During my formative years, the only thing that rivaled my love for bear hugs and body slams were four brothers from the sewers of New York City. WWE Hall of Famer Sting and Nickelodeon announced at New York Comic Con that WWE and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have joined forces for an action figure collaboration titled Ninja Superstars.
TMNT licensee Playmates Toys will release the figures as opposed to Mattel, who manufactures the WWE line of toys. I love mash-ups involving my favorite genres and this is one that I didn’t see coming.
The figure assortment includes
Leonardo as John Cena: Leonardo is the leader of the Ninja Turtles while John Cena is the “Face that runs the place” in WWE.
Donatello as the Undertaker: Donatello is the brains of the operation who gets the turtles out of complex situations. The Undertaker is the go to guy when things are at their darkest.
Raphael as Sting: In recent years, Sting has been labeled the vigilante and resembled such during his glory days in WCW. Raphael is the hot-headed shell head who is known to go out on his own to serve justice.
Michelangelo as Macho Man Randy Savage: I can’t even begin to fathom a better pairing! Just imagine a conversation between these two over a slice of pizza. “Cowabunga dude!” ‘Oooh yeah! Dig it!”
Perhaps a villains line could serve as a sequel if this first launch is successful. Triple H is the Cerebral Assassin so he and Krang would make for a great pairing. Who knows, maybe Kevin Nash can reprise his role as Super Shredder.