Speedy loves all thing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. For Christmas last year he asked for and received mostly Ninja Turtle toys. After Christmas he scoured the stores for the last 2 weapon and mask packs he needed to complete his set and when he found them (after several weeks of looking) he purchased them himself with Christmas cash. We were really shocked last year that so many stores ran out of the toys and it took them months to get them re-stocked. I'd say the green dudes have come back from the 80s with a vengeance!
Of course he wanted to dress up as his favorite turtle for Fall festivities! We had to find just the right costume. Now he's making his Christmas wishlist and the top 2 items are a TMNT Secret Sewer Lair and a TMNT Remote Controlled Shellraiser.
So when Coyne PR let me know that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have a chance to enter the National Toy Hall of Fame I had to help them out! You can vote for them now at: http://www.toyhalloffame.org/
see-do/2013-finalists-poll . Here's a little more information that Coyne PR gave me:
Great news coming from our favorite green heroes in a half shell... The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are one of twelve toy nominees in contention for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame 2013!
- The National Toy Hall of Fame was established in 1998, and recognizes toys that have inspired creative play and enjoyed popularity over a sustained period.
- Each year, the prestigious hall inducts new honorees and showcases both new and historic versions of classic toys beloved by generations.
- The iconic toys are celebrated in The National Toy Hall of Fame gallery located at The Strong's National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York.
- This year's winners will be announced on Thursday, November 7th.
Considered one of the most popular kids' entertainment brands of the 1980s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have become
an enduring global phenomenon. The Turtles made a totally epic return in September 2012 with the launch of a CG-animated television show on Nickelodeon and an all-new toy line inspired by the show from Playmates Toys, the driving force behind the global toy sensation for decades. Within just one year of its return, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has once again become the number one action figure line in the toy industry!
I did not receive any incentives for posting this. I just love the TMNT! :)