Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics Donatello


Released in 2015 alongside the other three turtles to form the first wave, Donatello comes on a card that resembles the 1989 figure from back in the day. The card has a brick pattern with the figure exploding out of. The cartoon turtles surround the name card. 


His accessories are a sewer manhole cover in silver with a black wash. The TMNT logo is raised and in the same silver paint. The name plate is different. He comes with a bo staff as his single other accessory. The detailing is superb and actually features chips, splinters and cracks in the wood, with the bandage wrapped around the middle.


He comes with the same level of articulation as the others, moving at the neck, shoulders, upper arms, biceps, wrists, fingers, ab crunch, hips, thighs, knees, ankles and toes. The paint apps are a mix of the cartoon and the original figure, Primarily in greens and browns, the apps do bring out the details in the figure.


With the gritted determination on his face, the figure resembles his original toy in the face more than the original cartoon. He can grip his bo staff almost perfectly and can pose with it in any number of ways. I am really impressed with the apps and articulation on a figure from a budget line, when compared with articulation from other figures. These figures are easily available in all markets, so shouldn't be too hard to find.