Nickelodeon 2014 SDCC Plans & Exclusives Including TMNT Figures

by Jay Cochran
July 09, 2014
Nickelodeon has released details about their plans for San Diego Comic Con later this month including panels and exclusive figures. As we told you all last month, one of the exclusives will be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures from Playmates Toys. Read on for more details.

Nickelodeon has a lot of great things happening at Comic-Con this year, and they wanted to make sure you are aware of the great story angles they have.

They’re going to showcase our hit animated shows through an innovative booth design, fan activations, talent-driven panels and more. Our 1800-square-foot booth (#4113), inspired by the excitement and imagination streaming out of our Burbank Animation Studio, features a bold spiraling collage showcasing beloved hits like Rugrats, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Invader Zim, SpongeBob SquarePants and more, extending down to the floor from the ceiling of the convention center.

For the first time, Nickelodeon will hold an open call during the convention for original animated project ideas. Nick’s animation development team will be on-site from Thursday, July 24, to Saturday, July 26, with the goal of greenlighting a pitch for its global Animated Shorts Program, which is designed to identify and develop original comedy-driven content for kids. Participants must register in advance for their one-on-one meetings and will have 15 minutes to pitch their idea. Guidelines, restrictions, and pre-registration information are available at

Nickelodeon’s booth will also feature fan activations that include a voice-record room where fans can lend their own vocal talents to select scenes from their favorite Nick TV shows; a GIF Booth; a fan-art competition; and autograph signings with Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Sean Astin (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Janet Varney (The Legend of Korra) and more.

The network will also present four panels: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Sanjay and Craig; The Legend of Korra; and Nickelodeon’s New Animation Pipeline, which will give fans a sneak preview of the network’s new series, Breadwinners, Bad Seeds (working title) and Pig Goat Banana Cricket.

Here is a full list of Nickelodeon Comic-Con Activities:

Open Call for Animated Project Ideas: Nickelodeon’s animation development team will hold an open call for original animated project ideas, aiming to greenlight a pitch to be developed as part of its global Animated Shorts Program during the week of convention. A limited number of one-on-one pitches will be scheduled with pre-registered attendees at Nickelodeon’s booth on the main convention floor. Participants must register in advance for their one-on-one meetings and will have 15 minutes to pitch their idea. Guidelines, restrictions, and pre-registration information are available at

VO Your Favorite Show: The center of the Nick booth will feature a voice record booth where fans can test their voiceover skills by recording their own scene from a popular Nick animated show. Participants will be video recorded and will receive an email of the video featuring a side-by-side of the booth with the animated scene to share with friends.

Animated GIF booth: Fans can stop by the booth for a special photo experience. Participants can handpick their favorite Nick accessories or character cutouts and create a Nick-ified GIF to share across their social accounts.

Tumblr Fan Art Contest: This activation will kick-off with a pre-Comic-Con announcement encouraging fans to upload art of their favorite Nick character, past or present, to their Tumblr using #NickFanArt for a chance to have it featured at the Nick booth during the convention. The winning 10-15 pieces will be showcased on the main booth screen, as well as photographed with key talent/creators.

Autograph Signings: During the convention, Nickelodeon talent and executives will be signing autographs for fans. Signing opportunities include: SpongeBob SquarePants voice talent; The Legend of Korra creators and talent; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles talent and executive producers; Sanjay and Craig creators and talent; Breadwinners creators, Pig Goat Banana Cricket creators and Bad Seeds (working title) creators; and Power Rangers Super Megaforce cast.

Costumed Characters Appearances: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star and Power Rangers Megaforce characters will make appearances during the convention.

Giveaways: Fans have chance to win special products over the course of the convention.

Here is a full list of Panels:

Friday, July 25, 11:15a.m.–12:15p.m. -- Nickelodeon: Legend of Korra: Book 3 -- Join executive producer and creator team Mike Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko (Avatar: The Last Airbender) as they give a behind-the-scenes peek at how they create one of animation’s most stunning television productions. Special guests include voice actors: Janet Varney (Korra); David Faustino (Mako); Seychelle Gabriel (Asami); Mindy Sterling (Lin Beifong) and John Michael Higgins (Varrick). The panel includes an exclusive sneak peek screening of a new Book 3, Change episode. Moderated by Megan Casey (VP of Current Series for Nickelodeon). Room: Ballroom 20.

Saturday, July 26, 11:15a.m.–12:15p.m. -- Nickelodeon: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Booyakasha! – Revel in the mutation madness as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles nunchuk their way through bad guys, eat pizza and kick Kraang butt! Executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman pull back the curtain to give an in-depth look at the creation of the current series and talk with the amazing voice talent behind NYC’s most dangerous teenagers: Sean Astin (Raphael); Rob Paulsen (Donatello); Greg Cipes (Michelangelo); Seth Green (Leonardo); Mae Whitman (April O’Neil); Josh Peck (Casey Jones) and Kelly Hu (Karai). Moderated by Rich Magallanes (SVP of Current Series Animation for Nickelodeon). Room: 6A.

