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Real-life 'Ninja Turtles' Pizza Launcher is a bit stale (pictures)

An artifact from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle lore has been made real at San Diego Comic-Con: The Pizza Launcher, a weaponized truck that fires pizza instead of explosive shells.

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Only use this pizza in self-defense

Cowabunga, dude, save me a slice! A real-life version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' preposterous Pizza Launcher shows up at Comic-Con.

Comic-Con International has outgrown the San Diego Convention Center, where the event is held every year, and has spilled over to Petco Park and the entire Gaslamp District.

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Weapons by Turtles, pies by Pizza Hut

Sponsored by Pizza Hut, the modified truck has a rotating turret on top, but it's definitely not ready for a real-world Shredder. It fires less than one pie a minute.

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Cardboard pizza projectiles

To demonstrate the prowess of the Launcher, Pizza Hut set up cardboard targets to hit with its cardboard pizza projectiles. Nearby, the fast-food pizza house set up shop, giving away one free slice per person.

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It's tough to aim a pizza

How strong is your pizza-fu? Even when they're lightweight cardboard, they're hard to aim. The pizza projectile, center, flopped short of its mark this time.

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Pizza pizza

How many pizzas did Pizza Hut give away for the promo? A lot.

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