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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ninja Stealth Bike
|CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.|
A true Ninja needs a stealthy ride with awesome looks and details, and the Ninja Stealth Bike more than delivers! As seen in Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV show and compatible with all the Basic Turtle Action Figures, the Ninja Stealth Bike allows the Turtles to travel the streets hunting down The Kraang, without being seen! The vehicle features a textured Turtle shell that covers the Turtle from head to toe, and to on-lookers from above, makes it look just like the street! But with Ninja Battle Boost technology and the flip of a button, the shell opens, revealing a Ninja Turtle ready for battle!
Includes exclusive Stealth Ninja Raphael action figure, decked out in his slick helmet and gloves, One-touch activation button launches vehicle from Stealth Mode to Ninja Battle Deployment
Vehicle also includes bullet-proof Battle Shell Shield with Sidewalk Stealth Styling, auto adjustable driver's seat, and bug splattering transparent windshield
Compatible with most Turtle figures
Look for the Dragon Chopper and other awesome vehicles
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AC-SHELLERATION at your finger tips!Oct 23, 2012
By John Blow
This vehicle is very well done in terms of detail. It maintains the "Turtle" look of the 80s and early 90s vehicles but is still "updated" for today's Turtle fans, so you get a real strong sense of old and new, which captures and conveys the spirit of the new cartoon perfectly. The three parts of the vehicle fold in together to create a fully formed shell, which can protect Raphael from laser blasts, walls, or other obstacles he might face. The downside to this design is that the lever that is used to break the shell apart into "battle mode" can pop off at times if you are not too careful... sometimes the lever doesn't work as well as intended. The ratchet system on the foot pedals allow the user to adjust the bike to accomodate the physical needs of various turtle figures. Ralph's sais fit perfectly within the slots on the back of his shell and can still sit inside of the cycle. The other drawback to this toy is that the "main" shell fragment -- the one that is directly connected to the seat behind Ralph's head does not "latch" onto the windscreen as easily as it should, so when you are in stealth mode the shell pieces are not locked down as well as they should be.
What's interesting about the new generation of turtle toys is that they are a mixed bag for collectors. On one hand, it's great to just keep them in the box and save them as collector's items because the nifty packaging really does contribute to the fun, and while they are in their boxes, you can't find the sometimes obvious flaws. However, the main complaint with the new line is not the figures themselves, but the vehicles. The Shellraiser looks like enormous amounts of fun, and when you break it out of the box and assemble it, there is indeed a certain amount of fun to be had with the vehicle, but like other buyer's have complained, the interior is mostly empty so that you can't seat the gang in any practical way. Also while parts of the Shellraiser are sturdy and well designed, other parts don't work the way that the packaging and advertisements suggest.
The same goes for this cycle. The wheels are very sturdy, and the toy's center of gravity means you can push the vehicle across the floor for a great distance and not worry about it flipping over. But the poor latching system of the three shell pieces, and the potential for the "battle" lever to be knocked off entirely seems to be something that should have easily been fixed given the price of the vehicles, and the fact that a huge fan base has developed around these characters.
Personally, I still think this toy is a lot of fun despite the drawbacks which is why I wanted to write the review. It's still a very fun piece that fits in with my other turtle memorabilia, but I know that there are buyers out there who are less forgiving than I am when it comes to these pieces. For those collectors I suggest you leave the item boxed, because it will have more value to you in that regard. I'm also writing this review because I think that Playmates shouldn't be releasing toys that are half conceived. I know a lot of work goes into these items, but a lot of our hard earned cash goes into these items as well, and if you are going to advertise these toys as being fun and exciting, well they better deliver on their promises and not break apart so easily. That's just my two cents.
In regards to Ralph and the other figures -- this Ralph is amazing! He has a clear visor that can go up and down but his hat is obviously not removable for those wondering. The cycle gloves are a nice detail. The figures in general don't look like they are very articulate, but they are indeed very smooth and very poseable. The paint jobs are wonderful, and the material from which these guys are made is a soft, textured, plastic that sits comfortably in your hand without it feeling hard or awkward. Like I said before, the new turtles toys are a mixed bag because the figures are very very cool inside and outside of the boxes. I bought doubles of some items just in case I was disappointed with them outside of the boxes, but pleasantly I was very very satisfied. People have complained about Dog Pound's paint job, but my figure was just fine (I have all the figures and vehicles currently released with the exception of the sewer playset, which was assembled at Toys R Us, and did indeed look as bad as many reviewers have stated). So overall, I give the figures and vehicles in general five stars, but the vehicles need a little bit of improvement for die hard turtles fans, but they also are still lots of fun for kids of all ages.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
kids love it, but the bike falls apart a lotJan 18, 2013
the bike has a shell that is held on my small clips. the kids love this and play with it a lot, but i end up putting the shell back on a lot as a result. it is easy to put back together, but i wish the shell pieces were attached rather than just clipped on.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
reviewJan 02, 2013
By Heather L. Studley
The shell pieces on the top open up too easily. It's frustrating to my kids when they play with it.
Falls Apart All the Time....Mar 25, 2013
By Meagan Johnson
This seems to be a theme with the new turtle toys. We have lots of them, and by reading other reviews and the reviews about the large playset, they all fall apart a lot. The shell pieces on the top of the bike that are designed to hinge "open" are always always always falling off. I spend more time gathering pieces so they don't get lost. I hate more PIECES so that's the only real downside to this toy. My son likes that the turtles can all ride it (small ones that is, the sound FX turtles are larger and can't fit) but he was REALLY disappointed that Raphael's helmet was molded to his head and doesn't come off. He really really wants that helmet to come off :) Otherwise he enjoys playing with it. I think that overall it was a good purchase but I would really love to see them do some improvements to these TMNT toys! Especially for what they are charging for them!
big hitFeb 12, 2013
By MELINDA PEKAR
Bought this for a present and it was a big hit with the little guy. He loves TMNT and was excited to add this to his collection.
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