If there is one thing I love more than Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it’s Masters of the Universe. I’m a huge collector of both lines thanks to all the recent reissues of the classic lines, so hearing the news below is a great thing to my collector ears! This new crossover line will be called Turtles of Grayskull.
Today Mattel and Paramount have officially announced the Masters of the Universe x Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover line. The line will feature major players from both sides in 5-inch Origins format. Aside from getting TMNT Turtles in MOTU body styles, there will also be Turtles in Eternian gear, Skeletor with Turtle Armor, and He-Man with a Mutagen Mutation issue. The line is set to kick off in January 2024.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) announced today the collaboration between its celebrated brand, Masters of the Universe and the iconic franchise, Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, to unveil The Masters of the Universe Origins Turtles of Grayskull toy line. Combining the power of Eternia with the sewer-dwelling heroes of New York, The Masters of the Universe Origins Turtles of Grayskull toy line represents an exciting overlap of two beloved worlds to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 2024.
The partnership between Masters of the Universe and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles allows fans to create new storytelling moments with the Turtles of Grayskull line which outfits characters including Leonardo and Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo with Eternian-style battle gear, and He-Man from Masters of the Universe will battle his Mutagen Mutation while Skeletor will don Turtle-inspired Armor. Merging these worlds, which are both narratively jam-packed with creative possibility, unlocks even more storytelling opportunities for fans across both brands.
“Bringing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles into Masters of the Universe is a dream come true for many action figure fans. This is an unprecedented moment to collide fan-favorite properties – never been done before in the rich history of both brands,” said PJ Lewis, VP and Global Head of Action Figures at Mattel. “This collaboration represents two great brands that will ignite the imaginations of fans young and old alike.”
“It’s thrilling to see this special collection between Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Masters of the Universe come to fruition,” said Dion Vlachos, Executive Vice President, Licensing and Retail, Consumer Products & Experiences, Paramount. “Two incredibly popular franchises with multi-generational appeal coming together for a one-of-a-kind crossover toy line is something we know fans will embrace.”
Prepare to have the legendary characters of Masters of the Universe and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles united like never before, bringing a new dimension of excitement to both universes! The Masters of the Universe Origins Turtles of Grayskull toy line will be available starting in January 2024.
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In addition to that lively PR Blast, the first wave of figures has had promotional pictures released! Below you can see Leonardo, Donatello, Krang, Mutation He-Man, Trap Jaw, and Man-At-Arms in their crossover looks!
Leonardo looks pretty much as you expect him to be. It’s the usual Turtle look but with some Masters of the Universe-style armor added to it. Bonus points for the split Power sword as his katanas.
Donatello is the PERFECT crossover figure that I was expecting from this line. You have Dontello looking like an Eternian Soldier/Man-At-Arm character with the armor addition to his look.
I’m not too sure about this but I think this is Krang using a generic Eternian Orc as his Android Body
A bigger, purple-skinned, He-Man… Meh.
Yep, it’s Man-At-Arms with some Turtle armor added to his own armor. This doesn’t bode well for the Master’ side of the line
An interesting combination of Trap-Jaw and the Mouser technology was renamed Mouse-Jaw for the line… And yes, the Mouser can be removed and formed into its traditional unit.
This crossover is available from retailers (Probably mostly in the USA) sometime in January 2024.