Monday, March 02, 2020

Playmates Toys to Showcase 2020 Rise of the TMNT Toy Line at North American International Toy Fair

Update (2/24) - During TFNY Day 2, Playmates revealed that their Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line is currently on hold. Nickelodeon will be making an announcement about the series in April, and production is paused because the company doesn’t yet know what is going on.

Update (3/2) - According to another report from Toy Fair 2020, the publicity team at Playmates seemed to hint that a new TMNT cartoon was set to be announced for later this year.

COWABUNGA! Playmates Toys, the longtime master toy licensee for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and home of the "classic" Turtle toys, is showcasing its extensive Rise of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy line, including the latest product expansion for Nickelodeon's hit animated series at the 2020 North American International Toy Fair in New York City, from February 22-25, 2020! The varied product line will be on display in the Playmates Toys booth, #2243.


The pizza-loving, evil-fighting, radical reptile brothers Leo, Donnie, Raph and Mikey are always at the center of the action. With rad action figures, vehicles, role play and more, the Ninja Turtles come to life as kids play out their favorite moments from the TV show.

Playmates Toys' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2020 Toy Line Overview:

The awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy line from Playmates Toys is based on the Rise of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV Show on Nickelodeon. The pizza-loving, evil-fighting, radical reptile bros Leo, Donnie, Raph and Mikey are always at the center of the action! Along with their master sensei Splinter and friend April O'Neil, they fight villains to become the heroes they were destined to be, having loads of fun along the way! With rad action figures, vehicles, role play and more, the Ninja Turtles come to life as kids play out their favorite moments from the TV show!

Action Figures

Basic Figure Assortment
Age: 4+
MSRP: $8.99 each
Availability: Spring 2020
Description:

•The Turtles have unleashed their powerful new ninja skills and are ready to take on all-new big, bad villains!

• Based on Nickelodeon’s animated series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the action figure assortment continues in 2020, featuring highly detailed action figures that are fully articulated and uniquely sculpted, with heights ranging from 3.25” to 5.0".

• Each figure comes with unique accessories and is compatible with most of the vehicles and playsets in the line.

• New figures in the assortment include: Bug Bustin' Leo and Bug Bustin' Raph, Jet Pack Donnie, Spider Shell Donnie, Wrestling Leo, Wrestling Mikey, Bullhop the “Bumbling Bull”, Hypno-Potamus the “Mesmerizing Menace” and the evil Shredder!

• All of the figures from previous assortments will also carry forward.

Babble Heads
Age: 4+
MSRP: $19.99 each
Availability: Spring 2020
Description:

Babble Heads are your take anywhere, talking, totally interactive Turtle Buddies that come to life and are ready to train, battle or be your Ninja brother! Features include:

• Real Movement: They come to life with head, eye and mouth movement

• Interactive Strike Sensors: They have strike sensors in their head, chest and hand for interactive ninja training. Strike your Ninja bro and you’ll be surprised by his response!

• Battle: Move their arms up and down and hear fist punching swooshes without a weapon. Place the weapon in their hand for weapon recognition, and move arms again for weapon battle SFX!

• Hilarious Turtle Humor: They love what teenagers love - telling jokes, one-liners, laughing, belching, farting and Cowabunga high fives with their hand sensor!

• Take With You: Clip your turtle on with his easy clip-on and take him with you everywhere!

Vehicle with Figure Assortment
Age: 4+
MSRP: $19.99 each
Availability: Spring 2020
Description:

• Hidden throughout New York City are secret doors and tunnels to a hidden city! The Turtles rev up on their vehicles for some shell kickin’ Turtle action through New York City, and the realms below the streets, to take out any villains they encounter.

• Assortment includes:
- Bug Buster vehicle with Donatello: This 2 in 1 transforming cycle to hover machine comes with an exclusive Donnie figure. Now the Turtles can save humanity from the mutagen of the Oozesquitoes with the help of Donnie's Bug Buster vehicle. This Bug Buster vehicle is also equipped with a projectile to target mutants!

- Rev Up Skateboard with Michelangelo: Rev up the skateboard and watch it go flying off the vertical ramp and perform 10+ awesome tricks! Skateboarding Mikey comes fully articulated and decked out in his skateboarding helmet!

Group Vehicle Turtle Tank
Age: 4+
MSRP: $34.99 each
Availability: Spring 2020
Description:

• As seen in Nickelodeon’s animated series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Donatello builds a villain-bustin’ Turtle Tank to transport the Turtles through New York City and the realms below with all the fire power needed to kick some shell!

• The Turtle Tank group vehicle is 2 toys in 1 – it transforms from vehicle mode into a 2-in-1 Mobile Ops unit with a towering secret lab!

• First, in vehicle mode, the front cab opens and two Turtles can sit inside, driving the brothers into action. Then, Donatello’s removable lab rises up and serves as the mobile command headquarters as the Turtles spy and plan to defeat the baddies below.

• The Turtle Tank is compatible with the Shell Hog vehicles (can be connected to each side of the tank) and even fires them off when the Turtles need to get to the battle fast.

• Compatible with Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles basic action figures (sold separately)

Role Play

Basic Role Play Assortment
Age: 4+
MSRP: $12.99 each
Availability: Spring 2020
Description:

• Trained by their sensei master, Splinter, four mutant ninja turtles are ready to come above ground and channel their powers with their all-new weapons.

• Kids can collect all of the signature training weapons in the Turtles' arsenal and channel their powers to become their favorite Ninja Turtle!

• Weapons include Leonardo’s Ōdachi, Raphael’s Twin Sai, Donatello's Tech-Bo Staff and Michelangelo’s Nunchuk.

• Each Ninja weapon comes with a signature Turtle mask and a deadly throwing star. Time for mutant mayhem!

• Assortment includes: Raphael’s Twin Sai with mask and throwing star, Leonardo’s Ōdachi Sword with mask and throwing star, Donatello's Tech-Bo Staff with mask and throwing star, Michelangelo’s Nunchuk with mask and throwing star


About Playmates Toys

With a history of over 50 years, Playmates Toys is today among the most well-respected and innovative marketing and distribution companies in the global toy industry with a proven history in the creation of imaginative products as well as the development and management of profitable, long-term brand franchises. Key brands include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Power Players and more. From its offices in Hong Kong and California, Playmates designs, develops, markets and distributes its products in over 80 countries worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.playmatestoys.com.

About Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products

Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products (VNCP) oversees all merchandising and retail operations for Viacom Inc., one of the world's leading multimedia entertainment companies and home to such powerhouse brands as Nickelodeon, MTV, Paramount Network, Paramount Pictures and Comedy Central. With a diverse portfolio spanning animation, preschool, youth and adult licenses, VNCP is committed to providing key partner development and innovative marketing solutions, ensuring the highest quality product offering across some of the world's most powerful TV and entertainment properties, including SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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Originally published: Friday, February 21, 2020.
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