Paint - ***1/2
The paint is great on these figures but splotches and leaks that can be
found on almost every figure of the line ruin it. If this problem did not
exist I would have given them four stars because the paint really is great.
The turtles are all different shade of green and the headbands are the same
vibrant colors as before which is awesome. This time around the armbands and
knee bands on the turtles are all brown but its still cool. Shredder
also looks cool with his silver and bluish armor and the Foot Soldier pulls
off the simple look well. Splinter is pretty bland with just a simple
gray coat that could have been improved with some different shades. All
accounted for these are pretty nice figures but if you're used to McFarlane
or LOTR figs then you'll probably be disappointed.
Articulation - ***
The articulation on this line is O.K. I really hope it improves with the new
line even if they just add knee and heel articulation I would be drooling.
That being said all of the turtles feature 9 points of articulation, wrist,
elbow, shoulder, neck, and leg. This configuration allows for a surprisingly
high number of poses even if they are hard to fit in the Battle Shell.
The foot soldier also has 9 points like the turtles. Shredder totals up
to eight because he lacks an elbow join so his arm is straight and Splinter
features 8-point whit the absence of elbow joints but the addition of an
The legs in this line are limited in terms of movement but all of the joints
are solid for playability.
Accessories - ****
Accessories are where these figures shine. Each figure of course comes with
weapons but most figures come with a lot more.
Michelangelo comes with two nunchakus, two ninja stars and a climbing box.
The climbing box is really cool, you pull the string and the figure goes up.
Leonardo comes with two katanas, two ninja stars, and suction cup wall
Raph comes with two Sais, two ninja stars, a zip line, and rope. Zip lines
are the coolest.
Donatelo comes with two Bo staffs; two ninja stars and a sword and an axe
that he can either hold or they can be connected to a staff to form Don's
Super Ninja Bo Staff.
The Shred Head comes with two swords, two Foot throwing stars and a big
staff with a blade at the end.
The Foot Soldier comes with a stupid crossbow that can't fire, two swords,
and two ninja throwing stars.
Splinter also comes with a stupid ninja bow that cant fire, a quiver of
molded on arrows, a container of ooze with a poor sticker on it for the ooze
and a walking stick that transforms into a sword.
Value - ****
Prices vary from store to store but KB toys seems to have the best price at
$5.99, Gamestop is charging $7.99 which I would not pay for these figures so
if you buy them at KB it's a very good value.
Overall - ***1/2
I love these figures, they bring back so many good memories of playing
with the old ones that I got a little choked up when I first saw them.
Overall though if you were into the series you have to get these figures,
better sculpting, better paint, and better weapons. However if you weren't
into these toys before and you're not a kid you will probably not enjoy
Where to Buy:
So far these have been pretty available in my area so far I have seen them
at, KB Toys, Target, Toys R Us, Gamestop, and Suncoast. With KB Toys being
the cheapest at $5.99.
has all the figures listed available for shipment right now, including the
Foot Soldier and Shredder. They also have pre-orders for April and the
About the Reviewer:
I collect TMNT, Masters of the Universe, LOTR, and Star Wars toy lines.
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