I don’t really have any new girl figures to review, so I guess I’ll have to break our little theme at three reviews. But that’s ok because I found the new Nick Turtles Casey Jones figure at Target the other. You guys would much rather check that out, right?
Casey Jones has always been one of my favorite characters in the TMNT mythos. In a world full of ninjas, mutants, and aliens, Casey is the true anomaly. A normal, if not slightly crazy, dude who becomes a vigilante, Casey’s basically a kid friendly version of Rorschach. No loads of money or cool gadgets, just the skills of a professional brawler and an extensive sporting goods collection.
I really like the updated character design. Gone are the flashy colors of the 80’s. Casey now wears black and dark grays. He’s also decked out in a hoodie and more padding and armor that are much more appropriate for a guy who stalks around alleys at night and beats up street thugs. He’s also a bit more dangerous with some added spikes, and even more utilitarian with a bandolier pouch and skates.
The sculptors at Playmates did an excellent job reproducing all this detail. It’s easy to spot all the big bits of armor and padding, but there are tons of smaller details that are easy to overlook. His hoodie and jeans both have appropriate wrinkling, but you can also see pockets and folded cuffs in the right places. There’s the nice touch of a ring of keys hanging off his right hip. They even gave him his skates and an extra piece of plastic for the bandanna he has shoved in his back pocket. Continue to page 2…