We recently received this press news and images from the fine folks behind the media affairs of Playmates Toys regarding the new product line for Nickolodeon’s “Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. Take a look at that down below and know that I will return with some editorial ramblings at the close.
The Press Release:
Cowabunga – the heroes in a half shell have returned with a whole new look! Playmates Toys announced today that its Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy line will be available at major retailers starting October 1. As the longtime master toy licensee for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Playmates Toys developed this all-new product line based on Nickelodeon’s brand-new animated series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which premiered on September 17, 2018. The toy line includes an assortment of highly detailed action figures, as well as vehicles, a playset and role play toys.
In addition to the new toy line, Playmates Toys is also introducing a Sewer Squad Pizza Points Loyalty Program, where fans can collect and redeem pizza points for exclusive toys and more. A unique, secret code is included in every Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy package from Playmates Toys. Fans can visit playmatestoys.com to register and join the Sewer Squad, in order to qualify for exclusive toys and other rewards.
If you’re heading to the Comic Con International: San Diego next week AND are a fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, then you are going to want to be on the lookout for this exclusive set that will be making an appearance care of the fine folks at Playmates Toys. Check out the skinny below.
The Press Release:
Playmates Toys, the longtime master toy licensee for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will offer four San Diego Comic-Con exclusive figures that are based on Nickelodeon’s brand-new animated series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Each figure will retail for $30 and will be available from Thursday to Sunday (July 19-22) at Nickelodeon’s booth, #4113.
I’ve begun showcasing the assorted awesome that will be available at this years Comic Con International: San Diego convention but you can call it SDCC for short since I so don’t like typing that long name over and over. To keep this one simple, here is the brand-new Voltron: Legendary Defender set from Playmates Toys. Check it out.
Voltron Hyper-Phase Legendary Lion Assortment Set Overview: To achieve Hyper-phase mode, the Voltron team taps into Princess Allura’s unique connection to the Quintessence to imbue the Lions with energy, upgrading their weapons and supercharging the Lions!
· Prepare for the complete Voltron experience!
· The Hyper-Phase Legendary Lions are fully articulated, with unique projectile launchers for stand-alone play – and they can also transform and combine with the other Hyper-Phase Legendary Lions to form a 16″ fully articulated Voltron figure!
· Each Lion has all new designs, is highly articulated and includes a unique speeder and pilot.
· The Blue, Red, Green and Yellow Lions come with distinct weapons like the Blue Lion’s Hydro Cannon and the Red Lion’s Magma Disc launcher!
· The Black Lion has lights, phrases and sound effects from the show!
· Unlock over 50 sounds by combining all 5 Legendary Lions to form 16″ Voltron for out of this world fun!
MSRP: $129.99 for the 5-piece box set
Available from the following Comic Con vendors:
ThinkGeek/Gamestop – Booth 3349
Toynk Toys – Booth 815/4437
Entertainment Earth – Booth 2343
Trendsetters/Sure Thing Toys – Booth 4730
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: With the holiday just having passed us, I will only say this – “I have a lot to catch up to” and with that let’s close up by saying how awesome this new Voltron set is. Sure its a tad pricey but its five different components and they all look to be rather sturdy and its big. You get what you pay for my friends and you sure don’t want to miss out on this one if you are attending the convention. We don’t get to SDCC which is a shame but we do NYCC so yeah. What do you think of this exclusive Voltron? Chime in down below and be sure to absorb the rest of the images below our links.
We’ve received some cool information from the fine folks at Playmates Toys who are the master toy licensee for DreamWorks Animation’s “Voltron: Legendary Defender”. You probably remember this company’s name from all the times we’ve showcased their “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” line of action figures and accessories. This January, your toybox and other action figures will be much safer thanks to the protection of the “Voltron Classic ’84 Legendary Lion” collection. Let’s take a look at the release and the images that I’ve secured.
The Press Release:
Voltron Classic ’84 Legendary Lion Overview: From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe, comes a legend. The legend of Voltron, Defender of the Universe! A mighty robot, loved by good, feared by evil! Now you can take control of all five Lions from the classic television series. This line features all new technology, which means that all five of the Classic Legendary Lions combine to create the most advanced Voltron ever!
* Unlock over 60 sounds by combining all 5 Classic Legendary Lions to form a 16″ Classic Voltron. Features phrases and sound effects from the show!
* Voltron’s chest lights up.
* The Blue, Red, Green, and Yellow Lions include jaw blades and projectile firing battle accessories.
* The Red Lion comes with Voltron’s sword and the Green Lion comes with Voltron’s shield.
* The Black Lion has over a dozen sounds and phrases.
* Recommended Age: 4+ Continue reading Playmates Toys Presents: “Voltron Classic ’84 Legendary Lion” Collection→
As previously discussed, the San Diego Comic Con is heading right at us and it is loaded with special edition exclusives from the worlds biggest companies. I’ve just received some press from the folks repping Playmates Toys (who we’ve written about extensively during our Toy Fair adventures over the years) as they present their own exclusive items. Check out the images and press copy below that they shared with me. I’ll close up with some thoughts of course.
The Press Release:
DreamWorks Voltron Metal Defender Collection from Playmates Toys Voltron fans can add to their collection with this assortment of Voltron figures from Playmates Toys in premium diecast. Assortment includes fully articulated figures of the Blue, Red, Black, Green, and Yellow Lions. Collect all five diecast lions to combine to form an 8-inch articulated Voltron figure. The detailed figures are first available from Toys”R”Us at San Diego Comic Con in the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343) from Wednesday, July 19 – Sunday, July 23, and online at Toysrus.com/ComicConvention from Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23. The figures will also be available at Toys”R”Us stores and other retailers nationwide later this year.