It's been a while since I bought these back in early June, and even longer since I reviewed the initial wave of Mega Bloks Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (based on the Nickelodeon show), but because wave 2 just hit the shelves and the TMNT 2: Out of the Shadows film hits DVD on Sept. 20th (although it's already digitally available) I figured I should get this short review out.
As with the original wave of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mega Bloks toys, these things are great. They look good and are super poseable with a ton of articulation. They don't quite match the absurdly high quality of product of the first wave of toys. These feel like a slightly cheaper plastic and the colors appear to be slightly "off." It could be an attempt to make it closer to the film, but it still looks a touch off from the high quality of the Nickelodeon based figures. Overall though, they are still tremendous tiny action figures.
Honestly, if you liked the first wave, or enjoy the films even a little bit, you may appreciate these figures. They're small, made well, and still maintain the Mega Bloks quality. I truly like these much, much, MUCH better than the larger Playmates toy series' based on the movies, television show, and even their re-issues of the classic action figures from the 80's- but these toys are not quite as cool as the Kaiyodo Revoltech TMNT figures.
These TMNT 2: Out of the Shadows movie figures have the added benefit of knowing which figure you are buying as well. That's a huge plus for me. Sure, I like the idea of blind packs, but it's a huge annoyance to continually not get the figures you want.
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