I’m not the worlds largest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan. I like them – don’t get me wrong – but I fanboy much more over other things.
My favorite part about the Turtles is Casey Jones, and you will notice my author pic is me wearing a Casey Jones mask from the very first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. That’s really the only movie version that I love. That first film. The animated TMNT was great, but the first movie holds a special place in my heart. I remember my brother taking me to see it at a midnight showing when it first came out. At the time, I remember being slightly disappointed that it wasn’t more like the TV cartoon I loved, with the multitude of wacky mutants and Krang. I quickly dismissed that and realized how great of a movie it was anyway. I still think it holds up really well, if you can get past the ludicrous concept.
I was dreading the Michael Bay produced TMNT movie, and when I finally got around to seeing it on video… I didn’t hate it. It made some really stupid choices. The change in the Turtles’ origin was mind-numbingly bad. There was literally NO reason for them to be Ninjas. Nothing. Splinter found a book and self-taught himself, and then taught the turtles. So the literally could have been anything. If he found a book about Chess, they could have been the Teenage Mutant Chess-master Turtles. Stupid. Just pointless. They also had really creepy faces. I was not a fan of the design. Other than that, I enjoyed it. It wasn’t amazing, but it was fun.
There is a sequel coming soon, and pictures have leaked of the toys.
Here is that picture:
We already saw Casey, Bebop and Rocksteady in the trailer, so that is no surprise… but it looks like Krang is in this as well! That is kind of awesome.
Playmates has always done really well with the TMNT figures. The quality rarely has ever disappointed me, and these looks to be just as solid. They even manage to keep the costs below $10 a figure, which is fantastic from the perspective of a parent that buys these for their kids, and as a collector that doesn’t always want to spend over $20 for a simple action figure. I will have to pick up that Casey, I am thinking. He can join my classic Casey figure from all those years ago.