San Diego Comic-con is literally just around the corner, which means that several toy manufacturers are announcing their plans for exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles merchandise. We’ve already seen plans from Playmates Toys, Mega Bloks and Kid Robot, so it’s about time that we heard from The Loyal Subjects as well. Thankfully, their plans for SDCC 2016 have finally been announced, and they all look very promising. Although some of these figures are simply variants of previous models, others are variants of brand new vinyl collectibles that have yet to be sold in stores.
One of the most notable exclusive sets planned for SDCC 2016 includes both Raphael and Slash, which is definitely a match made in heaven. As you can see from the images provided, the Slash figure is slightly larger than Raphael, which is definitely by design. Fans will recall that Slash has almost always been a bit bigger than the Ninja Turtles, so it makes sense that the model for this vinyl collectible would be properly scaled. The paint job for this particular variant of the character appears to be based on his original characterization from the 1987 animated series, which I’m sure a lot of fans will appreciate.
Even if you aren’t interested in this particular set from The Loyal Subjects, it’s worth noting they will also be selling a Slash and Leatherhead 2-pack. The paint job chosen for this variant features a turquoise blue color, which hearkens back to the original Slash toy that Playmates once sold in stores. The Leatherhead figure features a light green tint, which is probably in reference to his original appearance in the 1987 animated series. Needless to say, both of these sets are pretty awesome. It’s always nice to see characters such as Leatherhead and Slash getting some love from the toy manufacturers.
The Loyal Subjects will also be selling an individual Donatello and Michelangelo variant based on their previous TMNT vinyls. As if that weren’t enough, they have decided to produce an awesome variant of their Bebop and Rocksteady vinyl figures as well. In total, there will be 8 different Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures being sold at the Loyal Subjects booth this year, and they will all be sold at different time periods. If you’re headed to SDCC 2016, check their calendar and make sure to arrive on time for the exclusive TMNT collectibles that you want.