Turtle Talk 2

Mike / July 12th, 2011

More outtakes from Generation TMNT (2003)

And that is the same Kevin seen in the AVGN episodes Ninja Gaiden (as the ninja) and Game Glitches (as the Glitch Gremlin)

Comments

  • Analbag Thats Me

    July 12, 2011 at 3:03 am

    Hooray! Turtle Tuesday!!

  • Davers

    July 12, 2011 at 3:04 am

    This is the coolest sub-series ever. Makes me really want to collect TMNT to relive some of my childhood.

  • Gustav

    July 12, 2011 at 3:12 am

    That Kevin dude seems very sincere. Instead of splitting all these “turtle talk” and “Generation TMNT” videos up to have more “Turtle tuesdays” videos, you should have made one really good video spiced up with some ekstra commentary. Perhaps some research on the actual production history of the toys. That said – I still enjoyed this video.

  • javier.garcia

    July 12, 2011 at 3:42 am

    it seems like this guy smoke some pot

  • TheThrashKing

    July 12, 2011 at 4:28 am

    Seems like a sad and depressing video, the draw backs of nostalgia.

  • Beefed

    July 12, 2011 at 5:30 am

    James your buddy there is wrecked. and keep up the good work man!

  • btr88tuxedoblack

    July 12, 2011 at 6:20 am

    I really like this video, its really touching.

    As usual, excellent work James! I can understand the importance of TMNT having grown up in the early 90’s at the tail end of its popularity.

    All of a sudden we have to grow up and it can be sad. Its great to remember a time when things were simpler, safer and all we had was toys, cartoons and dreams.

    Keep up the good work!

  • July 12, 2011 at 6:39 am

    This guy’s really stoned…

  • penumbra

    July 12, 2011 at 6:41 am

    At around 27 seconds in, I think I see the car seat from the baby crash dummy. I lost my crash dummy baby toy so long ago and never could find it. Anyway, I love Turtle Tuesdays! This video makes me happy that I still have a closet full of old toys.

  • Scab

    July 12, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Is it just me, or is the Ducktales Moon theme becoming really, really popular?
    I used to hum it all the time as a kid, and listened to it often when i reached the age of nostalgia, and now i see it popping up in movies everywhere, I’ve heard it in at least 5 different places just this week.

    Though i suppose it’s not that weird to hear it on this site :p

    on a different note, i like all the turtles vids, but I’ve really seen moooore than enough turtles for a few years to come now.

  • rocky356744

    July 12, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Yet another GREAT video. I would love to see you and 3 others sit down and do a 4-player review of the TMNT Arcade game. It was great on Nintendo, but incredible at the arcades. You can find the arcade version on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Battle Nexus” for the Gamecube. Slight pain in the ass to unlock it, but totally worth it!

  • asnaes1981

    July 12, 2011 at 7:48 am

    I miss my TMNT figures. I sold them all in a garage sale. I was about seventeen at the time. Nostalgia hurts sometimes.

  • Xsane

    July 12, 2011 at 7:59 am

    who the fuck is this Nimrod ??

  • Dolly Dagger

    July 12, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Wow. Kevin looks WAY different now.

    And yeah, he does seem like he’s pretty freaking stoned.

  • killteck

    July 12, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Why is that guy wearing his grandma’s sweater?

  • viJilance

    July 12, 2011 at 8:41 am

    you guys are nerds. i love it.

  • tsburesh

    July 12, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Wow, waited 7 days for this? This video was way below par.

  • Kuter

    July 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

    I remember one of my childhood friend had a baby pool full of toys and he had every ninja turtle action figure and everything (pretty much like in this video).

    Good old time..

  • dakaarts

    July 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

    keep doing videos james! maybe MF Mike can make more too! 🙂

  • July 12, 2011 at 10:02 am

    This was a really nice video. I wouldn’t have recognized that as Kevin, he’s so mellowed out.

    I nostalgia’d pretty hard. How I miss the good ol’ days playing with Ninja Turtles figures.

  • beema

    July 12, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Oooh, I had that box/suitcase full of action figures dealy too, only mine was a much older version I think. I remember Splinter’s stupid wood cane thing. I would always find it lying around and think about “wtf is this? it looks nothing like the cartoon”

  • July 12, 2011 at 11:10 am

    If you like TMNT check this out..

