The good news is that NECA is making two of the most amazing four-packs ever in the history of San Diego Comic Con exclusives. Set for release at SDCC 2016, one pack will include the titular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the other will feature Shredder and three members of the Foot Clan as they appeared in the original TMNT arcade game.
The bad news is unless you are going to be at the huge event this Summer, you are not getting any of these.
It may just be a licensing issue since Playmates owns the TMNT license and there are constraints on what other companies can do with items that fall under the action figure category, or perhaps another reasons, but for the time being this is the only way to get NECA’s version of the pizza eating dudes with attitudes.
We have seen similar things happen in the past two years with NECA releasing six-inch versions of DC figures, listing them as collectibles only available with a DVD. There is no way NECA would get this license and only do one release of them in this scale, so keep your eyes peeled later this year for something else from them, although nothing is official about any of that. Consider this above paragraph not just speculation, but an educated guess on what may happen with these figures.
Cowabunga, dude! This SDCC-exclusive box set is based on the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4-player co-op arcade game and features brand new figure sculpts and deluxe packaging.
Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael stand approximately 6” tall and feature over 30 points of articulation, including double knee joints to fully showcase their mastery of the martial arts. Special paint deco reflects the Turtles’ in-game appearance.
The box set is packed with accessories, including signature weapons, interchangeable hands, pizza power-up and more. The set comes in gorgeous, display-friendly 5th panel window box packaging that re-creates the look of the actual arcade cabinet!
If you are attending SDCC, you can order your items here and pick them up during the show (and get a spare set for me).