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NECA Shows Off Baby Turtle Figures From Original TMNT Movie

When Toy Fair 2017 rolled around, we figured that NECA would be showing off the latest TMNT figure from their most recent line of collectibles based on the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Sure enough, they unveiled the final design for their Leonardo figure alongside Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello.

However, in addition to finishing up this particular line, they also unveiled the addition of four familiar baby turtles. Anyone who has seen the original movie will immediately recognize these little dudes as the turtles designed by Jim Henson to represent our heroes in a half-shell before they became teenagers.

As if it weren’t awesome enough to see these little dudes on display, they put all four of them right next to their much older counterparts to show the size comparison. Sure enough, these baby turtle figures are much smaller in comparison to NECA’s other collectibles, and that is absolutely by design.

The company wanted these turtles to look as small as they would have been in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, and it looks like they’ve managed an almost perfect recreation. If you thought it would be enough to get the four teenage turtles in this line, something tells me you’re now craving a little bit more for your TMNT collection.

NECA sure knows how to entice their fans, and this is one unexpected release that is sure to please most shellheads. Given the size, it’s not likely that these four baby turtle figures will be as expensive as their teenage counterparts. That being said, the level of detail on display with each of these collectibles suggests that they won’t necessarily be as cheap as something you’d see from Playmates Toys.

According to NECA, the Leonardo figure is already available for pre-order at several online retailers. We were under the impression that Mikey would be next to ship, but apparently they’ve elected to go with Leo instead. This TMNT figure is set for release in May of 2017. Just like the Donatello and Raphael figure, this one will run you about $100 on average.

Leonardo is looking mighty fine as the leader of our heroes in a half shell. Image Source: NECA.
Leonardo is looking mighty fine as the leader of our heroes in a half shell. Image Source: NECA.

Sadly, there’s no news yet on when we can expect to see the baby turtle figures hit store shelves, but we’ll keep you posted as these details are revealed. If I had to guess how much these TMNT collectibles will cost, I’d expect a price tag between $30-$50 each. Plan accordingly, fellow TMNT fans!

Are you excited for these baby turtle figures from NECA? Will you be pre-ordering Leonardo ASAP? Share your thoughts and plans either in the comments below or on Facebook/Twitter.

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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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