Monday, September 17, 2018

Viacom Previews New ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Merchandise

Viacom Consumer Products and Playmates Toys, the master toy licensee for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brand, unveiled an extensive roster of consumer products for Nickelodeon’s brand-new animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at an exclusive event in New York City on Thursday, August 2!

Update (9/17): Nickelodeon and Playmates Toys will release their first line of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures in stores in the USA on Monday 1st October 2018! Following it's US debut, GP Flair will release the range in UK shops on Friday 5th October 2018!

New items include:

Action Figures

- An action figure assortment, including detailed 3.25” to 5” models of Raphael “The Leader,” Leonardo “The Trickster,” Donatello “The Tech Wiz,” Michelangelo “The Wild Card,” Splinter “The Chill Master,” April “Street Smart Best Friend,” Origami Ninja “Confetti Commandos,” Meat Sweats “The Tenderizer” and Baron Draxum “The Maker of Mutants.” The assortment of action figures comes complete with accessories;

- A deluxe Ninja action figure assortment including 5.5” figures of Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello and Michelangelo with unique flipping action and signature sound effects;

- A giant figure assortment including 10.25” and 11” models with 13 points of articulation and weapons including Raphael with Tonfas and throwing stars, Leonardo with Odachi sword and throwing stars, Donatello with side kick drone, Shelldon, tech-bo staff and throwing stars, and Michelangelo with kusari-fundo and throwing stars.


- A Shell Hog vehicle with figure assortment that includes the Turtles’ signature Shell Hog motorcycles with spring-loaded projectiles, seat adjustability, the ability to connect and compatibility with action figures;

- A 2-in-1 Turtle Tank that can transform from vehicle mode to mobile ops unit with towering lab


- A 43” Epic Sewer Lair Playset that brings Splinter and the Turtles’ habitat to life with more than 20 features, four levels of play, seven training rooms including Splinter’s Dojo, Raphael's weight training room, Leonardo’s rotating weapon storage wall, Michelangelo's arcade, the catapult basketball hoop, hidden projectile launchers, a rotating skateboard ramp, collapsing balcony and more.

Role Play

- A role play assortment consisting of modeled training weapons, such as Raphael’s tonfas with signature turtle mask and throwing star, Leonardo’s odachi sword with mask and throwing star, Donatello’s tech-bo staff with mask and throwing star, Michelangelo’s kusari-fundo with mask and throwing star.

Additional items include bedding and more.

Playmates Toys has also announced a Pizza Points Loyalty program, which allows fans to collect pizza points for special rewards, using codes provided on each Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy package.

Also, from Action Figure Insider:

Rise Of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Merchandise

The actor Brandon Mychal Smith, who provides the voice of Mikey in the series, was on hand to introduce the product line with an exuberant “Cowabunga!”

Words and Pictures – Greg S

Nickelodeon showed off a new line of Turtle-themed consumer products in New York on Thursday tied to the network’s latest animated series, “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

The line of licensed products will focus on toys when it launches this fall, including action figures, vehicles and role-play products made by Playmates Toys, the master toy licensee for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brand.

The basic action figures include the band of brothers – Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello and Michelangelo – along with April and Splinter, as well as new characters like Meat Sweats and Baron Draxum. The highly detailed and fully articulated figures will range in height from 3.25 inches to 5 inches.

Deluxe action figures will stand 5.5 inches tall and have flipping features. Once activated, the Turtles will let out a shout as they flip backward or sideways, landing on their feet with a Turtle weapon sound effect.

For fans looking for bigger action, Playmates will have a line of giant figures that stand 10.25 inches to 11 inches tall with 13 points of articulation. Each figure will come with their core translucent weapons.

Vehicles include the Shell Hog motorcycle with Leonardo or Michelangelo and the Turtle Tank, which can transform into a mobile ops unit with a secret lab.

But the most epic toy is appropriately named the Epic Sewer Lair Playset, which towers over other TMNT playsets at 43 inches tall. The deluxe playset will include more than 20 features across four levels, including rooms for training or kicking back with a video game and a slice of pizza.

The role play assortment will feature the Turtles’ weapons: Leonardo’s odachi, Raphael’s tonfas, Donatello’s tech-bo staff and Michelangelo’s kusari-fundo.

Each weapon will come with a signature Turtle mask and a newly designed throwing star.

The series, a reimagined look at the heroes in the half-shell, is set to debut on Nickelodeon in September. A preview of the show aired July 20 and is available on and YouTube. The toys are expected to hit retail shelves in October.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reimagines the classic franchise with the group of brothers discovering new powers and venturing into a new world they didn’t know existed beneath the streets of New York City.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premieres Monday 17th September 2018 on Nickelodeon USA, and will start to rollout globally across Nickelodeon channels and branded blocks in 170+ countries and territories during fall 2018, including on Nicktoons UK & Ireland and Channel 5 on Saturday 22nd September 2018.

The Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy line is set to roll out in October.

Did you hear? Nickelodeon has renewed Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for a second season! COWABUNGA!

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Originally published: Sunday, August 05, 2018.

Original source and photos: License Global.
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