I have individually reviewed each Kaiyodo Revoltech Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in their own post on my toy blog earlier, starting with Raphael HERE, then Michelangelo HERE, followed by Leonardo HERE and finally Donatello HERE. So now's the time to put them all together for a group picture :) I present to you the Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 5-inch (13cm) action figures - Cowabunga!
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles first appeared in an American comic book published by Mirage Studios in 1984 in Dover, New Hampshire. The concept arose from a humorous drawing sketched out by Eastman during a casual evening of brainstorming and bad television with Laird. Using money from a tax refund, together with a loan from Eastman’s uncle, the young artists 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. The TMNT comic series has been published in various incarnations by various comic book companies since 1984. (source: wiki)
The popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 animated TV series lasted for 10 seasons until 1996 and at the height of the frenzy, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Turtles' likenesses could be found on a wide range of children's merchandise, from Pez dispensers to skateboards, breakfast cereal, video games, school supplies, linens, towels, cameras, and even toy shaving kits.
These are the newer action figures from the equally successful Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series which premiered in 2012 and has proven to be a hit, with a fourth season confirmed. Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures. Click on them for bigger and better views.
Let's re-introduce them all once again :) Here's Michelangelo (Mike or Mikey): the easy-going and free-spirited jokester of the team. Michelangelo wears an orange mask and wields a pair of nunchucks. He is the least mature of the four Turtles and provides the comic relief.
Raphael (Raph) is the team's bad boy. Raphael wears a dark red mask and wields a pair of sai. He is physically very strong, has an aggressive nature, and seldom hesitates to throw the first punch. He is often depicted with a New York accent. His personality can be fierce and sarcastic, and oftentimes delivers deadpan humor. He is intensely loyal to his brothers and sensei.
Leonardo (Leo) is the tactical, courageous leader and devoted student of his sensei, Splinter. Leonardo wears a blue mask and wields two long, razor-sharp swords. As the most conscientious of the four, he often bears the burden of responsibility for his brothers, which commonly leads to conflict with Raphael.
Last but not least, there's Donatello (Don or Donnie) – The scientist, inventor, engineer, and technological genius. Donatello wears a purple mask and wields a bo staff. Donatello is perhaps the least violent turtle, preferring to use his knowledge to solve conflicts, but never hesitates to defend his brothers.
These Kaiyodo Revoltech Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles come with alternate heads for more pose-able options. You can check them out in my earlier posts :)
December 7, 2013 – Check out the Playmates 6-inch tall Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classic Collection Figures, released 2012 and posted HERE
March 30, 2013 – Cowabunga! Preview Playmates Toys Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their Secret Sewer Lair (pictures HERE)