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Nickelodeon/Playmates Introduce New TMNT Action Figures

Dude, if you dig the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, you’ll have to find a way to check out this year’s Toy Fair in New York (Feb. 12-15). That’s where Nickelodeon and Playmates will preview their extensive new TMNT product line which is based on Nick’s new CG-animated show set to premiere in the fall.

Created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, TMNT aired from 1988 to 1996 and inspired some of the most popular licensed toys during those years. Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo will be featured in the new toys launched by Playmate in August.

“We’re excited to continue working with our long-standing partner Playmates on the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy line,”  says Manuel Torres, senior VP of global toys and consumer electronics, Nickelodeon. “Playmates understands the property and has helped us reinterpret the toys from a fresh perspective, while staying true to the action and fantasy of this iconic franchise. The new toys capture the excitement of our new series in a way that fans of all ages can appreciate.”

The Playmates collection features over 40 action figures; sound figures that deliver battle phrases and sound effects; classic action figures, which replicate the original Turtles from the 1988 TV show; vehicles; play sets; and roleplay gear including ninja weapon, sword and the signature bandana. The Playmates line also includes a set of 12-inch figures, which will be exclusive to Toys ‘R’ Us.

By Ramin Zahed for Animation Magazine

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Rumors

New Xbox coming in 2013? Rumor has it that xbox is set to release new hardware 6x more powerful than the 360. There’s also a possibility that it will be sending used games to the chopping block; not just those pesky games that turn into bigger hand-me-down’s than your brothers sneakers, but the entire concept of used games. What do you guys think, will the extermination of used games be a deal breaker for the xbox fans?

We are also hearing from Big Shiny Robot that Rocksteady Studios is working on a new TNMNT that will use the Batman Archam Asylum engine. All four turtles are playable as well as flashback’s playing as Splinter/Hamato Yoshi. The villains we’ve heard will be Bebop, Rocksteady, Krang, Baxter Stockman(pre and post mutation) and of course the almighty Shredder/Oroku Saki. Everything about this rumor sounds good, but it gets me thinking back to the last few attempts at the series… I hope it doesn’t suck haha

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