WWE x TMNT This November!!!!

I have to say in all my years of covering toys and wrestling I have never been so giddy to see a product mashup like this.

Coming this November as a Walmart exclusive, WWE and TMNT are joining together to bring us Ninja Superstars, a line of the 4 turtles in  costume as some of pro wrestlings most legendary stars. Playmates and Nickelodeon unveiled the toys during this years New York Comic Con by having pro wrestling Legend Sting appear live as well as exploring the show floor asking fans about their knowledge of all things WWE/TMNT.

The toys will give us :

Leonardo as WWE Superstar John Cena

Raphael as WWE Hall of Famer Sting

Donatello as WWE Superstar Undertaker

Michelangelo as WWE Hall of Famer “Macho Man” Randy Savage

These figures look better than anyone could have imagined and if the response from fans and my little guys are an indicator these are going to be a huge hit this holiday season.

you can check out the full press release below:

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES AND WWE TEAM UP FOR THE ULTIMATE SEWER SLAM

Nickelodeon, WWE and Playmates Toys Unveil Ninja Superstars at New York Comic Con

El Segundo, CA (October 7, 2016) – Two of the most powerful brands in the action figure business, Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and WWE, have joined forces for a one-of-a-kind collaboration, Ninja Superstars.  The co-branded action figures featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles suited up as iconic WWE Superstars were revealed during New York Comic Con today.

Playmates Toys, the longtime master toy licensee for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, developed the Ninja Superstars action figures to give fans the opportunity to take the Turtles from the sewer to the ring and determine who will be crowned the next champion of the sewers. The Turtle figures are highly detailed to capture the signature look of each WWE Superstar. Each figure stands 6” tall, is fully articulated and comes with full ring gear and all the sewer slam accessories needed to perform knockout ninja moves to take down any opponent.

Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—Rise of the Super Shredder” panel, which took place earlier today at the Hammerstein Ballroom during New York Comic Con, featured a special appearance by WWE Hall of Famer Sting who unveiled the new figures.  Following the panel, the figures will be on display for fans at Nickelodeon’s booth (Crystal Palace lobby) in Jacob K. Javits Convention Center through the end of New York Comic Con on October 9, 2016.

“We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to create action figures that bring two adored brands together in a unique way,” said Karl Aaronian, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Playmates Toys. “Both Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and WWE fans will love the introduction of their favorite WWE Superstars reimagined as the Turtles as they create the ultimate sewer match.”

The Ninja Superstars assortment from Playmates Toys, which will be available exclusively at Walmart in early November, includes the following:

Leonardo as WWE Superstar John Cena

Raphael as WWE Hall of Famer Sting

Donatello as WWE Superstar Undertaker

Michelangelo as WWE Hall of Famer “Macho Man” Randy Savage

 

“The Ninja Superstar action figures are the ultimate mash-up of the iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and four legendary WWE Superstars,” said Jon Roman, Senior Vice President, Toys, Nickelodeon. “Passionate fans of TMNT and WWE will love this exciting collaboration from Playmates Toys that is imaginative, innovative and totally unexpected.”

“We are excited to partner with Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to create one-of-a-kind Ninja Superstar action figures,” said Casey Collins, WWE Executive Vice President, Consumer Products. “This new partnership brings together two of the most successful brands in entertainment by combining our larger than life WWE Superstars with the iconic Turtles.”

Super Shredder Returns to TMNT!

 

At this years New York Comic Con fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were very excited to get a look at the return of Super Shredder. The character first appeared in the 90’s film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Secret of the Ooze and was played by WWE legend Kevin Nash. The character is back and more menacing as ever as part of the Nickelodeon cartoon series as this season will add multiple threats to the series including Kavaxas who is a particularly scary new dragon/man voiced by Mark Hamill. I know my little guy was on the edge of his seat watching the NYCC clips and were both looking forward to what Season 5 has in store. You can check out the press release below as well as pics and clips from season 4 and 5.

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NEW YORK – Oct. 7, 2016 – Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles voice cast and the executive producer gave fans at New York Comic Con 2016 a special preview of the show’s remaining fourth season and sneak peek at season five during a panel today at Hammerstein Ballroom. Tons of Turtle fans turned out to see Andre Meadows (Black Nerd Comedy) moderate a panel featuring voice actors Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder), and Eric Bauza (Tiger Claw), along with executive producer Ciro Nieli and voice director Andrea Romano.

Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—Rise of the Super Shredder” panel featured a live table read, a sneak peek at upcoming episode “The Super Shredder,” and a preview of season five’s highly anticipated character, Kavaxas (voiced by Mark Hamill), a hotheaded dragon man with mystical powers who partners with some of the Turtles’ worst foes to bring chaos to New York City. 

