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NINJA SUPERSTARS SLAM INTO WALMART
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and WWE Unite for Ultimate Action Figure Collection from Playmates Toys
El Segundo, CA (November 11, 2016) – Ninja Superstars, a unique line of co-branded action figures from Playmates Toys featuring Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles dressed as iconic WWE Superstars, is now available exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide. The figures generated much excitement after being unveiled by WWE Hall of Famer Sting during a Nickelodeon panel at New York Comic Con in October.
The one-of-a-kind collaboration between Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and WWE has united two of the most popular brands in entertainment, bringing the Turtles from the sewer to the ring for the first time. The action figures were developed by Playmates Toys, the longtime master toy licensee for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and are available in the following assortment:
· Leonardo as WWE Superstar John Cena
· Raphael as WWE Hall of Famer Sting
· Donatello as WWE Superstar Undertaker
· Michelangelo as WWE Hall of Famer “Macho Man” Randy Savage
Each 6” tall figure is highly detailed to capture the signature look of the WWE Superstar. They are also fully articulated and come with full ring gear and all the necessary accessories to perform knockout ninja moves in the ring.
“The initial response to Ninja Superstars has been incredible and we’re thrilled that the figures are now available for fans,” said Karl Aaronian, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Playmates Toys. “WWE and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans will appreciate the high level of detail that was put behind the development of the collection in order to create the unique Turtle figures.”
“Following its unveil at New York Comic Con last month, the enthusiasm from TMNT and WWE fans for Ninja Superstars has been off the charts,” said Jon Roman, Senior Vice President, Toys, Nickelodeon. “Ninja Superstars is one of our most exciting collaborations to date and, with the holiday season just around the corner, we can’t wait for fans to get their hands on them.”
“We are thrilled that the Ninja Superstar action figures are now available exclusively in Walmart just in time for the holiday season,” said Casey Collins, WWE Executive Vice President, Consumer Products. “Fans of both WWE and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are sure to enjoy this one-of-a-kind collaboration between two of the most iconic brands in entertainment."
About Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Since its launch in 2012, Nickelodeon’s all-new CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has re-energized these iconic characters of this wildly popular franchise. Currently in its fourth season, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is seen in over 170 countries and territories and translated in 50+ languages. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles follows four mutant turtles—Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo—trained in the art of ninjutsu by their mutant rat sensei, Master Splinter, who teaches the turtles to battle evil from the New York City sewers. Executive produced by Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman, the series is created at Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif.
About Playmates Toys
With a history of over 50 years, Playmates Toys is today among the most well-respected and innovative marketing and distribution companies in the global toy industry with a proven history in the creation of imaginative products as well as the development and management of profitable, long-term brand franchises. Key brands include TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, one of today’s top-selling male action brands. From its offices in Hong Kong and California, Playmates designs, develops, markets and distributes its products in over 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.playmatestoys.com or http://facebook.com/TMNTPlay.
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 25 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.
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Nickelodeon, now in its 37th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).