The Ninja Turtles Come Out of the Shadows and Into Mega Bloks
With a new movie on the horizon, it should come as no surprise that there are some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turltes Mega Bloks sets coming out to tie into the release. Though some have already started hitting stores, Mattel and Mega Bloks have officially announced a handful of upcoming building sets and micro action figures that will see the existing TMNT line expand with new vehicles, playsets and characters.
Some of the smaller sets are certainly nice, and I particularly like the modest TMNT Party Van that's hitting shelves as we speak. However, it's the bigger movie-related sets that currently have my attention. While the Battle Truck and Jungle Takedown sets won't be available for a few months, I'm already eyeing up some shelf space in my office.
Regardless of how Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows turns out as a film, I happen to like some of the modernized design aspects. Case in point, the update to the classic Party Van by turning it into a garbage truck. For how massive these new Turtles are, it makes perfect sense that they'd not be gallivanting around New York city in a VW Bus-ish car. Also, let's be real; a big green garbage truck is a lot less inconspicuous in that city at any time of day.
And I'm not even going to try and say that a giant rhinoceros driving a tank wouldn't be a cool toy, let alone one that I'd have to build myself. I'm a bit disappointed both of the major vehicle sets come with Michelangelo, but I'm also not that surprised. Would have been nice to get a Leo or Raph in there though. What's most interesting though is how both vehicles will offer lights and sounds. That's not something that you typically see in brick building sets as an included feature. Usually it's a bonus add-on. Mega Bloks making that part of the deal from the get go is certainly admirable. I can't wait to see how much I can annoy my cat by fighting him with both.
You can get more details on each set in the gallery above. More Mega Bloks TMNT sets are planned for this year, but Mattel is keeping them underwraps. Fingers crossed we get a big ol' Krang to throwdown with. And there's also the matter of that old school Technodrome from Toy Fair. Fingers crossed that makes it out in 2016.