Playmates Toys Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mondo Gecko Review

Playmates Toys Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mondo Gecko Review

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Playmates Toys have released the hard to find Mondo Gecko action figure based on his appearance in the new Nickelodeon series. Mondo Gecko is a classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles character that first had a figure made with green skin in 1990. While that figure remains a classic, this new version of Mondo Gecko has been an instant hit with fans and we’ve seen him sell for as much as $60 right now on the secondary market on sites including Amazon and eBay.

The episode, titled “Meet Mondo Gecko,” features the first appearance of the character in this new installment of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In the episode, Mondo Gecko meets Casey Jones and Michelangelo and they have to work as a team to defeat Fishface in a race.

Availability: October 2015

Sculpt & Paint:

Mondo Gecko features an all new sculpt based on his appearance in the Nickelodeon series and has the appearance of a Gecko. He is sculpted in a black shirt and shorts, a black hat, and blue sneakers. His shirt says “Tokay,” which is a reference to a gecko breed called Tokay Gecko. His head sculpt is painted in yellow and white, with black lines, and big white and black eyes.

Mondo Gecko is capable of skate boarding tricks and the figure has some great poses to recreate some great moves. While his articulation is limited, he is capable of holding his skating board in his hand for some great poses, as well as standing on it to recreate poses seen in the show. The skateboard is painted in red with yellow wheels, which makes it look like something that Fisher Price cooked up for the kids. On the show, the skateboard has lots of detailed deco (as shown below), which unfortunately did not make it to the toy.

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Articulation:

swivel hat, swivel head, hinged-swivel shoulders, swivel tail, and hinged-swivel hips. The wheels on the skateboard can rotate.

Accessories:

Skateboard

Overall:

Mondo Gecko is an excellent figure with a great likeness to the TV show. The skateboard however doesn’t meet the same standards and looks a bit too basic compared to the source material.

Highly Recommended.

Purchase:

Amazon

eBay

 

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