Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sets to be unveiled today

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LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Promo 1FBTB is reporting that today, at 3pm EST, the TMNT sets will be unveiled at New York Comic Con. That's 8 pm in London, isn't it?

This is a theme that frankly, I have no interest in whatsoever. I was too old to have watched the cartoons as a kid and my daughters weren't interested in them when they were young.

Still, with 2013 shaping up to be a fairly interesting year, at least there'll be some sets that I won't need to buy.

What are your thoughts on them? Will you buy them? What do you think the turtle minifigs will look like?

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By in Belgium,

I'm curieus to see what the minifigs will look like, besides that I'm not much interested either.

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By in Australia,

I was completely addicted to the TMNT when I was a kid. I was 8, in '91 (which IIRC was the time of the cartoon), and I had so much Turtle stuff it wasn't funny.

There have been so many lines recently that have tied in to really awesome stories and characters (the Avengers or Justice League, at least part of the JLA, are things I never thought we'd see, but here we are). TMNT minifigs? Absolutely. ABSOLUTELY. I will be shoving children and little old ladies out of the way to get hold of these, I swear to goodness. I'm so excited, right now, it's not funny.

I hope we get Casey and April, as well. And Splinter, too. I wonder what kinds of sets (probably some sewer-themed sets, maybe a couple of vehicles?) we'll get. But no, I can't wait.

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By in United Kingdom,

Another licensed theme, more expensive products. Frankly I'm surprised TLG has made this move given that TMNT seems to go through phases of popularity.

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By in Brunei Darussalam,

I'm a fan of the turtles, so I'm curious to see how they will translate into minifigs (the heads are the make or break for me, I think - will they be standard or larger and turtlier?) and what sets come out. Presumably there will be a decked out pad, which, if that's the case and it has a reasonable price tag, I'd consider getting :)

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By in Sweden,

Are the sets confirmed to be regular ones with minifigs, or could they just be action figures along the lines of Ben 10, Bionicle, etc. ?

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By in United Kingdom,

I'll wait and see. I've never seen the Sponge Bob TV programme but I think the LEGO sets are fabulous!

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By in United States,

I was a fan of the original comic that debuted in the mid-to-late 80s. It was violent. The turtles cussed. There was blood. It was a nice, dark change of pace from mainstream comics at the time (80s Marvel superhero stuff was almost obnoxiously cheesy).

I was a young teen when the cartoon finally came out, so I was never a huge fan of it. With all of that said, I'm very curious to see how LEGO TMNT will turn out. I agree with Almaras22's thoughts above about the heads.

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By in United States,

@agreenbrick: Someone posted a while back that there were minifig keychains, which should mean we're getting minifig sets.

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By in United Kingdom,

From what I've read, the heads are moulded like the turtles heads, and the shells attach to the back via a neck bracket. Guess the weapons are mostly in existance, except for Mikey's nunchucks, but a short chain and two 3L bars/lightsabre hilts should fix that.

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By in United States,


No, not another licensed theme!!!

*Cough* As for my thoughts: not interested.

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By in Denmark,

TMNT stirs up so many childhood memories...
So IF the new cartoon follows the old in personalities and vechicles (which means that the LEGO producs also will follow the old cartoons)... THEN it will make me interested and a bit poorer! But if the series is completely reshaped in everything except the 4 turtle names.... then I'll stay indifferent but a bit richer! So... mixed feelings until 9 o'clock tonight (GMT+1)

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By in Brunei Darussalam,

Moulded heads and attachable shells sounds brilliant - if this turns out to be true I will be seriously intrigued, as long as the sets themselves aren't horrible!

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By in Canada,

I will be first in line to pick these up. Ninja Turtles lego, bring it on!!!

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By in United States,

I just want that pizza box/pizza set

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By in {Unknown country},

I want the pizza box too! Gonna ask at NYCC today...

There's a black tarp covered banner over the HUGE Lego display at NYCC, which is literally dead center of the main floor..

BUT! Please everyone come down to Level 1B Spot 201 and see I LUG NY's Star Wars/DC & Marvel Superheroes/Lord of the Rings fan display that Lego invited us for and make sure you say hi!

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By in United Kingdom,

I cant wait for these sets. I will be purchasing day 1.

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By in United Kingdom,

I can wait for these sets. I will be purchasing only when they're at least 50% off.

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By in United States,

Ultrabuild turtles would be epic. Ultrabuild turtle VILLAINS even more so, perhaps. But maybe the Ben 10 fiasco makes that unlikely (I say this as one of the few huge fans of the Ben 10 figures, even though I've never seen the show... they just looked really cool to me and I loved the parts).

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By in United States,

I believe the reason behind this is that TLG has a deal with Nickelodeon which are the same people that put out Spongebob. There is a whole reboot and big fanfaire that there just put out a new TMNT cartoon. I am not too excited myself for the set but people been complaining about more diverse sets, this might be something interesting for CITY folks.