    Cowabunga!

  • July 12, 2011 at 11:11 am

  • magnushaavikko

    July 12, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Did this guy commit suicide shortly after this video?

  • PorkFrydRice

    July 12, 2011 at 11:24 am

    I remember having the Ninja Turtle Pizza Shooter, I threw it at my sister and hit her in the head once. I have to admit when James first mentioned Turtle Tuesday I thought they would only go for like a month but I’m glad to see it’s still going strong.

  • AnKun

    July 12, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Gee, this guy talks like some rehabilitating drug addict, reminiscing on his overcomed past.

  • PFarns16

    July 12, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Is that DuckTales game music in the background from time to time?

  • Abba26

    July 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Lol @ Duck Tales Moon theme towards the end.

  • July 12, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Enough already with TMNT!!!! no more, please!!! aaaaarrrggg!!
    XD just kidding

  • July 12, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Thats why I sold my turtles, “well I am to old for these now get rid of em”.

  • July 12, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    I agree with a lot of what he was saying about how when you were a kid you didn’t have any worries or stress like adult life, so video games or toys or cartoons or comics or anything were your life. It’s funny the kind of power nostalgia and memories hold, nothing makes you feel quite like you do when you see something you had completely forgotten about from your childhood that used to bring you joy. it’s sad in a way, because it’s only a memory and that time has passed, but also refreshing and provides a fond look at what helped create you yourself today.

  • UomoCheSapevaTroppo

    July 12, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    TURTLE TUESDAY’s DVDs!!! Please James, do a sort of Turtle Tuesday Collection, a DVD with all the feature..!!! 😀

  • July 12, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I agree with whoever said this feels like it should have been part of a doc.

    That guy reminiscing about the turtles toys made for some powerful thoughts. Felt like it could have been part of a doc about childhood in the 80’s or the turtle phonemonea. Either way cool vid. Not a turtles fan myself though.

  • TomM

    July 12, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I agree with what he said about how toys and stuff reminds you of a better time with no worries. He makes a good point. He seemed pretty bummed about something. Why does he sound so bummed or whatever?

  • pmoves

    July 12, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    that was….. kind of…. beautiful

  • Venkman

    July 12, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    yeah, it was kinda moving eh?………..somebody give that guy a hug. Hung on to my turtle stuff too, didn’t get rid of it…..just hid it for a while.lol.glad I did.

  • Abstrakt

    July 12, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    this guy is so fuckin funny in ninja gaiden and glitch gremlin, hard to believe this is him irl, or maybe he smoked too much ganja before to this recording 😀

  • July 12, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Highlight of my day, thanks guys! Keep ’em coming! 😀

  • deeden

    July 12, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I like the video. Can anyone tell me the name of the tune used in the beginning? I really want to know. Thanks in advance !

  • July 12, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I wanna see more Kevin. He needs a hug!

  • meamironman

    July 12, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I always wanted action figures of the turtles from the comics, like Donatello in his black costume.

  • mrsleep

    July 12, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    @AnKun
    I am sure that is just what Kevin was going for.
    He’s a pretty damn good actor.
    So you never really know.

  • Sonicgamesnerd

    July 12, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    please do movie review on ( turtles for ever)

  • LordPindar

    July 12, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Yup. I think it’s safe to say that this is the appeal Cinemassacre holds in general, the effect of a time machine that transports you to that golden, carefree time Kevin was talking about. That’s why we all keep coming here, to reminisce about what was lost allong the way

  • July 12, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    The Glitch Gremlin RULES, more Glitch Gremlin please! hehe

  • Hourglass

    July 12, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    It really is like opening a time capsule.

    I went into my old closet and found some of my old toys…Voltron, Thundercats and the like. You remember how much joy they brought you when you were a kid…just simple plastic action figures, but with a little imagination you could create an entire universe with them.

    When I was little I always wondered why adults spent so much time looking back at their childhood fondly. Now I’m adult…and I know why, because I do it myself.

  • July 12, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    OH MY GOD JAMES YOUR SO YOUNG SKINNY AND NERDY!!!

