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2018 Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are here!

Chances are if you’re here, you’re a major TMNT fan, or a loved one sent you here so you know what to get them! There is a lot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stuff out there. It’s hard to keep it all in order! We’re here to help! Here are some of the coolest TMNT products you can grab for your friends, family, or yourself this Holiday Season!

For the Gamer

TMNT Munchkin

Even the standard edition of this TMNT Munchkins game looks like a lot of fun. Image Source: IDW Games, Steve Jackson Games.

The hit card game Munchkin released a TMNT version on Kickstarter. While the Duoshade edition was a Kickstarter exclusive, you can still pick up the Deluxe edition at Gamestop and the standard edition wherever tabletop games are sold. It’s a really fun game where the objective is to be the first to reach level 10!

Official Munchkin TMNT

For the High End Collector

Krang TMNT PVC Statue from Good Smile Company

Krang and his mandroid are looking amazing on this pedestal. Image Source: Goodsmile.

From artist James Jean, Krang is the final statue in the villain series. This is a total eye-catcher, and standing at over 10 inches,  its sure to make an amazing piece for the adult collector in your life. Collect Shredder, Bebop, and Rocksteady (and if you can find them, the original 4 Turtles as well) to create the complete diorama!

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For the Kids

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Playmates

The Turtle Lair playset is just one of two play areas which can be combined to create one massive set. Image Source: Playmates Toys, Nickelodeon.
The Turtle Lair playset is just one of two play areas which can be combined to create one massive set. Image Source: Playmates Toys, Nickelodeon.

Playmates is still putting out some of the best figures out there for anyone who wants to play with their toys. These figures are a lot of fun, and the Turtle Tank and Lair playset look like great additions to any kids’ toybox. The figures are durable enough for some harder players, and continue the long TMNT tradition of showing off their weirder characters. You can get Basic figures, Deluxe figures, and Giant sized!

Playmates Rise of the TMNT

 

For the Skater

Santa Cruz Skateboards

Legendary Skateboard Company Santa Cruz Skateboards recently released their first wave of collaborations with TMNT. The home of the iconic “Screaming Hand” put a Turtle twist on their classic iconography, in addition to designs straight from your memories. My favorites are the skate deck based on the original 90’s movie and the hat, but everything in this line is a great take on a classic skate company.

Santa Cruz x TMNT

For the Music Lover

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Soundtrack

Waxwork Records has released a double LP vinyl of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film soundtrack. This is the first time the soundtrack has been released in full! While some color ways have sold out, others are still available. Grab yours while you can!

Waxwork Records

For the Reader

IDW Series Hardcover

Since it’s first publication in 2011, the IDW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series has been one of the best versions of the TMNT to date. It’s a bit more adult in tone, but this captures the essence of the original Mirage series perfectly, while taking from all versions after it. It’s already the longest running TMNT comic series to date and has issue #200 in its’ sights. If they haven’t checked out the series yet, Hardcover Volume 1 is the best place to start out. It collects the first 12 issues of the series, plus 4 issues of the Micro-series.

IDW Hardcover Volume 1

For the Mature Reader

IDW Re-Release of BODYCOUNT

After being out of print for years, this gritty take on the TMNT is very 90’s, and very violent. This story focuses on the relationship between Casey and Raph making sure to show off its’ muscles. For any fans of Heavy Metal Magazine, or if you think TMNT is just for kids, check out this crazy grindhouse action story!

Bodycount

For the Chef

The turtles are known for their… special taste for pizza. If you’ve ever wanted to try some of the more edible pizza recipes, this is the book for you! Try out a bunch of different pizza toppings, and dare your friends to try the same.

Anyone else ready for some oddly terrific or strangely horrible pizzas? Image Source: Insight Editions.
Anyone else ready for some oddly terrific or strangely horrible pizzas? Image Source: Insight Editions.

TMNT Pizza Cookbook

For the Person Who Likes Surprises

TMNT Box – $9.99 a month

In the interest of transparency, TMNT Box are affiliates of this site. With that said, it’s a fun, inexpensive box with a new surprise each month. Past months have include tshirts, hoodies, pins, comics, and other fun toys and products.  This is a great, affordable gift that keeps giving as long as you keep your membership!

TMNT Box

For the Pinhead

Zen Monkey Studios Pins

I’ve been a big fan of Zen Monkey Studios for a few years now, and that only grew when they were able to get the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles license. They showed off their fandom at this year’s NYCC, with exclusive shirts and pin designsfrom versions of the turtles not usually seen. They have tons of throwback designs, as well as originals as well, they are sure to have something that will make everyone on your list smile.

Zen Monkey Studios

These are what we would want this year for the Holidays! Do you have another idea for the shellhead in your life? Let us know in the comments!

 

The Author

Kyle Tobey

Kyle Tobey

Kyle is a freelance artist and professional weirdo living in Astoria, Queens with many animals and wife. He can discuss TMNT, pro wrestling, and animation in depth with minimal research. He once won a PAC-MAN competition. He plans on getting more tattoos.

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