This fall, Nickelodeon debuted Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the fourth animated TMNT show. Earlier this month, Playmates Toys launched the accompanying toy line. Our friends at Playmates were kind enough to send us five figures from the new action figure assortment – the four Turtles, because no review could be complete without them, and Baron Draxum, the main baddie from the new show.
Fans of the critically-aclaimed Netflix original series, Voltron Legendary Defender, will have plenty to do at San Diego Comic-Con this year.
- Dreamworks Animated Television will debut the premiere episode of the seventh season of the show and host a signing of an SDCC-exclusive poster.
- LEGO has just released the first official pics of its LEGO Ideas Voltron set, and is making a limited number of sets available early at the Con.
- Bluefin has a special convention exclusive version of the Bandai Shokugan Super Voltron Super Mini-Pla.
- The Playmates Toys Hyper-Phase Voltron 5-piece gift set will be on display at the Diamond PREVIEWS Booth #2401 and available for purchase from participating retailers at the Con.
- Lion Forge Comics will have an exclusive variant of Voltron Legendary Defender Series 3, Issue 1.
- And designer Han Cholo will have exclusive Voltron Membership Kits and Enamel Pins for sale.
Read on for all the details!
Playmates has revealed San Diego Comic-Con exclusives for two of its fan-favorite franchises. First, a diecast set of lions that form an 8-inch Voltron from Dreamworks’ acclaimed Voltron: Legendary Defender. You can get the lions individually, but we all know you will get all five. No word on price yet, but to give you an idea, ToysRUs has a 16-inch Voltron set available now for $99.99 – but in this set the lions are plastic, not diecast.
They will also have an exclusive version of Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo, perhaps best known for his cross-over with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and animated series. For $30 and limited to only 350 to be sold at SDCC, the rabbit ronin will come with 3 interchangeable heads, 2 comics, and even his pet lizard, Spot. As Spot would say, EEP!
I’ll be the first to admit, we’re pretty awful when it comes to planning for San Diego Comic-Con. There’s so much to do and see, and frankly, it’s overwhelming.
But this time around, we’ll have some tools and technology that can help get you to the big show, at least virtually, if you can’t make it to there yourselves. So it makes sense to apprise our favorite folks, those of you who actually read the stuff here at AFP, of what we’re planning and how we’re going to share it with you. And to ask for your advice – there’s one scheduling conflict that I’ll need your help to decide on which to attend.
With Comic-Con right around the corner, Playmates Toys, the master toy licensee for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, has shared more details about their plans for TMNT at the big show. As we previously posted, they’ll be bringing back the Metal Mutants brand with an 11-inch Leonardo exclusive at the Nickelodeon booth – they gave us the official description and some more high res pics.
In addition, they’ll be hosting a TMNT panel on Friday, July 10. We’ll try to be there!