Playmates Movie Toys Reveal Splinter and More
Over the past few months, we've watched as details about the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie were slowly revealed, and yet some characters and their design still remain somewhat hidden. Perhaps now we can get a sense for what to expect, as Playmates recently revealed their line of toys related to the film. We've seen some of these toys already, but others are completely new. In particular, these images give us our first full image of Splinter from the front.
Based on what we have seen in the movie trailers, it would seem likely that this is as pretty fair representation of what we are going to get. That being said, I think it is also important to note that these images don't appear to be set to any kind of scale, so if April O'Neil looks huge, just keep in mind that the picture of her toy might be blown up a bit bigger than the rest.
In addition to Splinter, we also get our first images of The Shredder and a Foot Soldier. Shredder looks quite mechanical, fitting the design shown in trailers and pictures from the film. As for the foot soldier…let's just be honest here – he looks like a G.I. Joe toy. Finally, in the bottom right we find a picture of one of the turtles in full camoflauge, which looks similar to some of the images we've seen of the turtles from on set.
Needless to say, these are pretty interesting toys, and they reveal a lot about the movie itself. For those who were wondering what Splinter really looks like, hopefully this will suffice until we get a better shot of him in a trailer (hopefully). As for the turtles themselves, we've seen them before, but they definitely look pretty close to their movie counterparts. In particular, they really pulled off Michelangelo and Raphael quite well.
This is just the first series of toys based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, but there's no telling whether or not there will be more. In the end, I think the film would have to do pretty well at the box office for Playmates to consider bringing out another line of toys, but we'll just have to wait and see what happens.
In addition to their movie line, Playmates recently revealed an upcoming figure from the next series of toys based on Nickelodeon's hit TMNT series. It would appear that they have plans to release a Mutated Baxter Stockman toy, featuring Stockman in his newly mutated form. This action figure definitely looks awesome, with a very well detailed face. The claw looks downright excellent, and this toy is probably one of the coolest I have seen from Playmates in a long time.
What do you think? Are you excited to see the new movie based on what you've seen from these toys? What of Baxter Stockman's mutated form? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or sound off in our forums!