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Beast
02-01-2012, 03:31 PM
Finally! We've been hearing some rumors about a new TMNT Classics line for a while. That it was planned to hit later this year alongside the figures for the new Nickelodeon cartoon series. But MTV got a sneak peek of what Playmates has in store for TMNT Fans at Toy Fair. While the New Toon figures look ok, I am really excited for the new 6" Classic figures. Usually I'm not too impressed with Playmates figures, but these really look fantastic. And they're not kidding about the level of articulation on these. 30 points, including articulated fingers. There's only one word for that... Cowabunga! The 4 turtles will be the first figures they release, but hopefully we'll see Splinter, Shredder, Krang, and Rocksteady and Bebop at least in subsequent assortments.

http://geek-news.mtv.com/2012/02/01/mtv-geek-exclusive-playmates-tmnt-classic-collection-action-figures/

Video Showing Them Off - http://www.mtv.com/videos/interview/730257/toy-fair-2012-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-classic-action-figures.jhtml#id=1678323

Beast
02-01-2012, 03:32 PM
And if you're curious about the new toon toys, here's a link to those...

http://geek-news.mtv.com/2012/02/01/mtv-geek-exclusive-tons-of-tmnt-toys/

Some close up pics posted on another forum for the new toon toyline:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Harmophious/tmntnew1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Harmophious/tmntnew2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Harmophious/tmntnew3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Harmophious/tmntnew4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Harmophious/tmntnew5.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Harmophious/tmntnew6.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Harmophious/tmntnew7.jpg

JediTricks
02-01-2012, 05:14 PM
Those classic cartoon-based figures look alright, but aren't making my heart sing. Maybe I'm finally burned out on the old cartoon, or maybe the newer cartoon designs made these obsolete to me, I'm not sure. Also, I've not seen a lot of TMNT figures where the articulation can get past their unique body styles, so I am not yet sold on that type of design here either - at the very least, I'd want to see them balancing on 1 leg on all those lower leg joints freestyle. But that's just me.

Those new toon figures though, wow! Those look great. The basic ones, not the goofier ones with the sounds and eyeballs and spring-shoulders. Those basics look tremendous, they remind me of the comic. And they seem to have a lot of joints without looking obvious about it. The lack of ankle joints is the only thing that seems to be lacking for what I'd like (I'm torn on mid-torso joints they don't have that the classics do, it's a very important joint for a ninja figure, but it's also a joint that makes no sense on a turtle-based character).

I kinda dig the Stealth Bike, the design seems unique. The playset looks tremendous and could be fun or fragile, not sure.

Beast
02-01-2012, 05:44 PM
Guess I'm still just an old school fan at heart. Though I do like the design of Krang (Or The Kraang?) for the new toon. So I will have to get those. I do kinda get what you're saying though JT. I think if they would have showcased something other than just all four turtles in the first wave there would be more to be excited about. I want to see a really fantastically sculpted Rocksteady and Bebop especially. :)

JediTricks
02-01-2012, 06:31 PM
I am OLDER-school, I remember when my mom was taking me to the comic shop in the '80s and TMNT was the new thing. :p

JediTricks
02-01-2012, 06:43 PM
A buddy just sent me this, funny timing, says someone found this at an antique shop: http://i.imgur.com/4U8zs.jpg

Beast
02-01-2012, 07:14 PM
A buddy just sent me this, funny timing, says someone found this at an antique shop: http://i.imgur.com/4U8zs.jpg
Ok, that is officially awesome. Now where's the Rhino head?

Beast
02-09-2012, 01:42 PM
Info and Price Point on the new Retro Line. As well as info on the other stuff...

Retro-Collector Action Figures by Playmates Toys

The Retro Collector Action Figures reflect the look of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from the 80's TV show. Each Turtle stands 6 inches tall, features more than 30 points of articulation and is authentically detailed to appeal to the true action figure collector. Each Turtle will come with its core Ninja weapons and a personalized sewer lid cover name base. The Retro-Collector Action Figures collection includes Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo.

(suggested retail price:$14.99)(recommended age:4 & Up)(available:August 2012)

And the Rest....

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES:

Action Figures by Playmates Toys

With more than 11 points of articulation, these action figures are the most highly detailed and articulated Turtle figures ever made. Each turtle figure is uniquely sculpted, with heights ranging from 4.25 inches to 4.75 inches, to capture the individual personalities of the characters from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV show. The line includes the four main turtles, Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo, as well as their sensei, Splinter, and April O' Neil, their human connection to the surface. Each Turtle is wearing his signature bandana and comes packed with their two core Ninja weapons for hours of Ninja playing excitement. A bonus weapons accessory rack is also included. The Basic Figure line also features characters from The Evil Foot Clan, including Shredder, The Kraang and a Foot Soldier. Each figure is compatible with the entire Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line of vehicles and playsets.

