Over the course of the last two years, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise has risen from the ashes to once again become one of the most popular brands in the world! With the potential blockbuster/potential disaster Michael Bay Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie coming out later this year, everyone wants to get in on the action with the TMNT–including Japanese companies! Set to be released in Japan later this year, it’s the Kaiyodo Revoltech TMNT action figures!
Some of my favorite action figures ever are part of the Revoltech line, including their incredible Revoltech War Machine and Revoltech Toy Story Woody figures, so I’m quite ecstatic that they’ll be giving us their own versions of the Nick Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
The work that Kaiyodo has done for these TMNT Revoltech figures is downright incredible, and easily vastly superior to the product that Playmates Toys has put out in the United States. The first thing you’ll notice is that the articulation on these Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures is outstanding, highlighted by ankle rockers, a ball-jointed head and neck, ball-hinge wrists and even ball-jointed fingers!
TMNT Revoltech Donatello will include a drooling head, while Revoltech Leonardo will come packed with a large-eyed “shocked” head. Meanwhile, Donatello looks like he will also include a fire hydrant, with Leonardo coming with the Ninja Turtles’ meal of choice: pizza (with a slice already gone)!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Revoltech Michelangelo has my second-favorite alternate head, as it depicts Mikey with his eyes closed and a giantic smile plastered on his face. It also appears that the manhole cover accessory with each turtle can also be used as a flight stand.
The Kaiyodo TMNT Revoltech figures are scheduled to be released in September/October 2014, with an expected size of 5″-6″ tall and a price-point of $40-$50 each. I’ll post an update with pre-order links once these excellent import Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures go up for pre-order.
What do you think of the Revoltech Ninja Turtles action figures, TMNT fans? Are these figures worth four to five times the cost of your typical Playmates TMNT toy to you?