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Aug
06
2014

Cowabunga, dude! Come celebrate TMNT with us

TMNT

Pizza dude's got 30 seconds.

Original Turtles

So, there's a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie coming out tomorrow, and that got us to thinking about how TMNT has been part of our lives ever since two guys in 1984 had a brainstorming session and made each other laugh. In the first TMNT comic, the quartet is created the same way as Daredevil (TMNT was spoofing many comics popular at the time): getting hit with a canister of radioactive ooze. The four turtles mutated into four teenagers and, under the tutelage of Splinter, learned the skills of the ninja and found their signature weapons. A bunch of smart/lucrative marketing and merchandising deals later, and the cartoon and toy line were born. With that cartoon and the toys, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cemented places in the hearts of children of the 80s forever.

In all the years that Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello (in random order always, because we love them all) have been a part of our lives, what have we learned from them? Well, if we thought we liked pizza before the cartoon turtles, we most definitely loved pizza after them. The word "cowabunga" became part of our vocabulary (a little under two months before Bart Simpson first said it). Oh, and instead of using sticks as guns as we pretended we were in G.I. JOE or Cobra, we now wielded sai and katana (i.e., short and long sticks, in pairs) and used them to hit each other (don't tell our moms).

We also learned is how important it is to be on a good team, especially if it's a team of four (Three Musketeers & D'Artagnan, Ghostbusters, TMNT, The Who, and endless other examples). We learned the importance of staying close-as-shell to your siblings, and always listening to the wisdom of your rat of a parent. Pizza time!And finally, we learned that sometimes the only way to bring out the best in people is to expose them to mutagenic ooze.

What could be better than the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? The only thing we can think of is a ninja squad of the actual artists for which the turtles were named.

In honor of all these fond TMNT memories, we'll definitely be ordering pizza this weekend and wanted to share the love:

We're going to randomly pick five people who place an order on our site between 8/7-8/10 and send them a pizza!*

Here's hoping you're one of the lucky ones. Cowabunga, dude!

*It's going to be in voucher form, which will let you order a pizza pie of tasty, cheesy goodness!


Written by Mindel, a certified Master of Disguise (so long as the disguise looks just like him).

