10 Best Ninja Turtles Toys in 2018

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The TMNT gang is back. That’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, if you’re out of the loop when it comes to fan lingo for these Turtles. Why all the renewed interest in these reptiles? Blame the rage on Nickelodeon and the TMNT series, “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. Kids love these characters and the Turtles are just as popular now as they were in the 1980s when they first made their appearance.

Each Ninja Turtle has a new design to keep up with the times. But you’ll recognize them from your own childhood. Your kids are going to want any TMNT toy they can get their hands on – so where do you start? We’ve got the full scoop to help you make your decision easier.

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  • Compatible with all TMNT action figures
  • Fits the Shell Hog Cycle toy
  • Colorful and well detailed
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  • Impressive scale design
  • Quick to set up
  • Over 20 amazing features
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  • Comes with 1 yr. warranty
  • Cute gift box with TMNT logo
  • Tough and sturdy for younger kids

We reviewed what we think are 10 of the best and most popular toys. Here’s our list of what we know are the 10 best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys on the market. You’ll find something for every little Teenage Mutant Ninja fan.

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1. Rise of the TMNT Tank Vehicle

Rise of the TMNT Tank Vehicle

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Is it a tank or is it a playset with a lab? It’s both! Your kids can’t do without this TMNT Tank Vehicle. It’s just what they need to fight the villains and restore order. Kids can turn the tank vehicle into a nifty playset where they can act out all kinds of Turtle action. All four of the Turtles fit inside the tank. As well, Donatello’s cool lab can be lifted up and turned…and it can even launch the two rockets that are included in the playset!

The tank is easy to put together, with stickers to attach that make the tank even more realistic looking. There’s loads of fun to be had with this toy…especially when your kids have all the TMNT characters that go with it.

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Why We Like It

  • Compatible with all TMNT action figures
  • Fits the Shell Hog Cycle toy
  • Colorful and well detailed
  • Easy to assemble

Recommended Age
4 years and up
Dimensions
12.8 x 8 x 7 Inches
Our Verdict

This is one tough and sturdy toy. We like that the front of the tank and the back hatch can be opened for kids to put in more TMNT gear.

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2. Rise of the TMNT Lair Playset

Rise of the TMNT Lair Playset

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The TMNT Lair Playset is just that – a playset that lets kids role play for hours, right in the middle of the Turtle’s Lair. This is where the reptiles prepare and train for battle, swinging down ladders and using the surprise rocket launcher. The intricate playset is 43-inches tall and has four different levels for kids to play with all the TMNT characters…including a level of the streets of New York.

Maybe they’ll even allow a villain into the Lair now and then. Playtime with this toy is open-ended, which means that anything goes! This is the one toy your kids will be talking about for a long time.

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Why We Like It

  • Impressive scale design
  • Quick to set up
  • Over 20 amazing features
  • 4 different play levels

Recommended Age
4 years and up
Dimensions
28.5 x 26 x 40.5 Inches
Our Verdict

The secret slide entrance is a cool feature – as are the hidden rack for the Turtle’s skateboards and the secret trap doors. The versatility of this playset lets kids go wild with their imagination. We like toys that encourage unstructured play…and this one is at the top of our favorites.

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3. Ninja Turtles Digital Watch

Ninja Turtles Digital Watch

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Sometimes it’s the simple toys that kids love the best. And while this toy may be a digital watch, it’s much more than that! The TMNT watch has all four of the Turtles on the dial, all enclosed in a shiny green metal circle. Press a button and the red lights start flashing – maybe a sign that a new adventure is about to begin! This toy is a great way to introduce you child to the concept of time. All while wearing their favorite Turtles around their wrist.

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Why We Like It

  • Comes with 1 yr. warranty
  • Cute gift box with TMNT logo
  • Tough and sturdy for younger kids
  • Soft adjustable watch strap

Recommended Age
4 years and up
Dimensions
3 x 3 x 3 Inches
Our Verdict

The strap of the watch is adjustable and easy enough for even young kids to put on and take off themselves. We like that the rubber watch strap looks like a green turtle shell. We also like that the digital display is easy to read!

