New and Classic TMNT Figures Raise Some Shell

Playmates is bringing us all Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles again with both a Classics line and figures based on the new CGI cartoon coming to Nickelodeon. I didn't even think Playmates was around anymore, but making the Turtles again will definitely put them back on everyone's radar. The Classics figures look like the old Ninja Turtles figures, but with super-articulation so they're super-poseable and super radical. That Michelangelo figure is the definition of of ninja Turtle bad-assery. As for the new Turtles, they'll actually vary in height like in the cartoon. They all have their own battle scars on their shells and Raphael even has a chunk missing. There will be more photos coming from Toy Fair 2012 this month. There are a ton more photos at MTV Geek and ToyNewsi that include the new van, ingeniously named the Shellraiser, and an enormous sewer playset with tiny first looks at Splinter, Shredder, Krang, and April.

Classic Turtles return to raise shell up in your nostalgia.

The new Turtles are looking surprisingly cool.

- Shawn - 2/1/12