Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Stickers Album

 Lately the image quality has been abysmally poor at times. I know what’s caused the problem and now it’s fixed, but I can’t be bothered to take new pictures all over again.

tmnt1I bought this 1992’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Sticker Album for nostalgia’s sake for a symbolic sum. Some girl named Matilda has filled up with many of the stickers already- it isn’t complete though.

tmnt2Turning the first page I saw a classic Yapon ad that they used in most comic books back then. The first is an ad for the NES and the Game Boy which you could rent for 40 SEK/24 hrs and a NES for 30 SEK/24 hrs. A Game Boy Game Pak was 25 SEK/ 24 hrs and the unit itself for the same price. Mind that with inflation taken into account that it’s much more expensive today- know your economics! If anyone is interested I’ll be able to scan it for you, though it always takes a long time for me to actually get to it. I always follow through though.

tmnt3Then we have that classic Konami LCD game ad where the Turtles fool you into buying those handhelds. I have the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles one at home, and it still has that sticker on the screen. I never had one as a kid but I used to play my friend’s LCD games. They aren’t that good really, at least when you compare them to the Game Boy. But if you never had a Game Boy then this was as good as it would get. I really do like these hand-drawn ads though, it looks like someone random dude drew them- the quality isn’t that great. I can understand why they look angry though as they have to make ads to afford Pizza. There’s no welfare for mutant turtles.

tmnt4Lastly we have the album itself and it isn’t that spectacular, aside from nostalgia, in itself. But there is something amusing about it- the sticker they use to show that the turtles are shocked to know that they were created due to an accident is very ill fitting as it looks like Raphael is just sitting there chilling. And that’s after just having received those shocking news according to the text underneath. Matilda might’ve put the sticker in the wrong place but the rest are correctly inserted. Other than that it contains screenshots from the movie and promotional images (like this one where Raph is chillin’ in the couch). One of the words in this picture is spelled wrong too- and here I thought bad spelling was something of the 21st century. They wrote “dom”, which means “judgement”, when they’re meaning to write “dem”, or “them”. This is a very common misspelling in Swedish as the way “dem” is pronounced sounds like it should be spelled “dom”, though the pronounciation of the two words is different when it comes to the “o” and how it’s said. Anyhow, spelling nerdery aside I always find it amazing how errors like these are able to find their way into proper printed material- though I can see how it doesn’t matter in a product like this one it’s still targeted towards kids who should learn correctly from the beginning.

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4 thoughts on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Stickers Album

    • What the Englishmen were afraid of we were too, it seems. Well, we didn’t have a scare like that per se, but adapted whatever they had over there to our market over here. Though we did have nunchucks on Michelangelo in the cartoon (we only borrowed the name). But everyone called them “Ninja Turtles” over here.

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