About the Book

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been a powerhouse franchise ever since the debut of the indie comic book back in 1984. The TMNT have captivated kids and those young at heart for more than 30 years now with several movies, multiple cartoon series, ongoing comics, and one of the most extensive and playable toylines in history. The golden era of TMNT for many fans was from 1988 to 1995, and it's that vintage era that this book aims to focus on. When you're dealing with such an expansive franchise it's essential to nail down a focus and the original cartoon and movies are still regarded by many fans as the definitive TMNT. In this book author, collector, and pop culture historian Matt MacNabb examines everything from the Playmates toyline to the more obscure product offerings - from fast food toys, food product, school supplies, and trading cards to video games, VHS, and books.



About the Author

Matt MacNabb

Matt MacNabb is a pop culture historian, author and freelance writer that has spent the better part of the past 20 years studying movies, tv, comics, toys and their effects on our culture. Matt is the mind behind a network of popular websites, including LegionsOfGotham.org, GhostbustersCollector.com, TMNTCollector.com, TheAtariNation.com and PixarCollector.com. A regarded authority on Batman and comic book history, Matt and his work has been featured in publications like Total Film, SFX Magazine, Variety, Brick Journal, on CNN and BBC Radio, and other various books, magazines, radio shows and newspapers. He has contributed freelance writing to several websites, including Snopes and Screen Rant. He has also contributed content and editorial services to books like Holy Franchise, Batman and The Dc Comics Action Figure Archive and is the author of four books, including Batman's Arsenal: An Encyclopedic Chronicle, Ghostbusters Collectables, A Secret History of Brands: The Dark and Twisted Beginnings of the Brand Names We Know and Love and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Collectables. Matt resides in Omaha, NE with his wife and four children, he can be found online at his official website MattMacNabb.com.



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