TMNT character appearances mark launch of new toy range

Published on: 8th October 2018

Raph, Leo, Donnie and Mikey brought colour and humour to a wet, grey day at Hamleys flagship store on Saturday.

The Turtles entertained members of the public at Hamleys’ Regent Street store – their first ever UK character appearance – to celebrate the launch of the new toy range.

The reimagined turtles are now four different species: Raph is a jagged-shelled snapping turtle; Leo is a red-eared slider turtle; Donnie is a soft-shell turtle, and Mikey is a box turtle.

Store visitors also had the chance to participate in special ‘light-speed’ challenges, have their faces painted and watch episodes of the new Nickelodeon show in store. The meet & greet follows the recent launch of the latest reimagining, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, on Nicktoons and Channel 5.

The merchandise includes action figures, vehicles, play sets and role-play. The all-new highly detailed Action Figures are fully articulated with heights ranging from 3” to 5”. Each figure comes with translucent accessories. The Deluxe Ninja Action Figures have flipping actions plus movement and weapon sound effects. To complete the collection, The Giant Figure Assortment stand 11” tall and have 13 points of articulation.

The new Shell Hog Motorcycles let the foursome take out any villains. The Hogs are equipped with spring loaded projectiles and can connect to one another to pack a punch going into battle.

The Turtle Tank 2-in-1 toy has two modes. In vehicle mode, the front cab opens for two Turtles to sit inside and drive the brothers into action. Then Donatello’s removable lab rises up and serves as the mobile command headquarters.

The Role-Play Assortment includes four sets of the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arsenal of weapons. Each ninja weapon comes with a signature Turtles mask and a new throwing star. Each set is true to its character with Raphael’s Tonfas, Leonardo’s Odachi Sword, Donatello’s Tech-Bo Staff and Michelangelo’s Kusari-fundo.

The Epic Sewer Lair Playset stands 43” tall and features four levels of play including seven rooms and over 20 features from Splinter’s Dojo and Raphael’s’ Training Room – expect hidden projectile launches, skateboarding ramps and more.


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