Playmates Toys Releases Expansive Movie Toy Line in Conjunction with Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies’ Summer Film ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’
El Segundo, CA – April 5, 2016 – Playmates Toys, the company behind the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy line for decades, is introducing a new collection of products inspired by the upcoming film from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Directed by Dave Green and produced by Michael Bay, the film is a sequel to the 2014 blockbuster film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and will be in theaters June 3. The collection of movie toys from Playmates Toys includes a broad assortment of products for Turtles’ fans of all ages, including action figures, vehicles, playsets, role play gear and movie-themed additions to the company’s existing T-Machines, T-Sprints and Mini Figure collections.
“With the 2014 film being a blockbuster hit and there being plenty of excitement surrounding the upcoming film, Playmates Toys is thrilled to launch an extensive collection of movie toys that embody the Turtles’ personas in the film,” said Karl Aaronian, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Playmates Toys. “The new products, ranging from action figures to role play gear and unique playsets, allow fans of all ages to transform into their favorite hero in a half shell and relive their favorite moments from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.”
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a brand that continues to captivate audiences,” said Jon Roman, Senior Vice President, Toys Licensing, Nickelodeon. “As our master toy licensee, Playmates Toys has been bringing both the Turtles on Nickelodeon and the Turtles on the big screen to life in a tremendous way. We can’t wait for fans to see this brand-new line of toys that not only feature the heroes of the movie but also the popular villains Bebop and Rocksteady.”
The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows toy line from Playmates Toys, available now at retailers nationwide, features the following playthings:
The collection of action figures inspired by the film includes Basic Action Figures, 6-inch Battle Sounds Figures and 11-inch Action Figures. In addition to being highly detailed, fully poseable and uniquely sculpted to capture the personalities and distinctive appearance of the Turtles, allies and villains in the movie, each figure comes equipped with its own unique accessories.
The 5-inch Basic Action Figures include the four Ninja Turtles–Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo–as well as Stealth Leonardo, Pirate Michelangelo, Wingsuit Raphael, April O’Neil, Bebop, Rocksteady, Casey Jones, Foot Soldier, Kraang, Splinter and Shredder. Other action figure assortments include the 11-inch Action Figures and the 6-inch Battle Sounds Figures, which feature a button on the figure’s backpack that triggers up to ten sounds and phrases from the movie. Both assortments include the four Ninja Turtles, as well as Bebop and Rocksteady.
Basic Action Figures
6-inch Battle Sounds
11-inch Action Figures
Each of the movie-inspired Cycles includes an exclusive action figure and unique ninja action. Cycles that feature ninja-flip action, where the figure will flip over the handlebars into battle position, include the Street Speeder with exclusive Leonardo, and the Ragin’ Racer with exclusive Raphael. Cycles that feature spring-powered missiles include the Warthog Trike with exclusive Bebop, Rhino Chopper with exclusive Rocksteady, and Polaris Slingshot with exclusive Michelangelo.
As seen in the movie, the Turtle Tactical Truck is full of awesome foot fighting gear including giant nunchucks that can be deployed as the vehicle rolls, a capture net and ninja stars that can be launched to give the Turtles an edge during battle. The truck also features a working forklift and is designed to hold all four Ninja Turtles.
Standing over 40-inches tall, the City Sewer Lair Playset is packed with Turtle action, including an oven-styled pizza disc launcher, water slide entrance that is seen in the movie and more. With over 15 features and multi-levels to play, kids can recreate all of the Turtles’ best battles from the movie in play areas including Splinter’s mediation area and Raphael’s gym.
The Technodrome Playset opens to over two-feet wide and is packed with play areas. It includes two missile firing projectile launchers, a secret entrance and trap door slide that drops enemies into a jail.
Role Play Gear
With the new assortment of role play gear, kids can easily mutate into their favorite Turtle from the film. The Conceal & Reveal Weapons offer the ultimate battle surprise, as kids can push a button to reveal the powerful weapon and then conceal it by pushing it back into the handle. The Extreme Battle Shell is ready to protect kids in any battle and includes a front and back shell for maximum coverage and adjustable straps. To help complete the transformation, Deluxe Masks are also available in a variety of characters.
Young heroes can also train to fight like Leo with Leonardo’s Electronic Battle Sword. The sword features two play modes, over 50 phrases and sound effects, and it also glows in three different colors during battle.
Movie Additions to Other Collectible Segments
Kids can add to their T-Machines collection with the new movie-inspired T-Machines Single Pack Vehicles. Perfect for racing through sewers, each 1/50 scale fast-rolling die-cast vehicle features flashy rims and an action-posed, non-removable Turtle character who is driving the vehicle.
A variety of movie-inspired T-Sprints Single Pack Figures and Vehicles have been added to the T-Sprints collection. An innovative figure and wheels play pattern, the highly stylized, mini T-Sprints, which reflect the Turtles’ appearances in the movie, feature a unique flywheel so kids can rev them up, drop them into a vehicle shell and watch them sprint into action.
The 2.5″ Mini Figures, which will be available this fall, are the perfect collectible for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans. The blind-bagged, fully articulated figures will be available in an assortment that captures the personalities and distinctive appearance of the Turtles and villains in the movie.
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About Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies presents “TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS.” Produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Galen Walker and Scott Mednick. Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman. Written by Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec. Directed by Dave Green.
Starring Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Laura Linney, Stephen Amell, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson, Brian Tee and Tyler Perry.
About Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA.B, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.
© 2016 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.
Nickelodeon, now in its 36th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).
About Playmates Toys
With a history of nearly 50 years, Playmates Toys is today among the most well-respected and innovative marketing and distribution companies in the global toy industry with a proven history in the creation of imaginative products as well as the development and management of profitable, long-term brand franchises. Key brands include TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, one of today’s top-selling male action brands. From its offices in Hong Kong and California, Playmates designs, develops, markets and distributes its products in over 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.playmatestoys.com or http://facebook.com/TMNTPlay.
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