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#31DaysOfHalloween: Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

As the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have evolved over the past few decades, they’ve had a habit of stepping into their own version of the “monster mash” on more than a few occasions. Mikey, Leo, Donnie and Raph have not only battled all manor of supernatural beast, but they’ve also become them at times. In a tale that finds a quartet of reptiles mutated into humanoid form, few things are off-limits as the story sometimes becomes multi-dimensional.

Have they really become monsters, or are they simply wearing costumes? Depends on the time, but years ago Playmates Toys[1] issued some crossover figures in which The Universal Monsters were mashed-up with the Turtles themselves. Now, that general spirit is back with TALES OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MONSTERS + MUTANTS, a recent four-episode arc of the hit Nickelodeon series (now in its final season), and with that comes some fantastic new action figures from the folks at Playmates!

TMNT Mutants + Monsters Toy Review (Playmates Toys) We received a set of figures for review here at Rock Father HQ, and they were very well-received. Between The Rock Daughters(TM) and myself (my wife doesn’t count herself a Ninja Turtles fan), our love for these is mighty – and that’s only been amplified by the Halloween vibe, perfectly adding a spooky spin to things.

TMNT Mutants + Monsters Toy Review (Playmates Toys) Here we have Werewolf Mikey, Frankendon, Mutant Mummy Leo and Vampire Raph. Additionally, both Raphael and Leonardo pull double-duty with Monster Hunter versions of each, decking them out in classic Van Helsing-inspired gear, right down to accents of garlic, silver bullets and wooden stakes.

TMNT Monster Hunters While perfect for the Halloween season, the TMNT Monsters + Mutants collection is great fun for any time of the year, and will no-doubt become another sought-after series for kids and collectors alike. While Playmates continues to impress with new and creative action figures, this story arc has also spawned a companion Golden Book, and will come to DVD on December 12 as part of the TALES OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE FINAL CHAPTERS[2] collection.

Look for the figures right now at your local Walmart store, and please note that those found on sites like Amazon and eBay will likely be through third-party sellers at a higher cost.

MSRP for these 5.5″ figures is just £8.99 each.

Check out a full gallery of additional photos below:

Gallery – TMNT: Mutants + Monsters

References

  1. ^ Playmates Toys (playmatestoys.com)
  2. ^ TALES OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE FINAL CHAPTERS (amzn.to)

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