& THE POPPLES! Not just because of the t.v show, but also because you could shape them into a ball and sometimes when you couldn’t find a ball, you’d play a sport with your popple instead. (AND they were great for throwing at your annoying brothers… in my case)
(I had a better souvenir about it, but yes, I had the blue one haha)
Since I had 2 older brothers, I was kinda tomboy about some stuff. And I played my share of GI Joe. But what I loved the most: Ninja Turtles!!!
I didn’t like my neighbor at all. But he had this. And you could trow pizza with that car so it was worth the play in his basement (& his scary dad)
If you’ve only seen the movies or cartoon shows, you’re probably vaguely aware of their origin story. After being exposed to radioactive ooze, four turtles were raised as ninjas by their adoptive father Splinter, a giant rat who’s basically like Yoda with parasites. In the very first issue of the comic series, Splinter reveals why he’s been training the turtles for 13 years: to kill Shredder. Not “bring him to justice” or “stop the evil foot clan,” but specifically to murder this one man for Splinter’s personal revenge. They were single-purposed hit-turtles, trained by their insane master for over a decade just to take one life. The comic doesn’t show much of that lovable father-son relationship that the turtles have with Splinter in the cartoon, either. They are not a loving family obliging their master’s wishes out of affection and duty; they’re just Splinter’s pre-programmed death machines.At this stage in the game, your knowledge of the Turtles and their lore is different depending on when (and sometimes, where) you were born. Which is amazing considering that very few major superheros have stories that differ so wildly over different eras.