The Dragon Chopper, the only vehicle for the first wave of the Ninja Turtle line. It is a good one though.
It’s rider, The Dragon Fang Foot Soldier, Is a recolor of the standard Foot Soldier, with the addition of the helmet and harness. The helmet is removable, which is one advantage over the Raph figure. Any Foot soldier could wear the helmet. It would be a little tight on a Turtle’s fat head. 😉
The detail work is really amazing for this vehicle. From the amazing dragon head, to the wheels. There are little details all over this bike.
Make sure to get that harness nice and tight, and your rider will stay in place with no worries. The bike rolls really well, but it is only a two-wheeler, so it will fall over. I really like that they added a very nice double kickstand to allow for the bike to stand.
This is a time lapse of the rider being thrown out and over the front of the Chopper and into position to fight:
He is wearing a harness that have an attachment point in the back to allow connection to the arm.
When the button is pushed, a very strong spring propels the rider out of the seat, he does one flip in the air, and lands on his feet. The flip is so fast that I was unable to capture it in the time lapse photo. I am going to go back and try to get it on video.
The directions say that you can put a Turtle in the harness and flip him as well. I have not tried it, but they gave lots of extra room in the harness.
Overall, a great mid-sized vehicle. We get another soldier for Shredder’s army, and a very well executed design. I was a little worried about the arm being in the way, and looking strange, but since it is metal, it was made small, and does not interfere with the overall design.