In case you somehow missed it the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back. They have been back for a little while now. With a hit TV show on Nickelodeon, a comic series from IDW Publishing and a live action...movie in the works, the Turtles are here to stay.
If you've been down the toy aisles, you also know there is a variety of toys available. We've even featured a couple of the LEGO Ninja Turtles sets. Here's just a few different items you can pick up.
There's already quite a few action figures available. These stand just over four inches and seem to have the best sculpting and articulation. They're just the right size so if you are able to pick up a lot (and you will want more), they won't take up as much space as the bigger line.
The back of each package does offer some information in case you're not fully aware of their entire history. We'll be looking at Raphael, Michaelangelo, a Foot Soldier, 'Ooze Scoopin'" Donatello and Metalhead.
What's also cool is there is a playset you can pick up for under $25 and check out the packaging.
It looks like a pizza box and that also means it's convenient for storage. The playset simply unfolds and pops up.
You do have to apply some stickers to it. The doors to the pizza joint open up, there's a pizza shooter (of course), the manhole opens as well as the vault door to the tunnels.
It's not the biggest playset but for the price and because of the size of the figures, it's pretty cool.You do have enough space to place and move the characters around. With the open design, you also have room to open up your 'playing' area.
Each figure comes with an assortment of weapons. They are all on a piece of plastic that you have to twist out. Be careful because some of the thinner parts could twist off as well.
It seems the newer line features Mutagen Ooze. Kids like ooze, right? Who doesn't like slimy substance that you try not to think about what is exactly inside. You can buy a tube of ooze and they even come with a tiny turtle.
The one figure I have is Ooze Scoopin' Donnie. He has a backpack thing that you can put some ooze in. You push down a lever and it pours into a scoop that you can flick to shoot the ooze out. Sounds a little messy.
The Turtles do have some allies and here's a look at Metalhead.
What fun would these figures be without some bad guys? You can get Shredder and his various henchmen. I figured a Foot Soldier would make a good punching bag.
But that's not all.
There's so many different products but this one really stands out. It's a Teenage Mutant Ninja Piggy Bank from FAB Starpoint.
Now the problem is there are more figures to get. Obviously I'm missing a Leonardo. And of course you gotta have Splinter and Shredder. And what about April O'Neil? Or the other bad guys.
Have you picked up any of these figures?
We'll have a look at another collectible next week.