When Mega Bloks announced last year that they would be creating several lines of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys, the news was met with both confusion and cautious optimism. Fans were confused about why LEGO wasn’t making TMNT sets anymore, and they didn’t know how to feel about the fact that Mega Bloks now has the license. For some, it was easy to be optimistic when they saw that there were plans for at least three different iterations of the Ninja Turtles. Something tells me that even these fans weren’t expecting the company to go as far with the franchise as they have with these latest Ninja Turtles sets.
As if you couldn’t tell by now, one of the major sets on display at this year’s Toy Fair was the original Technodrome. Although some fans weren’t impressed with the new Technodrome play set being produced by Playmates for the new movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, something tells me these same fans probably wouldn’t take as much of an issue with this particular TMNT toy. After all, it’s based on the original animated series and even features stickers with notable villains. In addition to the set itself, it would appear that this Mega Bloks Technodrome will also potentially come with Krang and a few Mousers.
As if this awesome Technodrome toy alone weren’t enough to get you excited, there were also a plethora of other new TMNT Mega Bloks on display, including some based on the new movie. In particular, one set features Rocksteady in a tank, which is taken directly from the first trailer for Out of the Shadows. The tank looks pretty darn awesome for a toy made out of building blocks, and I get the feeling that fans of all ages are going to love that particular set. In addition to this, we also find Rocksteady on his motorcycle, another toy set based on scenery taken directly from the trailers for the new film from Paramount.
But wait, there’s more! If you watch the video above, you’ll note that there are a few black and white TMNT Mega Bloks there as well. Yep, they’re doing a set based on the original comic book versions of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Oh, and then there’s the Party Wagon from the original animated series. To be honest, there’s so much going on here that I doubt I could accurately touch on it all in just one article. I mean, their play set for Out of the Shadows looks to include a new form of Mouser, which suggests that we might get Mousers in the movie.
It’s safe to say that Mega Bloks has truly gone all out with this franchise, and they are really buckling down to give the fans as much as possible. What do you think? Will you be picking up any of these sets? Have these Mega Bloks TMNT sets won you over? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section or via Facebook/Twitter!