TMNT Cowabunga Collection Limited Edition Gets New Kevin Eastman Art – 71Bait

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have fans who love the original 1980’s cartoon or just love the original Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird Comics, or just the Playmates toys, or just the action figures from NECA, or the current comics from IDW, or all of the above to some degree. Then there are a few sadistic fans who love Konami’s 1989 video game even in the underwater level. There aren’t many fans like that, but there are many fans who grew up with TMNT games released by Konami in the 1990s. Many quarters were lost to the TMNT arcade case, which was eventually released as a console TMNT II. The Konami era of games is very popular and many fans are nostalgic for the classic beat ’em up games that Konami produced in the 1990s based on the classic Fred Wolf animated series, and where there’s nostalgia, there’s that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: That Cowbunga Collection.

TMNT Cowabunga Collection Cover, courtesy of Konami

Release is scheduled for December 31, 2022 TMNT Cowabunga Collection will feature 13 games originally released by Konami between 1989 and 1993 across multiple consoles including NES, Gameboy, SNES, Sega Genesis and arcade-only versions.

TMNT Cowabunga Collection logo, courtesy of Konami
TMNT Cowabunga Collection logo, courtesy of Konami

Included are:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (Arcade)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (NES)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project (NES)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (NES)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (Super Nintendo)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (Super Nintendo)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Raid (Sega Genesis)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (Sega Genesis)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan (Game Boy)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back from the Sewers (Game Boy)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue (Game Boy)

That’s a massive amount of content for $49.99, but if you have $100 more, you can get it TMNT Cowunga Collection Limited Edition that also includes:

  • Physical copy of the game with original box design by Kevin Eastman
  • Fabric poster featuring Kevin Eastman’s adaptation of TMNT: Turtles in Time (16″ by 24″)
  • Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo Layered Acrylic Diorama (4.5″ x 5″)
  • Enamel pin set featuring five classic designs – The Technodrome, Turtle Blimp, Party Wagon, Shredder and Krang
  • Set of 12 translucent comic-style trading cards based on TMNT: Tournament Fighter With Rarely Seen Performances by Wingnut, Armaggon, Chrome Dome, War, Aska, Karai and More (3″ x 5″)
  • Full color 180 page art book with a chapter dedicated to each of the 13 games in the compilation (5.5″ x 8″)
A look inside the Eastman cover edition, courtesy of Konami
A look inside the Eastman cover edition, courtesy of Konami

The Limited Edition will feature two new original artworks by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, the first on the box cover and the second on the 16″ x 24″ cloth poster featuring Eastman’s version of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time Home page. Pre-orders are already in place and will likely disappear quickly.

TMNT Cowabunga Collection Limited Edition Gets New Kevin Eastman Art
TMNT Cowabunga Collection Limited Edition Kevin Eastman cover, courtesy of Konami

Original press release:

Los Angeles – April 18, 2022 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection Limited edition box set. In collaboration with Nickelodeon, the Konami Physical Collector’s Box contains unique items and exclusive artwork from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Co-creator Kevin Eastman. As a sequel to the recently announced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga CollectionThis box set is a one-off, limited production that includes artwork and design material inspired by various Konami TMNT games, including:

  • Physical copy of the game with an original box design by Kevin Eastman
  • Fabric poster featuring Kevin Eastman’s adaptation of TMNT: Turtles in Time (16″ by 24″)
  • Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo Layered Acrylic Diorama (4.5″ x 5″)
  • Enamel pin set featuring five classic designs – The Technodrome, Turtle Blimp, Party Wagon, Shredder and Krang
  • Set of 12 translucent comic-style trading cards based on TMNT: Tournament Fighter With Rarely Seen Performances by Wingnut, Armaggon, Chrome Dome, War, Aska, Karai and More (3″ x 5″)
  • Full color 180 page art book with a chapter dedicated to each of the 13 games in the compilation (5.5″ x 8″)

Pre-order them Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection Limited edition box set now at MSRP $149.99. This collector’s box is available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch through retailers in the US and Canada only. Chasing after Shredder, battling the Foot, and messing with bebop and rocksteady, this incredible collection of thirteen original classics gives a new look at why Konami’s adaptations of heroes in a half-shell are setting the standard in beat ’em up action games. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection contains:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (Arcade)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (NES)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project (NES)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (NES)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (Super Nintendo)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (Super Nintendo)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Raid (Sega Genesis)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (Sega Genesis)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan (Game Boy)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back from the Sewers (Game Boy)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue (Game Boy)

above Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
The games are based on the characters and themes of the 80’s children’s cartoon and comic series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles often set in a fictional New York City, near the sewers, in futuristic enemy bases, and even the passage of time itself! In collaboration with Nickelodeon, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection will also feature a host of extras utilizing imagery from the original cartoons, comics, and other historical TMNT media content in a curated museum that connects the franchise across media. In addition, never-before-seen development graphics, sketches and game design material will be included.

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