Special Guests are a fairly common occurrence at Toy Fair, although less so lately. This year, however, Playmates had a special guest at their booth and I am not at all ashamed to say that I got more than a little starstruck.
Playmates’ briefing this year was all about the 35th Anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. As such, Playmates was pleased to have as their special guest none other than KEVIN EASTMAN!
For those who don’t understand how significant this is, let me explain. Kevin Eastman and his creative partner, Peter Laird, created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 35 years ago.
In terms of toys, Playmates is continuing their line based on the new Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series with an aggressive multiple wave release schedule.
In addition to TMNT, Playmates also announced toys based on the Aladdin movie, but did not allow pictures.
Here are our photos from Playmates.
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Special Thanks to Tori Schettino from Playmates for her help with this report, and to Kevin Eastman, for creating the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and just generally being awesome.