I Spent Over $200 On Old Toys


Through a series of connections, I was offered an exclusive opportunity to purchase some of the rarest of TMNT toys. Larges bins were exhumed from the back of a New Jersey toy shop in my honor. This lost loot of treasure wasn't available to the public, making me feel like a celebrity. We carefully emptied the contents onto the floor, creating a pile of TMNT rarities that made my sewer-dwelling heart flutter with enthusiasm. Like Gollum searching for the ring, I got on my hands & knees searching for my precious. I sifted through dozens of figures, wandering though this living dream. I had never seen some of these toys in real life! They were perfect by my standards - opened from their packaging, included all their accessories & were in beautiful condition. I combed through them, analyzing them in awe, like a jeweler inspecting a flawless diamond.


Most of the fun came from just seeing these extremely uncommon TMNT toys in person. But of course, I had to buy something. Avoiding bankruptcy, I managed to leave by only spending a little over $200. Yes, I spent over $200 on old toys. Take a peek at the haul that still has me in disbelief.

Haircuts In A Halfshell


Bravery. Honor. Hair gel?

When it comes to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, lots of things come to mind, but haircuts are not one of them. Yet somehow, lots of wacky hairdos can be spotted in my TMNT toy collection. Why do good guys, bad guys & other freaky mutants have hair? The 90s were weird times, man.
Let's take a trip to the sewer salon & see which characters have bodacious locks. Snip, snip.

The Sewer Den's Pizza Party (Part 5)


Diamond Select Toys and The Sewer Den teamed up for the ultimate TMNT fueled event. A select group of social movers and shakers gathered in New York City for a night of cowabunga festivities. There was Turtle Power at every turn - pizza, games, merchandise, toys, original artwork, and more! Join us in this 5-Part series, The Sewer Den's Pizza Party.

Late to the party? See what you missed.



The party was cruising along. We chomped down on pizza pies. A Secret of the Ooze screening had filled the room with movie magic. Comical activities kept us engaged and laughing. The second round of our current game, Sewer Sketch, had just ended. Round 3, the final round, was about to start. Who would emerge victorious?

The Sewer Den's Pizza Party (Part 4)


Diamond Select Toys and The Sewer Den teamed up for the ultimate TMNT fueled event. A select group of social movers and shakers gathered in New York City for a night of cowabunga festivities. There was Turtle Power at every turn - pizza, games, merchandise, toys, original artwork, and more! Join us in this 5-Part series, The Sewer Den's Pizza Party.

Late to the party? See what you missed.


The party was in full swing. Pizza had been consumed. A Secret of the Ooze screening ignited the nostalgia. Creative activities kept our brains busy. The first round of our current game, Sewer Sketch, had just ended. Round 2 was about to commence. The pressure was on! In case you missed the rules of the game, let's take another peek.

The Sewer Den's Pizza Party (Part 3)


Diamond Select Toys and The Sewer Den teamed up for the ultimate TMNT fueled event. A select group of social movers and shakers gathered in New York City for a night of cowabunga festivities. There was Turtle Power at every turn - pizza, games, merchandise, toys, original artwork, and more! Join us in this 5-Part series, The Sewer Den's Pizza Party.

Late to the party? See what you missed.


Pizza lined our bellies. We were riding a 90s, nostalgia high from just watching TMNT 2: Secret of the Ooze. Everything was going perfect at The Sewer Den's Pizza Party. The crowd of 6 was relaxed and well-fed. Our next event would get us moving and put our artistic talents to the test. We broke into teams of two. Each pair would have their own moment in the hotspot, while the rest of the group watched on. Uncomfortable and awesome.

The Sewer Den's Pizza Party (Part 2)


Diamond Select Toys and The Sewer Den teamed up for the ultimate TMNT fueled event. A select group of social movers and shakers gathered in New York City for a night of cowabunga festivities. There was Turtle Power at every turn - pizza, games, merchandise, toys, original artwork, and more! Join us in this 5-Part series, The Sewer Den's Pizza Party.

Late to the party? See what you missed.


The Sewer Den's Pizza Party kicked off with all the right moves. With one gaming activity in the books and pizza on our plates, it was time to turn our attention to the next event - cowaBINGO. That's right, cowaBINGO. The game is your standard version of Bingo, but mutated to sewer-appropriate levels and injected with a Super Shredder dose of fun. Let me give you a quick debriefing on the wonders and rules of cowaBINGO.

The Sewer Den's Pizza Party (Part 1)


Diamond Select Toys and The Sewer Den teamed up for the ultimate TMNT-fueled event. A select group of social movers and shakers gathered in New York City for a night of cowabunga festivities. There was Turtle Power at every turn - pizza, games, merchandise, toys, original artwork, and more! Join us in this 5-Part series, The Sewer Den's Pizza Party.



Meet the Sewer Six.

Let's get this party started. Like any good gathering, a curated guest list is crucial. I'd love to invite the entire TMNT fanbase, but alas, my NYC apartment is only so big. I scrounged up a band of pizza-eating connoisseurs and had them make the trek to my home ready. Some of them came from the far outreaches of the Big Apple (Queens), while others made the journey from out of state (Pennsylvania & Maryland). One came from down the street, but that's not as dramatic. Who were these mysterious party goers? I had everyone uncover their artistic side and sketch a self portrait, but with a twist - Turtle-fy yourself.