For those of you who have been asking about the current status for Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Star Trek lines, we have learned that both will be going on a hiatus for 2010. What 2011 or beyond will bring, we don't know, but with a new Star Trek movie definitely in the works from Paramount in July 2012, we imagine Playmates will have something on hand to debut with that.
As for what Playmates has in store for 2010, they will be doing a new line of Michael Jackson Collectible Memorabilia and a newly announced "Shrek Forever After" line. Here is the official announcement for Shrek.
SHREK - SHREK FOREVER AFTER- In Theaters May 21, 2010
In May 2010, Shrek will embark on an all new adventure in the highly anticipated fourth installment of the #1 animated franchise of all time, Shrek Forever After. For the first time ever, Playmates Toys delivers the full Shrek experience through a complete World of Shrek toy line that captures the humor and energy that makes the Shrek franchise so popular, complete with the whole world of Shrek: his friends and adversaries, his hilarious adventures and misadventures. Hitting retail shelves May 1st, the toy line will include multiple sets of Shrek mini figures, including the Shrek Ogre Attack Ball and the new ogre army; stylized and chunky swamp figures that come in ooze-filled containers. Dolls, & humor-filled talking plush will round out the line and deliver the experience of humor, fantasy and fun that is only Shrek.