Sometimes Noisy and I coordinate without even knowing. I had no idea he was going to review another Classic Turtle for Thursday, and he didn’t know I was doing another Nick Turtle today. So for the second week in a row, we’re bringing you a TMNT double dose!
As soon as I pulled Leo and Raph from their packages I knew I’d be getting more figures from this line. I wasn’t sure how many, but the four turtles were a definite. Flash forward to this week and our Target finally getting in their first case.
Donatello is my favorite turtle, but unfortunately I had to hold off on buying him. All the Dons our Toys R Us received had paint slop issues on his bandanna. So I was forced to just make do with Leo, and I grabbed Raph too as an extra consolation.
I think almost every review I’ve read about these guys mentions that all four turtles have unique sculpts. It really can’t be stressed enough how amazing that is, especially since we live in the age of companies making a universal body to represent most characters.
I don’t have Mike yet, but I’m pretty sure Don is the tallest of the four brothers. This, coupled with his light green skin color, are two very simple yet effective ways of giving his figure personality. But to me, it’s his face sculpt that really gets his character across. His right eye is a bit wider than his left, which gives him that raised eyebrow expression that Mr. Spock and The Rock are so famous for. Add in his frown and Don could easily be giving a determind battle stare, or a WTF look at something Mikey just said.
That little bit of paint slop I mentioned earlier is one of the few issues you have to watch out for when scanning the pegs. Luckily it’s not even that extensive of a problem since most of the figure’s body is molded the color it has to be. The only other painted areas are his knee/shoulder pads and the wrappings around his hands and ankles. Any slop on these parts can be seen as a variation in the fabric, so it’s really just the bandanna you need to watch out for. Continue to page 2…