Jada Toys Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collection includes highly detailed die-cast figures of each of the four Turtles in 4″ figure scale, as well as a 6″ scale Samurai Leonardo figure inspired from Teenage Mutant Niinja Turtles 3. We recently reviewed the upcoming 2″ Keychain Turtles figures shown above in a first-look as these will be offered in 2017. The 4″ and 6″ figures are scaled larger than the keychain figures, and also have a ball jointed head, with a non-articulated body and non-removable weapons located on the back of their shells. The quality and detail of each of the Die-Cast figures is top notch and the design team at Jada is truly doing a great job with each new release that we’ve seen. One thing is for sure, these Metals Die-Cast figures will be around for years to come.
Thank you to Jada Toys for providing their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Die-Cast figures for review.
Availability: Summer 2016
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Metals Die-Cast Keychains are 4″ tall and are scaled down compared to the 6″ Samurai Leonardo Metals Die-Cast figure. Each figure is based on the classic 1988 animated series and is inspired with the animated look, deco, and design of the series. Each figure has a ball jointed head, and the body is non-articulated. On their belts are the first letter of their name and each has a different colored bandana as seen in the show, and each comes with their iconic accessories that are removable from the sheaths on their back. The figures are made out of die-cast and plastic parts, with their heads and accessories being plastic, and the body made out of die-cast.
Each of the turtles also has a different facial expression, that also mimics the 2″ keychain figures. Leonardo has a open grin on his left side, Raphael has an open grin on both sides with the middle of his mouth closed, Donatello has a open grin on his right side, and the goofy Michelangelo has an open mouth with his tongue visible. All four of the Turtles are also painted in the same shade of green, as well as the same shade of yellow on their chest, green on their shells, and brown on their belts.
Samurai Leonardo stands at 6″ tall and features removable samurai armor. The figure is based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 movie that was released in 1993. Instead of the movie version of Leonardo, the classic 1988 Leonardo design is given the samurai armor that is made of out plastic and covers his chest, left shoulder, knees, and head. The armor comes unattached in the packaging, and the sculpt features a scaled up version of the 4″ Leonardo Die-Cast figure and he also has a ball jointed head and swivel shoulders. The samurai armor is painted in brown, silver, and has an L on his chest as the chest armor covers his belt. The helmet is made of die-cast, and also has a yellow insignia on the top, and the armor covering his body is made of plastic and feels a bit fragile. This is a great scale to introduce the armor and we hope to see the other Turtles featured with their armor.
Jada Toys Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line and other licenses are hot right now, and this style brings fans a highly detailed Metal Die-Cast figure for a very reasonable price. The Die-Cast figures are no exception, and are sculpted, painted, and designed extremely well and have a great likeness to the animated series.
The only thing we would change is to sculpt Raphael’s sais in front to better match the animated series. As these are keychains, Jada Toys made the right call not to have their accessories be removable, as they could have fallen off and get lost. Turtles fans are going to love these!
We hope to see more characters introduced in this line overtime and even a much larger version of Kraang in his Android body.