Season four of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues Sunday, Nov. 6, at 11:00 a.m.(ET/PT) with “The Super Shredder.” During this episode, for the first time, the Turtles encounter something they cannot defeat – the Super Shredder. New episodes will continue every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

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6 New Lego Dimensions Expansion Packs Are Here!!

Earlier this summer I told you guys about how excited my kids and I are to check out the next chapter of LEGO DIMENSIONS which was coming in the form of all new expansion packs and the time has officially arrived!! Releasing today are 6 brand new expansions for the game which all work with your current LEGO DIMENSIONS game.

I had the chance to play the new expansions at this year’s Sweet Suite and I loved what I saw. You can check out all of the details below and grab one or all of the new expansions right now at your local retailer. We will hopefully have our first impressions up soon with pics and video as well!

LEGO Dimensions Gets Even Bigger with New Expansion Packs Based on Ghostbusters, Adventure Time, Mission Impossible, Harry Potter and The A-Team

All-New Battle Arenas and Story Pack Offer Gamers New Ways to Play

PS4TM Starter Packs Now Include Exclusive Supergirl LEGO Minifigure

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today the release of six new LEGO Dimensions expansion packs based on the blockbuster franchises: Ghostbusters, Adventure Time, Mission Impossible, Harry Potter and The A-Team. This newest wave of expansion packs introduces Battle Arenas, a first for LEGO videogames, and Story Packs which provide a complete movie-based gameplay experience with a fresh LEGO brick building experience.

The new Battle Arenas offer competitive split-screen local gameplay for up to four players. LEGO minifigures included in expansion packs come with special, golden Toy Tags which unlock a Battle Arena within the free play Adventure World of the corresponding entertainment brand.  Each Battle Arena has four exciting gameplay modes: Capture the Flag, Objective, Base Bash, and Tick, Tag, Boom!, and comes with its own traps, defenses, and special powers that make every Battle Arena unique. Battles can be played competitively or cooperatively in multiple player configurations including 2 vs 2, 3 vs 1, and individually against the system AI to create fun for the whole family.

For a limited time, LEGO Dimensions Starter Packs for Sony PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system will include an exclusive, bonus DC Comics Supergirl LEGO minifigure. The highly collectable Supergirl minifigure has many extraordinary in-game abilities to help solve puzzles and battle enemies and can also transform into Supergirl Girl Red Lantern with additional powers.

Ghostbusters fans who want to make their LEGO Dimensions experience spookier can add the Ghostbusters Story Pack. Players can relive the film and help Abby Yates and her team of Ghostbusters save the world from the mysterious and evil ghost, Rowen, across six action-packed levels of gameplay. They can equip Abby with her Proton Blaster to activate her Charge Transfer ability to move electricity between conduits, and use her Intelligence Access ability for puzzle-solving.  The Story Pack unlocks “Rip,” a new Toy Pad mode allowing players to tear open an alternate universe. In this mirror world, players have the ability to solve puzzles and affect objects and other items in the primary universe. The pack also includes a 3-in-1 buildable Ecto-1 which can be rebuilt into the Ectozer and The PerfEcto, plus the Zhu’s Chinese Restaurant gateway build to customize the LEGO Toy Pad.  Abby Yates provides access to a new Ghostbusters Adventure World with its own unique Battle Arena.

In the Adventure Time Level Pack, based on Cartoon Network’s animated series, players can help Finn the Human on his mission to find the Enchidrion and prove to Princess Bubblegum that he’s a hero.  Players can use one of Finn’s many special swords to cut vines, grapple, and even deflect lasers as they battle foes and travel through the Forest of Mount Cragdor, the Dark Magician’s Brain World and more in this exclusive game level. The pack also comes with a 3-in-1 buildable Jakemobile which can be rebuilt into Snail Dude Jake and Hover Jake. The 3-in-1 buildable Ancient War Elephant can be rebuilt into the Cosmic Squid and Psychic Submarine to blast through enemies and tackle trickier puzzles. Players can unlock the Adventure Time Adventure World and challenge friends in the Pillow World Battle Arena.

Fans of “Land of Ooo” can also add the Adventure Time Team Pack with Lumpy Space Princess and Jake the Dog.  When players need to take off in a hurry, they can jump into Lumpy Car or have BMO give them a lift.  Lumpy Car can be rebuilt into Lumpy Truck and Lumpy Land Whale, and BMO can be rebuilt into DOGMO and SNAKEMO. The Adventure Time Battle Arena offers extra-awesome abilities like Slurp Access, Grapple Swing and Shape Shift.

