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Tuesday, April 12 2016 11:17

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS - New Trailer, New Toys!

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On June 3, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon will serve-up another dose of big-screen action from the world's favorite anthropomorphic two-legged turtles. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS finds Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael returning to theaters to battle bigger, badder villains, alongside April O’Neil (Megan Fox), Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett), and a fan-requested newcomer: the hockey-masked vigilante Casey Jones (Stephen Amell). This week, a new trailer and poster have arrived, alongside the full announcement on the new line of toys from longtime TMNT master licensee, Playmates Toys - most of which are in-stores now! Ready to Rock?

TMNT Out of the Shadows"After supervillain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (WWE Superstar Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly), to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater evil with similar intentions: the notorious Krang."

So what new toys are now coming from out of the sewers and onto the shelves and pegs of your favorite retailers? Here's the full assortment, direct from the folks at Playmates Toys...

Action Figures

The collection of action figures inspired by the film includes Basic Action Figures, 6-inch Battle Sounds Figures and 11-inch Action Figures. In addition to being highly detailed, fully poseable and uniquely sculpted to capture the personalities and distinctive appearance of the Turtles, allies and villains in the movie, each figure comes equipped with its own unique accessories.

The 5-inch Basic Action Figures include the four Ninja Turtles--Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo--as well as Stealth Leonardo, Pirate Michelangelo, Wingsuit Raphael, April O’Neil, Bebop, Rocksteady, Casey Jones, Foot Soldier, Kraang, Splinter and Shredder. Other action figure assortments include the 11-inch Action Figures and the 6-inch Battle Sounds Figures,which feature a button on the figure’s backpack that triggers up to ten sounds and phrases from the movie. Both assortments include the four Ninja Turtles, as well as Bebop and Rocksteady.

Vehicles

Each of the movie-inspired Cycles includes an exclusive action figure and unique ninja action. Cycles that feature ninja-flip action, where the figure will flip over the handlebars into battle position, include the Street Speeder with exclusive Leonardo, and the Ragin’ Racer with exclusive Raphael. Cycles that feature spring-powered missiles include the Warthog Trike with exclusive Bebop, Rhino Chopper with exclusive Rocksteady, and Polaris Slingshot with exclusive Michelangelo.

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As seen in the movie, the Turtle Tactical Truck is full of awesome foot fighting gear including giant nunchucks that can be deployed as the vehicle rolls, a capture net and ninja stars that can be launched to give the Turtles an edge during battle. The truck also features a working forklift and is designed to hold all four Ninja Turtles.

tmnt2sewerPlaysets

Standing over 40-inches tall, the City Sewer Lair Playset is packed with Turtle action, including an oven-styled pizza disc launcher, water slide entrance that is seen in the movie and more.  With over 15 features and multi-levels to play, kids can recreate all of the Turtles’ best battles from the movie in play areas including Splinter’s mediation area and Raphael’s gym.

The Technodrome Playset opens to over two-feet wide and is packed with play areas. It includes two missile firing projectile launchers, a secret entrance and trap door slide that drops enemies into a jail.

Role Play Gear

With the new assortment of role play gear, kids can easily mutate into their favorite Turtle from the film. The Conceal & Reveal Weapons offer the ultimate battle surprise, as kids canpush a button to reveal the powerful weapon and then conceal it by pushing it back into the handle. The Extreme Battle Shell is ready to protect kids in any battle and includes a front and back shell for maximum coverage and adjustable straps. To help complete the transformation, Deluxe Masks are also available in a variety of characters.

Young heroes can also train to fight like Leo with Leonardo’s Electronic Battle Sword.  The sword features two play modes, over 50 phrases and sound effects, and it also glows in three different colors during battle.

Movie Additions to Other Collectible Segments

Kids can add to their T-Machines collection with the new movie-inspired T-Machines Single Pack Vehicles. Perfect for racing through sewers, each 1/50 scale fast-rolling die-cast vehicle features flashy rims and an action-posed, non-removable Turtle character who is driving the vehicle.

A variety of movie-inspired T-Sprints Single Pack Figures and Vehicles have been added to the T-Sprints collection. An innovative figure and wheels play pattern, the highly stylized, mini T-Sprints, which reflect the Turtles’ appearances in the movie, feature a unique flywheel so kids can rev them up, drop them into a vehicle shell and watch them sprint into action.

The 2.5" Mini Figures, which will be available this fall, are the perfect collectible for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans. The blind-bagged, fully articulated figures will be available in an assortment that captures the personalities and distinctive appearance of the Turtles and villains in the movie.

It's definitely going to be a big summer for some TMNT action here at Rock Father HQ. Stay tuned...

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

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