It has only been a few months since the release of the last Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles DVD. At the time, we praised Paramount for giving fans four episodes from the newest season of the show. These first few episodes from Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were airing at about the same time that the DVD set hit the market, making the physical release a pretty good value. Unfortunately, their latest efforts in this arena definitely leave something to be desired.
Wanted: Bebop & Rocksteady includes only four episodes from Tales of the TMNT. Although these episodes have yet to air, chances are that we will see them at around the same time that the DVD set hits store shelves. Sadly, it would appear that Nickelodeon has elected to skip over the Usagi Yojimbo installment for the time being. We don’t know when or if they will release this “tale” at a later date, but for now it seems that we won’t be seeing these Miyamoto Usagi episodes on a physical format anytime soon.
That being said, there may actually be some value behind this release after all. In addition to the four episodes included, this DVD set will also feature the Ice Cream Kitty music video. I know there are some fans out there who have been wanting to see that, so it’s nice to discover that they will have the opportunity to check it out very soon. Wanted: Bebop & Rocksteady is slated for release on September 12th, 2017. Although its MSRP is $21.99, Amazon currently has a pre-order available for just over $15. Something tells me that price will drop even more by the time the DVD is officially released.
As a fan, I wish there was a bit more value behind this release. I’m also a little disappointed that they’ve skipped over the Usagi Yojimbo episodes, but I’ve got a feeling those won’t be left in limbo for long. With all of that in mind, this DVD set might still be a good value for some of my fellow shellheads. The music video is definitely an awesome special feature, but I’m not sure it’s enough to supplement the four episodes included on this set. I guess time will tell whether or not this was a wise decision from Paramount and Nickelodeon.