Looks like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classic Collection figures will be getting a release in the UK. UK retailer Toy Planet / Midco Toys have gained the rights to distribute the 4 inch re-releases of the original 80s figures currently a Toys R Us exclusive in the USA. They have Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, Spinter and Shredder on tap, due out this summer. This should allow our friends on the other side of the pond to grab these retro pieces a bit cheaper, which is always a good thing.
Of note: Midco Toys only has a single retail location in the UK, but they will be available through their eBay and Amazon storefronts starting in June. (Updated)
Read on to check the entire press release!
MIDCO TOYS GETS TOTALLY AWESOME WITH EXCLUSIVE CLASSIC TURTLES ACTION FIGURES
Classic 1988 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures are back this June, exclusively at Midco Toys
Turtle Power! Midco Toys has partnered with toy company Flair to exclusively release a special series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4” scale Classic Collection action figures in the UK. The range will include Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo along with Splinter and Shredder. Each figure is based on the original 1988 release, using the original Playmates moulds for totally radical authenticity. Each figure comes with their core Ninja weapons and an extra weapons rack.
In anticipation of their release in June, Midco Toys will be offering pre-orders on the action figures to guarantee that customers receive them on the official release date. Launch activity will include a Twitter campaign and a Pizza Partyyyy! – with more details to follow.
Grabbing a slice of pizza, Managing Director David Middleton said, “Turtles have been our best selling action figure line over the past two years, and we are expecting fans to get very excited about these exclusive figures.”
Anne-Marie Noon, Marketing Manager, Flair added: “Midco Toys is the perfect partner for us to bring these classic action figures to the legions of Turtles fans in the UK. As a specialist retailer the team at Midco knows what its customers want and aims to deliver both on the sales and retailer experience sides. It has been 26 years since the original release of this classic series and we expect them to be in huge demand”.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classic Collection perfectly complements the mix of products sold at Midco Toys, with its dual appeal of collector-friendly nostalgia and being a hot property with children. The Classic Collection will form the centrepiece in a full range of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles products, including action figures, playsets, role play, creative and electronic toys.
Toy Planet is based in Derby’s Westfield Centre, and is one of the launch shops from when it re-opened in 2007. It sells a wide range of toys for all ages, including specialist items not commonly stocked.
Midco Toy Planet Ltd
174 South Mall