Who doesn’t love Ninja Turtle room décor? The comic book, which started as a sort of joke between creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, was published by Mirage Studios, an independent publishing company. It was originally intended as a single publication, but quickly expanded as the idea of mutant teen-aged turtles caught the imagination of young and old alike in the 1980’s.
A Ninja Turtle room could include the inevitable bedspread and curtains, but you can take it so much further. Framed photos of the actors who played the roles, models, rugs and a variety of posters are available for decorating your young scientist’s room.
Don’t forget the rat who trained the young turtles, or the girl who freed the turtles from the lab as it was being destroyed. Lava lamps – homemade or purchased, can add to that inner-city shabby chic that goes with the turtles, as well as “ninja” equipment (plastic weapons preferred, although older teens and adults might be sword collectors). You could even add a turtle tank with turtles or a rat cage with a rat. Both can be appropriate pets for apartments where dogs or cats might be against your lease conditions. Don’t forget to provide your Turtle enthusiast with some sturdy shelves for memorabilia, including figures, and some magazine storage boxes for those vintage comic books. Recordings of movies and cartoons and a good player wouldn’t come amiss for a fan of these articulate turtles who were named for famous artists.
A Ninja turtles room doesn’t need to be fancy – after all, the turtles fought their battles in back allies, in sewers, and other obscure places known only to inner city bad guys and heroes. Conceptualized as a parody of then existing superheroes, Ninja Turtles have earned their place in superhero hall of fame.