Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Now a Coffee Table Book
Which is harder to grasp? The realization that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are nearing age 30, or the news that their popularity is so enormous that they’re now the subject of a coffee table book? The Teenage Mutant Action Figure Encyclopedia, a collection of the TMNT figures, weapons, vehicles and accessories from 1988-2017, is now a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. The book has taken three years to put together; the campaign, with more than three weeks remaining, has already received over $28,000 in financial pledges. There’s still some work to be done before the campaign achieves its target of $58,000, but our heroes in a half-shell have a lot of fans who are eager to dive into the largest action figure and accessory book ever made.
Why a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Encyclopedia?
Well . . . why not? True, it’s never been done before, and when Jay Lawrence began his labor of love three years ago, he intended to compile a compendium of classic figures. Somewhere along the way, his opus turned into what he believes might possibly be the largest action figure and accessory book ever published. But, Cowabunga, dude, would you expect anything less from Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello? Lawrence is confident that he’s working with a team of professionals that will be able to deliver the product according to schedule. For longer than three years, he’s been doing business with the same printing factory used by major world corporations such as Samsung, which inspires confidence for the production of the book.
What’s Included in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Encyclopedia?
In a word, everything. When a project like this takes three years to complete, and when it covers the years from 1988 to 2017, and when it includes more than 3,500 TMNT items from accessories to weapons, you know that it’s big. Not only is it big, but its proud author thinks it might be a record; Lawrence is giving serious consideration to submitting this book to the Guinness Book of World Records.
What You’ll Find in the TMNT Encyclopedia
Of course it includes Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello, but when you take a look at some of the series that are also in the book, you’ll realize how complete a collection is inside the pages: Sport Turtles; Rock “N Rollin’ Turtles; Talkin’ Turtles Head-dropping Turtles; Smash ‘em Bash ‘em Figures; Movie Star Turtles; Sewer Spitting Turtles; Wacky Wild West Turtles; Cave Turtles; Bodacious Birthday Turtles, and many, many, many more.
More than 90% of the book is complete, including photographs. This attention to his timeline was necessary so that Lawrence could expedite the printing process, as well as demonstrate the amount of research that has gone into the book. When the campaign is over and the funding period ends, the only additional item to add will be the names and photos of the donors. The final proof will be completed a week after the close of the campaign.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Enthusiasts, Make Your Presence Known.
This is your chance to prove your loyalty to the TMNT phenomenon by contributing to the Kickstarter campaign. Lawrence, who only engages in projects that inspire his passion, understand that TMNT fans share that passion and that’s why he wants this book to be special. He appreciates the support of the backers; the name and photo of every backer who donated to the campaign will be included in a listing in the back of the book.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for TMNT fan who would love to have a giant inventor of Turtle knowledge contained in one convenient source, you have the opportunity to do your shopping a little early by supporting this campaign.