Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mega Bloks Released & Photos!

Ordinarily I don’t get a lot of requests for coverage of Mega Bloks sets, but a surprising number of readers have been requesting information on the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mega Bloks sets. There was just one problem: although most of the new Mega Bloks Ninja Turtles set are available for order online, the TMNT Mega Bloks hadn’t hit my local stores–until this weekend, when I was stunned by the sheer magnitude of the number of toys released to kick off this line…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mega Bloks Store Display

Based on the handful of sets that MEGA Brands showed at New York Comic Con 2015 in October (where they officially unveiled the line), I was under the impression that the Mega Bloks Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys line would be launching kind of small. Evidently, I was totally wrong–MEGA Brands has an enormous number of Mega Bloks TMNT sets kicking off the line.

There are three sub-line making up this new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mega Bloks theme: a Classics line focusing on the original 80’s TMNT cartoon, a modern line based on the Nickelodeon Ninja Turtles cartoon, and “Half-Shell Heroes”–a cutesy-styled kid-oriented take on the turtles.

Mega Bloks Krang's Android Body Box FrontAlthough I was hardcore into Ninja Turtles as a kiddo growing up in the 80’s and 90’s, the nostalgia factor doesn’t make the “old school” sets feel any more appealing to me. I feel like the Nickelodeon TMNT cartoon has surpassed the vintage cartoon in many ways, and so I’m far more interested in the modern Turtles figures, vehicles and playsets than any of the other mutagenic offerings that Mattel (MEGA Brands) has lined up for us in 2016.

TMNT Mega Bloks Krang's Rampage Box BackThat said, I definitely appreciate the upgrade in articulation (elbow joints!) that the 80’s “Collector Series” has, and I’ll probably be picking up a Krang’s Rampage set for old time’s sake. But hey–where’s my Turtle Blimp, Mega Brands?

TMNT Mega Bloks Half-Shell Heroes Helicopter SetHalf-Shell Heroes are actually quite cute, and I think this style is going to be a big hit with younger fans of the Turtles and those who aren’t quite up to the extensive builds of the other two sub-lines, but much like the LEGO Juniors sets, it’s just not for me.

Mega Bloks Ninja Turtles Blind Bags Series 1In addition to the playset/vehicle sets, a Mega Bloks TMNT Series 1 Blind Bags set has also already been released in retail stores. I’m compiling a master list of all known code numbers for that series (because there are multiple possible codes for each figure in the series), and will be posting that list in the next couple of days. Look forward to it!

Ninja Turtles Party Wagon Mega Bloks Set Box FrontMega Bloks Party Wagon Ninja Turtles Set Box Back Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mega Bloks Donnie Turtle Racer Box Back Mega Bloks Donnie Turtle Racer Set Mega Bloks TMNT Casey Jones and Donnie Figures Mega Bloks Baxter Stockman's Laboratory Set Mega Bloks Shredder and Raphael TMNT Figures TMNT Mega Bloks Pizza Racer Box Front Baxter Stockman Lab TMNT Mega Bloks Set Box Back Mega Bloks Ninja Turtles Baxter Stockman Foot Soldier Figures Krang's Rampage Mega Bloks Set Price Tag TMNT Collector Series Figures Krang Raphael Leonardo TMNT Mega Bloks Collector Series Lineup Mega Bloks Half-Shell Heroes Raphael Figure Close-up Raph Racer Mega Bloks Box Back Mega Bloks TMNT Half-Shell Heroes Raph Racer IMG_2111 Half-Shell Heroes Turtle Copter Mega Bloks Set IMG_2301 IMG_2302 Mega Bloks Tiger Claw Foot Soldier Figures Half-Shell Heroes Mega Bloks Shredder and Leonardo TMNT Mega Bloks Half-Shell Heroes Helicopter SetI was taken totally off-guard by the sheer number of sets available at launch, and an honestly feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the offerings, so I’ll keep my commentary on this line to a minimum (for the moment) and let he huge number of photos I took of the sets between Toys R Us and Target stores speak for themselves.

Now that the sets are hitting retail stores in full force, how do you feel about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mega Bloks line? Are you pleased with the large push MEGA Brands is giving the Turtles, or were you happier when the TMNT license was with LEGO? Which of these sets will you be purchasing (if any)?


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mega Bloks Released & Photos! — 4 Comments

  1. Wish the license had stayed at LEGO long enough for them to put out a Turtle Mech (from the second-season finale of the new cartoon)- sadly, that’s not been represented in any toy form that I’m aware of.

    This Mattel line, good for them and all, but at this point I’m holding out for the TMNT HeroClix (that are supposed to arrive this spring) for my tiny plastic turtle needs.

  2. I love these sets! I just got to go out yesterday and had to go the next town over for the Classic Krang set but it was worth it. I am not sure why the brains eyes were not painted white like in the pictures on the box. I picked up mostly classics, the villain sets with rocksteady and bebop, The krang set came with raphael and leonardo so I just needed to find the mickey and donatello sets but donatello was no where to be found. My only complaints are that the villain set foot soldiers were a bit difficult to put together and rocksteady and bebop both have spiked bracelets which come off easily especially when equipping the weapons. Lastly the modern turtle villains lack the elbow articulation. I love that Baxter stockman has his normal head and arms to swap out with the fly head and arms. I like modern baxter stockman, and hope we get a classic baxter stockman as well as Casey Jones. I like the mickey and mouser set a lot.I am holding back til next paycheck for the sewer playset. I do like most things modern but passed on the turtle van with shredder set and the casey jones vehicle set. I found that toys r us had a lot in stock but target did not. That was in the national city california area. These are the best looking mini figures that I have seen in a while. I am sorry, but I was not a fan of the tmnt lego sets. Lack of articulation and just blah mini figures made it easy not to collect them.