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By in United Kingdom,

I admit i'm intrigued. Like Odindusk I recall the comics as violent and cool, the roleplay game as a bit post-apoc (there were other mutated animal races than just turtles) and the 90s cartoon as a bit goofy and light-hearted. I've seen the trailers for the new Nickelodean cartoon and they seem a lot like the most recent CGI film version - more for older kids and teens, a little darker and more action oriented than comedy. I'm hopeful, and if i'm honest, i'll buy enough to get the turtles, Splinter and hopefully a nice Shredder minifig!

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By in United States,

I personally have no interest in the franchise itself, but it'll be interesting to see what the sets look like.

I did have a TMNT pizza thrower toy when I was a kid, though...gods above only knows why I had one of those. I suppose I must have liked the TV show at some point.

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By in Canada,

No interest what so ever; sure I watched TMNT as a teen but was never a big fan. Agree with Huw my wallet will be saved (somewhat) in 2013

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By in United States,

I wonder what are they going to do when Michael Bay's movie comes out? XD

I have no interest in this because the only licensed theme that has lasted is Star Wars, and I have no affiliation with the Turtles. Although licensed themes may sell more than the regular stuff, but there are too many licenses and I think LEGO needs to calm down and focus more on the stuff they put out straight from their ideas.

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By in Canada,

I won't be getting them, however I do want that pizza!

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By in United States,

I'm only interested if there's a Vanilla Ice minifig from TMNT II: The Secret of the Ooze.

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By in United States,

To me, of course no offense to those who like it, but this is (at the moment) worse to me than the ultra-lame Spongebob.

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By in Belgium,

.. Lego just posted some picture(s) on their facebook page.
Turtles seem to have a molded head and shell attached to the back.
Set seems a bit weird to me, but that is maybe because I never was a fan of the TMNT..

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By in Belgium,

the vilains (?) seem interesting though... but I have to admit that I am even not sure if that dog/wolf creature is a baddy..

Most interesting to me is that TLG seems to introduce more olive green pieces.. or is that a tan colored roof on that yellow truck?

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By in United States,

The set LEGO showed on Facebook looks like crap. I wasn't interested from the start though.

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By in Poland,

First photo is in Lego Facebook page.
(Sorry from bad English, i'm a Polish.)

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By in United States,

Love the look of the turtles themselves, but disappointed—though in no way surprised—that we'll probably never have any of the sets from the "classic" cartoon. I want the old turtle van!

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By in United States,

Nice...

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By in Canada,

Nope, not interrested at all!
But have to admit that the turtle minifigs are turning well.
Seems 2013, will not be as costly in lego so far...

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By in United States,

Turtles look ABYSMAL. Vehicles look whatever is worse than abysmal. Bad guys (except for the big doggie one) look excellent...
Overall, my disappointment level is high.

Is Krang's head sitting on some kind of new adapter piece between torso and head? Or what?I don't recall ever seeing that square-base head before.

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By in United States,

TMNT will be on my list of must have sets in 2013!

There's other themes I've seen so far for the coming year, I was worried at first it would be a "slump year" where I only focused on and picked up one theme. Just would have meant it was easier on the pocket book.

But this, is exciting. I've watched the original classic cartoon, along with the 2003-2004 run and movies.

I don't love the figures all that well, but they're true to the latest incarnation and that's alright.

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By in United States,

No interest, but as always I'm thrilled that TLG will make money so they can continue producing the themes I collect. Times are tough and it wasn't too long ago that they were operating at a loss.

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By in United States,

OMG!! This is better than every childhood Christmas come at once.
I loved the turtles so much and Lego. To see them together :D
I will be pre ordering 3 of each.

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By in United States,

I will be buying the main characters for sure. I just hope we get man-hole covers for Turtles to jump out of :)

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By in Canada,

The ninja turtles, shredder and foot clan mini-figures look incredible but the sets themselves look awful. I was a huge turtle fan growing up and I loved the cartoon and the first two live action films. The newer cartoons and movies are bad. I might get a small set with minimal pieces just so I can get the ninja turtle minifigures.

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By in United States,

No interest at all. I own some of the original comic books still. At that time as a young child the comics seemed interesting. As hype took over TMNT my interest waned.

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By in United States,

All I want is the slice of pizza! OMG!

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By in France,

2013 will be a year i'll save a lot of money.
City suck a lot with police and fire fighters sets again and again...and again!
hope that exclusives unveiled sets will be more creative.

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By in United States,

I'm VERY unhappy at TLG, we already have way too many licensed themes and TMNT is something that, frankly I never expected or thought TLG would do(Not in a good way)...

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By in Bolivia,

I love this.

It is a perfect license to mark a before and after. After this theme, it is going to become evident that LEGO have run out of license ideas and that they are doing this too much. Thank you LEGO!

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By in United States,

@vexorian...Agreed...license themes are getting too crazy (Lone Ranger? Seriously?) Lego needs to work on their own lines, the good ones (Monster Fighters!) are really great, and they are charming in a way that the licensed themes just aren't...and TMNT is not charming...

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By in United States,

They can't just make they're own stuff some people want to see stuff in Lego form from movies and shows. AND NOT IN CUSTOM FORM!!!!!! Cause lets face it customs aren't as good as the real deal. Plus its probably easier to base something off of something then to make it up.

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