Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Nerdversity Reviews: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo Evolution (part 2)


TMNT is a massive franchise that began in 1984 and continues to this day. It has a massive fan following, with action figures, movies, video games and comics behind it. In the last part, we took a look at the box, now, lets continue with a look at th figures.


The first figure in the set is a repack of the 2014 classic Leonardo. He comes in the 1984 Eastman and Laird style. Unlike later incarnations, this version had plain brown belt and pads, with a red mask, with only their weapons to set them apart. He's painted in a much lighter green colour. Articulation is the neck, shoulders, biceps, hips and knees.


His sole accessories are a pair of katana blades that fit on his back and in his hands. They're in this plain grey plastic. Unlike later figures, which came with a wealth of accessories and weapons, this is all he has, being more in line with the 1984 comics, where they had little else aside from their trademark weapons.


The figure overall stands in the now trademark 5 inches tall. The weapons fit nicely in either hand and in the sheaths on his back. My only complaint is the lack of wrist articulation and the fact the hands are permantly molded in the above pose. It would have been nice to get some more action poses. However, this figure is great for the more adult fan who remembers their turtle history and want the classics in their collection.