Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! The heroes in a half-shell are back and bigger than ever.

With the upcoming release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, now is the perfect time to stock up on lean, green, mean toys. Playmates continues to release collectible-worthy toys based on the franchise that look like they could’ve been taken from an ‘80s-kid’s bedroom, while also appealing to newer fans of the brand. One particular set of figures stands out among the rest — quite literally as they tower over everything else.

The Original Classic Giant Figures are 12-inch versions of Raphael, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Donatello. (For those of you who don’t own rulers, that’s about the length of a slice of the pepperoni pizza they are always eating.) Kids ages 4 and up will appreciate that the figures are easy to hold for pretend play. Kidults ages 40 and up will appreciate everything else.

Each of the crime-fighting reptiles comes equipped with retro packaging that’ll transport you to a more tubular time. They also are authentically sculpted and decorated to match the original release of TMNT figures in the late ‘80s. For parents looking to introduce their kids to something they grew up with, it’s a great way to peak their interest. Or for those same parents who want to keep it for themselves instead, it looks great on a collector’s shelf.

If you’re actually willing to part with these figures and give them to the kids instead, there’s a few key considerations that make them extra “Cowabunga!”-worthy. First off, as mentioned, they’re huge! Kids can create endless rockin’ scenarios with their large features. The figures are also articulated in the arms, legs, and head so they can get to kicking The Shredder’s behind in no time.

At a price point of $24.99 each, the Giants are an affordable way to kick off kids’ TMNT collections. Parents can find Donatello, Leonardo, and Rapheal at Amazon, Target, and Walmart, and Michelangelo is exclusively sold at Walmart.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have emerged from the shadows — now it’s time to make your move.


These 12-inch giant Ninja Turtles figures tower above all other figures. Each is articulated in the arms, legs, and head, and authentically sculpted and decorated to match the original release of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the late 80s. Featuring retro packaging with classic ‘80s graphics. the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 12” Giants are…

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $24.99; $33.99 CAD
  • Age:
  • 4+

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Nicole Savas

Nicole Savas

As a kid, Nicole either wanted to be a professional toy player-wither or a writer. Somehow, as social media editor for The Toy Insider, The Toy Book, and The Pop Insider, she’s found a career as both. She's grateful to work somewhere that she can fully embrace both her love of teddy bears and her admiration for the Oxford comma. When she's not playing with toys at work, she's playing with her baby girl at home.