New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Toys Give Us Our First Look At Krang

New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Toys Give Us Our First Look At Krang

It was only very recently that we learned that TMNT cartoon classic Krang would be heading to the movie sequel, Out of the Shadows. But now thanks to a series of images from a toy catalogue, we know pretty much what he'll look like — and it's surprisingly faithful to the original Krang. The images, from a catalogue of Playmates' line of action figures for the upcoming movie, come via the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan forum The Technodrome, revealing a whole line of toys featuring the Turtles themselves, Stephen Amell's Casey Jones, a new Shredder design that makes him seem less like an incredibly spiky Transformer like he did in the first film, and yes, Krang.

New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Toys Give Us Our First Look At Krang

While the fleshy humanoid bio suit Krang runs around in is a little more clothed than it was in the original cartoon, and the colour scheme has been changed to fit the film's "realistic" aesthetic, it's... not that bad? Like, it's identifiable as Krang. It's still a brainy pink blob in the torso of a giant dude. Perhaps given that Shredder has returned to something a bit closer to his original design, it's not at all surprising that Krang is similarly a bit faithful, but still it's appreciated.

In good news on top of that, the catalogue also confirmed that Krang's giant dome-shaped tank, the Technodrome, would be making an appearance in the toyline (and maybe the movie — but it's usually safe to presume that the licensed toylines aren't always entirely accurate to what happens in the movies they're tied into):

New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Toys Give Us Our First Look At Krang

Sure, it's kinda goofy, but it's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. There always should be a sort of goofiness to it. And if this is a sign of things to come, it's looking like the movie sequel might be skewing a little more faithfully to the classic interpretations of the turtles than the much-maligned first ever did.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is due for release in June — presumably, Playmates' line of toy tie-ins will make their own debut shortly before that.

[Via Comicbook.com]


Comments

    It is like being 8 again!
    I had all these, but they looked better, without all those silly costumes!
    Poor Donatello only has one figurine?! awww

    The double 'A' in Kraang interests and confuses me.
    In the 80's TMNT cartoon there was a single brain-shaped creature from Dimension X named "Krang".
    In the comics (which I haven't read) there was a race of brain-shaped aliens named Utroms (no Krang except for a cameo gag, I think).
    In the current Nickelodeon TV series, there's a race of brain-shaped aliens from Dimension X named "Kraang".

    So, is the Kraang in this movie meant to be THE Krang, A Kraang, or maybe a Utrom named Kraang?

      To add to the discussion a little bit, in the 2003 cartoon series, they showed the alien race called Utrom, who were good guys, except one that turned bad and became known as "Shredder".

      In season three of the current Nick Series, we learn that the Kraang are actually an evil clan of Utrom.

        I saw that episode, and I may have misinterpreted, but I got the impression that in the current Nick series the Utrom were actually a good clan of Kraang.
        But it was one line in one episode. I may be wrong.

        I haven't seen the 2003 series (yet) and I was aware Utroms were in it and one was Shredder, but weren't aware of their good/bad affiliation. Thanks for the info.

          Maybe I'll have to rewatch to confirm. (I'm sure my kids will oblige, as long as i put on ninja turtles, they don't care which episode I pick.)

          The 2003 series is worth watching, Especially so you can watch the 2009 cartoon movie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1543920/) that followed where the 2003 turtles and shredder met the 80s cartoon Turtles, Krang and Shredder, as well as the black and white comic book turtles.

            I actually did watch that movie, and that it was pretty cool. I've been meaning to get around to watching the series.

    Who cares about Krang. Bebop and Rocksteady are what gets me excited.

    Why does Donatello have a cattle prod? It's supposed to be a wooden staff.

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