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TMNT Night Shadow Leonardo figure comes to SDCC

You might have caught word about this interesting looking repaint of the upcoming Leonardo figure from Playmates Toys. Images of this figure randomly popped up on the official Playmates website with the words “Out of Stock,” and no explanation of exactly where or when this would be made available, if at all.

I saw many posts guessing that this would be a San Diego Comic Con exclusive. But other sites were reporting that this figure would be available in the Fall. With no official word from Playmates, I decided to go straight to the source. I e-mailed Playmates directly and asked for any information on this figure. I received an immediate response from Paula Billingsley at Playmates toys:

“This figure will be available at Comic Con only at this point, and will retail for around $20.00. Leonardo is the only one being made.”

So there you go, ladies and gents! Looks like we’ve got ourselves an awesome looking, official TMNT exclusive at this year’s SDCC! This jumps up my list to being the exclusive I am now most excited about!

UPDATE: Playmates also just confirmed with me that this figure will be sold at the Nickelodeon Booth.



  • Palisade will have a booth in the SDCC or the exclusive will be in any other company's booth (like Action Fgiure xpress or enterteinment earth)?

    • Pixel Dan says:

      I believe this will be sold at the Nickelodeon booth, but I'm not 100% positive. I asked Playmates for confirmation on what booth he'll be at, but I'm still waiting on a reply.

  • This guy doesn't appeal to me all that much. Neat idea, just not for me. I did however buy the four regular edition turtles at toys r us last night, and I have to say that they're pretty awesome! While they don't have the amazing paint job that they were first shown to have in the original prototype pics (I will be repainting them, however), the are brilliantly sculpted and come with some fantastic articulation! The actually seem to have a lot more original comic book feel than new 3D cartoon feel, to me.

    After seeing Playmates abysmal Star Trek line a few years ago, I thought their best years were far behind them– like back in the 90's! But, after seeing the new Turtles, I think that Playmates is seriously coming back swinging! Can't wait to get the "Classic" versions, too!!!

  • @Mikey2004 says:

    This looks like the lion-o exclusive from 2 years ago with the darker shading

  • Frequincy says:

    Any word on the 10 inch TRU exclusive turtles?

    • Pixel Dan says:

      The 10-inch Turtles are Toys R Us exclusives. They will be at the Entertainment Earth booth, sold individually for $35 or as a set of 4 for $100. These will also be sold in TRU stores, though.

      • Frequincy says:

        Gottcha! I'm curious about these most I think. I really can't wait for the new line and the classics!

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