Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - 2012 New Toys For Boys

In the late 1980s, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were introduced to eager youngsters who longed for more action and plot in their morning cartoons. When those same youngsters grew up, they had tykes of their own and the original series was left by the wayside – in exchange for stranger cartoons for the next generation. It’s not often that older cartoons are resurrected for the new genesis of kids; however, in 2012, TMNT has gained recognition as one of the best new toys for boys. Why? They’re timeless! These turtles were kicking butt before Spongebob and those Samurai Power Rangers.

…But what sets the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures apart from the ones manufactured in the 1980s to 1990s?

The new TMNT figurines are equipped with the signature weapons and all the trademarked gadgets that made these fighting reptiles great. All 4 of the brothers are represented in all their pizza-eating, bad-guy battling glory – Donatello (the engineering scientist in purple), Leonardo (the fearless leader in blue), Raphael (the aggressive heart-of-gold in red), and Michelangelo (the free spirit in orange). The innovative figurines of 2012 strive to capture the essence of each turtle’s unique and diverse personality.

Their bodily builds are designed to match their levels of training – from the lean muscle to the bulk – while their bandanas are contorted around the eyes to match their expressions. For example, Raphael is considered the bad boy of the group, squinting in pent-up anger and combat-ready. Whereas, Michelangelo’s expression will be more relaxed and easy-going – albeit, also eager for a fight.

There’s also a wider range of articulation in these action figures, meaning little boys can pose their favorite TMNT into realistic battle stances. This is also a great feature for those grown up 80’s kids who still have a soft spot for turtles and the series collectables. Each figurine can be maneuvered into a life-like pose before being showcased in a collection, meant to be admired.

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