  • Valis77

    July 12, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    yeah such a quiet video ^_^

  • Grimmjow Jeagerjaques

    July 12, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Very nice, solemn video. Thanks James and Kevin :).

  • Michael Macleod

    July 12, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    I couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • MikeyNewJin

    July 12, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    I can relate

  • July 12, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I only had a very small amount of turtles. But my imagination is what made them so awesome.

  • NerdKore64

    July 12, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I really wish James would review the 2003 TMNT cartoon. I’d like to hear his thought’s.

  • July 12, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Wow he is ripped haha, he must have been smoking those donatello’s!

  • y2josh

    July 13, 2011 at 12:11 am

    This made me tear up. I miss those days of not having anything to worry about and wondering if mom was going to bring home a Ninja Turtle toy.

  • You Only Live Thrice

    July 13, 2011 at 12:31 am

    meeeeeeeemories

  • Elvenking

    July 13, 2011 at 1:08 am

    He did ninja what..and what? LOL…I am just kiding but..what? This was pure. And you know what I mean. HA. Left it more ambiguous than you did. No actually..seriously…I know I am a nut. But this was…lol..ahhh…not gonna say it. Sorry…not gonna know my reaction. But you know now don’t you. LOL.

  • illchard

    July 13, 2011 at 1:34 am

    wow that was deep. Now that I have a son I wish I had all of my old toys to pass down to him. Although I am a almost 30 year old father and still buy toys for myself. haha. great vid man,

  • Wess25

    July 13, 2011 at 2:09 am

    Your college days were just like mine. Except for the nightly parties and constant hot chick sex I was having. But other than that it was kinda similar.

  • July 13, 2011 at 5:45 am

    Thank you for the Turtle Videos. I was just a tad too young for Transformers or GI Joe. Ninja Turtles was my thing, and these videos really express the sentiment of my nostalgia for it.

  • kustomkure

    July 13, 2011 at 7:32 am

    I consider myself a tough dude but this suddenly made me cry. I can totally relate to this. How many things we hide in ourselves. That’s so sad.

  • kustomkure

    July 13, 2011 at 7:39 am

    I am 27. That was totally my time you are talking about in all of your videos. And the thing that hurts me the most is that unfortunately I live in a very small apartment with just two small rooms. And I just couldn’t have left all my toys. In sake of creating some space I have given them all away at some point. And now is hurts like a motherfucker.

    If only I had a big house from the beginning. Sigh.

  • July 13, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Holy Flashback when the Ducktales (NES) Music came on.

  • Dr. DM

    July 13, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Tell me about it! So around the age of twelve myself I got the harebrained idea to sell off a bunch of my toys at a garage sale to purchase another NES cart to add to my collection of already great titles such as The legend of Zelda, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, and Metroid. So what did I sell off? All the turtle stuff, which was most of the first series figures and a few others along the line. A lot of G.I. First Series figures went as well, along with my entire M.U.S.C.L.E. collection, which was around 200+ figures, and most regretfully my entire collection of 1st and 2nd series Battle Beasts, the original crazy mutant toy line, which was a spin off of Transformers! But it gets worse. What game did I purchase you may ask? X-Men! Yep that goddamn L.J.N piece of shit, and it was setting right next to Contra on the shelf, why didn’t I just buy Contra!?!

  • July 13, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I can relate to this movie. Only with the difference that im from the power rangers genaration. I tried to get all of those action figures and with my imagination I created the greatest adventures of all time. Like the guy says in the movie “you have nothing else to worry about then just getting another turtle”.

    Great memories, to bad it will never come back. I think this is why we as adults alwayw admire kids for there youthfull character.

  • Mr. Fusion

    July 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    i still cant believe how well conditioned they are even tho this is old footage. great post james.

  • Areguil

    July 13, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I may have not grown up in the 80s, but I can definitely relate. I still have all my pokemon cards hahaha.

