Playmates Toys Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 80’s Leonardo Figure Review


Playmates Toys is going retro, and introducing the 1980’s style of Bebop and Rocksteady, along with Leonardo in a trench coat disguise, into the modern Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toyline. With the current storyline of Mutants + Monsters on Nickelodeon, the next storyline that is featured is listed below.

Retro Shredder and Krang have transported themselves to modern day New York, but before they can conquer the city, they need to find a few trusty henchmen. Dimensions collide when today’s Bebop and Rocksteady sign up for the job and put on their retro counterparts classic villain look to take down the turtles!

Thank you to Playmates Toys for providing their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 80’s Leonardo figure for review.

Availability: September 2017


Leonardo is the only one of the four Turtles to see release in his 80’s trench coat and hat disguise as seen in the animated series, and is ready to blend in with the crows in New York City likely to see what 80’s Shredder and Krang are up too in the upcoming episode. This wave also consists of Bebop and Rocksteady, which we previously reviewed, and they were also given their 80’s inspired outfits.



Leonardo shares many parts with existing figures as seen over the years, such as the same body that is covered underneath the trench coat, legs and feet. The arms are newly tooled as they are meant to be sleeves for the trench coat, and the hands are brand new because of the new arms. The bandages around the hands are also painted in a different shade of white, and are sculpted smooth as opposed to having some texture to it. The feet have the grey bandages, with texture, and the knees have the dark blue knee guards that are covered by the trench coat. The head sculpt is brand new so that the hat can fit firmly on top, and the facial details include white eyes for stealth more, and an open smiling mouth. The blue bandana/mask covers his eyes and hangs out around the back. Other parts of the sculpts are also visible even though they are covered, such as a part of the chest, shell, and parts of the legs.  While he maintains most of the same articulation as previous figure, the new arms do not have elbow articulation.

The new trench coat is nicely done, and is paint in a dark tan, with a brown belt, black buttons, and there are straps around the sleeves. The hat is painted in the same color, with brown trim. The coat is made of soft plastic, as is the hat, but the trench coat cannot be removed. On his back is a sheath with two katana’s that has been offered before. What is also new is a brief case that does not open, and is painted in black to help him blend in with the crowds. The brief case is a nice touch, and between the hat, trench coat, and brief case, he almost looks like he can walk around New York unnoticed. What is missing however is the mask that was used in the 80’s and 90’s animated series, that makes him look human. Without that, he looks like a green Turtle walking around with a trench coat and hat. Still, given the new clothing, he’s a beautiful looking figure, and goes great with Bebop and Rocksteady.

Overall, this is a gorgeous figure, and definitely something that both old school fans would love. The 80’s and 90’s Turtles rocked, and we cannot wait until this episode premiers.


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