I thought since the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles section of the forums is gone now, I would start a Turtles topic here to use for any of your TMNT related comments and questions.
Other than the obvious statement of: I want this line back, I thought I'd start the conversation out like this:
List your favorite version of the turtles in comics, cartoons, and movies. Then say what your favorite is overall.
Comic: TMNT 1984-1993 volume 1 written by Eastman & Laird
Cartoon: original cartoon 1987-1996 (although the 2003 version wasn't bad as it did take more elements from the comic so that was cool)
Movie: the first TMNT movie from 1990 (but when I was a kid TMNT II the Secret of the Ooze was my favorite)
Because of the nostalgia of it all, Raph's witty jokes and 4th wall breaks, the original 1987 cartoon is my overall favorite, although I do wish they actually fought more, looking back on it, they seem to run from trouble if possible. But it had to be "kid friendly" and were it not for that first cartoon and the playmates toy line with it, the TMNT would have never became mainstream.