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For 6-inch / 15cm tall action figures, these Playmates Classic Collection Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pack a whole lot of articulation :) Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feature a ball-and-socket head, ball-and-hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, double-hinged elbows, ball-and-hinge wrists, individually-hinged fingers, ball-and-hinge thumbs, ball-and-socket torso, ball-joint hips, swivel thighs, double-hinge knees, ball-and-socket ankles, and individually-hinged toes. That's pretty impressive! Each of them come with their own manhole cover with the TMNT logo and their individual names on it. The digits (phalanx) on each hand can move on its own which is quite cool and they can hold their weapons well.
There’s very little paint application on these figures. Almost everything on these figures are molded in their particular color, including the plastron (front shell). Having everything molded in color does give the figure a toyish look, but that’s a perfect match for the cartoonish style of these figures. Fashioned after the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 TV series which lasted for 10 seasons until 1996, the characters were light-hearted and fun to watch. Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures of Playmates 6-inch / 15cm tall Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classic Collection Figures.
The turtles are also well known for their use of idiomatic expressions characteristic of the surfer lingo of the time, especially by Michelangelo. Words and phrases included "bummer", "dude", "bogus", "radical", "far-out", "tubuloso", "bodacious", and possibly the most recognized, "cowabunga".
Playmates and their team essentially served as associate producers and contributing writers to the miniseries that was first launched to sell-in the toy action figures. Phrases like "Heroes in a Half Shell" and many of the comical catch phrases and battle slogans ("Turtle Power!") came from the writing and conceptualization of this creative team.
I don't know why it took so long to finally see this particular version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT). For me, this is the best of them that I've come across because of the amount of articulation and pose-ability you can get out of them.
Love the nunchakus with the metal chains :) Also like how the pair of nunchakus can be stored on his belt on his shell when not in use. Check out my toy blog post HERE for the individual pictures of all four Ninja Turtles.
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I arranged the Turtles in a back-to-back all-round defensive circle and posed them with their personal weapons to show off how each of them can be posed with their own weapon of choice.
Donatello with his bo staff, Raphael with his sais, Michelangelo with his nunchakus and Leonardo with his ninjakens, also known as Ninjato
The turtles made living in the sewers sound almost cool. Just order pizzas when you are hungry ;p Life is simpler that way
We all got a kick from watching the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their antics
Besides the turtles, there were Splinter – The Turtles' sensei and adoptive father, April O'Neil – A former lab assistant to the mad scientist Baxter Stockman, Casey Jones – A vigilante who has become one of the Turtles' closest allies as well as a love interest to April, and Shredder – A villainous ninjutsu master called Oroku Saki who is the leader of the Foot Clan.
Raphael (Raph) – The team's bad boy, wields a pair of sais.