And the winner is...

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Kraang Lab Escape

The draw for the raffle is in full swing in the forum, and the other small competition to win 79100 Kraang Lab Escape, donated by Argos[1], is now over.

The question was "What was the TV series called when it was shown in the UK in the 1980s?", and the correct answer was B, Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles because of "the controversy surrounding ninjas and related weapons such as nunchuks at the time. The intro sequence was heavily edited because of this, replacing the word ninja with hero or fighting, using a digitally faded logo instead of the animated blob, and removing any scenes in which Michaelangelo wields his nunchuks, replacing them with random clips from the show", according to Wikipedia. I didn't watch it at the time but presumably that totally ruined it!

There were 511 entries, of which 298 were correct, which I reckon is pretty low given you could've Googled it!

Anyway, picking an entry at random from the list, number 132, is...Charlie Davies! Congratulations Charlie, I'll be in touch to get your address.

[1] Argos is a top UK retailer stocking a large selection of toys with an impressive LEGO section

13 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

I used to watch it. And can't remember anything odd about the editing... Other than the fact that they were mutated humanoid turtles mentored by a humanoid Japanese Rat lived in the sewers, were constantly fighting a humanoid pig and rhino; there nemesis was a brain type thing that lived in a robots belly, and they ate pizza all the time... Great example for kids. And people were concerned about the ninja stuff... pfft.

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By in Netherlands,

Yup, I watched 'Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles' on CBBC and I remember being mystified when the movie was called 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'. I too can't remember the odd editing mentioned, although again, I was probably too young too notice anything odd. Suffice to say it didn't ruin the show at all: it was my first exposure to the Turtles, and I'm still a fan.
And congratulations to Charlie for winning (the only TMNT set I still haven't got)!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

Hehe, I just assumed Argos had requested the question was at the same simplicity level as ITV daytime competitions!

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By in United Kingdom,

Argos is a top UK retailer stocking a large selection of toys with an impressive LEGO section.

LOL why did they offer one of the cheapest/smallest sets as a prize...... hardly a great advert.

But seriously fair play to them.

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By in United Kingdom,

Yes!
many thanks to huw
I never normally win anything.

my son will be very pleased with this set.

what a reason for a first post . Thanks again

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By in United Kingdom,

I knew it was too easy. besides, the name Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles makes so much sense, Hero Turtles just makes it a plainly weird name!

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By in Netherlands,

Here in the netherlands it was always kept Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. As long as I know it, and that were the reruns around the turn of the century. I didn't know that the name was changed in the uk, but as they say, you learn something new every day.

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By in United Kingdom,

Congratulations Charlie.
:o)

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By in Belgium,

Ah, silly censorship. Where are the days that every "bad" word in movies like "Beverly Hills Cop" were replaced by innocent words (when they were broadcast on TV)?

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By in United Kingdom,

^ ah, yes. When every film had the line: 'Baloney!' shouted somewhere in it. It seemed like everything was 'baloney' in the 80's.

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By in United Kingdom,

I've just been told that this arrived today, and since my son was off school this afternoon with an almost lost voice , hes made and been playing with it already , so many thanks from him too.

( I'm also very happy to give an extra thanks to Huw for also including a brickset.com brick. I'm afraid this won't be shared with the boy though).

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By in United Kingdom,

^Congratulations on the win Charlie! It's an awesome set.

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By in United States,

the set could have been bigger :P

but still some good detail :)

nice job. (thumbs up) ;)

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