Generation: T.M.N.T.

Mike Matei / April 5th, 2011

A tribute to our favorite childhood action figures. Recorded/edited in 2003. Many of you have already seen this, but now it has a new thrash metal theme song by Bonded by Blood.

This is the 2011 edition. There is a few (previously deleted) scenes added back in that haven’t been seen since the original 2003 VHS copy. So this is the most complete version that exists.

Get ready for “Turtle Tuesdays!” I’ll be posting new TMNT related videos from now on through the summer, every Tuesday.

NOTE: The bathroom sink was cracked and stained. It was like that before we moved into that shitty apartment.


  • October 23, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    for some reason i love this movie

  • Guy Incognito

    March 7, 2011 at 4:31 am

    “Heroes on the half-shell” didn’t mean anything except for a stupid play on words referencing a way to serve oysters. “On the half shell”, as in you crack it open and throw the top part of the shell away, leaving the oyster sitting on the bottom shell like a little plate you can eat the oyster off of.

    There’s really nothing else to it. They just thought it sounded funny.

    • e_honda_civic

      January 7, 2013 at 12:06 am

      There are many fine ways to serve a turtle. One of them is stuffed in the back of it’s there shell. In the manner of a stuffed crabcake. Another is turtle soup, which I believe became of the ninja turtles in the end.

  • benjigoenitz

    April 5, 2011 at 12:32 am

    hahaha what a great video!!!!

  • nate64

    April 5, 2011 at 12:34 am

    James I know this will sound hokie, but watchin this video it totally took me back to 89 when I was 9yrs old and totally pimpin some TMNT toys. I gotta give ya props for keepin all those figures and playsets all this time! ๐Ÿ™‚ oh BTW no CASEY JONES!??!?! hehe ๐Ÿ™‚ Long live the NERD and crew!

  • nate64

    April 5, 2011 at 12:36 am

    oh and BTW, thx motherfucker Mike for postin this rad shit!!!

  • April 5, 2011 at 12:44 am

    3 guesses as to which one of these guys is bladimir perez!

  • April 5, 2011 at 12:59 am

    I totally remember when James actually had this uploaded to YouTube! I was actually thinking about this video the other day, and I couldn’t remember for the life of me who uploaded it. I can’t find it on YouTube anymore. I wonder how long ago James took the upload down.

  • Murphy2112

    April 5, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Gaah! Bonded By Blood rules!

  • grandmaster

    April 5, 2011 at 1:51 am

    Can’t wait to see what other turtle videos you have in store, these guys defined my childhood. I had many of the same toys in this video and I remember dreaming about getting the sewer diorama (which I never did). Instead of keeping my action figures though me and friends threw a lot of them in a bonfire, lol We were probably 13 or 14 at the time! I had the same Donatello turtle whose shell opened up into a compartment and I remember trying to trap ants inside of it. Time goes by too fast.

  • Analbag Thats Me

    April 5, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Random Trivia: Listen to the Theme song from TMNT for NES (Played at the beginning of this video) and then listen to the guitar lick after the solo in Iron Maiden’s Number of the Beast.

  • poobumbutt

    April 5, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Hey, Incognito, you’re a little off, there. The line is “heroes IN a half-shell”, as in currently residing inside half of a shell. Although I don’t doubt the connection to oysters and oyster dining procedure, “heroes in a half-shell” at least makes sense contextually to the show. “Heroes on the half-shell” doesn’t make any sense at all; is Shredder planning to eat them of something? Is Splinter? Whatever.

  • WillWill

    April 5, 2011 at 2:55 am

    Crazy kids in your hip knit-caps (touqs). You’d think you went to college in Canada, eh?

    … oh, and that bathroom was fucking DISGUSTING! Ah, college life.

  • strint519

    April 5, 2011 at 5:49 am

    Awesome video, awesome song. I have a bunch of my old action figures chilling on top of my cupboards in mah kitchen. Anywho thanks for sharing.

  • Volbla

    April 5, 2011 at 6:57 am

    Aw, i love this video. The new footage was pretty neat, but i have to say i prefer the original song.

  • April 5, 2011 at 10:11 am

    That’s the first time I’ve ever seen a Krang action figure with the cyborg body. Over here (Ireland) you could only get krang in his little bipedal walker thingy.

  • Kannibale

    April 5, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Ben?!? Ben…from “video games awesome”?

    The only reason for watching the show. Who got replaced by the stupid girlfreind of Fraser?

  • Nightmare19

    April 5, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Oh man the college days, every guys bathroom was just disgusting lol

  • April 5, 2011 at 11:36 am

    The bathroom sink was cracked and stained. It was like that before we moved into that shitty apartment.

