best new toys for boys. Why? They’re timeless! These turtles were kicking butt before Spongebob and those Samurai Power Rangers.
…But what sets the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures apart from the ones manufactured in the 1980s to 1990s?
The new TMNT figurines are equipped with the signature weapons and all the trademarked gadgets that made these fighting reptiles great. All 4 of the brothers are represented in all their pizza-eating, bad-guy battling glory – Donatello (the engineering scientist in purple), Leonardo (the fearless leader in blue), Raphael (the aggressive heart-of-gold in red), and Michelangelo (the free spirit in orange). The innovative figurines of 2012 strive to capture the essence of each turtle’s unique and diverse personality.
Their bodily builds are designed to match their levels of training – from the lean muscle to the bulk – while their bandanas are contorted around the eyes to match their expressions. For example, Raphael is considered the bad boy of the group, squinting in pent-up anger and combat-ready. Whereas, Michelangelo’s expression will be more relaxed and easy-going – albeit, also eager for a fight.
There’s also a wider range of articulation in these action figures, meaning little boys can pose their favorite TMNT into realistic battle stances. This is also a great feature for those grown up 80’s kids who still have a soft spot for turtles and the series collectables. Each figurine can be maneuvered into a life-like pose before being showcased in a collection, meant to be admired.