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Book Review: "Family Don't End with Blood"

Fandom is a strong part of my life.  For the past 29 years of my life I have been a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Fan, and 23 of those years I’ve been an active member of the TMNT online fandom.  Though I’ve always been proud and happy to share my fandom with others, even before the internet.  I find it hard to think that people feel they need to hide their passions and worry about what the world thinks, since all of us being different is what makes this world great.  I have embraced all sorts of fandoms, though can’t find myself taking a more active role in those other fandoms since my passion stays so much to the world of TMNT.  My other fandoms shine through more to the people that know me or watch m

Turtle Tracks

Hi. My name is Jen Selinsky, and I’ve been a fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles since 1990. For the next couple years, I found myself obsessed with the franchise. Primarily, there was the TV show. I also collected some of the action figures, plush toys, and trading cards. And though I wasn’t adamant that I had to have everything turtle related, those who knew me were also aware of my obsession.

As I merged into my adolescence, I became obsessed with other things, such as boys. I’d dated a few guys during junior high and high school; it became obvious that I’d abandoned my four reptilian friends for a sudden surge of hormones!

Youmacon 2016 TMNT Panel

 

Help get TMNT into the National Toy Hall of Fame!

In 1983 Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, they released these characters to the public in 1984 as a Comic Book.  The Turtles were a huge success through comic book fans, though for those not into the comic scene it was not heard of.  Things could’ve remained this way if Mark Freedman did not get into the picture and go to Playmates Toys for the action figure line.  Playmates Toys loved this story so much that they funded the first five episodes of the original cartoon series.  Making the Toys one of the major backbones behind the Turtles which helped many of us fans learn their story.  I for one am Thankful as they helped and changed t

TMNT Box #1

 

There a lot of Turtle fans out there that don’t have the time or money to just go out and collect everything that hit the shelves.  This does not mean that those fans do not want to get hands on cool TMNT stuff, it just says that some things slip away before they can jump into the action.  If you’re a fan who wants TMNT stuff, if you like surprises, and if you want to save money this is something for you.  This is the TMNT Box.

Rock the Half Shell

 

“Crime waves high with muggings mysterious, all police and detectives are furious.”  When I hear that line in a song I get very excited as it’s one of my favorite songs from my childhood.  “T U R T L E Power” from the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie.  This remains one of my favorite TMNT songs of all time, equal to only to the original TMNT cartoon series theme song.  This song is by Partners in Kryme, so my excitement when I found out that they were doing a new song in 2014 for Ninja Turtles had me excited.  First time I heard it was at the Epic Party, at that time we could not share the song.  Though now it is up and ready to be shared, the video here is “Rock the Half Shell”. 

Comic Con International 2015 Metal Mutant Leonardo

Comic Con International is coming up!  And of course the news of the great things are starting to come out for fans all around the world.  We’re seeing different Ninja Turtles exclusive starting to come out into the open that fans can look for while at the convention.  From keychains to toys from Loyal Subject.  The must have item coming out this year is from Playmates Toys as they’re releasing the 11” Metal Mutant Leo Figure for 2015 Comic Con I

Review: TMNT Jumbo Chalk Holder Sets

 

Sharing and Blogs

Everyone has something that makes them feel good inside.  Some know what makes them feel great, while others are still looking for that something.  From collections, being entertained, traveling, friends to sharing, most fans have more than one area they enjoy. It’s always fun to hear what each fan loves about their special interest.  This write up is about the passion behind Cowabunga Corner, and why it’s important to me to keep this site going.

As anyone who’s met me, seen this site, or heard about me knows I am a huge Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan.  This is my passion, the thing that makes me happy.  When asked about TMNT, my usual answer for why I am such a huge fan is because they taught me to read, defend myself and got me hundreds of fans around the world.  Those three answers are the roots of my fandom, and remain the same.  What makes me feel good inside though, is sharing.

TMNT 2014 Movie Fan Gatherings!

With the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Film coming to theaters on August 8th, some fans are already planning parties and meet ups across the country.  This is something I highly encourage.  Having friends there to share the moving going experience with is a great way to see this film.  To help with this idea we have started up a topic on TMNT-L to help people find TMNT fan gatherings and if their area is not listed they can add it.

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