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Playmates Toys Unveils “Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Toy Line

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.

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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.

In Nickelodeon’s reimagined animated series, the band of brothers (Raph, Leo, Donnie and Mikey) discover new, powerful weapons and encounter a mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City.
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Nickolodeon Offers: “Rise of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” NEW Series Official Teaser

As you tenured readers know, PiercingMetal recently attended the American International Toy Fair over at the Javits Center and one of the appointments that we had was with Playmates Toys. They are the folks behind the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy line which is a show that airs on the Nickolodeon network. During the convention we got to see some brand new variations on the characters and that brings me to this post as Nickolodeon has just unveiled a teaser trailer for the upcoming series “Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. Let’s take a look at the trailer and then you can review the press release about the show. Have fun or should I say “COWABUNGA!!!!”

The Press Release:
Nickelodeon today released the first trailer for its all-new animated series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which follows the band of brothers as they discover new powers and encounter a mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City. The 2D-animated series, which blends action and comedy and features a dynamic fresh look, debuts later this year on Nickelodeon.

The series stars the voice talent of Omar Miller (Ballers) as Raphael, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Leonardo, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Donatello, Brandon Mychal Smith (You’re The Worst) as Michelangelo, Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April O’Neil and Eric Bauza (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Splinter. WWE Superstar John Cena lends his voice as villain, Baron Draxum, an alchemist warrior mutant who seeks to turn all of humanity into mutants.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reimagines the iconic series and breathes new life into the classic characters, with jagged-shelled Raphael as a snapping turtle, wielding twin tonfas as his weapons; Leonardo as a red-eared slider, using an ōdachi sword; Donatello as a soft-shell turtle, sporting a tech-bo staff; and Michelangelo as a box turtle, arming himself with a kusari-fundo. Along for the adventure is the Turtles’ most trusted ally, April O’Neil, a street savvy native New Yorker, and Splinter, father figure and sensei to the Turtles.
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Opening: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows” (6/3/2016)

Fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise who enjoyed the previous film that featured these heroes on the halfshell will be excited to know that the sequel to that release will open up today. Check out the poster, premise and cast along with some thoughts that I have below.

Poster - TMNT2 - Full Team - 2016

The Premise:
The Turtles come into conflict with T.C.R.I. scientist Dr. Baxter Stockman and the return of their enemy, The Shredder, who has hired Stockman to create mutants of his own in the form of Bebop and Rocksteady to even the score, during which the Turtles discover a Retro-Mutagen in hopes they can become humans following an extraterrestrial invasion above New York City led by the Dimension X inhabitant known as Krang. Upon Krang’s Invasion, the Turtles are joined in the fight with their Master Splinter, their human friends April O’Neil, Vern Fenwick and the vigilante Casey Jones. (thanks Wiki).

The Cast:
Megan Fox as April O’Neil
Stephen Amell as Casey Jones
Will Arnett as Vern Fenwick
William Fichtner as Eric Sacks
Brian Tee as The Shredder
Tyler Perry as Dr. Baxter Stockman
Brittany Ishibashi as Karai
Laura Linney as Rebecca Vincent
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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.

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Opening Today: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (8/8/2014)

“Cowabunga Dude”! It’s time to prepare your staff, sai, sword and nunchucks as the new live-action “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” film opens today. Check out the poster and the premise below and then we’ll chat about it a little bit.

Poster - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - 2014
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