Showing posts with label playmates. Show all posts
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

"TMNT: Out of the Shadows" Toys Found in the Wild




At WonderCon this past weekend, new toys from the upcoming line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows tie-in toys from Playmates were on display.





And also as of this past weekend, the same toys are starting to be found out in the wild. Brandon T. wrote in letting us know that he found the whole lot at a Toys R Us in Wilmington, NC.

Here's a few pics of what he picked up:







Friday, March 25, 2016

WonderCon Attendees Given First Chance to Pre-Order New "Out of the Shadows" Toys from Walmart



Attendees at WonderCon this weekend will have the opportunity to be the first to pre-order new toys from the upcoming movies, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows." In partnership with Walmart, fans can visit booth #1637 to get a preview of the new toys, and then visit walmart.com/TMNT to submit their orders. (This pre-order link will only work if it recognizes that you are at WonderCon.)

This Spring, Walmart will be the destination for all things Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as the retailer introduces the most Turtles items and exclusives in the market. From toys and apparel, to backpacks and snacks, more than 600 items will be available at Walmart this year in anticipation of the new movie.

The items available for pre-order are:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Turtle Tactical Truck Bundle with Exclusive Leo Action Figure | $39.73 (Walmart exclusive)


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Technodrome Playset | $39.73


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Remote Control Skateboarding Mikey |
$59 (Walmart exclusive)


Booyakabunga!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

First Look at "Out of the Shadows" Toys Reveals Kraang and the Technodrome




Well, it's 2016 and we're officially six months away from the next TMNT movie. "Out of the Shadows." Although we saw the first teaser trailer last month, with Toy Fair just around the corner, it's time for us to start getting yet more looks at what we can expect.

In an interview released just yesterday by Rolling Stone magazine, Michael Bay confirmed the presence of Krang in the movie. Now, Technodrome forum user DVD is giving us a look at Krang (actually, "Kraang") in toy form.



This page from an insert booklet shows what appears to be the first wave of action figures, including Shredder, Bebop, Rocksteady, and Kraang. Whew, that's a lot of characters jammed into this movie. But wait, there's more!


That's right! We're getting the Technodrome! And it wouldn't be a TMNT toy line without motorcycles.


Bebop's and Rocksteady's bikes are actually in the movie; not sure if the Turtles will also have them. But we do know from the trailer that the Turtles have a "Tartaruga Brothers" converted garbage truck.


And, of course, it also gets a toy.


Deluxe figures, complete with kung fu action.


And finally, we've got 11" figures. But this is only the beginning of what's sure to be a busy year!

Friday, July 31, 2015

2D Animated "Half-Shell Heroes" Special to Air in November



Through IGN, Nickelodeon has announced that they will air a special one-hour 2D animated special, "Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past." The special will feature the TMNT and supporting cast in the style of the Playmates Toys Half-Shell Heroes figures.

From IGN:
Told in the style of Playmates' Half-Shell Heroes action figure line, the storyline finds the Turtles going back in time to the Jurassic Era, where they encounter friendly dinosaurs from the past and dangerous aliens from the future who have a nefarious plan of their own. However, things get even more complicated when Triceritons, Bebop and Rocksteady show up!

Random House will also be publishing a "Blast to the Past" tie-in book, due in stores in September. "Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past" will air on Nickelodeon Sunday, November 22.

Monday, July 6, 2015

TMNT Guide to Comic-Con 2015



Comic-Con is almost here! As usual, Ninja Pizza will have a front row seat to the event and will be providing live updates throughout the weekend. Below the a list of all items and events that may be of interest to TMNT fans. Am I missing something? Please leave a comment or send an email to let me know!

Please keep in mind that everything listed here is subject to schedule changes and availability.

Will you be at the show? I might need help covering the IDW panel on Saturday. Email me if you'd be willing to help and we can make arrangements.

The best way to follow me during the show is on Facebook and/or Twitter.


PANELS:

Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Friday - 11:45am, Room 6A
Secrets of the ooze are revealed by the mutated minds making Nickelodeon's hit animated series. Moderated by the Internet's biggest fanboy, Andre Meadows (a.k.a. BlackNerd), the panel features executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman as they provide sneak peeks into Season 4 and discuss the epic and bizarre adventures in store for the four talking turtles. Also on hand will be the extraordinary and talented voice actors of the TMNT world: Seth Green (Leonardo), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), and more special guests. Booyakasha!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Toys and Action Figures

Friday - 2:00pm, Room 9
Join the mutants behind the hit toy line for over 25 years. "Team Green" marketers and designers showcase what's new and next with TMNT master toy licensee Playmates Toys.

TMNT: The Big Panel

Saturday - 1:00pm, Room 25ABC
Join IDW editor Bobby Curnow, writer Tom Waltz, and a very special guest for a look back at the past four years of TMNT comics and a sneak peek at what is to come with new announcements and art.

SIGNINGS:

Kevin Eastman

TBA
Kevin WILL NOT be setup at the Heavy Metal booth this year. Check the IDW booth for expected signing announcements.

Michael Dooney

Artists' Alley - Booth #BB-14
Find him here all weekend, selling prints and taking commissions.

