S.H. Figuarts Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Raphael & Michelangelo Figures Review
S.H. Figuarts Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Raphael and Michelangelo figures are now in the hands of fans that have been waiting to finish up the team since Leonardo and Donatello came out. Just like Leonardo and Donatello, both Raphael and Michelangelo are made with both diecast and plastic parts. The figures are based on the classic 1988 animated series and are the most show-accurate toys of the Turtles ever released.
Over last summers San Diego Comic-Con, Bandai announced that Shredder will be joining the line as the first villain in the series, and hopefully more characters including Kraang, Bebop, Rocksteady, Splinter, April O’Neil and Casey Jones aren’t too far behind.
Thank you to Bluefin for providing the S.H. Figuarts Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Raphael and Michelangelo figures for review.
Availability: January 2017
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.
Raphael and Michelangelo are part of the second wave and each figure includes interchangeable head and hand sculpts, their iconic accessories that include chained link nunchucks for Michelangelo, and two sais for Raphael, and a interchangeable sheath on their backs to store their weapons (Raphael’s sheath is inaccurate as it is supposed to go in the front, not the back). Michelangelo also includes a second pair of nunchucks made of plastic, and a grappling hook made real string. Raphael also includes a throwing star and a dagger. The hand sculpts come in an open position, fingers spread apart, 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 are interchangeable and were sculpted to hold the appropriate weapons.
Raphael and Michelangelo 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.