Card of the Day: 1989-90 Topps TMNT Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sticker #10

Card of the Day: 1989 Topps Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Raphael Sticker #1

Under The Tree: Ninja Golf

If Hollywood ever decides to turn this game into a movie I will be first in line to see it. Because it will break all box office records. This could be the big break Clint Eastwood has been waiting for.

Developed by BlueSky Software for the Atari 7800, Ninja Golf combines a traditional golf game with side-scrolling beat’em up gameplay.

Simply aim your ball and shoot it towards the green. Upon running towards your ball you will encounter various enemies along the way. These enemies include other ninjas, gophers, birds, giant mutant frogs, sharks, snakes, and a whole lot more.

Ninja Golf is one of the last games Atari released before dropping support for the 7800 system in 1990-91.

If you’re a retro game fan looking to play something that has a lot of depth, this isn’t the game for you. The gameplay is very repetitive. The box art gets an A+ though.

Video game collecting has exploded in popularity over the years. It makes me wish I had held on to some of mine. A sealed copy of Ninja Golf can reach into the hundreds of dollars.

Flashback Product of the Week: 1989 Topps Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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It has been over twenty years since we’ve seen a live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film hit the big screen.  TMNT hasn’t gone anywhere.  They’ve been around in all types of animated media, but not live-action.  Their last live-action film, TMNT III, was released in 1993 and is still considered a major bomb.  TMNT III never lived up to its first two predecessors, and didn’t take advantage of the library of villains the Turtles have.  This weekend though TMNT is making a comeback to live-action.  It literally is judgment day for a film that’s been in development for awhile, and has had die-hard TMNT fans talking.  I personally would like to see it do well.  The TMNT and Batman were my introduction to the world of superheroes.  I’ve got a feeling though that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is going to take the top spot again.

The TMNT animated series that ran for ten seasons (1987-1996) is a core element of my childhood.  It started well before the first movie was released in 1990, and was much more kid friendly than the original TMNT comics.  It shocked me when I found out how violent the TMNT comics actually were.  The original comics showed the Turtles drinking beer and killing people.

In the 1980’s, Topps created card sets for everything.  Not just sports.  It should be no surprise that the TMNT animated series got their own set.  So many of these sets were produced, very little value can be found in them today.  The TMNT set consists of 99 cards/stickers.  There are 88 story cards and 11 stickers.  Unopened boxes can sell for $40.00.

Who would’ve thought Kevin Eastman’s and Peter Laird’s goof would have turned into one of the biggest superhero name brands.