(suggested retail price:$7.99 - $8.99 each)(recommended age:4 & Up)(available:August 2012)

Deluxe Power Sound FX Figures by Playmates Toys

Able to deliver battle phrases with awesome sound effects, the Power Sound FX Figures come to life like never before. Each of the figures stand 5.5 inches tall and features proprietary wire coil activation in the arms and legs that trigger heroic battle phrases. Kids simply pull back and hold the activation limb to hear reverberated phrases such as "I'm invincible!" and "Hiiiiiiii-yaa!" Each figure comes with different battle phrases and sound effects, as well as their core Ninja weapons. The Power Sound FX Figures collection includes Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo and Shredder.

(suggested retail price:$12.99)(recommended age:4 & Up)(available:August 2012)

Retro-Collector Action Figures by Playmates Toys

The Retro Collector Action Figures reflect the look of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from the 80's TV show. Each Turtle stands 6 inches tall, features more than 30 points of articulation and is authentically detailed to appeal to the true action figure collector. Each Turtle will come with its core Ninja weapons and a personalized sewer lid cover name base. The Retro-Collector Action Figures collection includes Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo.

(suggested retail price:$14.99)(recommended age:4 & Up)(available:August 2012)

Sewer Spinnin' Skateboard by Playmates Toys

Compatible with all the Basic Turtle Action Figures, the Sewer Spinnin' Skateboard comes ready to Shred! The skateboard looks just like the one featured in the TV show and includes Ninja Battle Boost technology that allows it to perform up to 10 different skateboard tricks. Kids simply position their favorite Turtle in various configurations on the board, rev it up, release and watch their hero perform cool tricks. Includes a stunt ramp for high flying action.

(suggested retail price:$10.99)(recommended age:4 & Up)(available:August 2012)

Rippin' Rider by Playmates Toys

With the Rippin' Rider, the Turtles can hit the road ready for battle. Compatible with all the Basic Turtle Action Figures, the Rippin' Rider comes complete with classic Turtle details and textures, including chopper front forks, quadruple rear exhaust and a T-shaped headlight to sniff out The Foot wherever they are hiding. To fight against Shredder and the evil Foot Clan, the Rippin' Rider also includes "Finger Flick Missiles" that will destroy the enemies on impact.

(suggested retail price:$10.99)(recommended age:4 & Up)(available:August 2012)

Ninja Stealth Bike by Playmates Toys

A true Ninja needs a stealthy ride with awesome looks and details, and the Ninja Stealth Bike more than delivers. As seen in the TV show and compatible with all the Basic Turtle Action Figures, the Ninja Stealth Bike allows the Turtles to travel the streets hunting down The Kraang, without being seen. The vehicle features a textured turtle shell that covers the turtle from head to toe, and to on-lookers from above, makes it look just like the street. But with Ninja Battle Boost technology and the flip of a button, the shell opens, revealing a Ninja Turtle ready for battle! The bike comes with an exclusive Raphael action figure decked out in his slick helmet and gloves.

(suggested retail price:$19.99)(recommended age:4 & Up)(available:August 2012)

Dragon Chopper by Playmates Toys

A bad enemy like the dreaded Foot Soldiers need a bad ride, and the Dragon Chopper is a really, really BAD RIDE! As seen in the TV show and compatible with Shredder, the Foot Soldiers and the four Basic Turtle Action Figures, the Dragon Chopper has a look and style like no other. It includes Ninja Battle Boost technology, allowing kids to secure their figure on the seat. When ready for battle, kids simply push the activation button and watch as the action figure performs a 360 degree flip over the handle bars and lands on its feet, ready for battle. The Dragon Chopper comes with an exclusive Foot Soldier action figure, wearing his red Ninja outfit and a removable dragon helmet.

(suggested retail price:$19.99)(recommended age:4 & Up)(available:August 2012)

Shellraiser by Playmates Toys

When the Turtles need to hit the road and take command and control with them, they all pile into the Shellraiser. Built to run either on the subway rails or on the busy streets of New York City, the Shellraiser delivers all the fire power needed for the Turtles to travel together to take down Shredder and the Foot Clan. With entrances on the top, in the front and on the side of the car, up to eight Basic Action Figures can fit inside. The Shellraiser really packs a punch with Ninja Battle Boost technology, including a spring loaded cannon on the top of the car and a side door that automatically opens with the touch of a button, sending kids' favorite hero in a half shell flying out the side with 360 degree Ninja flip-kicking action, to wage battle on anything standing in its way.