  • bhen09

    July 13, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Dude i love your video game reviews and monster madness videos, but can you please stop making videos about ninja turtles? Its Fucking retarded. Nobody cares about your thoughts on the toys and other stupid shit. Also, whats up with the commentary on the random ass stupid movie? You guys aren’t funny enough to make that worth watching. Again, i love a lot of your videos but this is getting out of hand. Sorry to be a typical internet comment but seriously, you have to see how most of these videos suck, even though u get a lot of support from fans, the fact that you obviously haven’t made much $ from this site should be an indicator that most people agree watching 90% of these videos is like eating cow dick. My random-ass-ure-probably-talking-about-how-ball-less-i-am-for-trolling suggestion is make more videos that are based on cult classics or video games that you can give lots of fun facts on. Usually the information given in your better videos are worth watching more than your “comedic” dialog. Again, sorry to be an asshole but i wouldn’t give the time o’ day to write this long-ass comment if i didn’t like you and want to see more good videos.

  • eyesandbrains

    July 13, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    I gotta say i really enjoyed this video. The breakdown of how something so simple as a toy can be taken for granted made me think of everything i gave away. Well done James.

    One last thing for people that leave your so called “constructive critisism” if you don’t like the videos then you simply don’t watch them and move on with your day theres a big world out there find something else to do other then complain. James is the last of a dying breed where movie making is still an art of expression and note that over rated CG bull shit that is just minimal story overlapped with flashy cars and explosions. So take it for what it and appreciate it like the name says use yours eyes AND your brain when watching.

  • bhen09

    July 13, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Never called it “constructive criticism”, you can take it however you want. Trust me im done watching them lol and percentage-wise there are just as many awesome movies considered to be “arts of expression” as any other time in the past 100 years with or without CG. The only reason he is “dying”, as you call it, is due to natural selection in the film making world. Just tired of seeing so many god damned commentaries on random shit and since he seems to read his comments, i was hoping to get my opinion to him.

  • eyesandbrains

    July 13, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    The most unfortuante thing of all is that your right and thats just reality in the movie world today. Back in the B&W and early technicolor days you were lucky to see two maybe three new releases a month if at all now its two or three every friday. Thats the reason i visit this site daily to get away from that and see the mould get broken and learn and listen to people that still apprieciate the classics.

    And bhen09 no disrespect toward you i wasn’t centering you out, out of all the other negative comments i’ve read you actually sound like you know what your talking about.

  • bhen09

    July 13, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    I completely agree, this is literally the first time i’ve ever felt compelled to register and make a comment on any website and like i said before, i wouldn’t have taken the time to do it if i didn’t like james and a lot of his videos, but just because some things are old do not make it classic, using that stupid ass kung fu movie he did a commentary on, i would rather him do things like that on more good movies and give little uncommonly known facts about them along the way, which is what he seems to do really well in his monster madness videos.

  • bhen09

    July 13, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    (typo) i meant “using that kung fu movie he did a commentary on as an example”

  • joliet_jane

    July 13, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    James,

    I love this video. But oddly enough, I think you should’ve had no music at the part where you friend is talking about the end of childhood and giving his toys away. There was something deadly serious about it and the Ducktales theme didn’t fit.

    Toy Story 3. The ending to Toy Story 3. Good gravy, I’ve never cried that much during a movie in my life. Never.

    I’m almost 30 and I was huge TMNT fan as a little kid. And I’m a woman. Can you find any female TMNT fans to talk about what it was they liked about them? So far it’s been boys, boys, boys. TMNT was such a huge hit because it appealed to lots and lots of kids, not just one segment.

    Thanks a lot for making these.

  • July 13, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Bueno, no tengo ganas de escribir en inglés así que si a alguien le interesa tradúzcalo. Cada vez que veo estos videos sobre the ninja turtles me pongo a reflexionar. Tengo 18 años y cada vez que pasa el tiempo se pone más complicada la vida, recuerdo cuando solía jugar con mis juguetes, mi NES, 64 y otras cosas, recuerdo que veía las caricaturas, andar con mis amigos en bicicleta, jugar soccer, en fin, muchas cosas. Pero cafa vez me vuelvo más aburrido, más amargado, siendo uno más del bloque. S{olo quiero decir que no dejemos de ser niños, cuando tengamos nuestros hijos procuremos jugar con ellos como si fueramos niños otra vez, volver a tener esas fantasías con nuestros juguetes, sólo cuando veo a un niño jugar solo es como verme a mí años atrás. Saludos James.

