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Dec 122009

Most recently a brand new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feature called Turtles Forever had premiered. The earlier versions of the turtles collide with the modern ones during a battle with the Purple Dragons Gang. As bizarre as it may appear, this was the perfect culture clash with each version of the turtles from different dimensions.


They sure knew how to make fun of the comparisons. Like when the earlier versions of the turtles appear more cute and cuddly as well as occasionally talking to the camera, which easily annoys Hun.

It’s been awhile since the turtles fought the robotic Foot soldiers along with Bebop and Rocksteady. How exciting it becomes as all eight turtles fight them outside of the technodrome. As the old Shredder watches, he decides to bring back the modern Shredder from exile. Big mistake. Even without his robot body, he still manages to easily overthrow Shredder and Krang and take over the technodrome. It just goes to show just how tame the old versions really are compared to today’s standards.

The Shredder’s plan is to capture both turtle teams in order to find the source dimension called Turtle Prime. Once that’s destroyed, ninja turtles everywhere will cease to exist forever.

Eventually, all eight turtles get back to the “other” dimension. It has all kinds of nostalgic scenery like The Channel 6 building, the city block with Ninja Shoe Repair, Ninja Video Rentals, and Ninja Dentist. Not to mention that the original April, Splinter, and other walk on characters. Kind of brings you back, doesn’t it? The modern turtles actually find it disorientating.

Both turtles teams soon return with the original Turtle van and Turtle blimp. It’s hard to believe that even modern Mikey thinks they’re lame.

Unfortunately, the turtles must face the new state of the art technodrome along with more lethal Foot Soldier robots and mutants. A couple of those mutants resemble Tokka and Rahzar.

Here’s another twist. There are many other dimensions, each with its own version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; as there are comics, video games, movies, and TV show versions. I never realized there were so many before. It’s like a dream come true for hard core fans, which is totally awesome.

The turtles soon make it to Turtle Prime, which is a replica of the very first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book, circa 1984. The turtles there have a very dark presence and narration much like on the movie Sin City. The only way you could tell these four apart is by their weapons, even their personas are the same. It’s amazing that this was how the turtles truly started out. Turtle Prime also has a Shredder, but not even he comes close to how dangerous the modern one is.

It just goes to show that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have come a long way since the early 80s and are still going strong with turtle power. Turtles rule!


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