Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Check out Kaiyodo Revoltech highly articulated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures

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

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!

Kaiyodo showed off all four of their Revoltech Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TMNT figures as part of the celebration at the Japanese release party of the Nickelodeon TMNT cartoon series! And they look pretty awesome!

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


Unknown said...

Oh hell yeah!!!

I remember I made a custom Stikfa set of TMNT way back in 2004 when Stikfas were all over the place. These Kaiyodo figures remind me of that and they look bad-ass and insanely posable! I'm really digging the extra exaggerated emotional faces too.

That Playmate line looks terrifying, All the turtles look like geriatrics bent over at the waist with hunches instead of shells. Shredder looks OK but April O'Neil looks like she walked into the wrong toy line. And what kid would ever want a trench coat action figure? I know I wouldn't. And the less said about Splinter the better.

Anonymous said...

They look great. They look like they do in the animated series. Its a good an fun series even for us adults (i am 33)


alex teo said...

At the prices they are charging, I don't think these are meant for kids haha lots of adults indulge in toys and collectibles these days and toy companies know that so they have designed toys and collectibles aimed at adults and not children. These won't be sold at Toys R Us but specialty stores. Cheers