In honor of the release of season four in the UK, Nickelodeon will be sending a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy into space. That’s right, they’re literally going to launch a toy into space to celebrate the fourth season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Sadly, only one turtle will be sent hurtling past the stars for this promotion, and the fans will be choosing which one makes the journey through an online poll. As a matter of fact, you can go and vote for your favorite turtle right now on Nickelodeon’s UK site!
“Sending a Turtle into space is a brilliant way to highlight both the new series and the fantastic new line from GP Flair. The success of Turtles products has been metaphorically stratospheric since launch, so it is only fitting that we finally get around to literally putting a Turtle into space. My vote is for Mikey.” – Marianne James, VP of Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products
This is definitely one of the most creative marketing ideas I’ve ever seen before. Imagine all of the experiences this little toy could have! Okay, so it’s unlikely that anyone or anything is ever going to discover this TMNT toy floating through space, but what if they did? What if an alien race discovered this Ninja Turtles toy, and it was their only link to our existence? How crazy would that be?
In reality, it’s unlikely that this toy will spend much time in space, as it’ll probably find its way back to earth eventually. Still, the implications of a TMNT action figure floating through the void are pretty mind boggling. There will be a video depicting the event to coincide with the release of several episodes in April of 2016, so get your votes in now if you want to see your favorite turtle take a trip where no Ninja Turtles toy has gone before!
When asked about what the turtle would be sent into space with, the boy’s marketing manager at Flair added the following:
“They come complete with everything they would need for a stellar adventure including space helmets, gravity belts and of course weapons adapted for their new galactic surroundings. The question will be which of them will be chosen for the challenge; I too like Mikey, but it’s Leo that gets my vote.”
What do you think? Which turtle has the necessary skills to survive the harsh environment of space? Let us know your thoughts and be sure to cast your vote as soon as possible. The fourth season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is scheduled to begin airing in the United Kingdom tomorrow, on February 6th.