Showing posts with label Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Show all posts
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Retro Card Pack: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1990 film

Friday, April 10, 2020

If I was a little more organized and had a little more free time, I would have gotten this post up on March 30th when we celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film.  But what can you do?

So, here on the 2nd post of our Retro Card Pack series is the old wax pack from 1990 featuring the "Deluxe Turtles" Movie Cards!

A massive fan of the cartoon series on Saturday mornings, an even bigger fan of the Playmates line of action figures, I was super excited for this movie!  I honestly can't remember if my Mom took me to the theater to see this, or I had to wait until it was available on VHS.  If I had to guess, I had to wait for VHS since my Mom is just not a fan of going to the theater, and the only movie I remember my Dad taking me to was Apollo 13 and the 90s era digital remake of Star Wars:  A New Hope.

Waiting for VHS had its perks, though.  Nothing was better than nearly every Saturday morning when my Mom would take me right at 10am to Dollar Video.  I'd spend time strolling through the rental store and find my treasured movie or video game.  Maybe even a pack of Big League Chew, if I had been good that week.  Those are the types of memories one cherishes as a child.  Or I do, anyway.


Back to TMNT, this film was the highest-grossing independent film of all time (until Blair Witch in 1999) and featured some of the last puppetry from Jim Henson.  This low budget film ($13.5 million) earned a whopping $202million in its first run in theaters worldwide.