WWE x TMNT This November!!!!

I have to say in all my years of covering toys and wrestling I have never been so giddy to see a product mashup like this.

Coming this November as a Walmart exclusive, WWE and TMNT are joining together to bring us Ninja Superstars, a line of the 4 turtles in  costume as some of pro wrestlings most legendary stars. Playmates and Nickelodeon unveiled the toys during this years New York Comic Con by having pro wrestling Legend Sting appear live as well as exploring the show floor asking fans about their knowledge of all things WWE/TMNT.

The toys will give us :

Leonardo as WWE Superstar John Cena

Raphael as WWE Hall of Famer Sting

Donatello as WWE Superstar Undertaker

Michelangelo as WWE Hall of Famer “Macho Man” Randy Savage

These figures look better than anyone could have imagined and if the response from fans and my little guys are an indicator these are going to be a huge hit this holiday season.

you can check out the full press release below:

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES AND WWE TEAM UP FOR THE ULTIMATE SEWER SLAM

Nickelodeon, WWE and Playmates Toys Unveil Ninja Superstars at New York Comic Con

El Segundo, CA (October 7, 2016) – Two of the most powerful brands in the action figure business, Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and WWE, have joined forces for a one-of-a-kind collaboration, Ninja Superstars.  The co-branded action figures featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles suited up as iconic WWE Superstars were revealed during New York Comic Con today.

Playmates Toys, the longtime master toy licensee for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, developed the Ninja Superstars action figures to give fans the opportunity to take the Turtles from the sewer to the ring and determine who will be crowned the next champion of the sewers. The Turtle figures are highly detailed to capture the signature look of each WWE Superstar. Each figure stands 6” tall, is fully articulated and comes with full ring gear and all the sewer slam accessories needed to perform knockout ninja moves to take down any opponent.

Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—Rise of the Super Shredder” panel, which took place earlier today at the Hammerstein Ballroom during New York Comic Con, featured a special appearance by WWE Hall of Famer Sting who unveiled the new figures.  Following the panel, the figures will be on display for fans at Nickelodeon’s booth (Crystal Palace lobby) in Jacob K. Javits Convention Center through the end of New York Comic Con on October 9, 2016.

“We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to create action figures that bring two adored brands together in a unique way,” said Karl Aaronian, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Playmates Toys. “Both Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and WWE fans will love the introduction of their favorite WWE Superstars reimagined as the Turtles as they create the ultimate sewer match.”

The Ninja Superstars assortment from Playmates Toys, which will be available exclusively at Walmart in early November, includes the following:

Leonardo as WWE Superstar John Cena

Raphael as WWE Hall of Famer Sting

Donatello as WWE Superstar Undertaker

Michelangelo as WWE Hall of Famer “Macho Man” Randy Savage

 

“The Ninja Superstar action figures are the ultimate mash-up of the iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and four legendary WWE Superstars,” said Jon Roman, Senior Vice President, Toys, Nickelodeon. “Passionate fans of TMNT and WWE will love this exciting collaboration from Playmates Toys that is imaginative, innovative and totally unexpected.”

“We are excited to partner with Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to create one-of-a-kind Ninja Superstar action figures,” said Casey Collins, WWE Executive Vice President, Consumer Products. “This new partnership brings together two of the most successful brands in entertainment by combining our larger than life WWE Superstars with the iconic Turtles.”

Super Shredder Returns to TMNT!

 

At this years New York Comic Con fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were very excited to get a look at the return of Super Shredder. The character first appeared in the 90’s film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Secret of the Ooze and was played by WWE legend Kevin Nash. The character is back and more menacing as ever as part of the Nickelodeon cartoon series as this season will add multiple threats to the series including Kavaxas who is a particularly scary new dragon/man voiced by Mark Hamill. I know my little guy was on the edge of his seat watching the NYCC clips and were both looking forward to what Season 5 has in store. You can check out the press release below as well as pics and clips from season 4 and 5.

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NEW YORK – Oct. 7, 2016 – Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles voice cast and the executive producer gave fans at New York Comic Con 2016 a special preview of the show’s remaining fourth season and sneak peek at season five during a panel today at Hammerstein Ballroom. Tons of Turtle fans turned out to see Andre Meadows (Black Nerd Comedy) moderate a panel featuring voice actors Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder), and Eric Bauza (Tiger Claw), along with executive producer Ciro Nieli and voice director Andrea Romano.

Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—Rise of the Super Shredder” panel featured a live table read, a sneak peek at upcoming episode “The Super Shredder,” and a preview of season five’s highly anticipated character, Kavaxas (voiced by Mark Hamill), a hotheaded dragon man with mystical powers who partners with some of the Turtles’ worst foes to bring chaos to New York City. 

Season four of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues Sunday, Nov. 6, at 11:00 a.m.(ET/PT) with “The Super Shredder.” During this episode, for the first time, the Turtles encounter something they cannot defeat – the Super Shredder. New episodes will continue every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

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Legends of the Hidden Temple is Back!

NICKELODEON’S ORIGINAL TV MOVIE EVENT, LEGENDS OF THE 

HIDDEN TEMPLE, BOWS SATURDAY, NOV. 26, AT 8 P.M. (ET/PT)

 

NEW YORK–Oct. 6, 2016—Nickelodeon will premiere the highly anticipated Legends of the Hidden Templeoriginal TV movieinspired by the network’s iconic ‘90s game show of the same name, on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Isabela Moner (Transformers 5), Colin Critchley and Jet Jurgensmeyer join original TV show host, Kirk Fogg, and voice of Olmec, Dee Bradley Baker, in the 90-minute action-adventure movie, which tells the story of three siblings who embark on a high-stakes, life-or-death mission.

The Legends of the Hidden Temple TV movie follows three siblings, Sadie (Moner), Noah (Critchley), and Dudley (Jurgensmeyer), who break away from a lackluster tour in a jungle, finding themselves immersed in a high-stakes adventure comprised of obstacles that they must complete in order to escape alive. The TV movie will feature elements from the original game show including: Olmec, a talking stone head who greets anyone who dares to enter the temple; The Steps of Knowledge, the entrance to the temple and launching pad for the mission; and cameos from a green monkey, red jaguar, and silver snakes, among others.

Fans can visit the Legends of the Hidden Temple page on nick.com/temple and the Nick App to access exclusive content from the movie, including photo galleries, bloopers, sneak peeks, Do Not Touch Buttons featuring King Olmec, and behind-the-scenes photos and videos of the cast.

Leading up to the premiere, be sure to check out the site’s Legends of the Hidden Temple game, where kids can play as Sadie, Dudley, or Noah and travel through The Hidden Temple to recover the two pieces of the Pendant of Life!

Converse and Warner Bros. Launch Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 DC Comics Batman Collection

If you know me or follow me on social media you know two of my greatest loves are Batman and Sneakers……so to see that Converse has an all new Chuck Taylor line dedicated to the Dark Knight, I am excited to say the least. The new Chucks, which hit stores today October 1st, look awesome and run between $115 and $125. You can check out the pics and full press release below.

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To celebrate the iconic DC Comics character, Batman, CONVERSE and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, are launching two new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 DC Comics Batman Collection sneakers for Fall 2016 featuring artwork from the DC archives.

This year, DC Comics is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Frank Miller’s seminal comic series of “The Dark Knight Returns.” Converse has created a premium Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 collection that uses a variety of artwork from the Batman comic archives over the last 77 years. Key features of the sneaker include premium leather with emboss detail, satin lining and iconic archive comics printed on a premium canvas upper. Each style includes an embossed Batman logo on the tongue, a Chuck Taylor patch, a rubber glow-in-the-dark collectible hang tag and an ice outsole with an archive print story underneath, with archive artwork on the sock liner.

The Fall 2016 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 DC Comics Batman Collection will be available for purchase starting October 1, 2016 at specialty retailers, Converse stores and Converse.com. The footwear will retail for a suggested price of $115-125 USD.

Hasbro Studios Releases My Little Pony: Legend of Everfree Soundtrack

As My daughter grows older everyday, I kind of miss having her explain the wonders of My Little Pony to me and while I’ve never considered my self a full blown Brony, I’ve always been fascinated by the amazing world that Hasbro has created with My Little Pony.

That being said the MLP world continues to grow and with a brand new adventure premiering on Netflix this Saturday October 1st Hasbro studios has released The soundtrack to the film. You can check out the full press release below, pick up the album now and check out the film this Saturday!

 

Hasbro Studios Releases My Little Pony: Legend of Everfree Soundtrack

 The Digital Album Includes Six Original Tracks Performed by the Cast of ‘My Little Pony: Equestria Girls’

 BURBANK, Calif. – September 16, 2016 – Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), today announced the digital release of the official My Little Pony: Legend of Everfree soundtrack. The album features six original songs from My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree, Hasbro Studios fourth installment in the popular My Little Pony: Equestria Girls animated movie series which premieres October 1st on Netflix.

