It could be said that the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES have never been more popular. While they were huge the first time around (I practically wore out a TMNT movie t-shirt I had back in ’90) the TMNT crew is attacking all fronts these days, with a hit movie in theaters, a fantastic line of figures from Playmates Toys, and the hit animated series on Nickelodeon. Now comes something a bit different – Blueprints Paper Craft TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES sets from the folks at Jazwares. Based on the animated TMNT adventures, these craft sets present kids and grownups alike with the opportunity to build detailed figures, vehicles and environments from pre-scored, high-quality paper. While these are just getting out there to retail right now, I’m including them in my 2014 Holiday Wish Guide as a great gift idea that blends much-needed screen-free craft project time with action play.
A surprise package arrived here at Rock Father HQ recently, containing the 30+ piece “Team Ninjas” set that allows for building of all four turtles – Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael – along with a Foot Soldier and an environment that includes a dumpster, trashcans and boxes.
Bigger, more complex sets such as the Shellraiser (48+ pieces) and Turtles Lair (90+ pieces) are out there, so be on the lookout. With prices ranging from $15-$30, these make a great afternoon project, and one that kids and parents can have fun doing together.
Go Ninja, Go Ninja, Go!