Another EPIC year in the books! It's so cliche, and everyone says it,"this was our best year yet!" In this case, 100% truth. The fans turned out, and dialed up the fun! This was the single largest "one-week" sales event in our 14-year history, we broke any previous year's record by 3x. Dems some apples! And the credit goes to this magical triumvirate; the fans and customers, the TMNT Brand, and the TLS Team who were there to provide for the TMNT fandom, and shepard/re-tell the TMNT story in a meaningful way to all those who love TMNT! What a great year for Turtles fans!
Here are some of the BIG highlights!
Super Shredder! Holy Bezeesus! What a beast! This beast flew off the shelves like birds from bees! 100% verified hit, and at that sharp price point, who could resist?!
IDW TMNT Comicbook heroes and Raph + motorcycle! Holy Bezeesus, round 2! The IDW/Santolouco look and feel Turtles were a massive hit. The comics had been driving fandom for the last 11 years, the fans were so ready for representations of the Turtles in this fan favorite style! We are pleased as punch and moonstruck that we're the company baking up those 2D epic renditions into 3D BST AXN figures! This is just the beginning!
Tokka and Rahzar! What's not to love?! Thorny, spikey, devilish, scary, and ready to run amok! These bad dudes brought it, and fans loved it, especially those 90's fans!
TMNT CheeBee! Way too cute to pass by, a sleeper hit of the show....we had a feeling but it's always great to see the folks connecting to what we so wholeheartedly believe in. If you snagged a pack, right on, the packaging, the product execution...muuaaawh! Sweet as Vienna candy!
Marvel - if you're a Marvel head we had some deep cuts that folks were digging!
This was a BIG Turtle year, for all sorts of reasons, and the fans let us know..."Yep, Turtles are the bees knees!" Wait to see what we have in store!
Big shout-outs and thank yous to the incredibly talented Mateus Santolouco. Not only extraordinarily generous with his time, he is a lovely man, and his wife is absolutely amazing, and sweet as they come. We're happy to be working with Mateus, IDW, and of course, our wonderful partner at Nickelodeon/Paramount. What a beautiful Comic Con!
Until next year! We'll be bringing the heat for sure!
Signing off, lovingly, JC