UPDATE: The images have been removed due to a request from a lawyer representing Paramount Pictures Corp. However, we’re sure they’re still floating around… somewhere.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem will debut in the US on August 4th, 2023, but where are the toys? Usually, by now, we would have seen a number of previews or possibly some early releases to get collectors and kids excited for a new TMNT movie. But, unfortunately, the toys and the movie have been largely absent from the press. Until recently, anyway.
Over the past week, we’ve seen stories pop up showing pictures of not only a few planned toys for the Jeff Rowe-directed and Seth Rogen-produced TMNT animated adventure but an entire list of figures. The notable thing about this upcoming action figure line is that it is produced by McFarlane Toys rather than Playmates or Hasbro. Considering that McFarlane’s company sticks to more collector-friendly products, it will be interesting to see how it handles a toy line for kids.
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The Turtles look more in line with their late 1980s cartoon counterparts than the two recent Nickelodeon series. Radio-controlled skateboarding Ninja Turtles doesn’t sound like something McFarlane would get into, so the licensing for the movie may be spread across multiple toy manufacturers. No McFarlane Toys branding is shown on the boxes, but the images are not high-def enough to make out names or the QR codes.
Regarding what we can expect from McFarlane Toys, Geek Tyrant posted a list of product names from retailers and distributors. Check out what the company is planning on shipping sometime this year:
- TMNT – DONATELLO BASIC FIGURE
- TMNT – DONATELLO TRANSFORMING BO STAFF
- TMNT – DRIVE N KICK CYCLE W/ FIGURE
- TMNT – LEATHERHEAD BASIC FIGURE
- TMNT – LEONARDO BASIC FIGURE
- TMNT – LEONARDO TRANSFORMING KATANA SWORD
- TMNT – MICHELANGELO BASIC FIGURE
- TMNT – MICHELANGELO TRANSFORMING NUNCHUK
- TMNT – NINJA SHOUTS DONATELLO
- TMNT – NINJA SHOUTS LEONARDO
- TMNT – NINJA SHOUTS MICHELANGELO
- TMNT – NINJA SHOUTS RAPHAEL
- TMNT – RAPHAEL BASIC FIGURE
- TMNT – RAPHAEL TRANSFORMING SAI
- TMNT – ROCKSTEADY BASIC FIGURE
- TMNT – SPLINTER BASIC FIGURE
- TMNT – TURTLE CYCLE W/ SIDECAR & FIGURE
- TMNT – VAN
- TMNT MOVIE BASIC FIGURES ASSORTMENT- OTHERS
- TMNT MOVIE BASIC ROLE PLAY (BOX)
- TMNT MOVIE DELUXE FIGURES ASSORTMENT
- TMNT MOVIE FIGURES ASSORTMENT – TURTLES
- TMNT MOVIE GIANT FIGURE ASSORTMENT
- TMNT MOVIE LAIR PLAYSET
- TMNT MOVIE VEHICLE WITH FIGURES ASSORTMENT
The toys are about what you expect from a kids’ movie: basic figures, deluxe figures, playsets, and vehicles. I believe the “Van” referred to in the list above may be the garbage truck we see in the Twitter post. The new Party Wagon may be a converted garbage truck. The Ninja Shouts line could be interesting. I wonder if McFarlane Toys will go old school with the ripcord “voices” we say in the classic Playmates run?[Source: Geek Tyrant] [Source: Toy News International] [Source: Ninja Turtle Lair]