“We’re excited to present our expanded portfolio which demonstrates the growth of the company, as valued new partnerships have been formed, while also cultivating existing ones,” said Karl Aaronian, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Playmates Toys. “We are deeply committed to developing innovative product lines based on some of the hottest entertainment properties that will provide fans of all ages with unique play opportunities and the ability to bring their favorite characters to life.”
As the global master toy partner for Cartoon Network’s relaunch of the Ben 10 animated series, Playmates Toys will introduce basic, deluxe and giant figures, a vehicle playset, two different versions of the Omnitrix and additional roleplay in fall 2017. The new Cartoon Network series introduces an energetic, fun loving, 10-year old Ben Tennyson, who has the power to transform into 10 different heroic aliens using a mysterious watch called the Omnitrix.
Key highlights in the toy line include the Basic Action Figure Assortment featuring Ben Tennyson, the 10 different heroic aliens that he transforms into, as well as key villains from the show. Ranging in height up to 5" tall, each figure is highly detailed and articulated and also comes equipped with themed accessories. With the Deluxe Omnitrix, kids can open up a world of alien superpowers by transforming into any one of Ben’s 10 aliens. It features lights, sounds and great motion activated action, just like in the show! The Rustbucket Vehicle & Playset is a vehicle that transforms into a 3-level playset that stands over 2 feet tall and is packed with action features including an alien transformation chamber, plasma blaster, alien lab and more!
Voltron Legendary Defender
Playmates Toys is the master toy licensee for DreamWorks Animation Television’s Voltron Legendary Defender. The critically-acclaimed series debuted as a Netflix original in June 2016, with a second season recently released on January 20, 2017. The series is a contemporary reimagining of the pop culture phenomenon featuring five young pilots of mystical robot lions that combine to form Voltron, the most powerful defender in the universe. The new toy line, available now, includes a wide range of action figures and various roleplay.
Highlights in the collection from Playmates Toys include the Basic Action Figure Assortment, allowing fans to collect all of the greatest heroes and villains in the Voltron universe. Each 5.5" figure is highly detailed and articulated, with fun play features and accessories. The Legendary Lion Assortment features all five lions, which are fully articulated and include a miniature speeder with the lion's pilot. The lions can also transform and combine to form a 16" fully-articulated Voltron figure, with over 50 sounds unlocked when the lions are combined. With the Ultimate Voltron 14" Electronic Figure, kids can battle the evil Galra forces with a highly detailed and feature-packed version of Voltron. It includes over 20 phrases and sounds, its face and chest light up, and much more.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
As the longtime master toy licensee for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Playmates Toys will introduce its all-new product line for 2017, inspired by Nickelodeon’s hit TV show. The 2017 collection includes a new Micro Mutants segment, additions to the basic figure assortment based on season 5 of the Nickelodeon TV show, all-new customizable role play items and more.
Micro Mutants is an innovative new collection that's micro in scale but packed with playable features. The line consists of 1.15” fully articulated figures with accessories, Turtles themed micro vehicles, and playsets with multiple levels of play. The Pet Turtles Playset Assortment lets kids transform their Pet Turtle figure into a multi-level micro mutant playset and discover over 10 different features including battle platforms, sewer slide, ejection stairs and more. With the two-toys-in-one Sweeper Ops Vehicle Playset, kids can first use the street sweeper to sweep up all of their Micro Mutants action figures and vehicles before transforming the vehicle into a multi-level Operational Headquarters playset designed with multiple levels of play and tons of play features.
Playmates Toys will also introduce new action figures throughout the year to its vast assortment. New stories, themes, characters and loads of ninja action will be featured in season 5 of the Nickelodeon TV show, with highly detailed and articulated figures launching to bring the themes and action to life.
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