If you grew up watching the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series, then I am pretty confident you owned one or two Ninja Turtles toys. Possibly a Michelangelo action figure? Maybe a Shredder?

Ninja Turtles toys were phenomenally popular during the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, and I would wager that most kids had at least one Turtles toy. But not every kid was lucky enough to own the holy grail.

What am I referring to? Why, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sewer Playset of course!


Released by Playmates, and compatible with standard size Ninja Turtles action figures, the Sewer Playset was the toy that every TMNT fan wanted.

Loaded with copious amounts of features, from a platform lift and removable manhole cover, to adjustable inlay pipes and a secret fire hydrant periscope, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sewer Playset was a fantastic accompaniment to the toy line and cartoon.


Moulded almost entirely out of plastic, and covered in decorative stickers, the set recreated the Turtles’ underground home to a T. It was fun, incredibly detailed, and provided the perfect setting for the Turtles to get some much needed R&R.

Of course, there was also plenty of space for an impromptu battle with the Foot Clan too. This battle could take place down in the sewer, or above ground at street level.


Best of all? Once play time was over, the set could be dismantled with ease. The entire set slotted together in segments, allowing for easy disassemble, even easier storage, and very pleased parents.

Features on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sewer Playset include:

  • Two removable sewer pipes
  • Working lift platform 
  • Moveable hydrant periscope 
  • Two adjustable telegraph poles
  • Removable manhole cover
  • Two internal living areas, including bed/seating space
  • A land mine
  • Decorative stickers
  • Measures: 20.5” tall x 26” wide x 8.5” deep

I never owned this set when I was younger. I was Turtle-obsessed and wanted it like crazy, but it never happened. Not that I can complain, as I owned plenty of TMNT toys – more than enough to keep me occupied (and very happy).

A few years ago, after a good hunt around eBay (which went on for some time), I managed to track down a Sewer Playset in excellent condition. The price was good, all of the components were present, and the timing was right.


The Sewer Playset I tracked down on eBay is the one you see in this post. I may not have had it when I was a kid, but I sure as heck have it now.

Playsets don’t boast this level of detail any more and they certainly don’t contain as many decorative stickers – a cost effective way to add play value to the set. They also aren’t as much fun, so I am very pleased to have this in my collection and providing a home to my Ninja Turtles figures.


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