Playmates has added new character product pages for some upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures. these haven’t been linked to just yet from their main product pages. Included are:
- TMNT Nickelodeon Basic Bebop
- TMNT Nickelodeon Basic Rocksteady
- TMNT Nickelodeon Basic Karai Snake
- TMNT Nickelodeon Basic Stockman Fly
- TMNT Nickelodeon Basic Tiger Claw
- TMNT Basic Comic Book Leonardo
- TMNT Basic Comic Book Donatello
- TMNT Basic Comic Book Raphael
- TMNT Basic Comic Book Michelangelo
Read on for bios for the figures as well as the official pics. Thanks to tmntmikey23 from the forums for the heads up.
A master thief, Anton Zeck is hired by former Russian arms dealer Steranko to break into Shredder’s Lair and steal his legendary helmet. With his bright purple Mohawk, unlimited gadgets, z-ray glasses, and the ability to become invisible, Anton’s thieving opportunities appear endless.
But when Shredder catches wind of his plans, he sends Anton down a tube and into a tub of mutagen Ooze with the DNA of a warthog. The thief transforms into Bebop, a half human, half warthog mutant!
A former Russian arms dealer, Steranko has ended his gun-dealing days and begun to collect rare weapons and armor. With his collection nearly complete, he hires Anton Zeck (Bebop) to steal the ultimate prize, Master Shredder’s legendary helmet.
But things go really, really bad! Shredder finds out that Steranko’s the mastermind behind the theft and sends him flying into a mixture of mutagen Ooze and Rhino DNA! Steranko instantly mutates into the incomparable half human, half Rhino known as Rocksteady.
Basic Karai Snake
This tough and mysterious female ninja is a member of the Foot Clan and has ties to both Shredder and Splinter. But when Shredder devises a snake mutagen—hoping to mutate the Turtles into rat-eating reptiles that will destroy Splinter—Karai’s life takes a drastic turn.
Shredder accidentally knocks her into the Ooze and she mutates into a swift three-headed snake. Karai goes on a rampage, stopping herself just before killing Splinter. Her impressive control allows her to mutate back and forth between snake and human form.
Basic Stockman Fly
After failing Shredder one time too many, Baxter Stockman is intentionally sprayed with mutagen to teach him a lesson. A nearby fly enters the transformation and Baxter becomes half man, half fly—Stockman-Fly!
With the power of flight, strength, and a disgusting regurgitation skill, Stockman-Fly is a formidable enemy.
Basic Tiger Claw
Tiger Claw was mutated by the Kraang when he was just a kid. Half man, half tiger, he’s brought from Japan to New York as Shredder’s new secret weapon against Splinter and the Turtles.
He’s missing his tail and he licks skim milk like a kitty-cat—but this dangerous assassin fights like nothing the Turtles have ever seen, especially when he fires his cannon weapons!
Basic Comic Book Leonardo
Basic Comic Book Donatello
Basic Comic Book Raphael
Basic Comic Book Michelangelo
In 1984, Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman created and published a 40-page black and white comic, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were born. The comic was dark and edgy, and the look of the Turtles reflected that style.
In the color version of the comics, all of the Turtles were the same shade of green and all of their bandanas were red. Only their signature weapons helped to visually differentiate each brother.
These action figures pay homage to that earlier TMNT character style.