TMNT Sewer Lair Raphael Playset – Mini-Mutant Turtle in a Turtle
Ever wondered if the Ninja Turtles stank? Well, this one has a sewer in it.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got their Mini Playset treatment by the mid 90’s. We already had a few years of the Mighty Max Playsets, and the Ninja Turtles followed suite with several of their own Mini-Mutant toys. These Turtle in a Turtle playsets were created to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Ninja Turtles. Each Turtle had their own unique theme and transformed from an action figure into a playset.
This action figure line wasn’t released at a high point for the Ninja Turtles. By 1996 the original cartoon was winding up, soon to be followed up with the Next Mutation. The last movie was in 1993, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3. And the last decent video games we got were the Tournament Fighters games for the Sega Mega Drive and Super Nintendo. Both of these also released in 1993.
Turtle in a Turtle Playset Review
The Rest of the Mini-Mutant Turtle in a Turtle Toy Line
The Mini-Mutant Turtle in a turtle playset line had a unique figure for each of the Ninja Turtles. Donatello transformed into the Doomsday Defense playset. Essentially a warzone with plenty of missiles, rockets and heavy weaponry.
Leonardo turned into a Samurai Battle Castle. Very reminiscent of the third Ninja Turtle movie with the Samurai theme. I really liked the Samurai armor accessories Leonardo got for this release.
And finally, Michelangelo turned into the Cyber-Command Center playset. A space, futuristic themed play set with plenty of high-tech attachments and accessories designed to help him fight against the invading aliens.
I’ve taken these images from an incredible resource for Old-school Ninja Turtle Toys, the Virtual Ninja Turtle Museum. I seriously recommend checking out the website to see an unbelievable amount of old school TMNT gear.