The best way to relive the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle series is by collecting action figures and games. What began as a comic book is now turned into a series of animated shows, movies, text cards and other collectible versions. The story continues with the Ninja clan beating up evil opponents with different toy versions, designs and built. With that, you may find it difficult to choose which Ninja Turtle Action Figure toy set to purchase as a part of your collection.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder
In every TMNT collection, there is no way that you’d miss Shredder. This product has a standard look of the character; face is covered with helmet, silver armor, and his compelling eyes. The toy is sealed in an awesome packaging by Nickelodeon coupled with his fierce look, suggesting than he is more than ready to destroy Splinter.
Shredder is made with over 12 points of articulation such as waist, neck and wrists swivel, hinged elbows, ball jointed shoulders and thighs. So you can easily move him from time to time. This product is recommended for kids 4 to 8 years of age and is available at a cheaper price.
At a price you can afford, Michelangelo is the primary lead of the series, and of the group. He is the master of Kusarigama, and as seen in the figure, he is designed with his trademark weapon ready to fight against the villains.
This toy set sticks to the comic version of Donatello. He wields the Naginata bo staff and wears elbow, ankle and knee wraps. Similar to Shredder, Donatello’s articulation also include ball jointed shoulders, knees, elbows, neck and thighs and swivel wrists while wearing a fighter look on his face.
This Raphael toy set includes a detail-oriented action figure. He wields a bladed weapon and ready to pounce on the enemy anytime. His clenched teeth are a highlight of this version, showing the typical behavior of the character; hot-tempered, risky and tough. The color combinations resemble different comic versions of the character, particularly of the latest animated series.
Among the siblings, Leonardo appears to be the most honorable but a fearless leader. He has a wicked grin on his face while holding a pair of swords, with one arm up in the air ready to slash any unsuspecting enemies around.
The Ninja Turtles would not be complete without their Master Splinter around to help them with their battles. This toy is a good version as it resembles the character very much and is affordable. With his arm wraps and ninja stance, you would easily know that he is a Ninjutsu master. He has his staff with them and it is painted with green color. He wears a red robe that only Masters wear, making him unique among other characters.
TMNT April O’Neil
While April is a misfit to school and to her typical surroundings, she is undoubtedly a perfect match to the Ninja Turtles. She’s a good team player and uses her intelligence to help the ninja turtles plan and execute their strategy for beating the opponents.
Recommended for kids 4-8 years old, April is crafted with a great number of accessories and costume. For example, in this version, April appears to be younger as she wears her first sunshine yellow jumpsuit but her teenager look remains the same. She looks normal as though she is not in any way affiliated with the Ninja Turtles brothers.
Behind those normal looks are her deadly weapons and fighting skills taught by the warrior-brothers. This toy set includes a bo staff, a tonfa, a couple of smoke grenades, sword, short katana and 2 four-painted ninja marks.
This Kraang alien version is perfectly sculpted that it already looks creepy. The alien is loaded with 2 guns and a weird pink brain attached to his stomach. Kraang is designed to look like a robotic figure that is removable, with ball jointed head and shoulders and swivel hips.
He is definitely a good match up to Michelangelo’s group.
Overall, it seems that the manufacturer tried to stick to the original (comic) appearances of the characters to appeal to collectors and children. There is a bit of experimentation on Leonardo and April, mixing different comic versions of the characters but it turned out well-suited for their attitude and role in the series however. Not only this toy series is affordable, but also a must have for the fans and TMNT collectors.