@PlaymatesToys #TMNT #Ghostbusters Action Figure Crossover
December 12, 2017

The world of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has a long history of fun crossovers dating back to the original Mirage comic book in the ’80s.   Playmates Toys has also had great success in their decades with the license having the toy line cross over into other licenses as well.

When it comes to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Playmates has several decades of great licensed mashups under their belts dating all the way back to their original vintage line in the 1980s  and into  90’s.   The gang at Playmates Toys are keeping that fun alive with this new cinematic action figure crossover that shipped to store just a few weeks ago.

 

Earlier this year we were treated to TMNT crossing over with WWE and just a few months ago, just in time for Halloween, we saw them crossover with some classic monsters.  Now get the turtle brothers have crossed over with one of the greatest comedy film franchises of all time – Ghostbusters.  There were 4 Ghostbusters and there are 4 Turtles so it’s a match made in the afterlife!

Each figure comes with a PK Meter and a (closed) ghost trap:

Each figure comes with a removable proton pack with wand:

Each wand has a non-removable proton stream that has a spinning feature to simulate shooting at a ghost.  The wands can be stored on the side of the packs when not in use:

 

Donatello as Egon Spengler:

 

Leo as Ray Stantz:

Ralph as Winston Zeddmore

 

Mike as Peter Venkman

 

Each figure comes with a compact, translucent plastic “ghost companion” from the film:

These are in stores now.  I have not seen them in my local stores yet because there are still WWE/TMNT figures on the shelves.   Both series share the same DPCI at Target stores. But I have seen reports of people finding them in other parts of the country.   They are well worth tracking down and make for a fun addition to your collection.

 

These samples were provided by Playmates Toys.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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1 Comment »

  • Scott says:

    Well…the accessories look nice. Not keen on the figures (Nicktoons TMNT is my least fave TMNT ever).
    It’s odd cos in the IDW Ghostbusters/TMNT crossover (the current one, not the first) there actually is a universe where there are ‘Ghostbusturtles’

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