-Con!
The Prop Replica is chrome plated and cast from solid metal, with a display featuring Raphael’s hands holding each weapon. Limited to only 100 pieces, each set of sais is signed by co-creator Kevin Eastman. If you want to beat the crowds, you can actually pre-order your set of sais for $350 right now.
Monogram TMNT Mini Figure Keychains
Earlier this week, Youtuber Pixel Dan covered a set of new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles blind bag mini figures. Produced by Monogram and sold in Hot Topic stores, these new TMNT keyrings have some pretty cool molds based on the characters from the original TMNT animated series. If you’re looking for an affordable way to show off your inner shellhead wherever you go, check out the video review and check your local mall to see if they have any in stock.
Omaze Offers Walk-On TMNT 2 Role
In order to benefit the Giving Back Fund to cure Batten Disease, Omaze is offering the opportunity to actually appear in the new movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II. You can enter to win by donating money to a very worthy cause, so it’s really a win-win opportunity! If you’ve ever wanted to be in a TMNT movie, this might be your only chance, so be generous and support the Charlotte + Gwenyth Gray Foundation today.
Laura Linney Talks Turtles Movie
While we’re on the topic of TMNT 2, Laura Linney was recently asked about her role in the movie, and she seemed more than a little pleased. During the interview, she had the following to say:
“I’ve never been offered anything like that, so I was thrilled! You know, I have a young son, and the fact that he’ll be able to watch something [I’ve done] before he’s the age of 25 and not be traumatized by it is a good thing.”
Linney was of course referring sarcastically to her work in other films, which tend to be a lot more adult oriented. Regardless, it’s clear that she’s more than a little excited to have a starring role in the latest TMNT movie!
TMNT 2 Producers Praise Buffalo
With production well underway on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, the producers of the film took some time out of their busy schedule to give due props to the city of Buffalo, New York. Producers Brad Fuller and Denis Stewart seemed pretty pleased with their experiences, and they were very thankful that the city helped them to get some pretty difficult shots. Whenever you have to close off traffic in a city, it can be a little bit hectic, but the city of Buffalo was very accommodating and that may result in excellent footage for TMNT 2.
Of all the turtle bits we talked about today, what are you most excited about? Do you want to win that walk-on role, or are you just in the market for some cool TMNT keychains? Whatever you’re interested in, let us know in the comments below and keep your eyes peeled to the site for more Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles news every week!