I haven’t anticipated a toy line like this in a very long time. As you should be able to tell, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is one of my all-time favorite toy lines. I got into the toys and the cartoon series early, and moved to the older Mirage comics in my early teens. And though there has been quite a few carnations of the Turtles in the past, this incarnation looks interesting. It’s almost like a mix of the original Turtles from the comics, mixed with the ones we knew as kids.
I stopped at Toy R Us this past weekend, and they had every other scale in stock, except the ones I was looking for! They even had the Classics. I was about to purchase the Classics Donatello(he is my favorite), when I figured I would check out the nearby Target. My plan was, if Target didn’t have any Turtles, I would go back to TRU and buy the Classics Donatello.
And as they have in the past, Target came through! They had at least one of every figure in this scale, except for Krang(I know, I know, he’s now Kraang). I already knew I would get Donatello. But at $8.99 each, I bought two(you’ll see him in a few days). I love the new look of the Turtles, and think that the figures(so far), are prety nice to look at. I always get nervous when new incarnations of shows and characters I grew up with go into production. But just like Thundercats, this line will get my money(and of course I’ll be watching the series).
The other 3 Turtles all have their teeth showing, but not Donnie. From the back of the card, we can see that Donnie has gap-teeth. While this seems a bit weird, I’m curious to see how it fits in to his personality. The articulation is better than the old-school figures, and it works. Besides his trademark Bo, he also came with a weapon rack(similar to the ones we got with the originals).
I will have all four of them. In my opinion, you need to have all four Turtles.
I’m not going to have any time to write this weekend, so, we’ll see the next one in a few days(I may have a few more by that time though :) ).