Awesome Toy Picks: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mega Feature

Posted by G-Man (30304 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

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#1 Edited by Tradewind (29 posts) - - Show Bio

Do want. Dat pizza box.

#2 Posted by drgnx (3547 posts) - - Show Bio

The old Metalhead toy was awesome, he deserved his own series. Newborn Robot Ninja Turtle....

#3 Posted by sinestro_GL (3030 posts) - - Show Bio

AWESOME TOY PICKS IS AWESOME

#4 Posted by nakobass (48 posts) - - Show Bio

Have all four Turtles on Display right now. Waiting for the new Shredder that's coming out.

#5 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (32129 posts) - - Show Bio

Poor Foot ninja :(

#6 Posted by Beast_in_the_Shadows (424 posts) - - Show Bio

I kinda just want the baby turtles that come with the mutagen. But I want them really bad...

#7 Edited by ZZoMBiE13 (660 posts) - - Show Bio

This article needs a video supplement. @g_man playing with the toy picks. Seriously, this ought to happen.

;)

#8 Posted by redhood21 (772 posts) - - Show Bio

im waiting on a Slash. every turtle team needs a demented some times ally! also the punk rock frogs are lonnnng over due for a come back

#10 Posted by Waddly_Hobbins (20 posts) - - Show Bio

They just recently came out with Leatherhead....I saw it in the store, almost bought it.

#11 Posted by wmwadeii (3191 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the normal characters, the ooze scooping and other gimmick figures don't interest me. I do like Metal-Head though

#12 Posted by mcbean (292 posts) - - Show Bio

I need that bank

#13 Edited by G_Money_Christmas (877 posts) - - Show Bio

I have all 4 turtle action figures, the sewer Lego set and the Shredcycle Lego set. Plus I collect the comics

#14 Posted by Arkhamc1tizen (2107 posts) - - Show Bio

cool

#15 Posted by NICKXH (219 posts) - - Show Bio

I want a Raphael turtle bank. Now!

#16 Posted by iceslick (773 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow those figures look awesome! @g_man now that you brought these toys, you got to definitely watch the series with your daughter. It's really and way of the top funny. It's entertaining for kids and adults and you don't have to worry about any of violence because there's no killing involved. The articulation is great and now i'm attempted to buy these figures someday! Thanks Tony!

#17 Posted by Sawcesome (131 posts) - - Show Bio

I love how that Foot Ninja's just like, "Ah, a fine Italian diner!"

#18 Posted by RavenRecoil (12 posts) - - Show Bio

i have seen the Raph piggy bank at walmart. tempted to grab one myself.

#19 Posted by Mbecks14 (2068 posts) - - Show Bio

These are great!

#20 Posted by G-Man (30304 posts) - - Show Bio

@iceslick: We actually watched a couple episodes last night. She's seen some of the original and some comics.

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#21 Edited by k4tzm4n (36124 posts) - - Show Bio

Woooo! I have Leo, Metalhead, Shredder, Mikey, Dopound and the ooze -- just because the baby turtle is so cute.

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#22 Edited by w0nd (2728 posts) - - Show Bio

the only ones who are good are the turtles...like wtf leather head is smaller than donnie? okay!? I did a repaint and put some chains on the weapons

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#23 Edited by krazyman27 (73 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it's a bit weird that the turtles look nothing like they do in the show (aside from details like the crack in Raph's shell). I mean, their design is perfect for toys! Maybe they had to do the sculpts before the characters were finalized.

#24 Edited by iceslick (773 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_man: That's awesome, I hope you guys keep watching the episodes and enjoy them. I heard Casey Jones is appearing in 2nd season. I honestly can't wait for his appearance! :-)

#25 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7496 posts) - - Show Bio

Still 100% inferior to late 1980's Ninja Turtles toys.

#26 Edited by RoTheKid (250 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_man I was wondering when you were going to feature the Turtles! I have the four main turtles so far! Great article, man! :)

#27 Edited by ccraft (5015 posts) - - Show Bio

Does anyone know a good site for TMNT collectibles?

#28 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

I want that Metalhead for sure!

#29 Edited by danhimself (22216 posts) - - Show Bio

is it just me or does the Raphael figure look like it has a much better sculpt then the other figures?

#30 Edited by Hermatt (70 posts) - - Show Bio

I recently found some of my old Turtle toys. The old MetalHead figure among them. The new one looks cool but not as cool as the classic

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#32 Posted by DarkLynx13 (3 posts) - - Show Bio

@hermatt: I know what you mean... I was going through a box of stuff with my son and fond my old Mikey turtle.. he wanted it so I put it in his collection with his original GI Joe Figure... they look cool, but nothing beats retro

#33 Edited by nerdork (3899 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_man Probably one of, if not the most, awesome of the Awesome Toy Picks. TMNT has always had great toys, though, and once again, they do not fail to impress. Great article!

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