One of the last Comic Con exclusives t be revealed– and one I was most looking forward to– was the Night Shadow Leonardo, released to hype the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line by Playmates and Nickelodeon. While the final product looks great, it’s plagued by so many drawbacks, both situational and practical, that I just can’t give Playmates a pass on this one.
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Each year Comic Con grows and spreads to the streets, way past the walls of the Convention Center. Some companies went all-in with some great interactive campaigns which kept fans engaged throughout the city. Here’s a few of my favorites.
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Since their debut at Toy Fair in February, I’ve been highly anticipating the release of Playmates’ new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line. Based on Nickelodean’s upcoming CGI-animated reboot of the television series, the titular characters sport fresh new sculpts that pull elements from both the original Mirage comic series as well as the classic animated series, but with some creative new twists. Unfortunately, while all four turtles look and feel incredible, the supporting cast received a rather below-average treatment, hurting the line as a whole.
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Playmates new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy line officially hits stores a few weeks after Comic Con, and to hype the release, Playmates has an exclusive TMNT figure in tap for the Con.
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Toys R Us has ten exclusives which will make their debut at Comic Con next week. With some big company tie-ins, previews of some exciting new toy lines, and even the first, ever Joss Whedon figure the TRU booth should definitely be on your shopping list.
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Paramount has pushed back their big-budget, live action TMNT movie from Christmas 2013 to May 16, 2014, in the studio’s latest desperate move to save face.
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Playmates is being very bold with their ambitious relaunch of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the new toy line, being released later this year to support the new Nickelodeon cartoon series, is promising to be a fresh and cool new take on our favorite heroes on the half shell. We had the chance to get an up-close look at Donatello and Michaelangelo from the new line… keep reading for a sneak peek at these rad new figures!
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Check out the latest Pre-Orders and New Releases in stock now at Big Bad Toy Store! Whether you’re looking for the latest listings from Gentle Giant, new TMNT figures or the upcoming 3 3/4″ Venture Bros. figures, BBTS has it all, ready for pre-order! Here’s the full weekly update…
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Next year there will be a new live-action movie version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles coming at us from Michael Bay (he of Transformers infamy), and the producer’s recent hints that the Turtles’ origin is being revamped met lots of harsh feedback from fans online. But even if the continuity-screwing turns out to be true, this professed Turtles fan has to ask– is there enough to TMNT to get up-in-arms about in the first place?
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