TMNT: 2003 – the present

Leonardo – The Extreme Scooter Shreddin’ Turtle!

September 3, 2012
Extreme Sports Scootin' Leo

With the resounding success of the 2012 Olympics Games and the record-breaking attendance figures for the thrilling Paralympic Games which are currently taking place in London I thought a vintage sporting action figure was in order. Working on the premise that when it comes to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles MORE is quite definitely more, here […]

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Extreme Sports Thrashin’ Mike

June 6, 2012
Extreme Sports Thrashin' Mike

When Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reappeared on the small screen in 2003 in a relaunched animated TV show Playmates Toys picked up their old license and resumed production of their legendary TMNT action figures, raising the bar with every new figure set with increasingly clever and inventive toys. Their range of solidly constructed action figures […]

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Raphael, as seen in TMNT: The Movie!

March 18, 2011
TMNT Movie Heroes Raphael by Playmates

When Mirage Studios relaunched the animated TV series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the early noughties and needed somebody to create tie-in action figures for the new millennium, Playmates Toys – who had created the first waves of TMNT action figures in the late 1980s – stepped up to the mark once again and created […]

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Cowabunga! It’s Fightin’ Gear Michelangelo!

January 10, 2011
Fightin' Gear Michelangelo TMNT

Check out the nunchakus on Mikey! When Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reappeared in 2003 in an all new animated TV show Playmates Toys picked up their old license and relaunched their TMNT action figures with series after series of clever and inventive toys. These solidly built 5-inch action figures have great articulation – I love […]

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Skatin’ Raphael

August 2, 2010
Skatin' Raphael

Before taking a bit of an August blogging break I wanted to leave you all with a summery action figure, so what better than Skatin’ Raphael dressed up with all his sporting gear? When Playmates Toys relaunched their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line in 2003 to coincide with the all new animated series they produced […]

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Mutatin’ Donatello

June 21, 2010
Mutatin' Donatello from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

When the animated series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was relaunched in 2003 by Mirage Studios, the new cartoon kept more closely to the original Eastman and Laird comic books and whilst being kid friendly, had a decidedly darker edge. A new series, of course, in the new marketing-savvy millennium meant a bodacious number of […]

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