In even more proof that the Ninja Turtles are back in a big way, Lego has announced that they’ve snagged the exclusive brick building license for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This is both a great thing and a bit of a bummer for TMNT fans. On one hand, Lego is far and away the leader in this category of the toy market. That market is constantly growing and Lego remains king.
However for fans who remember Mega Bloks take on the Ninja Turtles franchise a few years back, will recall that they produced a lot of neat sets. Lego may be the leader in the field, but they’re hardly the innovators these days. Their bodies are the most outdated and overrated, lacking the unique sculpting and overall articulation that their competitors are introducing.
Still, with a big rollout at NYCC and a platform as big as Lego, the Ninja Turtles will no doubt thrive in the brick building toy aisles as well as the traditional action figure aisle. The sets shown look pretty good and it’s nice to see Lego adding some unique sculpting. It’s a bit of a shame that they refuse to update their body to match some of their competitor’s in terms of articulation. Regardless of that, TMNT and Lego will make an interesting and presumably great, fit.