Thursday, November 20, 2014

Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Series 10 (Playmates Toys)

Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Series 10
Playmates Toys

Just when you thought we'd seen the last that Playmates Toys had to offer for 2014, along comes Bebop and Rocksteady! These two figures are currently Walmart exclusive figures during their initial release phase, but Playmates Toys says that this will change once the duo appear in the animated series. After that point the figure will be mass market released, meaning you will be able to find them at most local toy retailers.

These guys look great, and bring back a little nostalgia for fans of the classic TMNT cartoon. For many of us, we've been waiting for what seems like an eternity for this duo to join not only the show, but our Nickelodeon based action figures.

Unlike most of the new TMNT figures from this line that have been incredibly difficult to track down, Walmart has stock available right now on their website. You can find Bebop "Here" and Rocksteady "Here". How long this supply will last is unknown, so grab them while you can.
Much to our continued disappointment with this series, as you can see from the Playmates Toys production photo (loose figures), and our photo of the packaged figures, all of that great paint detail is once again lost in the actual production of the figures. This has been a continuing gripe of fans of the series, and it doesn't show any signs of changing, which is a shame.


Variant hunters should be on the look out for two versions of each figure. For Bebop look for both a peach and brown skin version. For Rocksteady look for a version that has pants with and without the green camouflage markings.

These figures are being shipped to Walmart in their own case of eight (four of each figure), so stock should be in abundance - Pending your local store gets them. As of now there's no reason to start worrying about supply vs. demand - Not that this has been an issue with any of the prior waves yet.

It's unknown at this time if any further figures will hit store shelves the remainder of the year. The back of the cards for Bebop and Rocksteady show new figures such as Karia (serpent mutation), Turflytle and Baxter Stockman (fly mutation), but this wouldn't be the first time that new figures were advertised long before they were available. If anything new trickles out, we'll update this post.

In addition, look for a Slash variant hitting shelves now. We'd heard rumblings about this one in the TMNT action figure world for a while, but couldn't confirm its existence until The Toy Box reader Mattster sent us an image of one he'd found on shelves.

This particular version of slash has the lime yellow toenails as seen in the original production prototype of the figure. Depending on which factory your store gets their products from, you can find the version with the ooze on the neck, and also the version with the ooze on the marginal shell.

With the holidays upon us, it may be difficult to track one down right now as the TMNT section of most toy stores are typically left in distraught around this time of year.

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