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Monday, June 8, 2009

Photos: '80s Cartoon Icons Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turn 25 at Science Center

Posted By on Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 11:50 AM

Twenty-five years after the comic book (and subsequent animated series, awesome action figure line and movies), the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are touring the country in a bus, stopping in cities to perform their own style of martial arts. On Friday, they stopped at the St. Louis Science Center.

Although it's been more than two decades since the half-shell ninjas first won over popular culture, their fans are still dedicated, for ironic reasons or not. So they arrived, posed with the  TMNT -- and April, their TV news reporter ally -- on Friday and hung out through Saturday. After the jump are photos of their stop here Friday.

Brian McKinley, 18,Poses with Michelangelo in front of the Turtles Party Bus. McKinley  drove 7 hours from Huntsville Alabama to see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Having purchased TMNT figures and apparel since he was 2, Brian remarked that the collection inside the party bus was much smaller than his. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • Brian McKinley, 18,Poses with Michelangelo in front of the Turtles Party Bus. McKinley drove 7 hours from Huntsville Alabama to see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Having purchased TMNT figures and apparel since he was 2, Brian remarked that the collection inside the party bus was much smaller than his.

PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith

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