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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classic Collection Leonardo
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The Classic Collection Action Figures reflect the look of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from the 80's TV show. Each Turtle stands 6 inches tall, features 34 points of articulation and is authentically detailed to appeal to the true action figure collector. These perfect, old-school cartoon recreations will leave you screaming: Cowabunga!
Inspired by the original 1988 TMNT animated series
Collector-quality figures featuring 34 points of articulation
Includes signature weapons and classic sewer cover base
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5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Cowabunga!Jul 24, 2012
When I saw that Playmates was releasing 25th anniversary collector's edition Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures and immediately went on a nostalgia trip. As a child of the 1980s, TMNT figures was the most important toy line of my youth. Some of my fondest memories as a kid are of playing with the zany TMNT characters.
Well, Playmates hit it out of the park with these figures. The articulation on these guys is amazing, with over 30 different joints, including fingers and toes! The fingers are particularly neat and hold the weapons very well. Even more important, the articulation is decently well hidden, although here I think Playmates could have tried a bit harder to hide the ball joints.
The paint job is generally good if simple. The turtles are painted to look like a mix between the original action figures and the cartoon. The turtles are each a different shade of green with vibrant color bandanas. However, the turtles DO have eye pupils, unlike the original figures.
Leonardo is one of the best figures in this set. He comes with two katanas and sheaths on his back. The paint application is absolutely gorgeous. The facial expression is appropriately stoic.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Leonardo is back to lead the Turtles againAug 28, 2012
"I never say goodbye; I say Good Journey!!"
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have a way of popping up every few years with fun new ideas while still maintaining their original charm of being four, fun loving teenagers who are quite proficient in the martial arts. I'm thrilled the TMNT are still around and in the middle of making another huge comeback. With IDW publishing an excellent monthly comic and reprinting nice collected versions of the original black and white comics, a new cartoon from Nickelodeon premiering soon, and a movie on the horizon, this seems like the perfect time for Playmates to jump in and play off of the nostalgia of adult fans who first encountered the turtles as children. I've looked at Leonardo's three brothers already, so here's my look at Leonardo for completion's sake!
Articulation- Hinged left and right toes, peg/hinge ankles, double hinge knees, thigh swivels, true ball hips, mid torso ball joint, peg/hinge ball jointed shoulders, bicep swivel, double hinged elbows, wrist swivels, hinged lower and middle fingers, peg/hinge ball jointed thumbs, true ball jointed head.
Accessories- 2 Katanas, removable belt, katana sheathe, display stand.
*I've said this in all of my reviews of these turtles, but I love everything about the sculpts in this series. They're big, bulky, and have such a pleasing aesthetic. They're a perfect blend of the original action figures and the cartoon look of each turtle. Like the original Leonardo action figure, the head sculpt features a very determined look with teeth showing on the left side of his face. Like the cartoon version, however, Leo has a brown belt and pupils on his eyes. He really looks fantastic when posed by himself, but pose him along with his brothers and you will be amazed!
*Leonardo comes with two katanas. They're nice, look well proportioned, and fit nicely in his hands. The katanas are made of a really nice plastic: they're not gummy, rubbery, or bendy, but they're not so hard and brittle that they're going to break, either. They have a blue paint app on the handles.
*The articulation is outstanding. I can't think of a single joint I would have added (well maybe a ball joint at the base of the neck) because everything is here. There are absolutely 34 points of articulation, including the fingers, thumbs, and toes. You wouldn't think toe joints would be that important, but they do add a lot of character when posing these guys. Thew head is a nice ball joint and the elbows and knees are all double jointed. The double jointed knees and elbows are well hidden by Leo's blue knee and elbow pads.
*Anytime a figure comes with a stand, that's a plus in my book. Leonardo comes with a stand that is sculpted to look like a manhole cover. It features his name and the TMNT logo along with two foot pegs.
*The finger articulation adds a lot to the character, but those small thumb and finger joints do seem like they could be rather fragile. Be careful with posing them and you should be fine.
* Because these turtles have eyes, there have been some issues with the eyes. Michelangelo's and Raphael's were fine while Donatello's were quite wonky. Leo's aren't bad, but there are a couple angles where they look funny.
I love the TMNT and Playmates has really delivered stellar versions of these characters. Playmates has made a very successful entry into the market of action figures aimed at adult collectors and I hope to see them continue for quite some time with more characters. Shreddar, Krang, April, Splinter, and Casey Jones all seem like logical next steps in this line, so I hope we see them made. Oh, and Cowabunga!
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Awsome!Jul 25, 2012
This is one of my first reviews and I felt I needed to tell others about how cool these figures are. In hand these are some of the best and most accurate figures I've seen made in a long time. You have to see these things in hand to really appreciate them. They each come with their own set of weapons which can also be put into their holders or sheaths. They also come with really cool sewer lids with their own name printed on it. One thing is be careful when trying to pose and bend the upper arms. I had some trouble getting mine to bend without breaking them kinda like they were stuck in place. Once you get it moving it's fine. I so hope they make Shredder, Bebop, and Rocksteady too at least.
3 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Heroes in a Half Shell - LeonardoJul 14, 2012
By T. Wu
I was so excited for these classic TMNT figures! And I must say that these figures are awesome! These guys are the definitive classics Ninja Turtles! They have so many great features to them:
Detail and Accuracy: The detail on these guys look so much like the 80s cartoon, it's just fun to look at them and remember my childhood and smile. Leo has his "L" on his belt! They each have their signature weapons. Leonardo specifically has his kitana swords, which he can store in his holder on his back (which is also removable). The only complaint about his detail is that his eyes are not painted that great. Some of the turtles have their eyes painted almost facing outward both ways. But it doesn't take away from the figure much.
Articulation: These guys have a TON of articulation! With over 30 points of articulation, you can get them into some great poses. Some of the joints can be a little loose though but still hold position pretty well. Just having the individual finger and toe articulation is great! The finger articulation is tight also so it is no problem to hold their weapons firmly. And even though it is a lot of articulation, it does not make the figure look ugly or overly done in the joints. Sometimes some of the joints can pop loose too but they are easy to put back on since most joints are ball joints.
Overall, Leo is a great figure and looks great as the leader of the group! Get this guy for your turtle collection!!
Radical!May 21, 2013
By Davey B.
Splinter taught them to be ninja teens (He's a radical rat!)
Leonardo leads, Donatello does machines (That's a fact, Jack!)
Raphael is cool but rude (Gimme a break!)
Michelangelo is a party dude (Party!)
If you grew up loving the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoons, figures, games, and movies, then you're going to love this figurine. Even if you didn't and you're a new TMNT fan, this is still one figure you're going to want to own. The detail and articulation throughout this figure is excellent. The included sewer cover base plate is an added bonus (each Turtle has his own name written on the plate he comes with). I also love the size of these "Classic Collection" figures compared to my original 1980's collection. The added height really makes them come alive and stand apart. And while I haven't "played" with mine, I'd imagine this series would still hold up pretty well if I was 20 years younger and building play forts out of my pillows and sheets.
The only slight mark against this figure is that mine's left elbow joint was fairly loose right out of the box. This made certain poses hard because the forearm would rotate downwards on its own after positioning it.
Not enough of an issue to warrant removing a star from the rating, though. This is one of my favorite nostalgic-inducing toys I've ever owned. Big thanks to my cool younger brother for the Christmas gift and knowing me well enough to know that even in my 30's, I never really grew up. =D
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