TMNT 2012 – Closer Look at CGI and Branding Art

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were back at Toy Fair 2012, and Playmates showed the newest incarnation of the pizza eating heroes off thoroughly during their event on Sunday.

While our trusted photographer Brian was focusing on the toys, I hung back and focused on all the cool new CGI artwork found floating around the room, plus all the new branding like logos, etc. So, check out about 50 new shots of the Playmates booth including some really good shots of in-show still frames.

There are some artistic style shots of the play set toys in there at the end, and one solid TMNT Classics group shot too.

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  1. roadrevenge's Avatar roadrevenge says

    I do not want to wait!!!!!! I want those classic turtles now!!!!! Stop teasing me!!!!

  2. Optimus Vader's Avatar Optimus Vader says

    Nice work, Playmates! It looks like they're nailing it on every angle from packaging, style, articulation, etc. I'm impressed.

  3. proteus's Avatar proteus says

    Anybody else think we may be seeing the smash hit of the year here?? Its got everything roleplay weapons,great classic figures for collectors,awesome 3.75inch line for kids(and collectors!!) An AMAZING playset,and brilliant vehicles too!! Manoman i hope the animated series does well!!! Id love to see this line run and run!!!

  4. Joe Moore's Avatar Joe Moore says

    UPDATE:
    Over 40 new photos added included back of packaging shots!

  5. Optimus Vader's Avatar Optimus Vader says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by proteus View Post
    Anybody else think we may be seeing the smash hit of the year here?? Its got everything roleplay weapons,great classic figures for collectors,awesome 3.75inch line for kids(and collectors!!) An AMAZING playset,and brilliant vehicles too!! Manoman i hope the animated series does well!!! Id love to see this line run and run!!!
    I do. I'm not picky to begin with, but I'm looking at these images and I honestly can't find a negative other than they won't be free.

  6. Eric's Avatar Eric says

    Wait..."The" Kraang? Kraang never needed "the" in front of his name.

  7. Crazy Jetty's Avatar Crazy Jetty says

    THIS is the star of toyfair for me!
    And are those Metalhead and Leatherhead?!? OMG, YES!!!!
    And is that dog creature Razar??

    This line is soooo much better than the last TMNT series! Looks like we're back to the over-the-top silly mutants, instead of all the superheroes, oriental mystics, and virtualform stuff from the last line.

    Bring on Wingnut and Screwloose!

  8. MegaPrime33's Avatar MegaPrime33 says

    So impressive with what they're offering for the new show. The classic line looks amazing, including the packaging. I really hope to see more figures from that line. And holy crap, metalhead?!

  9. proteus's Avatar proteus says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Optimus Vader View Post
    I do. I'm not picky to begin with, but I'm looking at these images and I honestly can't find a negative other than they won't be free.

    I know right?? I cant believe how stoked i am for these,when they first announced the 3.75inch line i looked over em and decided i was definitely gonna get Don (LOVE that moody headsculpt) and possibly Raph,then i saw that immense playset,and i mean how can ANYONE who collects MU/SW/Joe/any 3.75inch line NOT want that???(and even better the G/F has said i can get it!!!) Then i saw the van which is just ridiculous and gets better and better with every viewing,and that turtle trike with the cockpit shell armor is absolute genius!! And now they are showing us Kraang,and Foot soldiers on bikes and mutants,and robot turtles...MAN IM EXCITED!!! As RR said i want these on shelves now!!! I dont wanna wait any longer!!!!

  10. bmorr's Avatar bmorr says

    Are these the first turtles figs to have knee and elbow articulation? Man even has thigh swivels.

  11. Crazy Jetty's Avatar Crazy Jetty says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bmorr View Post
    Are these the first turtles figs to have knee and elbow articulation? Man even has thigh swivels.
    Nope. The last line had pretty decent articulation.

  12. theestampede has no avatar! theestampede says

    I'm super impressed, this might be the line I'm most excited about this year. Other than April and the gimmick figures, I love everything I see about the main line.

    So glad to see metalhead and all the mutants.

  13. MegaPrime33's Avatar MegaPrime33 says

    Looking at the classics again and it doesn't really look like they're holding their weapons well, which is kind of concerning me. I mean it looks like Donatello's bo is held on by glue or some epoxy.

  14. Crazy Jetty's Avatar Crazy Jetty says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MegaPrime33 View Post
    Looking at the classics again and it doesn't really look like they're holding their weapons well, which is kind of concerning me. I mean it looks like Donatello's bo is held on by glue or some epoxy.
    Stuff like that is common practice for dioramas and displays. Or at least, I believe it is. I wouldn't allow it to bother me, if I were you.
    Though their ability to hold them concerned me from the get go, with individually articulated fingers.

  15. Paxtin's Avatar Paxtin says

    That Metalhead concept looks awesome. And the prototype looks like it captures the personality of the art perfectly.

    I am stoked for this line. This may make up for my disappointment with most of the new transformers line.

  16. Dolza_Khyron has no avatar! Dolza_Khyron says

    april is adorable!

    the turtles look amazing. shredder looks the best he's ever looked in toy form, in almost a decade.

    splinter is wonderful! love the colors!


    Krang!!!!

  17. Snowflakian's Avatar Snowflakian says

    Really digging some of those side mutation characters. The metal suit guy (not shredder or krang) seems interesting on his concept art. Digging the alligator concept art too.

    The dragon armored head red guy looks interesting too. Though I'd probably just get him to use his head for a custom.

    Overall not bad. Wish it had some better articulation, but great for custom fodder at the very least.

  18. NoodleChow's Avatar NoodleChow says

    these are just too sweet. definitely picking up the turtlesat the very least and that turtle van is tempting. love the new style and the articulation is almost as good as the NECA ones.

  19. Snowflakian's Avatar Snowflakian says

    NVM on what I said about articulation. After looking at the playset photos, they managed to hide the joints pretty well. Really digging them now. What's the scale?

  20. NoodleChow's Avatar NoodleChow says

    yeah ball jointed almost everything and double hinged knees i think. no ankles but i can live with that. scale judging from the demo guy's hands, i'd say 4-5" scale maybe for the main line.

  21. behindthemask's Avatar behindthemask says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NoodleChow View Post
    yeah ball jointed almost everything and double hinged knees i think. no ankles but i can live with that. scale judging from the demo guy's hands, i'd say 4-5" scale maybe for the main line.
    The classic figures look like the have ankle swivels and pivots! it's the animated show line that doesn't look like any, but who knows till we see them in person, I'm very impressed with the quality of these, even the roleplaying items look well done, not overly gimmicy or cheesey, appealing to the die-hard-collectors and the new age of fans alike.

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