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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) Checklist

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The original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line launched in 1988, and garnered the attention of kids and collectors for more than 5 years before slowly fading into obscurity again. Numerous attempts by Playmates Toys to revive the Ninja Turtles brand over the following 15 years were unsuccessful, never earning more than mild interest from a busy collecting community. The first TMNT line to truly capture of the eyes of collectors since the original was the complete relaunch in 2012, complete with a new cartoon and a vintage throwback series that improved upon the original figures.

The 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line completely changes the style of the characters and also revolutionizes the quality of the action figures. Instead of poorly articulated and average sculpted figures that play on nothing more than the characters' charm, the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are designed and manufactured as quality figures first, while still capturing the charm of the beloved characters.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line is split into three parts. There are the modern figures and vehicles based on the 2012 cartoon, the Classic Collection figures based on the '80s cartoon, and there are there are larger action feature-based Power Sound FX figures. Because there are no official series names or figure numbers, the following checklist is only split into three sections each including all relevant figures.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Modern Collection Figures

  • Leonardo
  • Raphael
  • Donatello
  • Michelangelo
  • Splinter
  • April
  • Shredder
  • Kraang
  • Foot Soldier
  • Dogpound
  • Fishface
  • Metalhead

Modern Collection Vehicles

  • Shellraiser
  • Rippin' Rider
  • Ninja Stealth Bike
  • Dragon Chopper
  • Sewer Spinnin' Skateboard

Classic Collection

  • Leonardo
  • Raphael
  • Donatello
  • Michelangelo

Power Sound FX

  • Leonardo
  • Raphael
  • Donatello
  • Michelangelo
  • Shredder

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line features highly articulated and generally well made figures. They are typically easy to find, whether shopping online or shopping in stores. Fans of the turtles and action figure collectors who like high quality figures will both find things to like about this line.

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