Thursday, October 16, 2008


Originally Posted by Press Release found at
COSTA MESA, CA –It's a shell-ebration! Everyone's favorite lean, green, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES celebrate the 25th anniversary of their comic book debut in 2009 by incorporating totally radical new retro segments to the merchandising mix and innovative new themed products both supported with in-pack promotions including video games, pilot episodes of animation and other interactive content and entertainment. Action figures based on the new TV show airing on Fox and the CW, and a new segment of the popular Mini-Mutant line including figures and vehicles will be the lines' foundation. On the retro front, Playmates is re-introducing the original awesome 1987 action figure line, twelve figures in all, including the four Turtles, Splinter, Shredder and more. These figures will feature a "tubular" nostalgic 25th anniversary package design with a random assortment of classic TV episodes from the inaugural season. Playmates Toys is the long time master toy licensee for the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES brand; 4Kids Entertainment handles exclusive worldwide merchandising rights; while The Mirage Group continues to nurture and manage the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES property.

So let me get this straight...the only thing that they could think of doing for the 25th anniversary of the toy line that put Playmates on the a re-release of 12 figures that were made by people that probably haven't worked for Playmates in years? Bravo guys...bravo.

The best part is that these figures will probably sell for more in the store than what you can buy the originals for on ebay...Ugh...Why can't their be people who work for Playmates that have a 10th of the passion for their OWN PROPERTY that I do? Way to honor the only reason you aren't still trying to sell shitty talking dolls named Jill that nobody wants to buy.


~ tOkKa said...

-->> ..agreed, Steph..

i sadly agree.



Hero_UK said...

The only mentioned item that tickles my fancy are the Mini Mutants. If the re-issues of the old figures have tweaked improvements done to them (a la Transformers G1) I may reconsider getting them.