TMNT 2012 Action Figure Line-up From Playmates

Figures are scheduled to start hitting stores in August 2012. The current release list is directly below; keep scrolling down for the latest news and pictures!

Basic Figures - Wave 1
4.5-inch scale, $8.99
  • Leonardo
  • Michelangelo
  • Donatello
  • Raphael
  • Splinter
  • April O'Neil
  • Shredder
  • Foot Soldier
  • Kraang
Vehicles & Playsets
4.5-inch scale, prices vary
  • Sewer Spinnin' Skateboard
  • Rippin' Rider
  • Ninja Stealth Cycle
  • Dragon Cycle
  • Shell Raiser ($29.99)
  • Secret Sewer Lair Playset ($99.99)


Power Sound FX Figures
  • Leonardo
  • Michelangelo
  • Donatello
  • Raphael
  • Shredder
Battle Shell Turtles
  • Leonardo
  • Michelangelo
  • Donatello
  • Raphael
Classics Figures
6-inch scale, $X.XX
  • Leonardo
  • Michelangelo
  • Donatello
  • Raphael


Prices vary
  • Leonardo Ninja Combat Gear
  • Michelangelo Ninja Combat Gear
  • Donatello Ninja Combat Gear
  • Raphael Ninja Combat Gear
  • Leonardo's Electronic Stealth Sword

Additional Notes

  • Furture basic figures: Metalhead, Fishface, Dogpound, Baxter Stockman, Leatherhead, and Stinkbug
  • Up-coming San Diego Comic-Con exclusive figure.

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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.


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.


Kevin Eastman

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.


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


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

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Mondo's "First Turtle" Vinyl Figures Now Available for Pre-Order

First previewed at Comic-Con last summer, Mondo's "First Turtle" vinyl figures are now available for pre-order. Based on Kevin Eastman's original drawing that inspired what became our familiar team of four, the figure is available with several paint variations to appeal to all fans.

Kevin Eastman's original "Ninja Turtle" drawing.
As pictured above, there is a black and white version, a full-color with red mask version, and a full-color with orange mask version. Each variation is priced at $65.

A Deluxe Limited Edition version, priced at $100, featuring the black and white paint style with interchangeable heads (black and white, but with a red mask and orange mask), was also briefly available, but has already sold out.

Check 'em out and pre-order here!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

TMNT Toys Now at McDonald's

This past weekend, McDonald's restaurants launched a new Happy Meal promotion featuring a set a six Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys based on the Nickelodeon cartoon. Each toy features a figurine on a base, along with an additional spin-top base. Spin toy figures toward each other and have a ninja battle!

The six figures available are: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello, Shredder, and a Foot Soldier. Look for them at your local McDonald's for the next 3-4 weeks.

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

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.

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. 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 Check out more!


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

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Playmates 1990 TMNT Movie Classic Figures

Last year at Comic-Con, Playmates impressed the crowd with a slide showcasing an upcoming line of classic figures based on the first TMNT movie. Now at Toy Fair we're getting a better look at all four Turtles in this line.

Unfortunately, the mass production version of these figures seem to have lost a lot of the awe that the prototype shown in the early pictures elicited. These figures are in the same 6" scale as the classic cartoon Turtles from Playmates and are expected to hit shelves in the Fall.

Note to Playmates: Movie Mike never had chucks with chains.

You can get more photos of these figures over at

There is a lot more news coming out of Toy Fair, but my current schedule is probably only going to let me update you with one piece a day. If you haven't already hunted down everything else, just hang tight and you can look forward to Turtle tie bits all week!

Friday, January 31, 2014

A Real Look at the 2014 TMNT Movie Toys

And here it is - finally, our first real picture of the 2014 "Ninja Turtles" movie toys! Here we see Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo. This picture is via Stoer Magazine at the Nuremberg Toy Fair. These are apparently the 12" scale figures.

Friday, January 3, 2014

An Almost Look at "Ninja Turtles" Movie Action Figures

Happy New Year! 2014 has arrived, and it's looking to be a big year for the TMNT. The biggest event, of course, will be the release of the new live action movie, currently scheduled for August 8 (still my birthday). Although we have yet to be shown what the Turtles will look like in their CGI forms, toys for the movie have been in development for awhile. And now is beginning the season of Toy Fair season.

At one such Toy Fair in Russia, some lucky individuals were able to get a glimpse at these new figures. Unfortunately, pictures were not allowed. However, one person put together a fairly detailed report of what he saw.

Read the full report.

Amongst the figures on display were the four Turtles, Splinter, April, Shredder, and a Foot Soldier.

The Turtles are noted to each have different physiques and different clothing. The designs are described as being "traditional," whatever that might mean.

Splinter has more of a "Fu Manchu" vibe going on.

April is dressed like we saw Megan Fox dressed in the many set pictures taken during filming last summer. However, the figure apparently doesn't look much like her.

Shredder is described has having an abundance of pointy edges poking out of him everywhere.

The Foot Soldiers mimic the guys in drab that were also seen on set.

Again, you'll want to read the full report to get the best feel. More toy shows will be taking place in the next couple of months, including Toy Fair in New York. If we don't see the action figures ourselves sooner, we definitely will then.

Like all other TMNT action figures ever, these are being made by Playmates Toys.

Friday, December 13, 2013

TMNT McDonald's Happy Meal Promotion Begins Today

McDonald's is today launching a new Happy Meal promotion featuring TMNT toys inspired by the Nickelodeon CGI series. The eight new toys are all skateboard inspired. Four of them feature each of the Turtles on a skateboard, while the other four are finger boards that include a ramp. The promotion should run for approximately a month, although restaurants can run out of toys sooner than that.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

TMNT Named as 2013 National Toy Hall of Fame Finalist

The National Toy Hall of Fame has announced the 12 finalists, including the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, to be inducted into its class of 2013.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book was originally self-published by two struggling artists to satirize comic book heroes and action figures in the early 1980s. However the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles found themselves transformed into comic book and play icons, transmedia pioneers, and an enduring popular cultural sensation known as “Turtlemania”—generating toys, television shows, movies, video games, and merchandise over the past 25 years.
The winners are being chosen in part through an online poll. Winners will be announced Thursday, November 7, 2013.

The other finalists are Bubbles, Chess, Clue, Fisher-Price Little People, Little Green Army Men, Magic 8 Ball, My Little Pony, Nerf Toys, Pac-Man, Rubber Duck, and Scooter.

Monday, August 12, 2013

SDCC 2013: Playmates Unproduced Concept Sketches

As part of their panel at Comic-Con this year, Playmates presented some slides of concept sketches for toys that never made it into production. Enjoy this glimpse of what might have been!

Monday, August 5, 2013

SDCC 2013: Playmates Bebop and Rocksteady Classics Figures

Second to the 1990 movie classics figures, the most-exciting reveal Playmates had at their panel were these Bebop and Rocksteady figures, which will also be part of the "Classics" line. However, they did let us know that Splinter and Shredder would eventually also be added to this series.

SDCC 2013: Playmates 1990 TMNT Movie Classics Figures

Playmates' Comic-Con panel didn't have much excitement to share. However, the best thing they showed was truly impressive. As part of their larger, more-detailed "Classics" line, Playmates will next year be releasing figures based on the Turtles as we saw them in the 1990. These are the Turtles as realized by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Despite advancements in movie effects in the 20+ years since, these Turtles for many are still the definitive movie Turtles.

Unfortunately, all they had for us was this one slide. And despite the text at the bottom saying it was on display at the Diamond booth, it wasn't. However, Toy News International has the hi-res versions of the pictures shown in the slide.

Two are below; check out the rest.