I’ve always loved Mousers. They have this great sleek yet intimidating look, like little robot dinosaurs. Even though he was way too big, the huge walking Mouser from the original TMNT toy line was always one of my favorite figures. So I was super excited with the news that a Mouser 7-pack was going to be released for the Nick Turtles toy line.
The first thing I have to do is give major props to the folks at Playmates for doing this right and releasing these little guys in a multi-pack. They could have easily just packed in one or two as accessories for another figure. But Mousers should always come in overwhelming swarms, and getting seven for less than ten bucks is fantastic.
I was also really glad to see (both in the show and toy line) that they went with a very classic Mouser design. The round head and body with long chicken legs looks perfect. While there isn’t a ton of detail to the figures, you can see sculpted bolts where the leg joints are. There is also a little collar area around the neck, and there is a wavy line texture sculpted into the insides of their mouths.
To add a little diversity to this small army, the Mousers have been molded in different colors. Each pack contains three silver versions that look like they stepped right off the assembly line. There are two dark gray ones that look a little worn or dirty, like they’ve seen some action or have been running around the sewer for a while. Lastly are two black ones. I’m assuming they’re a stealth version, which is a pretty cool idea. I wouldn’t mind seeing a few different specialized colors like yellow and red pop up in future repacks.
Aside from the molded colors, there really isn’t much more in the way of paint apps. Each figure has a red eye on the center of their head, but it seems to be more of a tampo than a paint app. Interestingly, the black Mousers actually do have red paint detailing the sculpted lines on the inside of their mouths. It’s a really cool effect on the black figures, and makes me wish they would have done it on the other colors as well. Continue to page 2…