Since the late 90's, the Turtles have been mainstays of pop culture. In fact … I don't think they've ever been off TV or out of the comic book stores.
When the toys started to become popular again, a piece of me wanted my boys to get into the very same thing that I played with when I was a kid. My oldest is all about superheroes and old school toys so I was sure this would catch on and stick. But it just didn’t. And that’s ok. He is a mini clone of his Dad and my husband was too old for TMNT by the time they released (he’s 9 years older than me).
Self-published by two struggling artists satirizing comic book heroes, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles became comic book icons themselves and created the Turtlemania sensation that resulted in Ninja Turtle toys, cartoons, movies, and video games all across the world.
Considered one of the most popular kids' entertainment brands of the 1980s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have become an enduring global phenomenon and that should be reason enough they should be inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame!
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.
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!
Below, you will find a link to cast your vote and feel free to share this awesome news with all the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans out there! Even though my boys won't ever understand the awesomeness that are the TMNT ... at least I know YOU do!
Disclosure: This was not a sponsored post. I did help Coyne PR with the link but no compensation was given. I just reeeeally really dig the Teenage Mutant Ninja Tutles!