90’s video flashback: Ninja Turtles promote the Blue Line

In the summer of 1990 I was 9 years old and nothing mattered more to me than the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. That’s why these early videos promoting the opening of the Metro Blue Line featuring none other than the Ninja Turtles are just so radical to me.

Hat tip to Dairenn Lombard who’s been posting historical Blue Line videos to the Metro Facebook for the last few weeks and introduced me to the Ninja Turtles/Blue Line mash up.

The folks at the Metro Library provided us these links for anyone interested in watching some videos about the 20th anniversary of Metro Rail.

Videos covering July 1990 opening day, and some of the pre-opening events:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtD12_a_VkY&feature=related

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0lmhtH1B6o

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JClWl9KyrUU

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scqwa–KhJU

and from its first anniversary:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di9JNGJfxCk

Here’s a fictitious look back at LA’s transportation future, not too far off the mark in its predictions, except for the maglev, monorails and flying cars:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RblwKfTRjxg

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