US: Jakks Pacific to launch 48 inch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figures

TMNT action figures, Hero Portal and Plug It In and Play video games to hit shelves later this year.
Publish date:
Social count:

Jakks Pacific has secured a licensing agreement with Nickelodeon to manufacture and distribute a line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys, including a 48.5 inch Michelangelo action figure.

The new agreement will cover Jakks’ Hero Portal TV video game platform, Plug It In and Play TV Games, large scale figures and more.

The line will also include a 48.5 inch Michelangelo action figure, marking the biggest articulated figure available at retail.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle products will roll out across the US this autumn, coinciding with the release of the TMNT feature film, hitting cinemas on August 8th.

“We are pleased to be a part of this hugely successful Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise and to bring to life the famous, crime fighting quartet,” said John Blaney, executive vice president of marketing, Jakks Pacific.

“Our 48.5 inch rendering of Michelangelo is the biggest articulated figure available at retail and evokes all the action, adventure and fun of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles experience.

“Our new Hero Portal platform capitalises on the way kids are playing today with collectible game pieces designed to activate features with an all in one TV video game console.”

Manuel Torres, senior vice president, global toys and publishing, Nickelodeon Consumer Products, added: “Jakks Pacific is a leader in the toy making industry and we are excited to tap into their expertise in creating products that epitomise the essence of TMNT.

“This new line of products will spark the imaginations of our worldwide fans and give them even more of their favourite Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo adventures at home.”


Featured Jobs

Vivid Job Logo 620 x 349

Digital Marketing Executive - Toys & Games

Vivid is Britain’s biggest toy company and the 20 largest in the world. With offices across the globe, they sell an amazing portfolio of toys and games to over 60 countries. Vivid is best known for its association with blockbuster brands and is very excited about future opportunities around the world.


UK Sales Agents

Liberty House Toys have been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for the BiOBUDDi brand, and we are pleased to introduce this new unique, innovative and exciting range of 100% environmentally-friendly toy building blocks. We are seeking experienced sales agents with existing network in the toy retail market.

Gameplan Job Logo 620 x 349

Head of Product Development & Marketing

Our client is a privately owned French toy and games manufacturer which sells through distributors in forty countries. The company develops and sells innovative electronic interactive toys and games for the educational and gaming markets, and also takes suitable licenses. To progress its successful business development a Head of Product Development & Marketing is to to recruited.

HIT Entertainment Job Logo 620 x 349

Licensing Systems Administrator

The Contract System Coordinator is a newly created role to support the deal term entry process into Mattel’s new Contract Management System for its Licensing business. The role will support the Business Teams at the Deal & Amendment phase of the contracting process and act in conjunction with the System Administration team.