  • Dolly Dagger

    July 13, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    “I’m almost 30 and I was huge TMNT fan as a little kid. And I’m a woman. Can you find any female TMNT fans to talk about what it was they liked about them? So far it’s been boys, boys, boys. TMNT was such a huge hit because it appealed to lots and lots of kids, not just one segment.”

    ^ I’m with joliet_jane on this. I’m liking the Turtle nostalgia, but would love to see a chick’s perspective on how it affected her childhood.

    I mean, I can’t nurse my eight-year-old crush on Casey Jones well into adulthood and not stop to wonder if I’m the only one. 😉

    @bhen09 – Well, when you make such intellectually grounded comparisons like saying watching these videos is like ‘eating cow dick’, how can James and Mike not consider your opinion? (eye roll)

  • Gunflyer

    July 13, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Wow! You guys look so young! Well, you looked young back then too.

  • CDMurphy

    July 14, 2011 at 12:49 am

    How high is that guy?!?

  • July 14, 2011 at 2:46 am

    Loved the video, but damn Kevin you were bringing me down at the end there. Now my heart aches for the simplicity of chilidhood…

  • justanotheronionhead

    July 14, 2011 at 5:45 am

    lol, you guys are really TMNT nerds! Love it, but I admit I’d like to see what else peaked your interest beyond classic games, board games and TMNT. Myself,I’m a big vinyl geek

  • justanotheronionhead

    July 14, 2011 at 5:55 am

    Actually now that I watched the whole vid, I kinda take back what I said, more turtle talk! lol, mostly I find it really interesting and enjoyable to see you guys connect through your love of the turtles. It’s a somewhat rare thing to be able to be on the same level as someone emotionally through a similar point of interest.like a childhood collectible.I just feel bad for day-one transformer fans after micheal bays 6 1/2hr bullshit trilogy

  • Kobbern

    July 14, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Man, i remember Turtles a little from my childhood, usually rentet some VHS tapes in the 90s. Think it was the first epsiodes of season 1.
    Good times 😀

  • JJTwinDragon

    July 14, 2011 at 9:55 am

    That video was shit and watching it is time out of my life I’m never going to get back. Thanks a bunch.

  • July 14, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Mr Rolfe:
    I have few ninja turtles action figures I would like to sell, some of them with their original weapons, would you mind telling what would be a good price to sell them for?

  • July 14, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    @ JJTwinDragon

    Could you be any more rude? I for one love these old ninja turtle flash back videos. You sir can fuck off. Keep making nostalgia videos James, most of us love them.

  • ThsYrsModel349

    July 14, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    James, I just wanted you to know man… I watch everything you put up here, but I ..for some reason.. never created an account until now. This video hit so close to home that it had to be commented on/was scary. I’ve read what others have said about your current “TMNT kick” and I don’t agree with the nay sayers. Your love and dedication to this franchise is just so powerful. I too find myself constantly checking in with my childhood and looking at my old ghostbuster toys and what not from time to time.
    ….. I didn’t intend on this message being so long and I’d like to apologize….the video just struck an emotion and I wanted to let you know that you should never stop doing what you’re doing man….I’m positive you dont need me to tell you that though.

  • sarrx

    July 14, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I know this is irrelevant to the video but I just wanted to mention that they are remaking Evil Dead. I don’t know if you already knew this but I just wanted to put it somewhere because I’m so excited.

  • SocratesJohnson

    July 14, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Anyone want to buy two April O’neils in box? One with blue stripe and one without.

  • ubaniak

    July 14, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    That’s beautiful man.

  • Pompkinini

    July 15, 2011 at 12:35 am

    This video makes me glad I kept all my old Ninja Turtles comics stored safely for all these years. It also made me miss all of my Pokemon figures I gave away. Nice sentimental nostalgia trip.

  • TRexAvenger

    July 15, 2011 at 2:37 am

    I cracked up about how he was getting sentimental about splinter, and hiding his toys trying to be cool. I’d think a lot of people would just find it depressing, but he hit both bones with me pretty good.

  • TRexAvenger

    July 15, 2011 at 2:38 am

    Pizza thrower machine… I had that.

  • Cat

    July 15, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Last few minutes of this were really upsetting because I feel the same. Those times were real carefree.

    I wanna see more unscripted stuff from this guy, he speaks from his heart.

