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2:00 PM on 07.14.2014

Playmates' SDCC exclusive is an original design Raphael

When Playmates shows up at a convention, they're almost certainly there to talk Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, their most high-profile line in the past few years. It also goes without saying that they show up with a convention...

Brian Szabelski

It's finally time to talk about Playmates' figures for the upcoming TMNT movie photo
It's finally time to talk about Playmates' figures for the upcoming TMNT movie
by Scarecroodle

Many images of Playmates' figures for Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film have stealthy made their way across the internet in recent months, either avoiding (or outright ignoring) cease & desist take-down notices from either Bay's powerful Hollywood lawyers or Playmates' own legal representation. However, now that the trailers are out, it seems like the "Iron Lawyer Curtain" is beginning to fall since an increasing number of sites are keeping their stories up which makes this a great time to discuss the figures that we couldn't really talk about before now.

Michael Bay, of course, was previously known for butchering the Transformers franchise with a slew of awful films where each movie somehow managed to raise fans' hopes into believing it might be good only to massively disappoint once again. As such, the news that he'd giving the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles -- another venerable childhood cartoon -- the same treatment was met with, well, let's say understandable apprehension (or we could go with disdain, disgust, anger, etc).

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10:00 PM on 10.05.2013

My Little Pony, Ninja Turtles nominated for 2013 NTHoF

It's that time of year again! The finalists have been selected for the 2013 National Toy Hall of Fame and it's looking like quite the list. A poll on their front page shows (after voting) that the current front runner is Teen...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

5:00 AM on 09.04.2013

TMNT Classics to be carried exclusively by Toys 'R' Us

Playmates has officially announced that its Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics Collection (which consists of both the new 6-inch figures as well as reproductions of the original 4-inch figures) will be carried exclusively ...


4:00 AM on 07.19.2013

SDCC 2013: Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Panel

Although I admit that the Ninja Turtles aren't as dear to me as they used to be, I decided to sit in on Playmates' Ninja Turtles panel anyway. They had a few company representatives discussing the past, present, and future of the franchise (vis a vis toys, of course).

Tianxiao Ma

1:00 PM on 07.08.2013

Playmates to sell exclusive Shredder at SDCC

Playmates will have an exclusive Comic-Con Shredder on sale at SDCC. This 5.75-inch Shredder will feature a removable helmet, a custom sewer lid base, and what's described as a one-of-a-kind four color closed box. The packagi...


2:00 AM on 02.15.2013

Toy Fair 2013: Playmates

Confession time: I haven't watched the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon yet. So while Playmate's ever growing TMNT line is great news for fans of the new show, I'm a little left in the dark as to who most of these cha...


5:00 PM on 01.30.2013

TMNT Classics Bebop & Rocksteady revealed

ToyArk's ever watchful forum members spotted a photo of Playmates' upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classic Bebop and Rocksteady on MTV Geek's twitter feed. Shredder's flunkies seem to tower over the four turtles and fea...


10:00 PM on 01.12.2013

TMNT Classics Bebop & Rocksteady on the way

The eagle-eyed Shin Densetsu over at Toy Ark noticed that Playmates has updated their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics listings with the fan favorite henchmen duo known as Bebop and Rocksteady. While photos are currently...


8:00 PM on 07.16.2012

What if they were painted? The TMNT edition

As a collector, few things bug me (in terms of presentation) as much as unpainted weapons. You can have an awesome sculpt with decent jointing and passable paint, but the second you pop something like a bright orange weapon (...


9:00 AM on 07.07.2012

Playmates Toys' TMNT merch to hit shelves mid-August

Remember the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? No, I'm not talking about the iconic 80s/90s cartoon and toy line that captured young imaginations, I mean the new toy line that we saw at Toy Fair earlier this year. You know, the o...


11:00 AM on 02.16.2012

Toy Fair 2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Playmates

Whoa! Hold on a second! I'm so out of the loop that I was unaware that there's a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles title on Nickelodeon! ...course, I don't have cable... but sure enough! That is with what Playmates had on...

Jonathan Tubbs