Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 Movie Donatello Figure Review

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 Movie Donatello Figure Review

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Playmates Toys new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie 2014 basic action figure Donatello will be in stores starting on July 13th, 2014. This is an advanced look at Donatello as the movie line is not available to purchase just yet.

Disclosure – Special thanks to Playmates Toys for sending Donatello along to us to review.

Release Date: July 13th, 2014

Packaging:

The packaging is a standard blister card with an image of the three other Turtles on the front, and Donatello pictured inside the bubble. On each of the front packaging it is different for the four Turtles as it shows the other three Turtles on the card that are not the figure inside the package, and also shows the Turtle on the inside bubble just below his brothers.

On the front of the packaging, Donatello is shown holding a metal grey bo staff, while the actual figure comes with a lime green one that looks nothing like the picture. On the back of the packaging it shows Donatello painted slightly differently than the final product. It shows Donatello with a blue metallic skirt, yellow at the bottom of his boots, but has the bo staff right. The final product is painted with a black skirt and green Turtle feet at the bottom of the boots.

Sculpt & Paint:

Donatello features an all new sculpt and has a sky gear backpack with straps sculpted across his shell and chest, goggles sculpted on his forehead, a device sculpted on his left arm, a samurai skirt, arm and elbow guards, knee pads, and a bandana hanging down on either side of his head.

The backpack has tubing that is loose and can also be used to store the bo staff as there isn’t a sheath that can store the weapon like previous Donatello action figures. There is also an antenna on the top right of the backpack made of soft rubber just like the tubing and the bandana. The bo staff looks something that was made up and is not a typical bo staff used by Donatello. There are extra groves and textures that could possibly mean that this bo staff can be shortened or extended. Either way it is painted the wrong color.

Donatello is painted in a different shade of green compared to the other four Turtles, and does not have the spots on his skin as seen in the movie stills and images we’ve seen. It’s all a solid green. For the most part of the paint apps are decent, There is some glue residue on his stomach and the back of his legs have straps that were not painted the way they were in the front. The bottom of his boots are painted the same green as his skin, but the line detail that you normally see on the bottom of a boot is sculpted on the bottom of his feet.

Articulation:

Ball-jointed head, ball-jointed shoulders, hinged-swivel elbows, hinged-swivel hips, hinged-swivel knees.

Accessories:

Bo staff.

Overall:

Donatello is a nice looking figure and we like how they added the technology to him. There are some improvements needed here from the paint apps statements we’ve made above, bo staff, and a decent sheath to store his weapon on the back. The articulation is good and we love all the detail.

Highly Recommended.

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