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4. Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figures

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figures

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Your kids will be thrilled when they open up this toy – because it’s all four of the Turtle brothers in one package! Each comes with their own little accessory – Raphael has his Tonfas for battle – Leonardo his skateboard and swords. And then there’s Michelangelo with his own skateboard and a Kusari-Fundo hand weapon…and lastly Donatello with his fancy technical Bo-Staff.

Your kids will be able to use all of these action figures with any of the playsets. Or they can be even more creative and come up with their own little action arenas. There are no limits when you give kids action figure toys – especially when they’re big TMNT fans. Figure lovers may also enjoy POP Vinyl figurines.

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Why We Like It

  • Poseable for action play
  • Includes 4 TMNT figures
  • Each figure has its own accessories
  • Compatible with TMNT playsets

Recommended Age
4 years and up
Dimensions
1.5 x 2.5 x 4.5 Inches
Our Verdict

The throwing stars may drive you crazy after a while! But your kids will love battling and playing with their action figure TMNT. We like the great detailing on these little figures.

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5. Michelangelo Shell Hog Action Figure

Michelangelo Shell Hog Action Figure

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The Shell Hog motorcycle includes Michelangelo, who wears a cute little helmet. You can adjust the height of the cycle for Michelangelo to sit on perfectly, with his hands on the handlebars. And the action figure is articulated so it’s easy to put Michelangelo into action poses when he’s not sitting on his Shell Hog. Your kids will want to collect all of the TMNT cycles and characters.

Each of the brother’s cycles connects together, for a unified reptile attack! Kids will have fun mixing them up, letting the Turtles ride any of the cycles. The Shell Hog can also be attached to any of the TMNT playsets. No batteries required for this toy – it’s powered by your child’s imagination!

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Why We Like It

  • Includes Michelangelo action figure
  • Comes with rocket projectiles
  • Compatible with other Shell Hogs
  • Well constructed

Recommended Age
4 years and up
Dimensions
10 x 4 x 6 Inches
Our Verdict

So cool...the Shell Hog cycle can pivot up and down. We love this type of interactive toy that encourages kids to role play using just one toy as a prop.

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6. Rise of the TMNT Baron Draxum Figure

Rise of the TMNT Baron Draxum Figure

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Baron Draxum is the alchemist warrior mutant villain, and the TMNT are determined to take him down. And if your kids have the four TMNT reptile brothers, they’ll need to have at least one bad villain character as well! Draxum comes with two gargoyles and two oozequitos, so there’s even more action fun as your kids help the TMNT gang to capture the scoundrel and stop him from mutating the rest of the world. Lots of room for fun play with this character!

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Why We Like It

  • Nicely detailed
  • Articulated and poseable
  • Comes with 4 accessories

Recommended Age
4 years and up
Dimensions
3 x 2 x 6 Inches
Our Verdict

Kids can never seem to have enough action figures – they’re one of the most popular types of toys you can buy. Baron Draxum is a must when your kids are role playing with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – a collection of figures just doesn’t seem right without some good turtles and some evil mutants.

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7. Leonardo Shell Hog Vehicle Figure

Leonardo Shell Hog Vehicle Figure

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Another cool Shell Hog motorcycle, this time with Leonardo taking a ride. The Leonardo TMNT action figure is wearing a skull cap helmet that has a visor which can be opened and closed. The toy comes with two rocket projectiles that can be blasted from the motorcycle. Kids love any toys that are compatible with others that they have.

So, you know that when you get your kid this cycle with Leonardo sitting on top, they’re going to want the other three! This is the perfect toy for kids to join in the game with their friends, as they all reenact scenes from the Nickelodeon series. The Shell Hog is loads of fun for kids of all ages.

