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TMNT WTF: Celebrating 30 Years Of Terrible Turtle Toys

The new film will create so many more merchandising opportunities, but let's look at the worst ones from the past 30 years of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

This year marks 30 years of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles being a thing that exists. Over that time, though their popularity has waxed and waned, these money-makers have never totally stopped making money. Maybe that's why everyone and their uncle licensed the characters to appear on all kinds of stuff. And over 30 years, there's been a lot of junk!

To help us pick the strangest of the strange, we turned to TMNT experts Jonathan Zelenak of The Sewer Den and Cody Mix of Crooked Ninja Turtle Gang. Here are their top 10 picks for biggest TMNT WTF items:

Know of something worse? Share it in the comments below!
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Duuude, those turtle pies were the best - I still remember the gooeyness and color.
Okay, rescind my previous comment. I did not finish the list, having stated that comment prior to the big finale.
Lets be honest about the Raphael nutcracker, only 2/3 of turtle fans were actually offended - Donatello was nobodies favorite.
I loved the hostess pies.
You might right about everything on this list except one. Sewer hockey was sick. It was pretty heavy duty for the time, and goals came at a premium.