NECA Toys Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1/4″ Scale Donatello Review

NECA Toys Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1/4″ Scale Donatello Review


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NECA Toys Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1/4" Scale Donatello Review



NECA Toys highly anticipated 1/4″ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line is in full swing with their newly released Donatello figure. Expectations are beyond what you would expect of this figure as it not only features a great likeness, but also all the realistic texture and detail are sculpted to the figure.

Donatello was first revealed to fans at New York ToyFair, and San Diego Comic-Con with showcasing Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo that will also be released on a quarterly basis this year (2017). We know that Raphael is next (February release), with Leonardo following, and Michelangelo should be out by Q3, 2017.

The year 2016 has been a big Turtles year for NECA, as they offered both the video game TMNT figures at San Diego Comic-Con, and the Mirage Comics Foot Clan Box Set at New York Comic-Con. With 2017, hopefully the Turtle trend will continue just as strong, and we will have more information for you during our New York ToyFair coverage next month.

Availability: December 2016



Donatello is based on the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film and features the likeness of the Jim Henson costume design. Donatello comes fully sculpted with realistic texture as if it were real Turtle skin, along with a figure sculpt that is just beyond impressive. Donatello is one of the best screen to figures interpretations ever released, and once you have this in hand, you will know it’s true.

His body is covered in sculpted texture that has the look and feel of real Turtle skin, with his signature elbow, knee pads, wrist band, and chest harness over the skin. The purple mask over his eyes is extremely well done with soft goods in the back below the knot. His eyes look realistic enough, and the mouth and facial expression depicts Donnie’s more serious side. The upper lip is painted in a yellowish green and hangs over the lower one, which is unique to him over his brothers.

The paint is truly remarkable, and there is just no way this figure could look this good with a superior paint job. Most of the skin is painted in one shade of green, and in parts such as the mouth has a more yellowish green color. The chest and shell is also nicely done with with realistic looking deco and detail. Every aspect about the figure right up to his toe and fingernails looks great.

A figure this good can’t go without having plenty of articulation to back him up, The figure includes a ball jointed neck, ball socket shoulders, double jointed elbows, swivel-hinged and removable wrists, ball socket hips, a hidden torso joint under the front of the shell, and ball socket ankles. One minor flaw about the figure is that the elbow and knee pads do block some of the range of motion in the articulation, this isn’t terrible, but they do get in the way just enough to completely realize the full range.

Donatello includes interchangeable hand sculpts as shown in the gallery below, his iconic bo staff, a TGRI canister, and a slice a pizza.



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Pre-Orders for Raphael are currently available on Entertainment Earth and BigBadToyStore.


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