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TMNT Gift Guide for the 2016 Holiday Season

With so much awesome TMNT merchandise out there, sometimes it can be a little difficult to shop for the shellhead in your family. Worse yet, if they’re a collector, chances are that they might have some of the collectibles you are considering as a gift. With that in mind, we’ve decided to come up with an awesome holiday gift guide to make your shopping a lot easier this year. This time around, we’re going to focus on unique and interesting items that even the most hardcore fans may have missed. If you want to surprise someone in your life with a little turtle power this holiday season, consider one of the following TMNT gift ideas.

Remote Control Skateboarding Michelangelo TMNT Box (Guaranteed Delivery By Christmas) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Kickin’ It Old School Adult TMNT Coloring Book
Half-Shell Heroes: Half-Shell Headquarters Playset TMNT Skateboard and Helmet TMNT Earth’s Last Stand DVD Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Crossover Graphic Novel

Remote Control Skateboarding Michelangelo

RC Mikey Toy. Image Source: Playmates Toys.
RC Mikey Toy. Image Source: Playmates Toys.

This is one of the hottest toys of the year. It’s already sold out in a lot of locations, but you might be able to find it at a store near you. RC Mikey is a Walmart exclusive, but you can also find this TMNT toy being sold on the secondhand market. Sadly, that may be your best bet at this point, but that’s what happens when you’re talking about one of the most popular toys of 2016! If you can find it, this would be an excellent TMNT gift.

TMNT Box (Guaranteed Delivery By Christmas)

The TMNT Box is a perfect collection of Ninja Turtle gifts for the shellheads in your life. Image Source: TMNT Box.
The TMNT Box is a perfect collection of Ninja Turtle gifts for the shellheads in your life. Image Source: TMNT Box.

If you’re still not sure what to get the shellhead on your list, let us take care of it! For as low as $9.99, you can get the TMNT fan in your family a box of surprise Ninja Turtle goodies! Heck, this could even be a good idea for stocking stuffers if you want to avoid any extra shopping. As long as you order the TMNT Box by December 14th, they guarantee that it will arrive by December 25th! Oh, and don’t take my word for it, but I hear tell that this month’s box includes a TMNT hoodie! Keep that in mind before deciding what you want to do for your fellow Ninja Turtle fans this holiday season.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

The Lunchbox Collector's Set of the TMNT: Out of the Shadows blu-ray includes the first movie as a bonus. Image Source: Paramount Pictures.
The Lunchbox Collector’s Set of the TMNT: Out of the Shadows blu-ray includes the first movie as a bonus. Image Source: Paramount Pictures.

It may not have been a popular film, but there are still a lot of shellheads out there who have yet to see Out of the Shadows. Even if they aren’t entirely interested, something tells me that most fans wouldn’t mind receiving this movie as a TMNT gift. After all, it’s not like they are paying for it, and at least then they can finally check out the movie. This probably shouldn’t be your first and only gift idea, but it’s worth keeping in mind if you can’t think of anything else. At the very least, this version comes in a cool lunchbox that includes both films for one low price!

Kickin’ It Old School Adult TMNT Coloring Book

"Kickin' It Old School" is now available for purchase at many major retailers. Image Source: Random House.
“Kickin’ It Old School” is now available for purchase at many major retailers. Image Source: Random House.

If you’ve got an artist in the family, this TMNT coloring book is an absolute must. Adult coloring books are becoming all the rage, because they can be both calming and nostalgic. Even older children appreciate some of the intricate designs you’ll find in these kinds of books. Speaking as someone who actually ordered this shortly after it was released earlier this summer, I can confirm that the pages are heavy duty and very fun to color. Combine this with a box of colored pencils and you should have one happy TMNT fan!

Half-Shell Heroes: Half-Shell Headquarters Playset

The Half-Shell Headquarters playset is perfect for younger TMNT fans. Image Source: Playmates Toys.
The Half-Shell Headquarters playset is perfect for younger TMNT fans. Image Source: Playmates Toys.

For the younger TMNT fans in your family, you might want to consider yet another very popular toy item for this holiday season. The Half-Shell Headquarters Playset unfolds to look exactly like Raphael, and includes a lot of different places for children to play with their Ninja Turtles toys. This is specifically designed for the Half-Shell Heroes brand of toys, but can be used with pretty much any kind of action figure on the market. Consider this TMNT gift for fans in the 3-9 year old age range.

TMNT Skateboard and Helmet

This TMNT skateboard, helmet and safety pad set would be perfect for any extreme young shellheads! Image Source: Amazon.
This TMNT skateboard, helmet and safety pad set would be perfect for any extreme young shellheads! Image Source: Amazon.

If your young one has asked for the RC Mikey toy above, you may also want to consider getting them their own TMNT skateboard! Skateboarding can be a lot of fun, and this could also represent an opportunity to spend some time with your little shellheads outside. In addition to the skateboard, you will also find a really cool TMNT helmet that can make your kid look just like their favorite Ninja Turtle. Don’t forget to complete the set with TMNT safety pads for their elbows and knees!

TMNT Earth’s Last Stand DVD

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Earth's Last Stand DVD. Image Source:  Nickelodeon.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Earth’s Last Stand DVD. Image Source: Nickelodeon.

This is a TMNT gift that most fans probably won’t have by the time the holidays roll around, because it won’t even be released until December 13th! If you know any shellheads who are currently collecting Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series on DVD, help them continue their collection with the latest DVD set. Earth’s Last Stand includes several episodes from the fourth season of the show, so it should be a pretty good choice for anyone who enjoys Nick’s take on the Ninja Turtles.

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Crossover Graphic Novel

Batman/TMNT Crossover Collection. Image Source: DC Comics, IDW.
Batman/TMNT Crossover Collection. Image Source: DC Comics, IDW.

This miniseries of comics was a big hit in the fall of 2015, and it has now been collected into a beautiful hardcover book! For only $15, you can give the gift of perhaps the most turtley awesome crossover in the history of comic books! This series was so popular that it spawned an offshoot entitled Batman/TMNT Adventures which is based on the universe of Batman: The Animated Series. If you know someone who is a fan of both Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, do yourself a favor and get them this beautiful collection of comics as a wonderful TMNT gift.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? If not, please consider checking out some of our older gift guides from years past. We’ve been doing these guides for years, so you might have better luck with previous examples. If you’ve got any TMNT gift ideas that we should know about, please feel free to share them in the comments below or on facebook/twitter. Above all, have a happy holiday season!

The Author

Justin W

Justin W

My name is Justin Wren and I love to write about the TMNT! I've been a big Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan since the late 80's. Back then, I would watch the original animated series and play with the Playmates toys all the time. I have been following the boys ever since I was a kid, and I'm very happy to see them back in the limelight after all these years. Needless to say, I'm proud to be a member of the team on this awesome TMNT Fan Site!

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