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Vault Review:
Nick TMNT Mousers 7-Pack

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Mousers are pretty basic when it comes to articulation.  Luckily, we don’t need much.  Their jaws are hinged, and can open pretty wide.  Their heads are on a ball joint that has a really nice range of movement.  Lastly, their thighs are swivel joints.

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In a perfect world their knees and ankles would have also been articulated, but I have to admit it isn’t really necessary.  You can get them into some really nice walking poses, especially considering there’s only one joint on each leg.  The majority of their personality really comes from the wide range in their mouth and head.

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One thing I really love is that you can easily pop the head off the body, and even unhinge the jaw if you want.  I don’t know if this was Playmate’s official plan, but it really makes for some fantastic battle damaged and destroyed Mouser scenes.

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I really don’t have any complaints about these Mouser figures.  I can see where someone would want them to be a bit more articulated, but I can easily overlook that because of how well done they are already.  Also, more articulation would have probably meant less figures per pack, and I wouldn’t want to see that.  Seven is the perfect amount.  You’ve got a nice little group to fight your figures, or for a few more dollars you can build your army exponentially.

-Vault

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32 comments to Vault Review:
Nick TMNT Mousers 7-Pack

  • nice! been dying to see these in stores

    • Vault

      Yeah, I’ve been searching ever since I heard people were finding them. My TRU just had that one pack sitting there, which is probably a good thing because I would have bought more if there were more.

  • Oh, sweet!

    Yet another product I bet we won’t get in England and Playmates won’t allow BBTS to ship over. If I do happen to find these, though, I’m gettin’ a pack! Proper job ‘n’ all!

    • Vault

      That sucks. I thought Playmates was finding a vendor to distribute to Europe?

      Well, if you need a middleman then just say the word. These little guys should be at all the stores in about a month.

      • Yeah, we just got the Cockroach Terminator wave over here, and I had to order my Leatherhead off Amazon.co.uk because distribution here in Wessex is crap. These’ll probably show up eventually, and worst comes to worst, I can turn to Amazon again.

        But thanks for the offer; it has not gone unappreciated!

  • orionpax636

    Playmates has managed to produce a number of toys in this line that satisfy both kids and longtime fans, with the mousers being the latest. I’m impressed with how they’re able to combine quality sculpts, reasonable articulation and playability into a relatively affordable price point. They haven’t done everything right (the unfortunately stiff Metalhead above is one example), but they’ve done a really good job with the main Turtles and these little chompers. Packing one of these with another figure would be expected, but releasing them as a pack is so much better.

    All I need is for some company to produce the Turtles in their mid-Eastman look from the original comic (more muscular and “heroic” in their proportions) and my TMNT collection would be complete.

    • Vault

      I definitely agree. Aside from a lack of articulation on certain figures, they’ve done a really good job of handling this line so far.

    • I’ve been clamoring for TMNT #50 styled Turtles for years, but most people think I’m nuts.

      I’d say Playmates has done a good job with the main Turtles, but those feet are just so monstrously hideous, not to mention off-model. I’ve said it before and I’ll gladly say it again; if Playmates ever re-releases the Turtles with corrected feet, I’ll rebuy all four in a heartbeat.

  • CopperZeus

    It’s pretty nice that the design on these is classic enough to mix with any turtles figures. They might technically be too small to go with the 6″ line, but I’m going to do it anyway!

    • Vault

      I was thinking the exact same thing. I couldn’t find my vintage Turtles to compare with in the review, but these Mousers can pretty much go with any of the previous lines.

  • He-Mullet

    Sweet! These guys work with vintage Turtles, NECA turtles AND Nick Turtles… Looks like someone I know is buying more than one pack…

    • Vault

      Yeah, this is definitely a perfect army builder pack. Too bad all the kids in my area will have to fight me for them! 😛

  • J. Lee

    I haven’t got any turtles yet but these guys will be an easy buy. Always need mini robo minions to smash in any scenes. Also if can find some rabbit ears robo miniminions for Plundor.

  • maaaaaaaaaaaaan I need like three sets of these

  • I love the picture of them breaking out of the crates. Really great stuff there.

    I had no idea these were coming out. I’m not a big TMNT guy, so I don’t keep up with the line that much, but these are really cool.

  • You know, I’ve always meant to pick up some of NECA’s mousers, but since they never made it into shops, I never got around to it. I might just snag a pack or two of these and call it a day.

  • Necryan

    Man, I just found a pack of the baby turtles (Leo and Don) Tuesday, now they’ve got mousers out! Glad it’s almost hunting season, gonna need the practice to find these guys.

  • DVD

    I can’t wait to find these to go with my Turtles Classics! At 7 of them for less than $10, I think I only need one set. Ok…maybe two. Damn!

  • dean

    I gotta get some of these.

  • Brainlock

    I was going to ask if they had a spring-loaded jaw that would snap shut, but if you can disassemble the head like that, I’m guessing that’s a no?

    that was one feature I like on the pair that came with April in a previous iteration. Whichever version came out same time as X-Men Evolution, as April made a good base for X-Evo Jean and Kitty (with a bit of paint). I think I’ve still got those Mousers somewhere? #movingproblems.

    also B’WANA!!!

    • Vault

      Nope, no springs. While the action feature would be cool, I’m glad they don’t have it. It would have been a pain taking pics. 😛

  • Nicholas

    “or for a few more dollars you can build your army exponentially”

    Not quite. You can army-build in multiples of seven.

    Building exponentially would be 7, 49, 343, 2401, 16807, etc. which would cost a lot more than just a few more dollars.

  • I’m still jealous of you for those awesome looking crates! Could you tell me again where you got them?

  • J. Lee

    Okay looking thru again my mind started thinking of homages to Mousers. Remember Tremors? The screechers easily fleshy Mousers.