Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dojo Splinter Figure Review

Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dojo Splinter Figure Review

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Dojo Splinter teaches his pupils the way of the Ninjutsu. Splinter is geared up in this new figure and prepares the Turtles for all the threats they face – The Kraang, The Foot Clan, Shredder, and all the other villains out there.

Playmates Toys needs to reconsider how they pack the new case assortments as Rahzar, Slash, Newtralizer, and Splinter in Dojo Gear are packed 1 per case of 24. We’ve expressed our concerns in the past about some of these case ratio’s, and now we are seeing the four main Turtles characters flooding the pegs while most if not all villains are sold out. It’s a safe bet that everyone already has the four main Turtles, plus figures from older waves. It is doubtful at this point that parents will continue to buy the older figures in the case assortments that collectors already have, and the last thing we want for this line is to over flow at retail.

What needs to be done and our advice to Playmates Toys, is to pack case ratio’s such as 3x Rahzar, 2x Slash, 2x Newtralizer, and 2x Splinter in Dojo Gear while leaving 3 spots for older figures such as Kraang, Spider Bytez, and Casey Jones. A more interesting case ratio will appeal to your shoppers and make it easier for them to buy the new figures. Again, despite the fact that retailers want the four Turtles in each new case ratio, we believe at some point they will no longer sell as people already have them. We ask that you try a case ratio such as the one we suggested as a test run.

Availability: July 2014

Sculpt & Paint:

Dojo Splinter features an all new sculpted body and a reused head sculpt from the wave 1 figure released back in 2012. The body armor is sculpted onto his body and the skirt is made of rubber. His pants are made of hard plastic and there’s a flat surface at the bottom with his feet attached. The mask is removable and also fragile if you apply too much force to get it off. There is sculpted texture and folds in the clothing giving is a more realistic look. He has no articulation in his knees, which limits his poseability.

The training sword is supposedly made of wood and is made of soft plastic.

The press image shown below has some differences in the final paint including the red and silver  on the mask and red and white on the training sword. The figure matches the sample with black and blue armor, and a white, red, and black head. His fingers, tail and feet are painted pink.

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Articulation:

Swivel head, hinged-swivel shoulders, swivel hands, swivel feet, swivel tail.

Accessories:

Mask, training sword.

Overall:

Dojo Splinter is an excellent figure, and we are very happy to see him finally released. It has taken Playmates Toys almost 1-1/2 years to get him into the hands of collectors since his reveal at New York Toy Fair 2013.

Highly Recommended.

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