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Comments

meaningless icon! Not sure how the movie will be, but pizza makes everything better! Cowabunga Dudes!
Socko525 said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! something =)
cnd41904 said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! Why oh why did I place an order yesterday and not just wait 24 hours....WHAT THE SHELL?! :(
Fluffs McKenzie said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! I am utterly shell shocked, this just makes me green with envy because I just placed an order yesterday instead of waiting until today. What the shell?! Still excited for my radical new bag though. Have fun all you party dudes with your new Think Geek swag. Cowabunga!
Fluffs McKenzie said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! DID I HEAR FREE PIZZA?? "COME AT ME BRO" lol I love these guys. Thanks ThinkGeek for opening this contest, your awesome!! : D
Lebur said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! Definitely going to go see the new TMNT movie tomorrow, regardless of what anyone else says! Heroes in a half-shell FTW
LukeSkywlaker said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! This is an AWESOME idea!
GoblinTheKeybreaker said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! Dude! Turtles AND Pizza? Most excellent. And now we are old enough to LEGALLY buy beer to go with!!! Cowabunga!! Get back! I am going to try SCIENCE!!!
Demolition Instructor said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! Wise Splinter teaches Four turtles hungry to learn Free pizza sounds great
lacSINpatria said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! OH MY GOD YES. I will break every healthy eating habit I have for some free pizza.
JaimeLiz said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! Hey my last comment was suppose to be in haiku form. It suppose to read, Wise splinter teaches, Four turtles hungry to learn, Free pizza sounds great.
lacSINpatria said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! Cowabunga!
Xoxidine said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'd be more interested in ThinkGeek TMNT merchandise. Can you hook a girl up?
sweetpeamars said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! I remember buying TMNT lap trays for my nephews and introducing them to the show because I knew they'd love it. Those trays were used for years. Now my great nephew loves TMNT. I need a pepperoni pizza to celebrate the Dudes!
Kindly Flying Amber said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! I loved the TV as a child and the comics! Still love them now! Miss the old style terribly!
Hellcat139 said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! Miss the originals terribly!
Hellcat139 said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! I always loved the cartoon and the 1990 movie. Splinter was an awesome Master, and so wise.
ellidnn said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! The whole family has been looking forward to this and pizza will definitely make it a more authentic experience. Even if I don't win a pizza that is probably going to be our lunch of choice before/after the movie :-)
Jade-Lotus23 said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! radical
hananoelle said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! I saw the movie and it's good! I was 10 years old again. It wasn't exactly the same, but it had little Easter Eggs. I can't wait to take my niece and nephew this weekend.
Nerdette Devri said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! Snoopy in Peanuts was saying "Cowabunga!" long before, but gimme some heroes in a half-shell and pizza anytime!
Ginger1955 said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! I remember my friends and I playing ninja turtles. We would cut holes in sock or scarves to put over our eyes. Then we would grab broom handles and anything else to use for weapons. We looked ridiculous jumping around and doing cartwheels in the front yard.
Mandaloria said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! MICHELANGELO IS MY FAVORITE!!!
GUNCRUSH said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! Raphael is my favorite! I can't wait to take my son to see the movie.
Cass27 said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! Excited
Cass27 said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! TNMT FTW! My husband and I have been ninja turtle fans since we were both little. 1984, a great year for turtle kind and not a bad year to be born. In true TNMT fashion, you can't get just one pizza. My husband will have pepperoni/ pineapple. My girlfriend would love a sausage/ black olive/ banana pepper. Mine would be all the things. And it's time to start training a new ninja crop, so my daughter will join in and get her very own meatball pizza. We'd be a fierce four just like TNMT, but a little more undisciplined owing to a lack of Splinter in our lives.
JabberywockyTroll said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! Dangit! I just placed an order yesterday too.
merrymischief said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! My kids went through the stage where they had to have TMNT shirts, pants, socks, undies, jackets, backpacks, suspenders, mitts, hats, bed sheets and comforters, towels, toys, dinnerware and school supplies. I saw the TMNT logo in my dreams. I think a pizza would be a nice thank you fr keeping their franchise alive. I like pepperoni. Signed: One Logo Loco Mom
ThinkGeezer said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! This is rad man!
N64Trekie said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! 1984 was a good year. I graduated from college. I was going to my first job. I was playing tabletop RPGs. And there was TMNT. And I really love saying Cowabunga Dudes!
bluesguy said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! To all my heroes in a half shell, TURTLE POWER!!!" XD *nomnomnom*
Goatan said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! Literally watching a preview for the movie as I type. I want to see it so badly, I cant wait! Of course we all need a pizza to go with it!
Maryb96 said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! Thank GOD for PIZZA
CJ The Doctor said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! I am still a little scared of what they might do to destroy my memory of the turtles!
Manbumps said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! YEAH! Turtles +Pizza =<3
gooe said this 110 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'll take a large pepperoni with extra cheese. Please.
darkcomputerguru said this 109 days ago.
meaningless icon! Cowabunga, dudes and dudettes, we are definitely having pizza this weekend whether it's free or full-price (As long as it's on time. Never pay full price for a late pizza)
elffarmer said this 109 days ago.
meaningless icon! HEROES IN A HALF SHELL!!! TURTLE POWER!!!!! I'll sharpen my sai for my next pizza meal. :)
COMMODOREIV said this 109 days ago.
meaningless icon! Not sure whether my recent order would qualify as being 7th or not, really depends on the time zone Thinkgeek is located in (I placed an order at 10:55pm 7th of August NZST)
Burning Batsu said this 109 days ago.
meaningless icon! It's cool to see those original drawings! I could have sworn I've seen another where it was more like a realistic turtle on all fours with a mask before. These look much closer to the final idea.
DanMannyMan said this 109 days ago.
meaningless icon! Pizzaaaaaa!!!!!
Eijishinrow said this 109 days ago.
meaningless icon! Love TMNT, LOVE FREE PIZZA!
minecrafting_moomoo said this 109 days ago.
meaningless icon! The TMNT RPG by Palladium Books was one of my first forays away from D&D, which at the time was no small task. Behold, Turtle Power!
LoJack21 said this 109 days ago.
meaningless icon! But...but I *got* my order today, does that count? Cos it totes should... }:)
Spacegeek Nat said this 108 days ago.
meaningless icon! Rockin pizza with some rockin ninjas is an AWESOME combination. Cowabunga with extra cheese
branatic said this 107 days ago.

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