Playmates Toys made two major announcements yesterday on MTV Geek involving the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brand. They revealed highly articulated and well-sculpted figures based on both the classic cartoon and new cartoon. TMNT fans like myself have been waiting a long time for a collector-focused line grounded in the extremely popular one from late '80s.
The best news of all is that the preview images make these figures look fantastic. Playmates has produced some questionable toys recently (Star Trek and Terminator: Salvation come to mind), and these figures look like they might represent the company finally turning a corner. If the quality matches the great design and articulation, each of these lines will become major hits.
More details on the Turtles will likely come during Toy Fair, so until then all we can do is look on and hope for the best from our heroes in the half-shell.
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