TOTALLY TUBULAR TREASURES:
MYSTERY BIRTHDAY BOX
EDITOR'S NOTE: This column showcases my random discoveries of TMNT merchandise. Despite the extensive collection from my childhood, I still find myself making Turtle purchases as an adult. Totally Tubular Treasures highlights just that.
The Sewer Den has treated me to a lot of interesting experiences. Through this blog, I have ventured into many uncharted waters. From the wacky events, to the cool people I've met along the way, the stories I write always keep me hooked. A pair of TMNT underwear might not mean much to some, but to us Turtle fans? It's everything.
Another awesome experience recently arrived on my doorstep. The Sewer Den gets the occasional eBay package, but nothing marked quite like this. Hand-written and full of promise, this small box brought huge anticipation.
On October 27th, I hit a milestone (or rock bottom depending how you look at it, ha-ha), and turned 30 years old. For 3 decades, I've been stomping around on this planet. And for most of that time, I've been a TMNT fan.
Like Michelangelo to pizza, I tore into the package. This birthday boy was shell-shocked.
Getting a card on your birthday is always appreciated. But, what about when you get THIS card? I was overwhelmed with positive vibes. @TMNTmaster (Nickelodeon's official TMNT Twitter page) was the maestro of this mutant marvel.
Since the green machines have been back on-air, we've bounced TMNT banter all over the Twitterverse. @TMNTmaster even re-tweets my Sewer Den stories to the TMNT fan base (always appreciated, dude).
The birthday love didn't stop there. I dug deeper into the box, sifting through the Nickelodeon-orange tissue paper...
Happy Mutation Day to me! A Funko Pop! figure - and Raphael too! My favorite hero in a halfshell. I've been dying to get these guys, but never got the chance. So getting my favorite Turtle in Funko Pop! form for a birthday gift? Booyakasha!
Hey, @TMNTmaster - a big THANK YOU! Not only was this a gracious gift, but I'm also chalking it up as a positive omen as I head into this new adventure known as my 30's. What was once a daunting milestone, now seems a lot less scary - cause this reminds me I'm still a kid at heart.
Totally Tubular Treasure: 1989 Classic Birthday Card
2013 Nickelodeon TMNT Raphael Funko Pop!
Where The Heck Did You Find This: @TMNTmaster
Amount Paid: "Money cannot buy the honor which you have earned tonight."
Level of Awesome: Totally Tubular! (scale: Rad < Bodacious < Totally Tubular!)
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