TMNT vs. Universal Monsters
Yes, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be tussling with the classic Universal Monsters. That sounds awesome. And it even gets awesome-er: the voice of Dracula will be provided by star of FRIGHT NIGHT Chris Sarandon! (No word yet on who will be voicing the Wolfman, but it’s a safe bet it WON’T be Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.) What I can’t stop thinking about, though, is the news (It’s news to me!) that the toy company Playmates created some amalgamated figures of the Turtles with the Universal Monsters back in the 90s. How did I miss that? The 90s were a bad time for me, the middle 90s in particular. All I can figure is that there was so much flotsam going on in my life at the time that these figures just slipped under my radar.
The Turtles will encounter the Monsters on Nickelodeon in a four-episode special of their current TV show. When? I dunno. The article doesn’t say. Don’t ask me, either. Hell, I didn’t even know they’d made mash-up figures of the TMNT and the Monsters back in the 90s! I am WAY out of the loop where the Ninja Turtles are concerned. The article does say that the Monsters will feature in episodes 8 through 11, if that’s any help