Friday, June 27, 2008

Yellow Button Set
























This is the yellow set of buttons. They are not numbered and are photocopied on yellow paper instead of white.

Button, Button, Who's Got The Buttons?






















Anybody got these hand-made Mirage TMNT buttons from 1985? I thought I had lower numbers dang it! Collector's item classics.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Mondo Metal

























I don't know if any of you guitar heroes remember this or not, but did any of you actually play the song by Mondo Gecko's band, Merciless Slaughter, transcribed between the panels of Archie TMNT Adventures #18 ?

Monday, June 16, 2008

Friday, June 13, 2008

Vintage Turtle Power T-Shirt



























Here is another shirt I found with the Man Ray one. It was a give-a-away and was printed up to celebrate the astounding success of the first film. It includes a quote from funny man Robin Williams in the bottom left corner.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Model and Toy Collector



















































Any of you hard-core collectors have this early interview with Pete and Kev? It was conducted by famed toy czar/dealer Bill Bruegman. Mr. Bruegman is pictured here with Kirk Hammet of Metallica and Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen after their show in Cleveland.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

P Donnie





















Here's P Donnie from the Archie Adventure "Sun and Steel". This issue features one of our favorite characters Chu Hsi.

Rejected Retro




















Another rejected retro re-inking! We did not do this originally but I was asked to re-ink it anyway for the 4Kids retro program.

Vintage Man Ray T-Shirt

















Here we have the vintage Man Ray T-shirt. Finally found it! Enjoy!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Drug Rap






















Honestly, did the rap song in this book help anyone to not do drugs?

"Some kids at the playground say they just smoke pot.
But listen, buddies, you'd better not.
Once potheads want to have a high,
there's lots of poison they might try.
You're not dumb, so don't take dope.
When they pass those joints, be like us. Say "Nope!"

So let's have a pizza with extra cheese.
No anchovies, if you please.
No crack, no smack, no angel dust-
Just the Turtles and you...the kids we trust!"

Friday, June 6, 2008

Vintage Mondo Gecko T-Shirt














Here's that rad reptile, Mondo Gecko on a 1991 T-Shirt.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Vintage Wingnut T-Shirt



























Haven't found the Man Ray shirt yet but ran across the Wingnut one. Luckily I didn't wear this shirt so it's in mint shape.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Vintage Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shirt Off My Back

























Here's a vintage Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle T-shirt I've had for years. Back in the day these were everywhere around Mirage and we all snagged a few to wear. I grabbed this one when I saw that crazy cockroach, Scumbug was on it. I have a Man Ray one somewhere and also a couple with Wingnut and Mondo Gecko on them. I had a bunch with different turtle art but they must be long gone. They were faded and tattered anyway, worn out by all the repeated washing and wearing.

Tune Up























Found this old photo of Pete tuning up before one of our jam sessions. Dig that crazy swirl pattern on my Lido Supreme drum kit. So 60's. Oh, and that is Dan with all the hair in the foreground.