UPDATE! Toy Fair '14: New Images & Descriptions Of Toys For Michael Bay's TMNT Movie
Toys for the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were on display at the New York Toy Fair, but images were not permitted. MTV does provide us with some great info. Update! First look at Turtle Assault Van & new look at action figures.
Images: teenagemutantninjaturtles.com, via spccintron1985
Earlier today, MTV received special access to LEGO and Playmates' booths. There, they were able to view and acquired information on toy-sets that were designed for the new live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, that stars Megan Fox as April O'Neil.
LEGO My Turtles
There are three LEGO sets that will be released: the first is the Turtles' truck, for $39.99; the second was a battle set for $69.99, featuring a female villain with a stripe of red hair, and Megan Fox's April O'Neil; and a third, a giant underground lair retailing for $99.99 and containing Splinter, Shredder, and more. None of the sets had box art or specific names as of yet.
The Secret Of The Ooze
The truck set had LEGO ooze, though, that can drop out of the back. So in case you were wondering whether the classic piece of the Ninja Turtles' origin would be left out of the movie, worry no more. "Of course there's ooze! You've gotta have ooze," LEGO's rep told us.
We can also confirm the name of the movie is "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," though it was changed from the simpler "Ninja Turtles" so late in the process that Playmates had already sent all of their product to the printer. LEGO had the full title treatment, with "Teenage Mutant" much smaller over the more prominent "Ninja Turtles."
Fox, Now More Like A Fox
Playmates has a focused, but extremely comprehensive line of toys for the movie. The look of the turtles was more reptilian, while Splinter (the rat who trains the turtles) and The Shredder (William Fichtner) hew more towards their classic looks. From both the LEGOs and the Playmates toys, it seems like the normally raven-haired Megan Fox will have red or auburn tresses as April O'Neil. She'll look more like a fox then! Because foxes have reddish hair.
Foot Soldiers Are In The Clear
Playmates will release a line of Basic Movie Figures on July 6 for $8.99, featuring Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello, a Foot Soldier, The Shredder, April O'Neil, and Splinter. This will be followed by a Raphael in trench coat figure later on. Of note, the Foot Soldier came with a removable clear mask. We're not sure why, though it apparently was directly from the movie.
Playmates' Deluxe Movie line retails for $12.99, and you can squeeze the character's legs for Ninja Action. Then there's 11" tall Turtles for $19.99, which are made up of the main four turtles and are huge. Beyond that, there's Ninja Combat Gear, which features a movie reproduction of each Turtle's weapon and appropriate colored mask.
Van Down By The Sewer
And finally, a Turtle Assault Van directly from the movie, sized to fitf the basic action figures. It also features an escape/assault luge that flies out the back of the van, and is big enough to hold one Turtle. It was emphasized that this is featured in the movie as well.
NINJA TURTLES will be directed by Jonathan Liebesman ("Wrath of the Titans"), and produced by Michael Bay ("The Rock"). The script was written by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec, based on characters created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. The cast includes: Megan Fox as April O'Neil, Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Danny Woodburn as Splinter, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo, Will Arnett as Vernon and William Fichtner as Shredder. It lands in theaters June 6th, 2014.
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