For this week’s assignment from The League, I didn’t have to look very hard for inspiration. When I think “green” I automatically think Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

They’re the world’s most fearsome fighting team
They’re heroes in a half shell and they’re GREEN

So today I thought I’d share some of my TMNT collection with you.

I just recently got my hands on these figures from Nickelodeon’s new line of TMNT toys. I love how each Turtle is a different shade of green, like the original Playmates TMNT figures from the 80s. This is the first time I’ve ever posed action figures for a photos. I had so much fun I even went the extra mile and Photoshop’d together a decent backdrop and used some dramatic lighting. I’m kind of proud of it!

Nick TMNT Toys

Random TMNT movie stuff: The Secret of the Ooze poster and trading cards, DVDs of the first two films (my VHS copies are too battered to be presentable), and a VHS of Behind the Shells: The Making of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

TMNT Movie Stuff

Remember these trading cards from the original TMNT cartoon? Here are some of my favorites.

TMNT Cartoon Trading Cards

Some of my TMNT comics. I tried to pick out the ones where the Turtles’ green coloring was the most vivid.

TMNT Comics

Some old school TMNT games for NES and Super Nintendo. Why the sai? No reason, really. I just thought it would make for a more interesting photo. And it’s also kind of funny because I never use Raph in TMNT games.

TMNT Nintendo Games

I’d love to show you more, but I’d need about a week to photograph everything! Perhaps I’ll save it for some future blog posts. ;)

The League Goes Green

Won­der­ing what this is all about? This week’s assign­ment from The League of Extra­or­di­nary Blog­gers was our first photo challenge! The subject was simply “things that are green.” Here’re some other cool green things my fellow Leaguers took pictures of: