Ninja Turtles sequel inspires Playmates, Mega Bloks toys

Ranges comprised of vehicles, figures and play sets inspired by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows will hit US retail starting next month.
March 24, 2016

Nickelodeon has revealed new product lines from Playmates Toys and Mega Bloks based on the upcoming Paramount Pictures sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. 

Targeting kids ages four and up, Playmates’ range includes five-inch action figures, deluxe talking action figures, 11-inch figures, vehicles (pictured), role-play items, play sets, T-Machines, T-Sprints and blind bag mini-figures.

The TMNT Mega Bloks construction range for kids ages five and up features buildable action figure assortments, buildable vehicles and construction play sets.

The toys are set to hit shelves next month, prior to the film’s June 3 theatrical debut. Items will be available at mass retailers Walmart, Target, Toys”R”Us and Amazon, as well as at mid-tier, specialty, grocery, drug stores and value channels. Select products, including Walmart exclusives, will be on display at the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies sewer lair-themed booth at WonderCon during Los Angeles Comic-Con, which runs from March 25 to March 27.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows stars Megan Fox (Transformers) and Will Arnett (The Lego Movie). It is directed by Dave Green (Earth to Echo), produced by Michael Bay (Transformers) and written by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec—the duo that penned the 2014 hit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which grossed more than US$493 million at the global box office.





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