All four turtles have the same articulation. Their heads are on a ball joint and can easily be removed. Their shoulders, elbows, and knees are all swivel/hinges. Each figure also has swivel wrists where their wrapping meet the arm, so you don’t even see these two joints. My only problem here is that their elbows and knees don’t bend at a full ninety degrees, which hinders some of their posing.
Another annoying bit about the articulation has nothing to do with the turtles. It’s actually about every other character in the line. I’ll go into more detail as I review them, but from the looks of it they don’t have knee and elbow articulation. This is a bit disappointing considering how well the turtles move. Hopefully Playmates will see this line as a success and start including these joints on future figures.
Each turtle comes with their signature weapon. Leo has his two swords, while Raph has two sais. But one of the coolest things Playmates did was include a sprue with more weapons, just like the original figures. But instead of getting the same weapons for each turtle, they have character specific weapons.
Leonardo comes with another, longer sword and small knife. The sword has a blood groove near the tip and the knife is so tiny that it makes for the perfect hidden weapon. Leo also comes with three throwing daggers and two shuriken.
Aside from Raph’s regular sais, he also comes with a pair that just have one prong, and two hook-like weapons. I’ve seen these before, but I’m not sure what they’re called. Then there’s two different shuriken. Raph’s right hand is sculpted to hold a sai in a punching position, which is how I prefer him holding his weapons.
Another cool note is that the belts and straps that each turtle wears is made of a rubbery soft plastic. This is perfect for holding more weapons than their regular two. But you will want to be careful and not leave them that way too long as I think the plastic may stretch over time.
All around I’m really happy with these two figures. The four main turtles have excellent sculpting and articulation. The paint apps are even good for the majority of figures. Plus, they each come with their own personal arsenal. After buying expensive toys for years, the cheap price point is incredibly welcome. These figures are definitely real toys and are meant to be equally played with and collected. I can’t wait to see what this line brings us in the next couple years.