Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Toy Fair 2014: LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Sets Reveal Details

The big winner for "most leaks before New York Toy Fair" this year is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 movie, hands down. We pitched our Turtle movie design descriptions at you after some retailers in parts unknown got a look. Then we got a peek at a horrible Rubie's Halloween costume that must have been received so badly, it was followed by some "official unofficial" leaks in an order which could only be seen as "official unofficial". We saw an intentionally small image showing the Turtles looking much like Turtles. The world breathed a sigh of relief as our report now had a visual to back it up. Then came a larger, far clearer image of Donatello, showing his thinner, techy look for the film. The world seemed to appreciate the differences. Last, we got a couple of angles on Shredder, who we mentioned had blades...EVERYWHERE..but still insisted on rocking a sleeveless outfit. That one went down...pretty much like we expected. The giant sized Meh was heard around the world. It wasn't until a banner popped up showing the Turtles with lips that the hate really began to spew onto the interwebs. We agree..lips on Turtles are silly...but not as silly as lips on giant robots. I'm looking at you movie Optimus Prime. Annnd that takes us to now, with UK Toy Fair in the bag and Nuremberg Toy Fair just having ended and once again, we look to our hero Thorsten for a report of that which we could not see...

As expected, there was no photography allowed of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie LEGO merchandise, so Thorsten did his best to describe the one set they were able to check out. It should be said that he could have easily mistaken this set for a cartoon version, had he not started by describing Raphael's full bandana mask. That bit of info made me confident about the rest of his info, which was short but interesting...

  • Splinter is grey
  • There was a sort of pick-up truck in the set next to a building. Driving the truck was a Foot Soldier and in the back, manning a gun, was Karai, Shredder's daughter. Here's a look at Karai from a TMNT Animated film..
My favorite.
And another look from the current TV series...

And her 4Kids cartoon look

LEGO is set to release 3 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Sets including:

79115 Turtle Van Takedown
79116 Big Rig Snow Getaway
79117 Turtle Lair Invasion

and 4 Animated Series sets:

79118 Karai Bike Escape
79121 Turtle Sub Undersea Chase
79119 Mutation Chamber Unleashed
79120 T-Rawkat Sky Strike

TMNT cartoon set pics from Flickr User Ultron32

So, is Shredder's little ninja girl in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film? Sure looks that way, doesn't it? People will say Karai IS in a TMNT set (Bike Escape listed above), but our reporter seemed confident he was identifying a genuine movie set, so we'll leave the rest of the speculation up to you.

New York Toy Fair is less than two weeks away, so keep checking back for more!
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