  • Terranigma freak

    April 5, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    James, will you be talking about the 2003 series as well, or is this only focused on the 80s-90s TMNT? The 2003 series ended with a big cross over with the 2 at least so that should get a mention, right?

    Have you seen Turtles Forever yet?

  • paxkey

    April 5, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    In 1987 I remember a buddy suggesting we hang out at the comic store on our high school lunch break. Perfect after a mid-day toke. So he shows me a copy of TMNT after dragging me away from The Amazing Spiderman. He is more excited than normal over it and tells me that the back issues are already selling for 5 times their issue pricing.

    I laughed it off and went back to my Marvel and DC stuff. Just looked up pricing on a comic valuation site. TMNT #1 is selling for 5 grand.

  • JayRam

    April 5, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    debating about topics of half-shells and turtle hands, this may be the first true “Overanalyzers” episode

  • AtlasNR

    April 5, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Gotta love finally breaking out the old “toys” after all those years of it being unacceptable right?

  • Villarreal

    April 5, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    This is the un-official OverAnalyzers Episode 0!!

  • SonicX007

    April 5, 2011 at 4:06 pm


  • angel85

    April 5, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I have a pretty extensive Ninja Turtles collection, I have at least one of every character except Baxter Stockman and April. But I don’t have nearly as many variants as you do, and I thought I was cool because I have the vehicles like the Turtle blimp, rocksteady’s copter, and the pizza thrower.

  • April 5, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Ye ol sewer, she be a cruel mistress! Did you ever notice how their home in the sewer always seemed so homely?! Never mind that smell of shit, just tuk into your pizza. Was Splinter like a stay home mom, cooking and cleaning. They always came home to a nice pizza and a hero’s welcome from Splinter. I never once saw a big dookie floating past. I believe this is the reason a lot of kids actually went down into the sewers and died trying to find the TMNT. The sewer is not a hospitable environment. You can’t eat pizza down there, the stench down there could kill you. I once went down the sewer the smell would take your breath away. That’s what the Top Gun song is about. The sewer!

  • Carnage_studios

    April 5, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Cowabunga! Can’t wait to see these over the course of the summer, James! Lookin’ forward to it.

  • XxTylerRichxX

    April 5, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Oh yeah, i’m super pumped for Turtle Tuesdays!!!

  • DaXiang

    April 5, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Please have an overanalyzers epi for turtle in a half shell

  • daemonncorps

    April 5, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Totally woulda hung out with you guys in college.

    I haven’t exactly been all that big on your recent site posts (we don’t need to know *everything* about your childhood, James) but I’m really excited for Turtle Tuesdays. One of the videos that really got me into Cinemassacre was the Nerd’s review of the third movie :D.

  • asnaes1981

    April 5, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Zombie Kid: I like turtles!

  • April 5, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    That had to be some fucking bad ass weed…

    some og kush and ninja turtles = win!

    surprised you didnt turn the mutant attack van into a bong


  • maple_shaft

    April 5, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    FYI, the term half shell is typically used when referring to oysters or clams in a seafood restaurant, as in Oyster on a Half Shell.

    My understanding of the term “Turtles on a Half Shell” was a play on that term and in regards to Shredder constantly referring to his desire to eat the Turtles or prepare them in a dish.

    Eg. When he refers to turning them into Turtle Soup.

  • orc145626

    April 5, 2011 at 10:05 pm


  • April 5, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Kool shit. Btw i saw Bounded by Blood with Gamma Bomb and Overkill last Nov in the Cutlure room in Ft lauderdale. Since then theyve played here 3 times. That show was killer and a huge pit. \m/

  • Pestige

    April 6, 2011 at 1:59 am

    “Look at the turtle’s half-shell”

  • Diorama

    April 6, 2011 at 6:19 am

    The introduction is the coolest part. so true

  • April 6, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Believe or not, I hadn’t seen this vid. I wondered where the toys footage came from in the movie review. This vid is funny. I liked the April – Whip part ^_^

  • April 6, 2011 at 9:31 am

    That guy with the cap looks Elijah Wood!

    Really laughed at the ‘whip’ part.

  • April 6, 2011 at 10:30 am

    That is the epitome of college-guy-sink. It’s ALMOST as bad as my kids. I was such a huge fan of the turtles, but really old school, stemming from Eastman and Laird. While I loved and collected a few of these, and watched the cartoon religiously, I still prefer the old, gritty, dark, black and white turtles where leo’s katanas actually send limbs flying instead of being just a glorified pizza slicer. What sent me over the edge was when they went to ARCHIE comics, holy ass…

    When the toys first hit the stores, I bought all the originals, the four turtles and splinter, and kept them sealed away in a locked wooden box to be safe, and only took them out once in a while…I never imagined that years later I would unlock that box and give them to my 4 kids to have fun with (aka destroy)….but they’ll never get my Transformers, no way in hell.

