Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been around for ages. Well, since 1984 when Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird self-published a single-issue comic intended to parody four of the most popular comics of the early 1980s: Marvel Comics' Daredevil and New Mutants, Dave Sim's Cerebus, and Frank Miller's Ronin. Accompanied by the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 TV series, and the subsequent action figure line, the TMNT were catapulted into pop culture history.
I've covered a little bit on the Playmates 2012 6-inch tall Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classic Collection Figures in my toy blog posts HERE and HERE already plus a post of the newer action figures from the Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series which premiered on September 29, 2012. Check out the pictures HERE
With the potential blockbuster / disaster that is Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie coming out this year, everyone wants to get in on the action with the TMNT. Set to be released in Japan later this year, these are the Kaiyodo Revoltech TMNT action figures!
Scroll down to see pictures of each of the Ninja Turtles - Leonardo (Leo), Michelangelo (Mike or Mikey), Donatello (Don or Donnie) and Raphael (Raph). Click on them for bigger and better views.
The articulation on these Kaiyodo Revoltech Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures looks to be pretty impressive, with ankle rockers, a ball-jointed head and neck, ball-hinge wrists and even ball-jointed fingers!
Each of the Revoltech Ninja Turtles action figures will also come with a very cool stylized head. Kaiyodo Revoltech Leonardo will come packed with a large-eyed “shocked” head.
Kaiyodo Revoltech TMNT Donatello will include a drooling head
The Revoltech Raphael angry face head with bugged out eyes is hilarious :)
Meanwhile, Playmates Toys, the creative force behind the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy line over the last three decades, is set to introduce a new product line inspired by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies’ summer blockbuster film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, directed by Jonathan Liebesman, written by Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec and Evan Daugherty and produced by Michael Bay, hitting theaters August 8. I don't think I want anything to do with these figures. See for yourself (picture below)
UPDATE Feb 2015: In-hand actual pictures of Revoltech TMNT Raphael posted on my toy blog HERE, Michelangelo HERE, Leonardo HERE and Donatello HERE with group pictures posted HERE