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Why We Like It

  • Includes Leonardo Turtle action figure
  • Includes projectiles that can be launched
  • Super detailing on both the cycle and Leonardo
  • Strong construction

Recommended Age
4 years and up
Dimensions
10 x 4 x 6 Inches
Our Verdict

The Shell Hog is compatible with the other cycles for the Turtle brothers. And it can be attached to the TMNT playsets, such as the TMNT Tank Vehicle. Just another reason for your child to ask for their next Turtle toy!

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8. Starkma Superhero Tmnt Cartoon Costumes

Starkma Superhero Tmnt Cartoon Costumes

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Not just one costume in this package of TMNT dress-up clothes…but costumes for all four of the reptile brothers! The superhero capes are well made and come with masks in colors matching the costume – red, purple, blue, and orange. The masks are also well made and easy for kids to put on and take off without your help.

The capes use Velcro to close, so they’re just as easy for kids to play with on their own. These costumes fit most children ages 3 to 8 years old. These types of toys are great for inspiring role play and encouraging kids to use their creativity.

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Why We Like It

  • Made with environmentally friendly materials
  • Includes 4 capes and masks
  • Promotes role play and creativity

Recommended Age
3 years and up
Dimensions
5.9 x 3.9 x 0.6 Inches
Our Verdict

Kids still love to play dress up these days! And for that we’re thankful. Nothing beats a day of being dressed just like your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle character. We like that there are four costumes in this toy pack…plenty for all your kids and their friends.

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9. Micro Mutant Sweeper Ops Deluxe Vehicle

Micro Mutant Sweeper Ops Deluxe Vehicle

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The streets and sewers of New York City will never be the same when your kids get their hands on this Sweeper-Ops vehicle. And there’s a lot that can be done with this playset. Villains are easily scooped up, dropped onto the conveyer belt, and firmly secured away in a holding cell within the vehicle. The playset comes with Leonardo and Raphael.

And with Shredder, the Villain the brothers are determined to put away for good. You can buy the other brothers to add to the set, as well as more bad guys. There’s a lot of value in this one toy – made for hours of play that stretches the creative powers of anyone who loves the Turtles.

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Why We Like It

  • Compatible with other micro TMNT vehicles
  • Includes 2 TMNT brothers and 1 villain
  • Multiple play levels

Recommended Age
4 years and up
Dimensions
9 x 11.5 x 9.5 Inches
Our Verdict

This cute Sweeper vehicle is easy to assembly. It’s handy that you can store all the little micro TMNT characters and small pieces inside – no more lost toys to search for!

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10. Playhut TMNT Shell Raiser

Playhut TMNT Shell Raiser

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Remember when you used blankets to make a fort for you and your friends to play all kinds of pretend games? Those days are still here, but your little TMNT fans can use this Playhut as the perfect start to role play with the Turtle brothers. Three tunnel ports are easily connected to the main Ninja hut, letting kids romp around inside. When the kids in the neighborhood know you have this in your home, they’ll all want to come and play!

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Why We Like It

  • Fire safe
  • Hours of creative fun
  • Easy to set up and take down
  • Tunnels attach with Velcro

Recommended Age
4 years and up
Dimensions
52 x 54.5 x 34 Inches
Our Verdict

The Playhut is extremely well made and holds up to some rough play with your kids. We love that it’s so easy to put up and then take down again – you can move it from one room to the next without any trouble. It’s also foldable, so you can store it away when not being played with.

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Buyer’s Guide

If you grew up in the 1980s and into the 1990s you’ll certainly know who the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are. These reptiles had martial arts skills that no one could match. Their adventures were epic. And soon every kid was picking out which Turtle they wanted to be. Now, your kids can experience the same excitement playing with these TMNT.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Things are a little different with this generation of Turtles. Updated characters, completely new story lines – all adapted to interest kids today. The main thing is that the four Turtle brothers are back, off on more adventures where they use their ninja powers to face danger and threats against humanity. This time Raphael is the leader of the Turtle team. You would think that as the oldest brother he’s the most capable. But he often leads his brothers into a mess.

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Then there’s Donatello, the intelligent reptile, who often saves the day with his quick thinking. Next in line is Leonardo, who thinks he’s the cool one of the bunch. And last but not least is Michelangelo, the trickster who always has a joke or two waiting to happen. There are a few new characters in the Nickelodeon TMNT series that add even more appeal and fun, such as Splinter, the mutant rat.

