Toy Fair is just ONE day away, but that hasn’t stopped companies from doing big reveals less than 24 hours away from the event. Case in point, NECA just revealed the look of their Target exclusive two-packs, featuring the cartoon versions of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
These figures were previously all released in an epic eight-pack from SDCC 2017 (which we reviewed, and you can check out at this link here). This is the first time they are being released outside of that, so if you missed out on these the first time, don’t sleep on them again.
All images via The Fwoosh, who have many more great photos of the figures loose as well as the backs and sides of the boxes:
The four two packs each include one of the four Ninja Turtles, one villain figure, and a bunch of accessories. They will be available only in US Target stores, with a MSRP of $50.00 each.
The only difference between the SDCC 2017 release of these figures and the re-release here (outside of packaging and cost), is that these sets will not include the larger piece of pizza or pizza box from the original set.
Other than that, the figures themselves are completely identical to the product from 2017.
The TMNT two-packs are expected to arrive in stores late February/ early March. In other words, way sooner than expected!
Hopefully, Target handles distribution of these figures better than Gamestop has done with their TMNT 1990 movie figures. I am hoping the slightly higher price point scares off scalpers from going too hard. My main concern about finding these is just whether or not stores will know to have enough stock, especially since this is a two-pack, meaning it will take up more shelf space. That could be it’s undoing, so Turtle fans/ toy collectors will need to make a real show of force to Target and let them know we want more stuff like this in their aisles.
Randy Falk from NECA spoke with The Fwoosh, and added that if these did well, there was a strong chance the line could expand to feature more characters. I think it’s about time we get a NECA April O’ Neil! What do you think?
There have been a lot of reveals leading up to NY Toy Fair. Some of the highlights so far have included Hasbro teasing us with a first glimpse of their new Overwatch figures, Diamond Select purchasing Gentle Giant, McFarlane Toys picking up the DC Comics License, Hasbro’s “Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures” figures, Mezco’s new One:12 Captain Marvel figure, Mego announced new 14″ Star Trek figures, and a new line based on characters from Stan Lee’s vault, and Neca debuted a great looking Shredder and Karate Kid set.
Stay tuned this weekend as our exclusive NY Toy Fair 2019 coverage begins on Saturday!
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