There were a lot of interesting revelations during the Toy Fair this weekend, but this may in fact be the most surprising and hilarious announcement of them all. While Playmates Toys was unveiling a new toy line for Rise of the TMNT, they inadvertently revealed the name and basic design for a new character by the name of Meat Sweats. Although there aren’t many details about him just yet, one look at the action figure will speak volumes.
According to a representative of Playmates Toys, Meat Sweats is a large mutated pig that actually sweats meat. As you can see from the action figure, he appears to have a mutated arm and a meat tenderizer for a weapon. Although we don’t know if this is a new villain, he definitely doesn’t look like a friend to our heroes in a half shell. I could be wrong about that, but I’m willing to bet that Meat Sweats is not a good guy.
Regardless of his purpose in the show, I think we can all agree that this is one of the most ridiculous and humorous new characters we have seen in any version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a long time. Even though the 2k12 series included several awesome new characters, I can’t think of any that literally made me laugh out loud when I heard their name. Even if you’re worried about Rise of the TMNT, you have to admit that this is an interesting twist.
In addition to revealing Meat Sweats and his action figure, Playmates Toys also unveiled their first full toy line for Rise of the TMNT. Despite the fact that there were a lot of awesome toys on display, we felt it prudent to give a little more focus to this new character reveal before getting carried away. With that said, you can expect even more updates regarding awesome new toys that were announced during the Toy Fair in the coming weeks.