Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 Movie Raphael Figure Review

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 Movie Raphael Figure Review

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

Disclosure – Special thanks to Playmates Toys for sending Raphael 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 Raphael 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, Raphael is shown with a purple bandana while it’s well known he has a red one. But there is red around the image so it’s possible that the red bandana blended in too much with the background, so they had to change the color of the bandana just to make it show on the packaging. On the back of the packaging it shows Raphael painted slightly different than the final product. It shows Raphael with eye balls, black paint washed on his chest, a red belt under the brown skirt, his sais painted with a red handle and silver blades, and the colors of his bandana’s are a darker red compared to the final product. The final product is missing the eye balls and painted white instead, missing black wash on his chest, missing the red belt, and his sais are painted all in grey.

Sculpt & Paint:

Raphael features an all new sculpt with texture sculpted on his skin. His shell and chest have a strap sculpted around and they can be used as a sheath to hold the sais. The downside is using the straps as a sheath can stretch it out too much and could damage the straps. He has a brown skirt sculpted around his hips that’s nicely detailed, bandages and around his wrists, biceps, legs and feet. On his left knee there’s a red knee guard that’s painted all the way around and the right knee has a white one painted all the way around. He also has a red bandana that’s sculpted around his face and hangs down the back.

His sais are the same, but are different on the back of the packaging as described in detail above. They are made of hard plastic and cannot break unless force is applied.

Raphael 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. The bandages on his feet are not sculpted on the bottom of his feet and instead are green.

Articulation:

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

Accessories:

Two sais.

Overall:

Raphael is a nice looking figure and we like the detail in the skirt that’s sculpted around his hips and the overall color choices on the figure. There are some improvements needed here from the paint apps statements we’ve made above. The figure needs a sheath to store his weapon on the back or on the sides. The articulation is good and we love all the detail.

Highly Recommended.

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