New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys inspired by Ghostbusters?

Playmates have just released their brand new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figure line entitled “Mutagen Ooze”. With two of the figures featuring flight suits and all four featuring backpacks that can be filled with ooze, it has led many to believe the line’s inspiration came from the Ghostbusters. See for yourself below.

Original prototype images also showed colored name tags on the character as seen in the below pic.

  • Spengs

    Well isn’t that like a slap in the face to those of who grew up with both The Real Ghostbusters and TMNT. As many ghostheads know, the popularity of TMNT was a reason The Real Ghostbusters series declined and eventually ended in the early ’90s.

    At least it’s Playmates and not Hasbro (who for those who don’t know absorbed what was Kenner) because this may have felt disrespectful.

    My younger self probably would have wanted these figures when most of my toys were either RGBs or TMNT related.