  • korkkis

    April 6, 2011 at 11:35 am

    @ Cito; I asked myself the same thing, must’ve been some killer-smoke mixed in during that period of filmmaking and whatnot (Atleast with those cap wearing dudes) x))

    Great video hadn’t seen the previous version, keep it up!

  • Hipzip 14

    April 6, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    I have been looking for this video for a long time!! Thats for reposting it =)

  • April 6, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    looks like* *facepalm*

  • mosaic.wav

    April 6, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Oh my god, I was laughing so hard! What do you get when you give four grown men a bunch of TMNT action figures? It was hilarious. My two favourite parts were the one-legged Don in the sink and Leo and April near the end. Using innocent childhood memories in manners never intended. Nice job guys.

  • April 7, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Great to see the new version of this video. It’s an awesome collection man. I never had that many, haha. I’m fully behind you in your need to take time off, and also to make a feature film! Turtle Tuesdays is a huge bonus! I look forward to more.

  • barthdrum

    April 7, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    The whip part was freaking hilarious. You guys are like my former stoner friends from college. xD. Keep em’ coming

  • MrHd1986

    April 7, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    I wish I was a kid again..

  • griffin

    April 7, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    i like the bonded by blood tmnt theme u used

  • Darth-Prinny

    April 7, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    The TMNT only have HALF a shell compared to real turtles, that’s how they can bend over and move in a human-like fashion because the shell stops around where a coccyx (or even further up) would be on a human. A real turtle’s shell covers its entire body so compared to real turtles, the TMNT only have half a shell in size/coverage which makes sense since they’re half humanoid too.

  • April 7, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Heroes on a half shell is a reference to the painting the birth of Venus by Botticelli. Look up Venus on a half shell and you will dig up a ton of literary injokes.

  • Seigfreed2391

    April 8, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Awesome lookin forward to Turtle Tuesdays another easily relatable video series

  • HaveYouSeenThisBoy

    April 9, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I use to have the turtles blimp back in the late 80’s, was pretty badass. My fav. was prob X-men though – the blackbird was pretty sick.

  • ReggaeSoul

    April 9, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I remember I use to have these things, I would just play with them, then chunk them across the room and forget about them. If it wasn’t for my small house I would kept these in shelves along with my other crap.

    Looking forward to Turtle Tuesdays……!

  • Vyncent

    April 9, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    The other thing regarding the “half-shell” thing, beyond the oyster/clam/mussel thing being served on the half shell, as in in just the bottom half so you don’t have to open them, I also think it was just marketing execs or whoever came up with the phrase not really having an understanding of the source material and just going with things that sound good. It happens a lot.

  • April 10, 2011 at 10:04 am

    OMG!!! I lol’d sooo hard at the whipping part… lolz, that’s right April, you naughty girl!!! hahaha

  • April 10, 2011 at 11:42 am

    That was awesome. I didn’t have nearly as many. I had at tops maybe 30 figures and none of the vehicles. Then my mom gave them all to my cousin when I was in grade 10…. :C

  • Hipzip 14

    April 11, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I kinda agree with Marks theory. Its half a shell, put two of the shells together and its one full shell.

  • William T. Riker

    April 13, 2011 at 10:43 pm

  • Snaggleboot

    April 14, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    This reminds me of all the Spawn and Aliens action figures I used to have. The Violator was the most awesome villain ever, and I actually have a Predator made of metal scraps that I got as a gift from an art festival, best thing I own apart from my Twilight Zone Mystic Seer of course

  • DEATHMgck

    April 15, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Very nice! You simultaneously reminded me how much I still love the turtles and that “half shell” seems like a derogatory remark.

  • April 16, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    The metal is a great touch! By adding in all of the different action figures with it, you have basically remade some of their legendary commercial spots.
    Does anyone know how many different variants were made of the turtles?

  • Rossengan

    May 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Hat-guy sounds like Randal from Clerks.

  • Rossengan

    May 17, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    *Backwards hat guy.

  • probablytheonlyswede

    August 20, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    i thought that the song goed heroes in a houseshell???


  • d2f4s

    December 4, 2011 at 8:54 am

    dammit I hate I threw away all my turtles!

  • OmariXyphywrynd

    February 9, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    ROLF!!!! thanks guys! need a good laugh! ;>

  • January 2, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    I remember all my TMNT toys!
    Great Vintage video James!

  • January 4, 2013 at 3:08 am

    Looks like your new site design has a few Hiccups guys. I can’t see the video in IE9. Shows up fine in Chrome though.

  • January 6, 2013 at 2:10 am

    Your an idiot it’s heroes in a half shell and that makes sense because they’re half shell turtles a a species

  • August 10, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    This makes me wish I went to College ๐Ÿ™

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