  • July 15, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Interesting video… I miss my childhood as well. *sniffle* Such powerful words, haha! Man.. my Ninja Turtles… I think I dismembered and buried a few of them, along with some Star Trek toys… I really regret it, because those toys were awesome!

  • Freaknut

    July 15, 2011 at 6:58 am

    First guy=unappreciative dick
    Second guy=heart breaker :,)

  • July 15, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Kinda depressing.

  • Rasengan999

    July 15, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Wow… Kevin… You seemed so… sad.. The whole speech you gave at the end..just… so.. nostalgically, sentimentally.. depressing.. It’s so true, too. So right. The carefree child, with one simple goal in life: Watch his favorite show in the morning, then play with its toys the rest of the day. Then as an adult..you just wish so much to go back to that.. Kevin, you are a smart man. So insightful.

  • Regoran

    July 16, 2011 at 1:17 am

    Alejandro Barragan
    July 13, 2011 at 9:07 pm
    Here’s a translation 🙂

    Bueno, no tengo ganas de escribir en inglés así que si a alguien le interesa tradúzcalo. Cada vez que veo estos videos sobre the ninja turtles me pongo a reflexionar. Tengo 18 años y cada vez que pasa el tiempo se pone más complicada la vida, recuerdo cuando solía jugar con mis juguetes, mi NES, 64 y otras cosas, recuerdo que veía las caricaturas, andar con mis amigos en bicicleta, jugar soccer, en fin, muchas cosas. Pero cafa vez me vuelvo más aburrido, más amargado, siendo uno más del bloque. S{olo quiero decir que no dejemos de ser niños, cuando tengamos nuestros hijos procuremos jugar con ellos como si fueramos niños otra vez, volver a tener esas fantasías con nuestros juguetes, sólo cuando veo a un niño jugar solo es como verme a mí años atrás. Saludos James.

    Well James, I really don’t fell like translating this to English so if someone does do it. Every time I see these Ninja turtle videos it makes me reflect upon the past. I am 18 years old and with time life becomes more complicated. I remember when I would play with my toys. For example my N64, NES and other things. I would watch cartoons, play soccer with my friends, ride bike, many things. But every time I am bored, it reminds me of how bored I am, and how I am stuck in that rut. I would only like to remind everyone to not forget their childhood, as our children want us to relive our childhood with them. When we have children we need to play with them as if we were children once again. We need to remember how it was in our childhood. Just saying hello James ,

  • Regoran

    July 16, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Let me know if it’s ok 😛

  • allitrop

    July 16, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Hi guys.
    I’ve following your videos since a couple of years now from this far away country called Chile. I’m 29, so basically of the same generation of you guys and a fan of both old-school videogames and TMNT, so I enjoy a lot of the content here. But this video in particular touched a special nerve for me so I’ve decided to leave a comment.

    It just reminded me of that special time with less worries, before life got more complicated. Before college, before work, before real responsibilities, before people in my family passing away.
    Just getting home after school and playing with these toys with my brother and my friends the entire afternoon.

    Thank you so much for bringing back those memories.

  • dougiestylez

    July 16, 2011 at 3:51 am

    I used to have a ton-shit load of those toys, half of the ones you showed I totally forgot had existed but upon seeing them again, I remembered having once owned that figure, like the panda dude and bat dude, that’s what I used to call them as a youngster, most of the latest seasons I have not watched but I was a fan through and through, just as I am a fan of Mike and James.

  • kynrek

    July 16, 2011 at 8:42 am

    I remember my mom getting me all 4 turtles but she ordered them from a catalog I had to wait so long but when we finally got them it was like Christmas 🙂 thanks for sharing the memories, good times.

  • kynrek

    July 16, 2011 at 8:46 am

    I saw the turtle van in toys our us about a year or so ago they re released the originals for the 25th anniversary it was pretty awesome seeing them in the toy stores again for the next generation. I have to say it’s funny that My top 3 were Star wars, trans formers and turtles it’s cool that they are still around for kids and adults 🙂 I guess it’s like babe Ruth told smalls, “Heroes get remembered but legends never die”

  • July 16, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Hey James are you going to watch the 2012 season. I recently started watching the 87 cartoons again and love it. I just cant get into the serious nature of the 03 CGI fest.

