S.H. Figuarts Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo & Donatello Figures Review
One property that is bigger than ever right now is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as established and some newly created companies have obtained the license to produced products. Bandai in particular have gone the high-end route to offer the 1988 Turtles in their S.H. Figuarts line. Bandai will be offering the Turtles in stages, with Leonardo and Donatello in the first wave, and Raphael and Michelangelo in the second. During this summers San Diego Comic-Con, Shredder was announced as the first villain of the line, and we will update once more is known about the figure including release information and pricing.
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Availability: San Diego Comic-Con 2016, New York Comic-Con 2016, October 2016
The S.H. Figuarts Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles features a wide range of articulation along with a sculpt made of both die-cast and plastic parts. The Turtles are based on the 1988 Classic cartoon series, and have a classic animated look and deco on them that gives them a distinguished likeness to the series.
Leonardo and Donatello are offered first and each figure includes interchangeable head and hand sculpts, their iconic accessories that include a Katana for Leonardo, and a bo staff for Donatello, and a interchangeable sheath on their backs to store their weapons. Leonardo also includes a sewer lid, and Donatello a pizza slice. The hand sculpts come in an open position, open fisted, and closed fisted. Leonardo’s head sculpts include closed mouth, and a teeth grinning mouth on both sides of his head. Donatello includes a closed mouth, and smiling mouth head sculpts.
Both figures share the same sculpt, with the added letter on their belt painted in silver, and different colored bandana’s and bands on their arms and legs. The sheaths on their backs are also different, as both comes with different iconic accessories, the sheaths were sculpted to hold the appropriate weapons.
Leonardo and Donatello feature both plastic and die-cast parts, which the die-cast is used for their legs to create stability when posing the figures. All of the articulation is there with the added toe hinged on the foot, but the toes cannot be moved individually.
Perfection! The S.H. Figuarts Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are excellent and these figures have great cartoon likeness in their sculpted and deco. Turtles fans that grew up watching the Classic series will love these figures!