Mikey has the same articulation as the other three. His head is a ball joint. Shoulder, elbows, hips, and knees are all swivel hinges. And then his two wrists are swivels. This amount of articulation is great, but I do wish it was consistent in the other figures. I’ll talk about this more in my reviews for the Foot Soldier, but it can definitely make posing an action scene difficult for the bad guys.
Mikey comes with his two main nunchuck weapons. He looks great holding and posing with them, but they are made entirely out of plastic. As you can see in my pictures, there’s already stress marks on the chain sections. These stresses came from just putting them in his belt, so it’s almost an unavoidable problem. I can definitely see these tearing apart after too much play.
I’m not really sure what the answer is here. When the nunchucks are made out of plastic, then they’re easier to pose and make action scenes. But they also wear out and usually break. But when nunchucks are given chains, they make more fun for playing but they can’t really be posed. It’s a really hard decision which to go with.
Mikey’s extra sprue of accessories includes a small sickle-like weapon that’s connected to a chain with a weight at the other end. You ninja weapon experts are going to have to help me out here because I have no idea what this is called. It’s a neat looking little weapon though. And since it’s plastic it makes for great action shots.
The only other thing Mikey comes with is four shuriken, two of which came as silver on Raph’s weapons sprue. Shuriken are OK, but I would have preferred another chain weapon. They should have given Don’s triple nunchuck to Mike, and then given Don two batons.
If you’re interested in the turtles in this line, then I don’t think you’ll find anything to be really disappointed over. All four figures have great looks and articulation. They’re also good solid toys that were meant to be played with, which is awesome because it seems like I don’t get a lot of figures like that anymore. Their price is also pretty perfect at about $8.