Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 Patrol Buggies Review

Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 Patrol Buggies Review

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At New York ToyFair 2014, a representative at Playmates Toys told us that the single packaged Patrol Buggies for 2014 will have some retooling compared to the one released the year before. So with that news, we had reported it as such in our Playmates Toys New York ToyFair 2014 coverage. That however turns out to be untrue, as we have compared the single packaged Patrol Buggies to the 2-packs released from 2013, and learned that instead of it being retooled in anyway, there are only two new missiles for Donatello’s and Michelangelo’s Patrol Buggies, and there are some minor paint differences.

Playmates Toys gave out the wrong information at ToyFair, and this led us to mislead readers. We are extremely disappointed with Playmates Toys that they did not retool the new Patrol Buggies in any way, and went the cheaper route instead.

We bought the single packaged set thinking there was a retool, so we can share the news with our readers and do an in-depth comparison between the two in our review. Instead, we were saved a lot of time and energy on this review and it didn’t take our photographer as long as he thought it would when he broke the news to the rest of us about these vehicles. In the gallery, we are showing some of the differences between the two sets.

Availability: June 2014

Sculpt & Paint:

The single packaged Patrol Buggies use the same sculpt as the 2-packs, and Donatello’s and Michelangelo’s Patrol Buggies includes a new missile launcher. The missile launcher are only compatible with Donatello’s and Michelangelo’s Patrol Buggies, and cannot be used for Leonardo’s or Raphael’s Patrol Buggies, leaving the combined look the same as last years with no real difference.

There are also some paint differences such as a different color handle bar and sidebar on Donatello’s and Michelangelo’s Patrol Buggies, and some minor paint differences for Leonardo’s and Raphael’s Patrol Buggies.

Accessories:

Each vehicle includes a sticker sheet, instructions, and a missile.

Overall:

We are very upset with Playmates Toys for giving fans a reissue compared to a retooled Patrol Buggies set, and feel that the single packaged vehicles are not worth your time or money.

Not Recommended. 1/10

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