New Toyark forum member Shawpaw has pointed us to a description of the toys for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live action movie. Idle Hands has a full description of the Ninja Turtles, Shredder, April On’Neil, Splinter and the Foot Soldiers. The good news is the Ninja Turtles themselves sound great. The bad news is that the Shredder sounds a bit ridiculous. But these are only the opinions of the person describing them. Expect these to be revealed at Toy Fair 2014 in February.
Read on for the descriptions from Idle Hands.
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– Each turtle has the weapons they should have. (YAY!) 2 swords for Leo, a staff for Don, 2 sais for Raph, a pair of nunchucks and a three sectioned staff for Mikey.
– Each turtle looks LIKE A TURTLE and not alien…at all. (BIGGER YAY!) In fact the designs are quite traditional and unremarkable, and feature far less texture than the 90’s movie turtles. Eyes are fairly normal and not cartoonishly large. No beak along the nose area like some speculated. Three fingers and two toes.
– The sort of hunched over posture present in the actors in those leaked set pictures is present here.
– Amazingly, each character appeared to have a different physique with some (like Raphael and Leonardo) having super heroey muscle tone (though Raph appears more pumped up than Leo) and Donatello appearing slimmer..leaner. Michelangelo could possibly be slightly shorter than the rest.
– Each turtle’s mask matches the color from the cartoons.
– Again, a very traditional design.
– Hair pulled up in a samurai..nub? Fu Manchu facial hair going on.
– His eyes seemed a little odd but I couldn’t make out what was going on there.
– Slightly tattered samurai outfit with a blue upper half with gold accents, tan lower belted robes and blocky sandals.
– Nothing out of the ordinary here, especially since we saw her on set in her yellow jacket. Blue jeans, black boots up to her knees and a satchel across her chest.
– Worth noting the figure doesn’t much look like her.
– Comes with a camera and 2 sai knives.
– This guy looks like he owns stock in the Ronco knife company! Pointy edges coming off of absolutely anything. He’ll be the stuff of ridicule for some time. Very overcomplicated outfit.
– Helmet is pseudo-traditional, adopting elements of the classic look (mostly the shape and key elements) with the top coming down over the eyes to the nose. Mouth area is recessed.
– Describing the rest of this armor is a nightmare. Suffice to say, even though he’s covered head to toe in metal armor or blades, his arms are still mostly bare. It’s a bit comical. He’s got the shoulder pieces with the blades coming off them, the shin armor with the blades coming off them, black armor areas to offset the steel parts and a cape that looks metal with blades coming down the side. I’d expect we’ll see him whip that around in battle.
– No surprises here at all..just as drab as the goons in masks we saw on set.
– The figure designs are a bit more colorful with a brownish scarf, blue vest, black arms, tan pants, grey knee pads and black boots. They also seem to have made the mask more of a grey than the copper look we saw on set.
– The changes in colors and such lead me to wonder if they did that for the toy line just to bring something out for kids beyond a boring black outfit or has there been changes to the Foot Soldier’s look? Our bet is the former. Makes little sense to put out figures that don’t match the movie look, though….but it’s not like it hasn’t happened before.