Recently, we asked you which new toys you would like to see from the Playmates line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures, and quite a few of you expressed an interest in Ice Cream Kitty. Who can blame you? Not only is Mikey’s favorite feline friend adorable and tasty, it’s also voiced by Kevin Eastman himself! A week or two later, Playmates Toys officially announced plans for such a figure in the near future. Unfortunately, this toy has yet to hit the shelves and we’ve been eagerly awaiting the cute little guy ever since.
With all of that in mind, it might be surprising to some that there is actually an Ice Cream Kitty toy being sold right now. It may not be a Playmates figure, but it’s definitely a nice sculpt and it might just be perfect for fans who can’t wait for the official Playmates release. As some of you may know, Diamond Select Toys started releasing their Minimates TMNT line last year, and they just recently released their second series of the toy line. In this latest series, you will find your very first Ice Cream Kitty toy!
Bundled with Michelangelo (of course), this toy is actually big enough that it might even fit well with your Playmates toys, as the relative size is close enough to being accurate for both lines. Even if you’re not a fan of the cylindrical style of Minimates figures, the Ice Cream Kitty accessory included with Michelangelo only vaguely conforms to the typical Minimates form, which means that it’s perfect for play or display anywhere else.
Currently, it can be a little bit difficult to find this toy, especially if you live in an area with very few specialty stores or comic shops. In addition, this line of TMNT Minimates is currently only available via blind bags, so you might have to buy a few before you find the Ice Cream Kitty you so desperately desire. Okay, so maybe you aren’t desperate, but I wouldn’t blame you for going out of your way to find this little guy.
You will typically find these blind bags most frequently in comic book stores, but they can be found elsewhere as well, and they are available online from a variety of retailers. In fact, you can buy an entire box of blind bags from Diamond Select Toys themselves! Heck, you might even be able to find this particular Michelangelo blind bag on sites like Amazon and eBay if you look hard enough.
If you can’t wait for Playmates Toys to release their interpretation of this Neapolitan feline, the Minimates blind bags may just be the perfect solution. Oh, and did I mention that the non-mutated version of Spike also just so happens to come with Raphael’s figure? To put it bluntly, Diamond Select is beating Playmates to the punch at pretty much every turn.
What do you think? Are you excited about finally getting your hands on an Ice Cream Kitty toy? If so, let us know in the comments below, and tell us which TMNT toys you are eagerly awaiting!