It all comes together as the brothers take their powers to the worlds below New York City, using their personalities and unique skills to battle villains. Take all of this into consideration…and it’s no wonder kids everywhere are asking for TMNT toys!

New Teenage Mutant Ninja Toys

Toys featuring the Turtles have always been available, but even more so now that the Nickelodeon cartoon is such a hit. You’ll find the reptiles on all types of merchandise including toys, such as clothing, books, games and puzzles. Some of the more popular toys include vehicles, playsets, action figures, and toys that allow kids to do a lot of role play.

The TMNT Toy Lineup

You can be assured that with every popular movie or television series for kids, the toys will quickly follow right behind. The most popular always seem to be the action toys. Maybe because not only are these figures fun for kids to play with, adults love collecting them! You’ll be able to buy action figures in different sizes – from micro 3.25-inches to 11-inches. They’re all nicely sculpted and articulated, so kids will be able to pose them as they prepare for battle.

And you’ll find that most of them come with cute little accessories, such as Leonardo with his Ōdachi sword. Then there are the playsets, appealing to parents because they pack a lot of play time into one toy. The Lair Playset is impressive when it comes to all the neat things your kids can do. The great thing about the TMNT playsets is that the action characters are compatible with each.

Books, puzzles, and costumes featuring the reptiles and villains complete the lineup. You can even get party supplies that highlight the Turtles. Let’s take a closer look at why Nickelodeon TMNT toys are so appealing to kids…and why you’ll totally approve of buying them.

Unique Turtle Personalities

Each of the Turtles has a very specific personality. Kids usually identify with one character more than others. Maybe it’s how funny Michelangelo is. Or it might be how smart Donatello is. You’ll find your child role playing their favorite character.

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Wholesome Qualities

Believe it or not, the TMNT gang can teach your kids some productive ways of dealing with things they’re going to face in life. The Turtles work as a team, courageously solving problems and doing the honorable thing. It’s a score for parents when characters their kid’s love are a positive influence.

The Fun of Toys

With so many good things going for them, TMNT toys are just plain fun. No matter what age your children are, toys are the way kids learn, sometimes in very subtle ways. The toys that you choose for you kids can affect them emotionally and socially.

Toys Area Kid’s World

Toys are how kids experience the world. They help them to use new skills and reenact the things they see around them. Kids pick up on what’s happening in their daily lives. Giving them toys that are positive and fun at the same give them the opportunity to prepare for what life is going to throw at them.

Everyone Loves the Turtles

If you grew up the in the 80s, buying your kids Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys let you revisit your own childhood. This is the perfect way for you to bond and play with your children, sharing some of your own memories of what the Turtles were like way back then. The new “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” may have newly designed reptiles and villains, but the core concept is the same.

Turtles using their unique Ninja qualities to fight for what’s right. This makes buying any of the TMNT toys guilt-free, knowing that these endearing reptiles have a thing or two to teach us.

Conclusion

Redesigning older toy lines and introducing them to today’s generation of kids is a genius move. And that’s just what’s happened with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The 1980s characters have been revamped with new storylines and new character designs. And they’re just as popular and in demand as they were before. The TMNT toy themes will undoubtedly be some of the most sought after toys this year.

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And there’s a toy available for all ages and all interests. Buying any toy for your child can be a confusing ordeal. Buying toys based on a television show they love watching can be even more difficult. Do you base your decision on which TMNT is their favorite?  Or is your decision made according to how your kids are going to play with the toy?

It’s probably a little of both. Our list of the 10 Best Ninja Turtle Toys can help you make an informed choice. You’ll know exactly what to look for when you shop online or head to the toy store.

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These Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys are a hot seller. Consider shopping online to be sure that you get the toy your kid has been asking you for…over and over again!

Did you Know

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles made their debut in 1984 in an American comic book. They made their appearance as action figures in 1987.