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Album Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Coming Out Of Their Shells

At the height of their popularity, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were everywhere -- on the big screen with the live-action movies, on the small screen with the classic cartoon series, on home video game consoles worldwide and on the colorful pages of comic books.  As kids growing up through the 80s and 90s, we just couldn't get enough of our "heroes in a half-shell," and it didn't take long for food conglomerates to get their eager hands in on the action.  Companies shoehorned the Turtles into their products any way they could, from the Ninja Turtles cereal (more or less Chex with Turtle-shaped marshmallows to turn the milk green) to Hostess's Ninja Turtle Pudding Pies (a sugary, puke-colored crust encasing a load of vanilla pudding) to Chef Boyardee's Turtle Pasta (which tasted like any other concoction released by the carb-loving cuisinier).  But all of these barely-edible creations paled in comparison to the plot devised by Pizza Hut in 1990...