EXCLUSIVES:

Nickelodeon - Booth #4113


11" Metal Mutants Leonardo - $50



8" Loyal Subjects Jumbo Leonardo

3" Loyal Subjects Original Comic 4-Pack

IDW Publishing - Booth #2743


TMNT: Casey & April #1 Convention Exclusive Cover - $5, limited to 300

TMNT #44 Covers A & B Signed by Kevin Eastman - $40 (set), limited to 50

Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles - Booth #2607


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates Comic-Style B&W Box Set - $20

Funko - Booth #5341


Pop! Tees: TMNT Skyline Group

The Loyal Subjects - Booth #5050


Stealth Edition TMNT Action Vinyls - $59.99, limited to 500

Battle Tested TMNT Action Vinyls - $59.99, limited to 500

Monogram - Booth #3645


TMNT 3D Foam Collector Key Ring Set - $45, limited to 500

Factory Entertainment - Booth #2647


TMNT Monochrome Raphael Sai Kevin Eastman Signature Edition Prop Replica - $350, limited to 100

EVENTS:

San Diego Comic Art Gallery - Kevin Eastman Art Exhibition

Special Convention hours!


Hop-Con 3.0: The w00tstout Festival

July 8, 8pm
Beer-tasting event, 21+ (buy tickets here)
$25 donation above ticket cost receives a limited edition Kevin Eastman art print

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Packaged 2014 Ninja Turtles Movie Figures Revealed



After getting various levels of reveals over the last few months, we finally have some clear pictures of the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie figures in their retail packages. Interestingly, these figures still have the "Ninja Turtles" title, while the movie has been officially changed to "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

Check out these and close-ups of other figures at ActionFigureFury.com.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

TMNT 2014 Movie Action Figures Revealed!




Here they are, finally, with no funny business or bad angles - the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie action figures. The nine figures of wave one consist of the four Turtles, Splinter, Shredder, April O'Neil, a Foot Soldier, and Undercover Raph. Of particular note is Splinter, as this is the first good look we've had of his character design.

Unfortunately, this compilation doesn't provide a very accurate look at the scale of the figures, although they look to all be about the same size. If this is the case, it won't be very true to the movie, which, as we've seen in the trailers, features a very large size difference between the Turtles and April. Although we haven't seen a clear shot of Splinter in the trailers, he is expected to be quite small, given that he is played by actor Danny Woodburn.

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Official TMNT 30th Anniversary is Today!



Chances are you've heard the buzz about this year being the TMNT's 30th anniversary. Well, strap on your party hats, TODAY is the actual 30th anniversary of when Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird debuted their "silly" little comic book at a comic book show in Portsmouth, NH. That was May 5, 1984. Through a series of fortunate events, by December 1987 there was an animated TV series and with that a nationwide phenomenon grabbed hold.

There have been a lot of highs and lows in the last 30 years for TMNT fans, but we are undeniably experience one of the high times right now. With a successful CGI animated series from Nickelodeon, new on-going comics and reprints from IDW, and a slew of merchandising from Playmates and other partners, the Turtles certainly aren't limping through this anniversary year. And, of course, this summer will see the release of the first live-action TMNT movie in 21 years.

So, here's to Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, and all of the other creators and talent who have dipped their fingers into the many worlds of the TMNT. They've all contributed a lot of happiness to the lives of a lot of people. And being able to give a person happiness is probably close to the best gift you can give a person.

Please feel free to share your favorite TMNT memories in the comments, or on Twitter and Facebook. Use the hashtag #tmnt30 to track everyone's stories!



To celebrate the 30th anniversary, look for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History in stores on June 24, 2014. This comprehensive book will detail all aspects of the Turtles' history, alongside amazing visuals all types of TMNT fans will love. You can pre-order this book right now from Amazon at an incredible discount! This is a book no TMNT fan will want to miss!

Now through September 14, 2014, you can also experience the 30-year history of the TMNT at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, CA. Andrew Farago, author of TMNT: The Ultimate Visual History, is also the curator of the museum. There will be more information about this exhibit coming soon!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Playmates' Nickelodeon TMNT Toy Fair Display



We've seen the movie classics figures and the Half Shell Heroes, now here's a glimpse of what Playmates will be offering in 2014 for their standard TMNT line based on the current cartoon from Nickelodeon.


First up, it's a blimp! The classic Turtle Blimp has been modernized, but it's still inflatable fun.

ToyArk.com reported seeing the following items of note on display:
  • Basic Vehicles
  • High Flyin’ Blimp – Fall 2014
  • New Vehicles with Figures – Ninja At-3, Turtle Sub, etc. – Fall 2014
  • Ninja Control (aka R/C) – Flying Mikey, Shellraiser, Patrol Buggies – Fall 2014
  • Z-Line Ninjas – Play sets with zip lines that can connect using the lines
  • Dojo Splinter, Turtles in Role Play costumes, other basic figures
  • New Deluxe figures – Fall 2014
  • Stretch N Shout Figures
And some pics, also from ToyArk.com. Check out more!

Slash
Newtralizer

Wizard Don

Dojo Splinter
Tiger Claw

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Playmates Debuts "Half Shell Heroes" TMNT Toys at Toy Fair




If you were disappointed with the 1990 movie Turtles from yesterday, this might make you feel a bit better. Playmates is also revealing at Toy Fair a brand new line of stylized figures that are targeted at a younger market than the usual 7+ that the standard toys based on the Nickelodeon toys are targeted for.


The main assortment of toys in this line will have 2" figures, plus vehicles and playsets. These are similar in concept to the Mini Mutants line Playmates briefly introduced following the 2007 animated movie.


Also included in this line are larger 6" talking figures.

These figures are currently scheduled to start shipping in June. Get more pictures over at ToyArk.com.