Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Heroes in a half shell – TURTLE POWER!
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are a quartet of mutated turtles who were raised by a ninja master in secret under the streets of New York City. Named after famous Renaissance painters, the Ninja Turtles fight to defend the city from villainy, especially from the rival Foot Ninja Clan and their evil leader the Shredder. For almost 40 years, fans have followed the adventures of stern leader Leonardo, rebellious Raphael, brainy Donatello, and slacker dude Michelangelo.
Originally created in the early 80s by artists Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird as a parody of the grim-and-gritty superhero comics of the era, the Ninja Turtles quickly expanded into an empire that includes hundreds of comics, several TV shows, a series of blockbuster movies, and more toys and games than can be easily counted. Long time fans of the franchise love such classic and vibrant characters as Master Splinter, the mutated sewer rat turned ninja sensei and surrogate father of the Ninja Turtles; April O’Neil, the plucky reporter turned ninja trainee; Krang, the evil brain-shaped dictator from Dimension X, and dozens of others.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were a big part of the “ninja craze” that took over pop culture in the 1980s. While the original storylines by the creators were often very violent, gritty stories, the Turtles would become more playful and lighthearted over the course of their careers. They are iconic characters from the era and new generations are discovering them every year. Now you have a chance to own your own treasures from the TMNT universe. Whether you’re buying gifts for a young fan or collecting memorabilia to treasure forever, you will find unique and wonderful gifts here.