Monday, September 23, 2013
Action Figure Review: Turtles in Training- Leonardo and Donatello from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Playmates (Confirmed:Good)
that classic scene whenever I want with the "Turtles in Training" figures from the newest line of toys based off of the new Nickelodeon cartoon series. These come in sets of two and today I'm looking at the two pack featuring Leonardo and Donatello. They're cute, armed, and have a never ending hunger for pizza. Ready to look at half of the tiny turtle teens? Then join me after the break...
The first thing you'll notice is that they're super cute. These guys definitely look like young turtles and not just smaller versions of the standard guys. They have dark little eyes (which, once again, put me in the mind of Popco stuff) and some really funny facial expressions. Leo has a stern look on his face while Donnie's gaping with an open mouth. They're both unique sculpts and feature the turtle basics like their shells and toes. The sculpts are pretty basic, but they accomplish what they need to.
These aren't the most impressive action figures available. They're not actually even the most impressive TMNT figures available. Still, there is something undeniably fun about these. I have a feeling that kids and collectors of stylized figure lines like the various Hasbro 'Heroes' sets (Combat Heroes, Adventure Heroes, Galactic Heroes, Robot Heroes) and Mattel's Imaginext will love these guys. They're quite unusual and do turn out to be pretty fun toys. They're very simple, but I'm not sure what more Playmates could have done with these guys. I'm giving them a Good. No one's going to be floored by them, but TMNT fans should enjoy adding these to their shelves.
I've reviewed quite a few TMNT figures from Playmates, including:
Baxter Stockman ,
Leatherhead ,Ooze Scoopin' Donnie
Ooze Tossin' Raph
The Rat King
Shredder (SDCC 2013 Exclusive)
Stealth Tech Donatello
Stealth Tech Leonardo
Stealth Tech Raphael
Collect 'em all!