Sunday, July 27, 10:00a.m.–11:00a.m. -- Nickelodeon: New Animated Comedies – Bringing you Buds, Baps & Bad Seeds! -- Be the first to see an exclusive sneak peek of Nickelodeon’s all new LOL-inducing animated comedies! You’ll also get an insider’s look at the creative process behind these funny, warped, endearing and booty-shaking shows. The panel features Breadwinners creators Steve Borst and Gary “Doodles” Di Raffaele; Bad Seeds (working title) creator C.H. Greenblatt; Pig Goat Banana Cricket creators JRyan and Dave Cooper; and executive producer David Sacks. Moderated by Rich Magallanes (SVP of Current Series Animation for Nickelodeon). Room 7AB.

Sunday, July 27, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. -- Nickelodeon: Sanjay and Craig - Dude! What’s up? -- For the first time ever at Comic-Con, the rad-awesome stars of Sanjay and Craig will perform an episode live, accompanied by clips and storyboard panels from the series. Co-creators Jay Howell and Jim Dirschberger will operate a sound board and pepper the performance with noiice SFX. Scheduled to perform are Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist); Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock); Tony Hale (Arrested Development); Matt Jones (Breaking Bad); John DiMaggio (Futurama); Nika Futterman and other special guests. Following the performance will be an exclusive sneak peek at an upcoming episode and audience Q&A with cast and creators. All children, doom babies, chicken-wing-eaters and talking snakes are welcome! Moderated by Claudia Spinelli (VP of Current Series for Nickelodeon) Room: 6A.

Below is a full list of Nick talent at Comic-Con this year:

The Legend of Korra’s Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko (co-creators/executive producers); Janet Varney (Korra); David Faustino (Mako); Seychelle Gabrielle (Asami Sato); Mindy Sterling (Lin Beifong) and John Michael Higgins (Varrick).

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Seth Green (Leonardo); Sean Astin (Raphael); Greg Cipes (Michelangelo); Rob Paulsen (Donatello); Josh Peck (Casey Jones); Mae Whitman (April O’Neil); Kelly Hu (Karai); Ciro Nieli (executive producer) and Brandon Auman (executive producer).

Sanjay and Craig’s Jim Dirschberger and Jay Howell (co-creators/executive producers); Maulik Pancholy (Sanjay); Chris Hardwick (Craig); Matt Jones (Hector); Tony Hale (Mr. Noodman); John DiMaggio (Penny) and Nika Futterman (Belle Pepper).

SpongeBob SquarePants’ Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants).

Breadwinners’ Steve Borst and Gary “Doodles” Di Raffaele (creators/executive producers).

Bad Seeds’ (working title) C.H. Greenblatt (creator).

Pig Goat Banana Cricket’s J. Ryan and Dave Cooper (co-creators) and David Stacks (executive producer).

And here is a list of EXCLUSIVES they will be offering at their booth:

FUNKO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelango Hikari
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo Hikari is a highly collectible Sofubi figure inspired by Japanese Vinyl Figures. Each piece will be hand numbered and from a limited edition run of 500 pieces. The Michelangelo Hikari Figure stands 6" tall and comes in a window display box. Ages 3+.

SRP $50.00

KidRobot Bebop figure
Mutated to gain strength and ability to fight the Ninja Turtles, Rocksteady is a rhino humanoid street thug known for his stupidity. This 7-inch mutated vinyl comes with classic cargos, goggles, and machine gun. The unique color combination is used only at conventions!

SRP $49.99

KidRobot Rocksteady figure
Mutated to gain strength and ability to fight the Ninja Turtles, Bebop is a warthog humanoid street thug known for his stupidity. This 7-inch mutated vinyl comes with mohawk, glasses, and turtle shell drill. The unique color combination is used only at conventions!

SRP $49.99

Playmates Original Comic Raphael figure
Based on original comic drawings, this figure is decorated in black and white and features his signature weapon. The figure stands on a sewer lid with Raphael engraved.


Peavey Electronics Guitar
In the Fall of 1983, two friends and comic book writers, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, created what would become an iconic brand of pizza-eating, skateboarding, crime-fighting mutant reptiles. Today, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® are cultural icons and wildly successful franchise, including cartoon series, movies, music and merchandising. The team at Peavey® is proud to announce their new partnership with Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello and Raphael in their newest production guitar!

The Limited Edition 2014 Comic-Con Eastman/Laird Rockmaster guitar is now available with officially licensed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® “Glow-in-the-dark” artwork, and a high gloss finish on a basswood body, providing excellent balance, playability and tone. With a maple neck and rosewood fretboard for fast rhythm and lead playing, plus sealed tuner gears and an adjustable bridge to keep your guitar in tune longer, the Rockmaster Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle guitar is ready to rock. Comes with cable, strap and picks.

This Limited Edition custom guitar is available exclusively through Action Figure Express and will be introduced at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con. Only 100 will be available for sale and each on is individually hand numbered.
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