NECA Toys Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Turtles in Time Series 2 Figures Review

NECA Toys Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Turtles in Time Series 2 Figures Review

 

NECA Toys continues their popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Turtles in Time 7″ scale figure line-up with a second wave of figures that you need to add to your collection. These figures are based on the classic arcade game of the early 1990’s. Included in this wave are Leatherhead, Michelangelo, Raphael and Shredder. This wave continues where series 1 left off, and offers you more great repaints, and this is a solid wave with a great assortment of characters. These releases of Raphael and Michelangelo comes with their boards.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Turtles in Time continues to be a personal favorite and even though it was a hard game to beat as times as the villains just kept coming, it remains a fan-favorite. The amount of characters in that game was astonishing, and we’re hoping that NECA continues this line with covering each and every one of them!

Thank you to NECA Toys for providing their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time Series 2 Figures for review. 

Availability: July 2020

 
 

Each figure is packaged in a window box, which features artwork inspired from the classic Arcade game. On the back is an image of the figure in an action pose, along with a look at the rest of the wave.

 

As you probably already know, these versions of the turtles were first released back at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, and this is the first-time outside that show these are available. Raphael and Michelangelo includes the same sculpt and paint applications (there are some deco changes on the backs of their legs as highlighted in the video, as well as the slight differences in the neck lines), with bright 8-bit deco and colors that you will surely enjoy.

 

Both turtles also comes with the new hoverboards that came with Leonardo and Donatello, in their respective colors, and these stand on acrylic stands that are ball jointed. Raphael comes with his signature sais that are completely different than the 2016 SDCC release. While the previous version match the elongated and exaggerated graphics of the first game, these sais look more like you would expect a traditional pair to be portrayed. Michelangelo comes with a spinning nunchuck, and both turtles include interchangeable hands.

The villains in the game are noteworthy and they had a lot of them. Leatherhead and Shredder are offered in this wave, and each of these are given excellent deco. Shredder includes some newly tooled parts and some shared parts with the 2016 SDCC release, but the deco is completely new and they really captured the likeness quite well. Shredder’s outfit includes a purple shirt with the black 8-bit shading, a pink fabric cape, several shades of blue on the armor, and several shades of brown on his pants. The helmet and face are more realistic this time around, with the helmet also in several shades of blue. The shoulder spikes scream are also the largest spikes on his armor.

 

Shredder includes game-accurate laser sword, a flame and hand effect attachments, and three sets of interchangeable hands. The effect pieces are very nicely done, especially the hand piece with the sculpted palm. This attaches to his forearm, while the flame effect goes into his pointing finger hand. The laser sword is by far a personal favorite, and this weapon, along with the effects would have made Shredder far more dangerous than he was portrayed in the cartoon.

 

Leatherhead is the biggest, bulkiest figure in the wave, and this sculpt and deco does the character justice. In the game, Leatherhead was hard to beat especially with those rapid fire knife throws, and then with his speedy low charges. Leatherhead is given light green skin, with a darker green 8-bit deco, a torn jacket with yellow, orange and brown deco, several shades of blue on his pants, a yellow and brown belt, light and dark purple shorts, and a hat that has red and pink deco along with yellow on the sides. He also has several shades of brown on his boots.

His head sculpt is excellent, with a hinged mouth to reveal the inner details including a tongue and sharp teeth. His eyes are yellow with a black pupil, and there are ridges on his nose.

The tail comes unassembled in the packaging, which is ball jointed but has limited range of motion. Leatherhead includes three sets of interchangeable hands, and a knife. The knife has excellent sculpting and deco and he can hold it well. In the game, it’s almost like he has endless knives, but this figure just comes with one.

Overall, this video game line is so much fun to display and to collect and NECA is doing a great job with the brand. With such great looking figures like these, this video game line has the potential to continue for a few more years or longer given how many characters appeared in the game. Make sure to do your part and buy the first two waves, and you surely won’t regret it!

Purchase:

Entertainment Earth

BigBadToyStore

Megalopolis: City Of Collectibles

Hobby Link Japan

Things From Another World

Zavvi – U.S./Canada

Zavvi – U.K.

 

     

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