The Legend of Everfree soundtrack features new original music performed by the My Little Pony Equestria Girls cast and written and produced by Emmy Award nominated composer and songwriter Daniel Ingram.

“My Little Pony fans love the Equestria Girls series, and the original music from the movies is a huge part of the magic,” said Stephen Davis, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer of Hasbro Studios. “The songs Daniel Ingram has written for the cast of Legend of Everfree are better than ever and the performances are wonderful. The soundtrack is a fantastic way for fans to get into the Equestria Girls spirit ahead of the fourth movie’s premiere on Netflix in October.”

 The songs of My Little Pony: Legend of Everfree offer fans a sneak peek of the adventures in store for the “Mane 6” at Camp Everfree and include a mix of solo and group performances from Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Apple Jack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Fluttershy, Sunset Shimmer and Gloriosa Daisy.

Songs from the Legend of Everfree album include:

 

  • “Legend of Everfree” (Performed by: Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Apple Jack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Fluttershy & Sunset Shimmer)
  • “The Midnightin Me” (Performed by: Twilight Sparkle)
  • “Embrace the Magic” (Performed by: Sunset Shimmer)
  • “We Will Stand for Everfree” (Performed by: Gloriosa Daisy)
  • “Legend You Are Meant to Be” (Performed by: Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Apple Jack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Fluttershy & Sunset Shimmer)
  • “Hope Shines Eternal” (Performed by: Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Apple Jack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Fluttershy & Sunset Shimmer)

The My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Legend of Everfree soundtrack is now available for purchase in English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Italian, Polish, Castilian Spanish and German from all major digital service providers, including Apple Music/iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and Amazon. http://smarturl.it/MLPEGEverFree_iTunes

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is Coming Home!

Oh man, we knew it was coming but I can’t believe it’s almost here. Just yesterday Disney announced that STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS will officially hit Digital HD on 4/1 and Blu Ray on 4/5. Knowing how much I’ll want to watch it the weekend of 4/1 with the family means I’ll be buying myself a digital copy and then probably heading out to pick up a Steelbook disc version from Best Buy on Tuesday (because there is never enough STAR WARS!!!).

While that makes me a big nerd it also will benefit those of you who choose to follow us on twitter @DadWorldOrder as I plan to give away a free copy of the Force Awakens to one lucky follower. Just give us an add and I’ll have details up soon.

You can check out the release info below as well as the cool covers for the 3 different store exclusive versions.

From StarWars.com :

Packaged with the film is a galaxy of bonus content that will take fans inside the making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including an in-depth documentary, featurettes, and more. Secrets will be revealed through extensive footage, never-before-seen deleted scenes, and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers. Bonus features include*:

  • Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey – For the first time, discover the complete story behind the making of The Force Awakens, revealed through in-depth footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers in this feature documentary
  • The Story Awakens: The Table Read – Cast members familiar and new reflect on the memorable day they all first came together to read the movie’s script
  • Building BB-8 – See how the filmmakers brought the newest droid to the screen, creating an instant fan favorite in the Star Wars universe
  • Crafting Creatures – Watch movie magic as the filmmakers bring a cast of new creatures to life
  • Blueprint of a Battle: The Snow Fight – Go deeper into the epic, climactic lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren
  • John Williams: The Seventh Symphony – The legendary composer shares personal insights of his work on Star Wars and The Force Awakens
  • ILM: The Visual Magic of The Force – An insider’s look into the remarkable digital artistry of the movie’s visual effects.
  • Force For Change – Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. See how the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative has united Star Wars fans all over the globe to help others
  • Plus Deleted Scenes

Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer

Note: The 3D version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available later this year.

RETAILER EXCLUSIVES

To celebrate the in-home release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Target, Walmart, and Best Buy are each offering fans a retailer-exclusive, uniquely packaged, collectible version of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray Combo Pack. These limited edition releases, seen below, will be packaged as follows:

  • TARGET – The Target Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray Combo Pack comes with exclusive packaging and an added 20 minutes of bonus content, including never-before-seen interviews with Daisy Ridley and John Boyega and a deeper look at the movie’s costumes and weaponry

  • WALMART – The Walmart Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray Combo Pack comes with exclusive BB-8 packaging and an exclusive Star Wars Galactic Connexions trading disc

  • BEST BUY – The Best Buy Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray Combo Pack features exclusive SteelBook Packaging