The Folks over at Playmates sent out a new press release announcing their official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles YouTube channel. There’s some great instructional videos that show how to assemble the playset and vehicles, while also highlighting the various features and details.
Personally, I think this is an ingenious move on Playmates’ part. Not only are these videos helpful to parents and kids who may have questions about assembling the vehicles or playset, but its also a great marketing tool to show off the various aspects of these toys.
These official Playmates videos are professionally shot and narrated. They are also direct about the information. All together this makes them incredibly helpful and easy to watch.
The first video you should definitely check out is the Secret Sewer Lair Playset. I was already very tempted to buy this, but after watching the video it became a “Must Have!” for me. Playsets are a rare animal in the toy collecting world these days. Getting one that’s this large and has so many features is an amazing thing.
Next up is the Turtles’ Shellraiser vehicle. This is a new take on the original Party Wagon. It’s much more hard core and ready for battle, but you can still tell there’s definitely some areas that are call backs to the Wagon. Also, I didn’t notice this until watching the video, but the Shellraiser appears to be a souped-up subway car.
The last video I’m going to share is a commercial for the new line. I don’t get to see a lot of toy commercials anymore, and this was a nice bit of nostalgia for me. Also, those Foot Soldiers remind me of Kamen Riders. But that may just be me.
Playmates has a lot more videos on their official Youtube channel, which you should definitely check out if you’re interested in any of the other figures and vehicles. You can also check out their homepage and Facebook for more news and info.
Also, check back this week for our Reviewapalooza 2, and my review of the Nickelodeon Michelangelo.