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Old 03-23-2013, 05:34 AM   #1
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TMNT Toys/Merchandise in Europe

Since there's a thread for the UK toys, I thought it would be nice to have a thread for the rest of Europe too.
Perhaps it is fun for all of you in the US to see what's going on in Europe.

The Playmates toys are really starting to appear now in The Netherlands, I've been to several different toy stores this week, here's what I found in stores.

Intertoys: small selection of the Basic and Power Sound figures, Basic vehicles and Role Play toys.
Top 1 Toys: an entire TMNT shelf with the Basic and Power Sound figures, Basic and Deluxe vehicles and Role Play toys.
For some reason they also had a box of Fast Forwad mini figures (with stickers) for 2 each. I guess Giochi Preziosi had some boxes left from Italy.
Blokker: only a few of the Basic figures and vehicles.
Bart Smit: no Playmates toys yet, only a box of TMNT Mash'Ems for 3 each.

The prices were different in all stores, also have not found the Kraang, Foot Soldier and April figures and the Shellraiser vehicle in stores yet.

But it looks like the real action will be happening in the Toys XL stores (the dutch version of Toys R Us).
There will be a 'Meet & Greet' and scavenger hunt in several stores with the chance to win TMNT toys and get the below poster.



What surprised me the most though was the following, with every 30 you spend on TMNT toys you get a free Classic figure, in stores and online!
The Classic figures are also for sale for 20, at the moment they look to be exclusive to Toys XL.



Nickelodeon has put up a special website for the event:
http://www.nickelodeon.nl/static/article_turtlesxl

How is the rest of Europe doing?

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Old 03-23-2013, 06:43 AM   #2
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In Spain, u can order tmnt toys on line.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:17 AM   #3
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The Nick TMNT have finally arrived in Belgium and France in the last weeks.

These three pictures were taken yesterday in the Toys"R"US in Lille (North of France) which has the biggest amount of TMNT toys I've seen out here so far...










And then there's this little picture taken yesterday in a toystore called PicWic, also in Lille...
Last week, they hadn't received the Turtles toys yet. This is what remains only a week later.



Needless to say, they sell rather well...
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:48 AM   #4
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I have seen the basic figures in Dreamland toystore here in Belgium. But only the turtles, Splinter and Shredder. No April or Kraang at all
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:58 AM   #5
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Always fun to see what toy stores in other countries look like!

Found some pictures of Toys XL stores in The Netherlands.





Looks like the Shellraiser is also available now.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:53 AM   #6
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Toys XL made a YouTube video of the first 'Meet & Greet'.

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Old 03-26-2013, 12:35 PM   #7
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Found Turtles toys from Playmates and Lego in both Manchester and Swansea
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:29 AM   #8
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Just got back from toys-xl Enschede, they had the classic collection, all 4 new turtles, splinter and shredder. No krang or anyone else unfortunately...
I bought all 4 classic figures, and the shellraiser, I'm poor now

But what's this about getting a free classic figure ? Haven't seen that.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:53 AM   #9
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Makes me wanna travel more. I like this idea of seeing other toy stores across the sea!
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:40 AM   #10
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But what's this about getting a free classic figure ? Haven't seen that.
It's strange, you are supposed to get a free Classic figure with purchases of 30 on TMNT toys at Toys XL.
I ordered the Stealth Bike vehicle online and got a free Nick basic figure.
Maybe they made a mistake with my order, or the Classic figures were never supposed to be the free figures.
I think it's the latter case since the basic figures are cheaper, and they probbably have more of those.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:52 AM   #11
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It's strange, you are supposed to get a free Classic figure with purchases of 30 on TMNT toys at Toys XL.
I ordered the Stealth Bike vehicle online and got a free Nick basic figure.
Maybe they made a mistake with my order, or the Classic figures were never supposed to be the free figures.
I think it's the latter case since the basic figures are cheaper, and they probbably have more of those.
Oh I spent about 175, also got the normal figures, but no free stuff ... Also bought some tmnt lego sets as well !
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:48 PM   #12
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Oh I spent about 175, also got the normal figures, but no free stuff ... Also bought some tmnt lego sets as well !
That's a shame, the offer doesn't seem to be very well organized.
But that's how it almost always goes over here in The Netherlands.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:03 AM   #13
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Say- has anyone seen the big Turtles Lair playset from Playmates in a European store?

I haven't seen it anywhere in Belgium or the North of France, while all the rest of wave 1 is available...
I sure hope we get the Lair playset...
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I saw the Sewer playset in Manchester
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:06 AM   #15
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Say- has anyone seen the big Turtles Lair playset from Playmates in a European store?

I haven't seen it anywhere in Belgium or the North of France, while all the rest of wave 1 is available...
I sure hope we get the Lair playset...
Haven't seen it in The Netherlands either, not in stores or online.

Bought another Mash'Ems pack today, now I have two Mikey's....
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:30 PM   #16
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Thanks for sharing this SS Kakarot! I went looking for toys in november of last year but didn't find any. I plan on going to Toys XL in Rotterdam soon.

edit: Left the store with Leo!


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Old 03-30-2013, 12:15 PM   #17
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Here's another picture from a Toys XL store I found online.



On the top shelf, in the center next to the boxed vehicles, are those individually packaged Mash'Ems figures?
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:37 PM   #18
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Just found out that it's not a Mash'Ems figure in the above picture, but a Raph Splat Flyer. Not sure if the other Turtles are available too.



Here's an advertisement picture for the Lego sets by Intertoys.

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Old 04-02-2013, 09:14 AM   #19
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Just came back from Toys Xl Hengelo, they had a sea of turtles, about 100.
And some splinters, no shredder/april/krang or the rest...
They did have the shellraiser/skateboard/dragon bike/ and the other bike, haven't found the helicopter anywhere yet.

Oh and what about Lego 79105 Baxter robot rampage, is that out anywhere ?
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:27 AM   #20
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On the top shelf, in the center next to the boxed vehicles, are those individually packaged Mash'Ems figures?
No, they are Mash'Ems. Just got me one... Turned out to be Leo!

They smell funny though... A bit like gasoline. I wouldn't hold them too close to an open flame...
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