Exploring Toy Fair 2016: Playmates Toys

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Welcome back to the PiercingMetal in-depth coverage of the 2016 Toy Fair where you can see the latest and most awesome developments in the super-hero action figure stuff along with those items that relate to our very favorite Science Fiction and Horror franchises. I am up to the Playmates Toys section of my coverage and I actually visited them on the first day of the convention right after I explored the Hasbro showroom.  I started on one end of their display and worked my way around the whole thing.  I don’t need to chime in all  that much as so many things are self-explanatory and I don’t actually know the names of every single character at this point in time.  Outside of the main TMNT of course. These are the six-inch action figures and there are quite a few I would like for my own collection.

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

The original four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo and Raphael.  Somewhere there is a box in storage with these four characters from way back when they first were released.  Not in the case of course since I opened most of my playthings even if it was to set them up on the desk or shelf.

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

This Talk-To-Me Mikey should provide hours of entertainment to the younger set or your younger side.  I should have done a recording of this on video but was rushing through since I had another appointment soon after this one.

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

Here now the vehicles and those always add some exciting times to the playtime.  I remember having a larger Batmobile and various other cars and trucks for my action figures growing up so its good to see the TMNT line keeping that aspect going.

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

This is a giant playset that morphs into a large turtle.  It’s big but had a lot of things you can do in it.

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

These are the Surprise Mini-Figures and would come in a blind box so you didn’t know which one you were getting.  I didn’t really like this idea at first but later learned that folks trade them like one would trade cards and it seems quite popular.  Still, its a bit of a mystery to me – HAHAH get it?  Blind box, mystery….sorry I’ll continue.

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

TMNT Stackable Figures.

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

Here is a track playset and a bunch of the TMNT T-Machines.  For all of you car collectors out there.  Well, the miniature car collectors not the real life sized ones.

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

Nowadays I am not the biggest fan of the Wrestling stuff but I used to love it way back when.  Fans of this stuff would absolutely go bonkers over these miniature cars with one of their favorite wrestlers in the drivers seat.

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

Weapons will surely enhance your playtime if you have kids that are interested in this stuff or make your rehearsal space a lot less dramatic if your lead singer or guitarist is acting up.  Just zap him with one of these foam darts to teach him a lesson.  Just never aim for the eyes since that is not nice.

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

I don’t seem to have the other shot of their costume play stuff but there is a bunch of it that transforms your child into one of the Turtles and lets him have the play weapon of choice.  For Michelangelo there are sais for example.  All safe to bang away at each other with but again, never at the eyes since it isn’t nice to do that.

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

The new movies figures were behind closed doors and we were not permitted to see them.  This surprised me since at the last convention we did get to see the movie toys but could not take photographs of them.  Today it was forbidden entirely so when they are ready for us to see them I will post provided photos from Playmates Toys.  I should say that this sometimes happens when there is still some approvals pending and they don’t want to take any chances.

playmates toys, teenage mutant ninja turtles, toy fair 2016

That brings me to the end of this Toy Fair 2016 installment but don’t worry I still have a lot more to share with you as time goes forward. Since so many products will not be on the shelves until later in the year I’m tossing these in slower than in the years past. I hope you liked it and that you get to see the new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie when it hits the theaters.

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