Rabid TMNT fangirlism + childhood memories + tax refund =buying all four of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cuddle Pillows (or “Pillow Buddies”, depending on which store you buy them from).

There was really never any question that I would end up owning these, but I need to thank Tommy over at Top Hat Sasquatch for tipping me off that Walmart.com has them for less than $18 each. With free Site-to-Store shipping, I got mine in a matter of a few days.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cuddle Pillows

Here they all are, chillin’ in my bedroom (and you should feel special, because I NEVER make my bed):

My Bedroom Today

From left to right: Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael

If the order of the Turtles looks familiar it’s probably because a few days ago I posted a photo of what my bedroom looked like in 1989, the pièce de résistance being my Ninja Turtle plushies all lined up on my bed:

My Bedroom in 1989

Here’s a closer look at the 2013 version of that photo:

TMNT Pillow Buddies

And some shots of the individual Turtles:


Leonardo’s the leader in blue, he’ll do anything it takes to get his Ninjas through.

Leonardo Plush


Donatello is the fellow, has a way with machines.

Donatello Plush


Raphael’s got the most attitude on the team.

Raphael Plush


Michelangelo, he’s one of a kind, and you’ll know just where to find him when it’s party time.

Michelangelo Plush

Hi, my name is Jaime, I am 31 years old, and I like Ninja Turtles…