(suggested retail price:$29.99)(recommended age:4 & Up)(available:August 2012)

Ninja Combat Gear by Playmates Toys

Do you have what it takes to become a Ninja Turtle? Kids can Turtle up in their favorite Ninja gear to find out! Each set includes the Turtle's authentic noise-making ninja weapon, signature bandana and two throwing stars that will help transform kids into their very own hero in a half shell. The Leonardo set comes with a Katana Sword, the Raphael set includes two Sais, the Donatello set includes a Bo Staff, and the Michelangelo set features Nunchucks.

(suggested retail price:$12.99)(recommended age:4 & Up)(available:August 2012)

Secret Sewer Lair Playset by Playmates Toys

The ultimate playset for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fans, the Secret Sewer Lair playset is BIG, and ready for Ninja battle action. This playset will have kids creating their own Lair of excitement as they become the leader of the pack, swinging into action, training the Turtles and defeating Shredder once and for all. Standing 42 inches tall and resembling the Sewer Lair that is home to the Turtles in the TV show, the Secret Sewer Lair includes more than 20 different exciting Ninja features, such as: telescoping periscopes so the Turtles can keep track of what's going on in the city; ropeswing and swing-down ladders for joining a battle at a moment's notice; lines that can be connected to objects in a kid's room, allowing the Turtles to rappel into battle; an elevator in the back of the set for easy transition from floor to floor; a Shredder statue so the Turtles can practice their Ninja skills; a computer lab for Donatello to master his latest invention; doors that open and close easily and floors that fall out, just in the nick of time; an ooze drain to douse the enemies trying to break in; and much, much more.

(suggested retail price:$119.99)(recommended age:4 & Up)(available:August 2012)

JediTricks
02-09-2012, 06:22 PM
I was kinda impressed by those seemingly-reasonable pricepoints right up until I got to the playset. HOLY CHEESE! That is impressively high. The item looks great, but seriously expensive.

Also, I do think every Turtle should come with extra weapons like the old days - a few ninja stars at least.

Beast
02-10-2012, 04:16 AM
Yeah, I kinda did a double take on the price as well. But it is pretty much the biggest Sewer Lair playset they have ever done. I don't know how well it will sell, but then a lot of people thought the $150.00 Star Wars ships wouldn't sell so well either.

JediTricks
02-11-2012, 12:07 AM
Yeah, I kinda did a double take on the price as well. But it is pretty much the biggest Sewer Lair playset they have ever done. I don't know how well it will sell, but then a lot of people thought the $150.00 Star Wars ships wouldn't sell so well either.
That playset ain't no Millennium Falcon. It looks similar to the original Castle Greyskull when all opened up, very 2-dimensional simple platform play. I also see Playmates' patented "pay for cardboard" style in there, where part of it is a cardboard backer rather than a playset. I can't see this thing selling so well.

JediTricks
02-12-2012, 08:35 PM
Steve shot their Toy Fair stuff today. I'm really feeling the basic new figures, but ONLY the Turtles and Foot soldiers, I don't love the design on Shredder or Splinter, and April... I refuse to even discuss that mess. Krang looks fine but not my speed.
http://photos.actionfigs.com/g6359-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles.html
I can see those new Turtles being my swan song TMNT collectibles.

As for the classics line, brilliant packaging trick, except for that stupid "Nickelodeon's" at the top, that was unfortunate. Still, I have lost my taste for the original cartoon altogether.

Beast
07-14-2012, 08:13 PM
Fwoosh got some good detail shots of one of the figures in the set... Donatello. Wow. Just Wow.

http://thefwoosh.com/2012/07/first-look-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-classic-collection-donatello

I so cannot wait for this line. I see that it's already in stock in some stores. So I'll have to look.

Beast
07-20-2012, 04:18 PM
Got my first two TMNT Classic Figures from Wal-Mart.Com via Site to Store. Leonardo and Michelangelo.

Since the articulation is the same on each... and amazing at 34 Points..., I won't go over that.

But I'm in love with these. From the slight color variations on the turtles, to the great scupting and paint.

And Michelangelo's numchucks having real metal chains is just awesome sauce. I do miss extra weapons though. Throwing in a weapons rack like the classic figures with throwing stars and such would have been a good idea here.

It's a shame that Donny has a Perry The Platypus eye paint problem. Hopefully they fix it on future shipments.

