The New Turtles are in Town
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line is unquestionably one of the most monumental in all of action figure history. The figures totally dominated toy aisles in the late '80s and early '90s, leaving their mark on an array of young collectors, yours truly included.
That's why the newly-revived Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, including the highly-anticipated Classic Collection, from Playmates Toys is one of the most exciting and promising lines of the last 20 years. I haven't wanted an action figure line this badly since Masters of the Universe Classics. Thankfully reports from around the country indicate that the new Turtles have already started hitting shelves. I haven't found any, but I'll be searching endlessly until I do.
Playmates Toys was kind enough to send over some huge preview images and line details. The line is set to include Basic Figures (based on the new cartoon), Deluxe Power Sound FX Figures, Classic Collection Figures, and "Battle Shell" Figures, along with vehicles, playsets, and role-playing toys. Officially the figures will begin arriving in stores mid-August, and practically everything across the line looks fantastic.
It's a shell of a good time to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan. Check out some of the images Playmates Toys provided in the gallery below.