Disclaimer: I was given retro TMNT toys to review. All of the opinions are my own.
I didn't know my inner child could be mailed to me.
When I opened the box I couldn't help but scream "my childhood"! I'm not joking when I tell you that I played with some of these toys when I was younger. When I was a child I had the first run of these toys. Well I really only had just the four Turtles. I begged my mom and dad to get me their van and more figures as a kid I guess it took a couple decades for Santa to send them my way. And Nickelodeon was very generous.
I love that Nickelodeon and Playmates are giving 90's kids their toys and memories back but I also love that they're giving them something that they can share with their kids. These are real toys folks and they can be thrown up on the wall while still in the blister packs or you can open them up and start some Turtle-ific fun with your kids. TMNT has officially spanned two generations so it's great that while your kids get their toys you can have yours too.
The Retro Collection figures and The Party Wagon make a complete set for lots of fun. I love that the turtles have multiple weapons. Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michaelangelo can team up with Splinter to battle the evil Shredder and they can do it in style with their cool ride. I like that each of the turtles and Splinter can fit in the Party Wagon and that you can get them in and out easily and you don't end up shaking it upside down to get everyone out. And I love that this thing is made of sturdy plastic. All the figures will take a beating and live to fight another day.
I begged my parents for this when I was little!
The only negative that started to come back to me came as I was playing with them. The Retro figures don't stand up so well. You have to get the legs splayed just right to get them balanced. That's probably one feature that I would have loved for them to fix in the new batch.
In conclusion I think that these toys are great collectors' items or great toys for your kids. They really do bring you back. I'm holding memories in my hands and I love Nick for helping to make it happen!