One of the biggest launches at Toy Fair was the reintroduction of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Playmates toys. I had the opportunity to see the whole line On Monday, and I have to say – the figures look great.
The line kicks off with 9 basic figures, and will quickly expand. Unlike Turtles of the 90’s – each Turtle is based off a different body. In addition to the basic figures there are talking ones which are triggered by moving the limbs of the figures. The voices featured are those of the voice actors of the series, which is a great touch.
Vehicles are a requirement for any TMNT line and they’ll be present from the start. On display was a stunt skateboard with ramp, a pair of Turtle-cycles, a race car, a foot soldier motorcycle (with flip out figure action) and a new Battle Wagon.
The Turtle’s Lair is easily the largest playset I’ve seen in some time. Featuring several levels for play; from Donatello’s lab in the basement to a fire escape above the city street. The playset features multiple sliding doors, trap doors, an ooze pipe, and a zipline for your Turtles to fly into action. This is a huge playset, which is awesome to see.
Wrapping up the figure offerings – the 4 classic Turtles are part of a collector’s targeted assortment. Featuring a wider range of articulation and detailed decos – these are the Turtles you grew up with.
Finally a whole range of role play toys were on display for the younger set to get in on the ninja action on their own.
Check out the gallery below to see all the Playmates’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle items – really one of the most impressive displays at all of Toy Fair this year.