I’m slowly building a little Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collection of the new TV show’s figures. I got the Raphael at Time to lay last year and the Leonardo figure at the Activision Family Game Summit the other day. The Turtles in Training figures I picked up on my own at Target. I got the idea to try and pose them together with their teenage counterparts. Now, I just have to get Michelangelo and Donatello figures to go with their Turtles in Training figures.
When I went to the Time to Play Showcase last year I saw the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toys that were coming out for the brand new show on Nickelodeon. I even received a Raphael toy to bring home. It has been on my desk at work ever since. I’ve had that figure posed in a dozen different ways. The new figures have several points of articulation which means that you can position them more ways that you can count. They are also pretty well balanced so you aren’t constantly readjusting them or picking them up. I had Raphael balanced on one leg on the flat screen monitor of my computer and he didn’t fall off unless I bumped the desk. So Playmates sent me two toys to review and they are a basic Shredder figure and a Flingers Donatello figure.