If you were still wondering whether or not the Technodrome would make an appearance in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, this may be the best evidence yet. After all, why would they make a Technodrome playset if the vehicle wasn’t in the movie? I guess it wouldn’t be the first time we had seen such a shameless cash grab, but something tells me that we’re seeing these Krang toys because they will be in the final product.
Fans of the original animated series will probably remember the first Technodrome playset from back in the day, and they may be surprised to find that this set is very similar in design. Sure, the eyeball on top is now gone, but it’s still a circular vehicle that looks very similar to the original concept for Krang’s evil lair. Although it’s nice to see this, it’s also interesting to note that this playset looks to be about the same size as its original counterpart.
Does this mean that the Technodrome will be smaller or have a different appearance in Out of the Shadows? Well, perhaps it’s not exactly like the vehicle that most TMNT fans are familiar with. In Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the boys take control of Kraang ships on a few occasions, and sharp eyed viewers may notice some design similarities between the inside of this TMNT playset and the inside of those Kraang vehicles. What we could be looking at here is a combination of styles from both old school and new school TMNT.
Ultimately, we won’t know more about Krang’s presence in the film until we see or hear it directly from the source, either via trailers or the filmmakers themselves. That being said, it’s nice to see that the Technodrome is making some kind of an appearance once more in toy form. In addition to the Technodrome playset, Playmates also unveiled a nice selection of toys and vehicles attached to the new movie, including motorcycles for Bebop and Rocksteady and a City Sewer playset.
Both of these images were originally posted by Toy News International. If you want to get a better look at what Playmates Toys has in store for the fans this summer, please check out all 54 images posted on their website.