As children, it was fashionable for Millennials to play with toys that would probably be considered either choking hazards or unnecessarily violent by modern standards. Our early childhoods were likely to have been filled with Lite Brite and Playmobil figures, while our school years were likely filled with G.I. Joe action figures or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. One thing we could not have possibly imagined was combining elements from both of these eras into one fantastic collectible – and yet here we are. Funko has officially combined the design of Playmobil toys with a variety of different franchises, including the TMNT.
These Funko x Playmobil TMNT figures will be heading to both digital and physical store shelves in the next few months. Reports indicate that your local Funko dealer could start selling these as early as next week. One particular exclusive being sold by Entertainment Earth will be released in March. This exclusive is a black and white Raphael figure made to mimic the design from the original Mirage comics. The other Funko x Playmobil TMNT figures currently planned for release are Leonardo, Michelangelo and Shredder. There is no word yet on when we can expect Raphael and Donatello, but something tells me they will be joined by Master Splinter.
Don’t be surprised if you notice that these Funko x Playmobil TMNT figures look a bit larger than the Playmobil toys you played with as a child. Clocking in at 6″ in height, these action figures are roughly twice the size of the original Playmobil toys from your youth. Considering that these are designed for a nostalgic adult audience, that shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise. I don’t know how they do it, but Funko keeps managing to release creative and interesting collectibles that perfectly play off of our nostalgia. Expect a price tag of between $10-$15 per figure.