Playmates Toys Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Warrior Horse With Samurai Usagi Yojimbo Figure Review


One of the biggest reveals at New York ToyFair 2017 by Playmates Toys was the return of Usagi Yojimbo, a classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles character that will be making his debut in an upcoming storyline on the current Nickelodeon series. Along with Usagi Yojimbo, the Turtles are being offered in their Samurai Warrior armor, which was first introduced in 1993’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, when the turtles go back through time. Usagi Yojimbo has already seen several new figures hit stores right now, and this Wal-Mart exclusive set is a repaint of the single packaged Samurai armor Usagi Yojimb, as well as the Warrior Horse that also came with Raphael and Michelangelo.

The Ninja Turtles find themselves in another dimension inhabited by animal warriors! Disguised as samurai, the Turtles ally themselves with ronin rabbit named Usagi Yojimbo. Together they must save a young prince from a band of Neko ninjas led by Jei, an evil sorcerer.

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Availability: July 2017; Wal-Mart Exclusive


Usagi Yojimbo is repainted from the single packaged Samurai Armor figure.  The figure is based on the new storyline seen on the current Nickelodeon series. Usagi Yojimbo features Samurai armor covering his chest, back, arms, legs, and a removable helmet and face mask. The armor includes textures, patterns and smooth surfaces, with several different textures on the front chest of the armor. The armor is incredibly detailed that goes above and beyond expectations. The armor covering the arms has two pieces of armor sculpted over the long brown sleeves that cover the shoulders, and the back of the forearms, which includes straps and the armor itself is painted in silver. The armor covering the hips are made of soft plastic, and the legs are protected by armor that is painted in dark blue, with tan knee guards and brown armor sculpted over the knee and lower legs. The feet are cast in black, and have sandals covering them. Sculpted over the waist is a gold belt, that wraps around. Some of the armor is left grey, including the lower portion of the chest, as well as lower back, which was not painted in silver as the rest of the detailed design was. The helmet is also repainted from brown from the single packaged figure, to silver and gold. Sculpted to his waist is a sheath for both swords, which are left cast in grey plastic.



The helmet and face mask are removable, and has some detailed sculpting around the sides and top. The face mask slides into two grooves on the sides of the helmet, and fits nicely and securely. The mask represents the face of a dragon, with the long nose and eyes (which in this case are cut out so the Usagi can see through the mask, but in this case the eyes don’t lineup with the eye holes in the mask).


The Samurai horses is beautifully sculpted and designed, and make this sets worth it. The sculpt and deco is inspired by the animated series and was featured in a current episode that recently aired. The horse is repainted from the one’s the Mikey and Raph came with, and is non-articulated statues that are more display pieces than figures. The horse is covered in samurai armor just like Usagi, and this covers his head with a mask, neck, chest, sides, and back. Sculpted on the back is a saddle painted in metallic black with a smooth finish. The saddle rests on a blanket that is painted brown. The armor is extremely details and textured, which is mostly hard plastic, except for the soft plastic pieces above the front legs. The legs also have a tiny bit of armor at the knee joint, which is painted in silver. On the sides of the horse is a saddle for the feet, which is too small for the turtles and Usagi, and are meant for human riders. There is also a rope that is connected to the mouth piece so that the rider can hang onto it.

Usagi Yojimbo‘s horse is painted in dark blue and black armor, along with gold and silver protecting the chest and neck. The tail is also made of soft plastic, and are ball jointed.

Overall, this is an excellent figure by Playmates Toys and the horses are just too good to pass up. While some articulation is always preferred, the detail in the sculpt, especially the armor, likeness, and strong paint apps make these worth it.