This set still sells pretty affordably ( most of the time it seems ..) at most third party vendors and at auction .
Along with the “FLASHBACK SHREDDER” , this Michelangelo set may have been amoung the very last sets made available in late 2014 before LEGO relinquished the TMNT licence to Mattel’s MEGA BLOKS brand.
ICYMI :: Way Post Toy Fair News & updates..
God, so much on the aggregate agenda today. So guys’ ..doin’ the best we can with so much crazy shtuff goin’ on.. But hey, as season 5, the final season of the Nick show as we’ve known it blasts into new episodes – but yeah, #ICYMI Toy Fair revealed important sneek peeks to wet fans’ appetites ( Usagi Yojimbo & Muckman anyone ?! ). Both TMNT 2012 show & non – – – -there’s more than enough TMNT diversity in to & merch purchases to appease almost anyone !! Mark Hamill’s popular KAVAXAS ( aka HOTHEAD remains speculative, Tokka has not thrown his hopes out tho.). From what i could tell – Mattel’s Mega Bloksbrand did seem a little quiet on Ninja Turtles at Toy Fair but as we head into Spring and Summer – retailers tell a different story as harder to find product from earlier in the year is being re-released in some areas & the infamous **blindbag series 5 is due soon. We’ll see what the future holds for MEGA especially come SDCC 2017.
** Entertainment Earth 90 MOVIE LEO Preoder link ..
again, NECA currently holds license to distribute the in-demand Classic Movie Turtles in North America only. Leo is again up for PRE- next month. Mike’s preorder has yet to be announced, International orders must be processed thru’ other arrangements and third-party sadly. But check this out..
.. sidenote :: The baby Henson Turtles on display at Toy Fair apparently ( ? ) are a separate release.
–>> Classic Michael Dooney N.M. style-guide art on the back of the box..
Modifications on this reproduction aren’t too bad. The right foot has been modified to set FLAT on the ground. Possibly again for stability reasons on the display stand. He may stand better than the original release actually. I am fond of the new stance. So his feet are a little “bigger”.
The Dual-Action Katana is recoloured from vintage releases but actually looks really good. The belt strangely has just a silver medallion where an “L” initial used to be on the ’97 release. The “L” imprint is actually still there, but it almost looks painted over by the silver paint. You can barely see it under the metallic.
Like the vintage MOVIE STARS, the N.M. Turtle’s arms, head and legs had softer and rubbery plastics. The only soft part left is the bandanna piece on the back of the noggin.
..Leo’s original sculpt is in the forefront, you can see the “BATTLE STANCE” has been modification on the repro.
..look closely at the Repro’s belt, see the “L” initial ?? Strange.
..for fun, here’s Repro LEO with the Camo-Blitz Cycle ’98 release.
A Diamond Select Release! TMNT fans are loving DST’s line of Ninja Turtle Minimates, and Series 3 kicks things up a notch! Featuring the four turtles in their Vision Quest outfits, this individually foil-bagged assortment also expands on the line’s mutant roster, with Slash, Bebop and Rocksteady, as well as rare, one-per-case figures of Ivan Steranko and Vision Quest Splinter! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure has up to 14 points of articulation and features fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Each full-color counter display contains 18 foil-bagged Minimates, including a full set of all nine characters! Designed by Art Asylum!
October’s Toy Fair announcement of Mattel’s MEGA BLOKS brand returning to retake over the TMNT building toy license ( after over a decade ) was a disappointment to many LEGO fans. However, once everyone saw the NEW Turtles MEGA BLOKS product, MANY WERE BLOWN AWAY at the Mini-figs, accessories and building environments encompassing 3 distinct incarnations of the teens Nick’s insanely popular Ciro Nieli produced TMNT, the more kid-centric HALF SHELL HERO line, and the CLASSIC ’80s TMNT cartoon show.
Suspecting these will make it to a North American release as well to parallel the larger box releases, no guarantees – – but Tokka predicts an affordable price range of $ 3 – 7 like the similar “CALL OF DUTY” ,HALO , ,MINIONS, HELLO KITTY, “Sponge Bob Squarepants” blind bags currently available & the past few years.
–>> Today, we get a quick glimpse at some weird but cool kit-bashes and repaints, 1st of their kind in this line. Look closely at the interesting variations and mixed use of body parts on the Turtle toys themselves on the images provided. All this courtesy of our confidant, Hero in England.
“Even though figures of Bebop and Rocksteady are yet to have a UK release, repaints of these two have already been found in ASDA – with touched-up Turtles as sparring partners. These each retail for £14:99
Rocksteady VS Michelangelo, Raphael VS V2 Shredder (w/purple trousers sans cape), and Leonardo VS Bebop are among the line-up. For some reason, there appears to be no Donatello VS set. .. .. ” — Hero
“An update from the folks at*** Diamond Select Toys reveals that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates are now available at Kmart stores. Toys “R” Us, Comic and Specialty shops will be getting theirs soon. Remember, the TMNT Minimates are individually blind bagged and the exclusive look to be be 1 per case. Here’s the entire breakdown, including the specific store exclusives:
April O’Neil (Comic Shop and Toys “R” Us Exclusive)
Mutagen Michelangelo (Kmart Exclusive)
Kraang (Kmart Exclusive)
Mutagen Raphael (Comic shop Exclusive)
Mutagen Leonardo (Toys “R” Us Exclusive)
Related notes:: Welp, the last quarter of the year blew by pretty, and here we are ( love it or hate it ) on the big HARD-COPY release day of one of the most talked about movie in the TMNT film pantheon – and even just as far as comic-book films from the past few years.
I’ll try to break down as many of the North American releases as i can as far as basic editions and the exclusive editions that are just do darn popular with the major blockbusters nowadays with the major retailers.
The basic retail versions on the Kmart site i think will represent the same basic offerings and similar pricing structure at other retailers as well as at Kmart. Keep an eye on this post is i learn of any major changes to exclusives offered or any additional exclusives that may be present that i have not listed here yet.I hope this list will help you narrow down your choices, and pick the best viewing option, price and premium content that’s right for you and your family. :
This incredibly popular art was made specifically made for B & N and you prolly recognize it from in-store displays promoting TMNT products around the time of the release of the film this past August. The clincher is that i am unclear if this was / IS a Pre-order/online exclusive or if the Poster will be available for pick-up if purchased in-store. I beleive it’s the prior and you had / have to order it on the site. I hope i’m wrong. There is no info on B & N’s website at moment about this. I will look into this and update accordingly, but any info anyone can share will be appreciated. I presume, soon – we will see these posters at auction from 3rd part sellers on places like ebay. Again i will look into this.