  • July 17, 2011 at 7:42 am

    What a beautiful contemplative retrospect on childhood innocence. Makes me so sad, longing for those simpler times… Couldn’t have put it better myself, Kevin.

  • July 17, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Hey there…..I was never fully indoctrinated in the whole TMNT universe as heavily as my (ex)friend Ian was, with his little diarama style display cases chocked with the plastic figurines that my parents never really could afford or didn’t want to buy for me. I remember his room, so intricately arranged like a 5th avenue department store display window….oh how I coveted those marvels of ABS plastics, those polyethylene religious icons. I remember the day he bought Krang, and with the help of his oriental friend Edward, went on a 45 minute daunting excursion through the neighborhood, Krang on the from handlebars, just tantalizing me beyond all sense of sanity, torturing me with the ownership of something so miraculous. I remember the first time I saw the cartoon, the buzz drifting through my school like chickenpox, the first clip I witnessed, that defining battle atop the skyscraper, the footclan’s ninja star splitting in half on Leonardo’s katana blade. The long, drawnout passion plays that I, Leon (always as Leonardo), my friend Michael (always as Michaelangelo), David as Donatello and Tommy as Rafael, played out with the urgency of the Beijing Opera on the loose riverstones of their front porch. I remember the TMNT frisbee I got one birthday, only to have it stolen one sweaty summer by pilfering piratical prepubescents running cockeyed through my open backyard. I remember the day I looked in a nondescript bag behind my front door, sneaking a quick peek inside…..seeing a Usagi Yojimbo action figure there that my mother had bought me for Easter……her catching me peeking and telling me that she loved me, and me pretending never to have seen it when I unwrapped it later. These memories will forever be a part of me…..until I sweat out their childish meanings in the long twilight of summers unpassed.

  • SilverShadow333

    July 17, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Thanks for all these great TMNT retrospects James. Seeing your friend almost tear up got me slightly teary-eyed and reminiscing about my OWN childhood before the internet, and before jobs, and love, and responsibility all got in the way. (haha)
    I had a lot of the original figures and some of the machines and accessories, but I always wanted to get all of them. hehe Happy 25 years Ninja Turtles! =D Cowabunga!

  • goldeneye007man

    July 20, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    tmnt 4 on snes is best game ever…no exceptions

  • July 22, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Love you guys… You’re showing toys I didn’t even remember I had. I should have kept all of them. Feels like we’ll never totally grow up. Tks

    Simon D. Born January 1985!
    Mtl. Can.

  • July 25, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Just to note your second friend in this vid was wearing the ugliest sweater i have ever seen.

  • CephalicZombie

    July 27, 2011 at 1:49 am

    Damn what Kevin said was all true we all can relate you had to be cool and push a side the things you loved so you wouldn’t get made fun of and would be cool like everyone else your age hell i was the same with TMNT Transformers etc the only thing i never let go of was batman i Didn’t care what people thought but now that i think about it ,even though I’m not afraid to say i still love all the cartoons and games and toys i loved as a kid.If i never let of my love of all things batman then i never should of Tried to “be cool” and hide the fact that I Still loved and had TMNT Transformer toys. etc The things we do when we were young.

  • chrisRAWRZ

    August 10, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    i use to have some of those toys, i always thought the brown robot thing was from power rangers but i never knew it was from ninja turtles, or the duck with the brown jacket, or that one bright green turtle.

  • LukasSprehn

    November 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    I keep wondering why all your videos say “You Know What’s Bullshit,” James? …

  • HomingMissiles

    March 3, 2013 at 1:20 am

    Wow, Kevin sounded so depressed here. I hope he’s better now that he’s become a glitch goblin.

  • Freddie Phillips

    May 18, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    I also choke up when Shredder says that part in the first turtle movie. I choke up just watching these videos though, wishing it was still back then.

  • Oscar Lehtonen

    August 17, 2014 at 1:17 am

    I agree, those days were magical

  • Michael Holmes

    August 17, 2014 at 5:43 am

    I had never seen these until now and wanted to say that I was very moved by both of the Turtle Talk videos. By showing your friends your collection, you were able to capture very heavy and honest emotions that even went beyond TMNT. Once again, very impressed.

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