This show has come a long way and now it’s extremely successful! However, over the years, there have been many imitations. Which is, of course, the sincerest form of flattery! Take a look at some of these secondhand mutants.
1. The Originals.
This is the one we all know and love. This cartoon was released in 1987.
2. Extreme Dinosaurs.
These dinosaurs were definitely EXTREME!
3. Road Rovers.
Mutated dogs instead of turtles. A great idea!
4. Biker Mice From Mars.
Any group of animals with extreme powers were all the rage!
5. Avenger Penguins.
Even penguins can be rough and tough!
6. Toxic Crusaders.
Believe it or not, they still air old episodes every once in a while. So, you can still catch them for the first time if you never have before.
7. Wild West COW Boys of Moo Mesa.
These cows took the law into their own hands.
This was the best replica of TMNT so far.
9. The Cheetahmen.
They had three Cheetahmen video games by Action 52 but never made it into the toy lines, comic books or TV shows.
10. Samurai Pizza Cats.
Cats can be tough too! It seems that all animals wanted to be like turtles.
11. Street Sharks.
Sharks are pretty scary anyway but now they are terrifying!
These began as a line of toys in the 90s but they didn’t do so well.
13. SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron.
Clearly, they were grasping at straws with this one.
14. Stone Protectors.
They made cartoons and Troll Dolls. They got pretty close to becoming popular.
15. Bucky O’Hare and the Toad Wars.
All of these mutants had something in common. Fighting evil!
16. Creepy Crawlers.
This was a hugely popular toy line. Mutant bugs instead of Mutant Turtles.
17. The Punk Frogs.
Well, they tried again with this one. However, nothing ever compared to the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.