We live in a unique time. Thanks to technology, specifically social media, the way in which we acquire news has changed greatly since I was a kid. Back then, you either watched the news or bought tomorrow's newspaper to find out what's going on in the world. When it came to new products, you'd either catch a commercial, advertisement, or get lucky when searching the aisles. But nowadays, the world is at the tip of our fingers and everything is updated in real-time. Today, with a quick search, it's much faster to find news on Twitter than any other media outlet. In fact, in that same regard, those of us who used to read the news can now make our own. Now, more than ever, nobody is a nobody.
In terms of The Holidaze, where I discuss new products, toys, events, nostalgia and, of course, holidays, this new age we live in can be just as effective. In my down time (and when I'm killing time at work,) I'll randomly search hashtags on Instagram in relation to my interests. It only takes a second and, before ya know it, there are thousands of #halloween photos to go through. Try doing a quick #80s or #90s search and go on a trip back in time for a true ride down memory lane. For so many reasons, Instagram has become my favorite social media outlet and it's where I find a lot of Holidaze topics.
Most recently, while doing a #TMNT search, I stumbled across something absolutely awesome!!
As I've stated here before, I am a HUGE Ninja Turtles fan! They're my favorite cartoon characters of all-time and, to this day, you'll still find me collecting merchandise and watching the classic 80s toon. So when I saw this, posted by @its_lpk-all_day, my jaw immediately dropped. With the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film being released on August 8th, the movie promotion has clearly begun! This brand new can of Crush Soda is specifically designed for Raphael and is Strawberry flavored to match his colored eye band. This is almost too perfect that it was hard to believe. Then, as I looked closely, I started to think it was fake. If you look at the logo, it looks as if it's poorly cut-out. So I tried not to get my hopes up, especially because this was the only photo I found, and just forget about it until something else came along.
Then, today, I saw.... this!! In a similar search, @thepleasuretheprivilegeismine posted this masterpiece!! If this doesn't make it official, then I don't know what will! Not only are we getting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Crush soda cans, we're getting 12-packs specifically designed and flavored to match all four Ninja Turtles. Raphael will be Strawberry and I assumed Donatello will be Grape while Michelangelo will be Orange. That makes sense, but I wasn't sure which blue flavor would be applied to Leonardo. Well, now we know.. Crush Berry Punch! As far as I know, this flavor has never been released before and will be making it's debut with our fearless leader! Now, are there flavors for April, Splinter and Shredder, too? I don't know, but I highly doubt it. In reality, the only other flavor I can fathom is lime. Perhaps we'll get a mutagen TGRI can to represent all four turtles. That would put this over the top, but I'm already ecstatic over this promotional product. It's a good sign for TMNT products and I hope to see much much more in the coming months.
As soon as I find these packs, they'll be here on The Holidaze. Until then, keep your eyes peeled!!