Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was the greatest concept to ever be created—other than possibly Ghostbusters, but that's an argument for a different day. Today, we're here to discuss a dream having finally come true: a real-life Ninja Turtles Pizza Thrower.
The fine folks at Pizza Hut took it upon themselves to build a life-sized Ninja Turtles Pizza Thrower for this week's Comic-Con—just like the Darth Vader DarthCar. With the help of concept builders Synn Labs and Special Effects Unlimited, the Pizza Thrower has come to life on the body of a 2002 Toyota Tacoma. At 12-feet high and 16-feet long, it shoots pizza up to 30 feet.
No longer am I relegated to running around the house dressed as Leonardo shooting plastic pizzas out of a toy truck that's 25-years-old. Now I can go do the real thing, like the Turtles intended, taking down Shredder and the whole Foot Clan to save April O'Neill and the rest of New York City. And for now, we're not going to discuss the atrocity that is this whole new TMNT movie because at the worst, it produced this happiness for me.
Check out the first shot (in GIF form) and the commercial for the toy below. And for even more in-depth information on the Pizza Thrower, check out this article on Jalopnik.