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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Raphael and Michelangelo

With these two, I have the complete set… of four.  Not a whole lot to worry about getting in this line-up.  I am not that interested in the human figures, so with the addition of April, this line is done for me.   I can’t imagine they would come out with anything more that I would have to get.  I have been surprised in the past, so we will see.

Michelangelo:

Hmmm.  A face only a mother could love.  There was so much poo-pooing of the Turtles when the first trailer came out.  GAH!  Turtles with noses.  Michael Bay just can’t leave well enough alone.  Well, I think the problem was the design of the first face we saw, Mikey’s.   He does not have the best face of the four by far.

Moving on to the rest of the body.  A crazy 3-piece nunchuck along with a regular nunchuck.  No thanks.  That just hangs out there really weird.  One of the big problems for me is the lack of articulation on the wrists.  They can’t turn their hands to hold any poses.

He has on quite an interesting outfit.  No shirt, but a sweatshirt around his waist.  He has on either scuba pants or yoga pants. Can’t tell which.  And then there are the shoes with the toes cut out for his giant toes.   This is an awful lot of stuff going on with these figures.

Raphael:

I think Raph is my favorite of the movie figures.  He is much more toned down with more of a standard brown color of clothing.  I like the full head mask he wears.   He has some great details on his body, including the scaled skin the others don’t have.

I wish the figures (other than Leo) came with a place to hold their weapons.  It is strange to me that they don’t have anything on their belts.  That is one of the fun things about the Ninja Turtles that we just don’t get here.

Here we are.  Four Turtles and a Lady.  I really like how different each of the Turtles is from one another.  From the differences in outfits to the changes in skin color.  This is by far, not my favorite Turtle line, but they are a pretty good showing.  Now we just have to wait for the movie.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Movie Figures

I had to finally get my hands on some of the Ninja Turtles for the upcoming movie.  After the great showing of figures for the cartoon, I didn’t have high hopes that these would compare.  And in a lot of ways they don’t.  I wanted an array to look at, not willing to get all of them at once, in case they are really terrible.  Thankfully they are not terrible, they are mostly good figures.

April O’Neil:

I grabbed April, knowing it would be harder to find her later.  She absolutely looks like April O’Neil.

April is a fairly straight forward figure. She comes with her camera bag, a nice camera, and two sais, which I am guessing actually belong to Raphael. She cannot hold the sais very well.

She has good motion in her arms, though she doesn’t have any elbows. What is it with TMNT, and having humans with missing articulation?  She has the same motion in her hips, no knees. Her head has a joint, but it doesn’t work well with her long hair.

Leonardo:

I had to get Leonardo.  He is my favorite Turtle, so I figured, he would be a good one to look at first.  Leonardo comes with his katana blades. They fit into sheaths on his back that can be removed.

He is fairly back-heavy of course, sporting the big shell. He needs to stand hunched forward. This is only a problem since he looks down at the ground. His neck is only a swivel joint. It would have been so much better if it had a pivot as well.

Donatello:

My third choice was Donatello. He has so much going on. He is covered in tech, from goggles to a backpack that looks like it is out of Ghostbusters.

He is a lot thinner than Leonardo. I really like that they made the figures look so different from one another.

I think the figures could use a lot of touch-up with more paint colors.  There are a lot of unpainted straps and pads, as well as some areas that could just use a wash.  I am inclined to pull out some paints and see if I can get these guys looking even better.

I like the figures.  They are not my favorite, but I think I will have to at the very least get the last two Turtles.  It is not a huge wave of figures, so I won’t have to break the bank getting all of them.  I think they are a good deal at under $10 too.


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