My Nick Turtles shelf is almost completely full.
- 4 days ago
The Summer of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Continues!
Walmart restocked their 4-way floor display with movie figures and Nick Turtles and I got a little carried away. I snatched up Rahzar, Slash, Newtralizer, Dojo Splinter, LARP Mikey and Donnie, a repaint of Cockroach Terminator, and a movie Foot Soldier.
Target had an end cap display for the movie figures including their exclusive Evolution 3 packs. I picked up both Raphael and Leonardo. It’s odd that there’s no indication of Michelangelo or Donatello Evolution sets on the back of the packaging or the catalogs included with all the figures. I hope they’re just staggering the releases, and thoscoming out later this year.
- 1 week ago
- 1 week ago
I already own way too many plush toys for an adult male, but when I heard Build-a-Bear Workshop was going to be offering the Nick Turtles this July, I knew I’d be adding a few more to the collection.
I didn’t intend to when I walked into the store, but I picked up both Donnie and Mikey. Donatello has been my favorite since I was a kid, but Michelangelo is a close second, at least in the Nick TMNT cartoon. Since Mikey seemed to be outselling all three of his brothers, I grabbed him too, so I won’t kick myself later for missing out on him.
I paid extra to get the Nick TMNT theme song added to both of the turtles and their weapons, and even filled out the birth certificates. No one can say that I’m not still a kid at heart.
- 2 weeks ago
It’s a great time to be a TMNT fan. It’s the 30th anniversary of the property and a new movie of questionable quality is a month away from release as I type this. It should be no surprise that there’s a plethora of new Turtles product on shelves now.
I’ve been anxiously awaiting the Kidrobot blind-boxed figures since I first saw images of them at Toy Fair. They just recently started popping up at retail and I’ve managed to put together a set thanks to Hot Topic’s never-ending “buy one, get one 50% off” sale. They were $10.50 each before the discount, and that seems like a great value for size and quality of the paint.
You can see from the pics of the packaging that most of the figures are packed 2 per a case of 20, with Splinter and Shredder being short-packed in favor of 2 extra Foot Soldiers.
If you’re a fan of the 80’s/90’s TMNT cartoon, these are right up your alley.
I don’t really have much to say about the Crush tie-in except the cans are pretty cool looking and the boxes indicate that you can save instantly on tickets for the new movie, but I haven’t torn them open yet to get the details.
- 3 weeks ago
Toy Haul 6/27/14
A trip to Target on my lunch break yesterday proved quite fruitful. I finally found Hasbro’s Guardians of the Galaxy toys and some TMNT movie figures! I picked up a few of the GotG 2” figure multipacks (which are proudly displayed on my desk at work) and the movie Donatello and Shredder figures.
After work I hit another Target and found the Marvel Legends Infinite Series Drax and Gamora. I also saw the Iron Man from that wave, but left him on the pegs since I’m sure he’ll be around since he’s two per case.
I picked up the 13” talking Stormtrooper from the Disney Store to give my talking X-Wing pilot Luke someone to shoot at.
I intended to hit a comic shop too, but they closed before I got there, so I decided to stop in to the Walgreens across the street and to my surprise hanging on the pegs was the elusive Darth Plagueis figure from Hasbro’s Black Series 3.75” line. I’ve been searching for him for months and didn’t want to pay scalper prices for one. My patience was finally rewarded.
- 1 month ago
I finally took the time to clear off a couple shelves to display some of my Masters of the Universe Classics collection. It’s a bit more crowded than I would like, but I was able to fit He-Man and the Masters, Skeletor and his Evil Warriors, She-Ra and the Great Rebellion and Hordak and the Horde on two shelves. I don’t know what I’m going to do with the other factions such as the Snake Men, the Space Mutants, the 200x figures or the other ancillary characters yet, but this a start.