All in all, It's been a long time since I've been excited for action figures. Now bring on the bad guys!

bigbarada
08-24-2012, 11:32 PM
Are these Classics figures the same scale as the new animated series figures? I actually like the designs in the new cartoon better, but was a little disappointed that the new Michelangelo's nunchuks were just solid pieces of plastic.

I was a fan of TMNT before there was even a cartoon; so I don't necessarily consider the 1987 animated series to be the final word on Turtles' design.

Now we just need some Fish Police action figures. I actually liked that comic book a little better.

Beast
08-26-2012, 10:12 PM
Are these Classics figures the same scale as the new animated series figures?
Nyet. The new classic figures are Marvel Legends size. Around 6 1/2" IIRC.

JediTricks
08-27-2012, 07:50 PM
Been seeing the new cartoon toys at Target and now TRU, haven't seen 1 Foot Soldier but every single other character on the cardbacks have been in my area including those awful April and Splinter figures. Shredder still doesn't do it for me, Krang is fun but not something I'd consider as I suspected. The 4 turtles are tempting, but after seeing what was going on at the Nickelodeon booth at SDCC, I'm really not liking much about this expression.

El Chuxter
08-27-2012, 08:15 PM
So April's a teenybopper in school.

Um.

Okay.

Yeah.

JediTricks
08-27-2012, 09:01 PM
So April's a teenybopper in school.

Um.

Okay.

Yeah.
And Donny is in love with her now. I can't even fathom how that happened when they came up with this at the meeting.

figrin bran
08-28-2012, 11:48 AM
Regardless of how the Nick series will turn out, the four turtles from the toy line are outstanding figures!

Beast
08-29-2012, 06:28 PM
I don't mind the take on April for the new toon. At least she won't always be a damsel in distress.

Having her as kind of the spiritual "Fifth Turtle" and training with them is a nice change to things.

And the whole Donny/April thing has been in a lot of canons. Including the previous cartoon series.

JediTricks
08-30-2012, 11:10 PM
IIRC, Donny has only been a good friend to April, not in love with her.

Beast
01-11-2013, 09:38 PM
Rocksteady and Bebop have been confirmed for Wave 2 of TMNT Classics.

TNI also says that Playmates has confirmed that they'll be the only new figures in Wave 2:

Update: Playmates has confirmed for us that wave 2 will only include the two figures of Rocksteady and Bebop, so I guess we will have to wait a little longer for Shredder and any others. Playmates also confirmed for us that we will get a look at both Rocksteady and Bebop at Toy Fair next month, so stay tuned.

Playmates.Com also has updated the TMNT page with silhouettes of the two new figures. Woot!

http://www.playmatestoys.com/brands/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/toys/action-figures/classic-figures

Beast
01-30-2013, 01:18 PM
First look at Rocksteady and Bebop from Toy Fair thanks to MTV Geek!

JediTricks
01-30-2013, 05:14 PM
They overbuilt Rocksteady IMO, those shoulders and arms are too big, and his head is way too big.


I didn't realize TMNT was a LEGO line now, spotted 4 sets at Target.

Beast
01-30-2013, 05:30 PM
You mean overbuilt Bebop? And his head was rather oversized on the original toy as well.

Here's some more pics from MTV Geek. Including some decent side pics of the Gruesome Twosome.

http://geek-news.mtv.com/2013/01/30/tmnt-toy-fair-2013/

JediTricks
01-30-2013, 05:47 PM
Yeah, I did mean Bebop. Been a while. The original toy's head wasn't this big, compare it to the size of the torso on that figure, while here this head is bigger than its torso; they're using the inflated arm proportions to justify the larger head IMO.

El Chuxter
11-04-2014, 12:31 AM
My son received the four movie Turtles figures and their Assault Van.

In a nutshell, I know the manufacturers unfortunately tend to cheap out on movie merchandise, but this is freakin' ridiculous. The figures are rubbery, the articulation makes no sense, and the detail is nonexistent. (I actually am, it seems, the only person on Earth who thinks the Turtles actually look pretty cool in the movie, even if I have no desire to spend a penny to see any Michael Bay movie flaming turd. But the figures really don't even try to capture the look.) The van is especially bad, with horrible quality plastic, decals that make Hasbro look like amateurs, and action features that go off with the slightest provocation and I'm convinced could kill a grown man at thirty meters.

My father-in-law spent probably $80 on all this, not counting shipping. He could've almost have gotten the whole damn Guardians of the Galaxy BAF Groot wave for that. (And no way in hell am I letting either of my kids watch any Michael Bay movie based on a classic toy or comic, because I'm not quite ready to explain unfunny masturbation and nut jokes.)