Playmates Toys is one of the MANY companies coming out with Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys. Luckily, all of the ones I’m showing off to you in this post are all out in stores now!
As a kid I loved the Turtles. I thought the movie was great. I even had a few toys. I know, I’m strange. But as soon as I heard the girl’s name was April……the month I was born in. Well, I just had to fall in love!
Plus, who the heck doesn’t love a foursome of turtles who eat Pepperoni Pizza, and have a Rat for a guru? Plus, the cool gadgets they got to fling around….it’s just fun!
Right now, you can get a few really cute new toys for the kids. Or, if you’re a fan, get them for yourself. No one is ever too old to play with killer toys! Especially when some of them launch projectiles out of their belts.
- Basic Action Figures: You can get these for $7.99 to $8.99 for your kids. All of them are very detailed, and have 12 points of articulation (that means they move in 12 spots, in case you were wondering.) You’ve got the four Turtles, plus others like Leatherhead, Snakeweed, and Baxter Stockman. They’ll be over 30 of the characters released by the end of 2013. If you’ve got any of the toy vehicles, or playsets, most of these figures can be used with them!
- Flingers Deluxe Action Figures: These would not go well with my kids, because my son would be using them on his sister. His sister, who actually studies Jiu Jitsu, and will be getting her Green Belt in a couple of weeks, would probably take my son out in a second if he started pelting her with the projectiles. However, for $12.99, I might consider buying one for a birthday gift for someone else! HAHAAAAAA. Basically, each figure comes in all their battle armor, and personal projectiles. Leonardo launches 10 sew lids, while Michelangelo has 10 pizza pie discs. Donatello has 3 Bo Staffs, and Raphael has 3 Sai Weapons that can be thrown to knock out….well, in my house, probably an eye.
- Battle Shell Figures: I fell in love with these figures. The price is great at $19.99, but the reason I fell in love? The turtle shell HOLDS all the weapons that come with the turtle! Plus, for the price, these are rather big at 10.5 to 11.5 inches tall. But again, they had me at SELF STORAGE of weapons! Do you know how many times I’ve cursed toy companies that never give you anything to carry the damn accessories that come with action figures? I’ve got turtle stuff everywhere…..
- Anchovy Alley Pop-Up Pizza Playset: Personally, to me, this is overpriced. It’s $24.99, and it’s cute, but not really worth the full price. It folds down to a pizza box, then it pops up to a subway scene that’s about 18″ tall. There’s a portable pizza oven that flings fresh pizzas, there are floor traps, plus a trick sewer cover and an abandoned Subway tunnel. No figures come with the playset, but if you have the basic action figures, they’ll work with it. I’d wait for it to go on sale, or when Hasbro, or Toys R Us does a coupon for Hasbro items.
Summer vacation is upon us, now’s the time to stock up on some games, and toys to get them through the rainy days, so they aren’t in front of the TV, or on their electronic devices ALL DAY LONG! It’s a battle as parents, but if we can do the prep work, and break out some new stuff when the rain comes…..we’ll be ahead of the game!