Story: Children’s play

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (4th of 4)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

John Thornton, manager of the Toy Warehouse, poses with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toys, in December 1990. Ninja Turtle products, including soft toys, figurines, masks, and ninja slime, were among the top selling Christmas toy products in 1990. The Ninja Turtles had begun as underground comic book characters, going through a variety of incarnations as figurines and cartoon show stars, leading to their own movie in 1990.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1990/4310
Photograph by Ray Pigney

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How to cite this page:

Peter Clayworth, 'Children’s play - The changing world of children’s play, 1880s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2024)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013