In the Mission Impossible Level Pack, secret agent Ethan Hunt is being framed for the theft of highly classified materials from IMF and needs help to find the true villain.  Players must infiltrate their way through the American Embassy, CIA Headquarters and more in this thrilling game level. Players can use Ethan’s Camera Spectacles for the perfect disguise and wear the Magno Gloves to sneak up walls.  For a quick escape, players can hop onto the IMF Scrambler or IMF Sport Car, and then rebuild the 3-in-1 vehicles into the ShockCycle and IMF Covert Jet, and the IMF Tank and The IMF-Splorer to access a host of new super-spy abilities.  Ethan provides access to a Mission Impossible Adventure World with its own unique Battle Arena.

Harry Potter fans can bring the wizarding world to life in LEGO Dimensions with the Harry Potter Team Pack featuring the iconic duo of Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort.  Players can use Harry to cast magical spells such as Wingardium Leviosa, Stupefy, and Expelliarmus to solve puzzles and fight off Death Eaters, or play as Lord Voldemort for access to Dark magic. When travelling across the Adventure World, players can jump onto the Hogwarts Express or Enchanted Car, and then rebuild the 3-in-1 vehicles into the Steam Warrior and Soaring Steam Plane, and the Shark Sub and Monstrous Mouth for special attacks and super weapons.  Players can unlock the Harry Potter Adventure World and bring the fight between good and evil into the Battle Arena.

With The A-Team Fun Pack, players can smash their way through the LEGO multiverse with the classic action hero, B.A. Baracus.  Players can add the mohawk-sporting mechanical genius to their mash-up adventure and use his Super Strength and Fix-It abilities, or activate his special A-Team Master Build and Laser Redirect skills for those harder-to-solve puzzles. B.A.’s Van can quickly get him where he’s needed most, then be rebuilt it into the Fool Smasher and, if B.A. can overcome his fear of flying, rebuilt again into The Pain Plane for upgraded powers in the game. B.A. provides access to The A-Team Adventure World with its own unique Battle Arena.

Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO DIMENSIONS is now available for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the Wii U™ system.

MARVEL INTRODUCES U.S.AVENGERS #1 STATE VARIANTS

Say what you will about different comic book variant covers, but I kind of love the idea of every state having their own Avenger! I just need to know who is NJ going to get?!!!! Im pulling for Ms.Marvel but I’m biased because she attends my daughters High School.

New York, NY—September 21, 2016 — The security of the Marvel Universe is fractured. The world’s first line of defense, S.H.I.E.L.D., can no longer be trusted. The United States no longer has a super-spy agency with its best interests at heart – until now. Prepare for the U.S.AVENGERS! 

They’re the team you can trust!

For the launch of this all-new series, U.S.AVENGERS #1 will feature over 50 unique variants assigning one Avengers to that state! Sam Wilson soars high over Maryland, Iron Man rockets across the Golden State of California, Black Widow defends the Constitution State of Connecticut, and Spectrum shines a light on evil in Louisiana. With more state variants to be revealed in the upcoming days, which Avenger will be protecting you?

“Marvel’s U.S.AVENGERS State Variants are a chance for our fans and retailers to show their home town patriotism paired with some of the biggest Avengers from the Marvel Universe,” says SVP Sales & Marketing for Marvel, David Gabriel. “We knew that a series with the name U.S.AVENGERS would evoke a sense of honor with all of our fans and we really wanted to go that extra step and offer a variant campaign that would allow our readers to show their hometown pride across this great nation – even our neighbors Canada and Puerto Rico! Expect their own variants as well.”

Action, adventure and intrigue draped in the red, white and blue! The U.S.AVENGERS are here and bringing along Avengers for every state.  And eagle-eye readers may notice that all 50 variants will connect to form Old Glory herself, the flag of the United States of America.

Show you pride by tracking down the variants that speak the most you. Which of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes do you want protecting your home state? #USAvengers

U.S.AVENGERS #1
Written by AL EWING
Art by PACO MEDINA
State Variant Cover Art by ROD REIS

Big Hero 6 TV Series Is Coming To Disney XD!

Well this is definitely big news in my home as my son spent his 3rd birthday party running around pretending to be Hiro and Baymax and most of last year watching the wonderful film Big Hero 6. Just announced this morning, Disney X D, which is already a powerhouse with its Marvel and Star Wars content will be adding a brand new Big Hero 6 series which will tell the continuing adventures of the team.

While not much info is available Disney’s own in house blog Oh My Disney announced the following :

Here’s what we know so far: The series picks up immediately following the events in the film. Hiro is the newest prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, and he faces daunting academic challenges …. not to mention the social trials of being the little man on campus. Off campus, the stakes are raised for Big Hero 6 as they must protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains.

I cannot wait for the show to hit in 2017 and even though I would love to see another big screen adventure for the team I am more than happy to know my kids will be able to enjoy the world of Big Hero 6 even more!