Yes, you read that headline correctly! We can’t make this stuff up people! Thanks to a new joint venture between Nickelodeon, Playmates Toys and The WWE that was announced this weekend at New York Comic Con 2016, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are officially joining the WWE in a new toyline dubbed Ninja Superstars!
This special new toyline see’s our favorite heroes in a half shell dressed as some of the biggest superstars and legends in WWE History! Leonardo is John Cena, Raphael is Sting, Donatello is The Undertaker, and Michaelangelo is The Macho Man Randy Savage! Each figure stands around 6″ tall and is fully articulated so that the turtles can perform all of your favorite signature moves! Each Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle is packaged with character specific ‘Sewer Slam’ accessories to perform their own special knockout moves! The Ninja Superstars line will be sold exclusively at Walmart stores starting this November!
In a press release, Senior VP of Playmates Toys Marketing Department Karl Aaronian stated that “We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to create action figures that bring two adored brands together in a unique way. Both Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and WWE fans will love the introduction of their favorite WWE Superstars reimagined as the Turtles as they create the ultimate sewer match.”
The team at Nickelodeon seem to be equally excited about the new partnership, with Senior VP of Toys at Nickelodeon Jon Roman going on to say “The Ninja Superstar action figures are the ultimate mash-up of the iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and four legendary WWE Superstars! Passionate fans of TMNT and WWE will love this exciting collaboration from Playmates Toys that is imaginative, innovative and totally unexpected.”
In addition to all of the hubbub surrounding this exciting new toyline, it’s almost easy to forget all of the other great news to come out of the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ panel at New York Comic Con 2016! The show’s voice cast and executive producer were on hand to give fans a sneak peek at what they can expect to see in the remainder of season four of the series as well as a glimpse of season five! Fans got a look at the upcoming episode dubbed ‘The Super Shredder’, as well as a preview of Kavaxas, a new dragon-man villain who will be appearing in season five (as voiced by Mark Hamill!) to take on the turtles!
Whether you’re a fan of the show, the toyline, or even just view the world through nostalgia colored lenses, it’s safe to say that it is definitely a great time to be a fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
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