TMNT Out of the Shadows is dropping soon and Turtles merch is in full swing. Wal-Mart has a set of TMNT Classics repacks, this time featuring the 4 turtles “Inspired By” the 1991 sequel Secret of the Ooze. They have 3 new head sculpts each and new accessories specific to the movie. We picked them up over the weekend and ran them through a set in celebration of World Turtle Day! #worldturtleday Check out over 85 pics of all 4 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles after the break!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics Wal-Mart Exclusives
Cool new accessories
Plastic feels a tad cheaper than previous releases
Paint applications on heads are poor, particularly the eyes
I really dig the idea of the Playmates Classics line. They are big and bulky, lots of articulation, fits in well with other modern interpretations of classic characters. These Turtles are a redo of the previous Movie turtles with new accessories and heads. Theoretically that should be awesome, but not quite. Almost all the heads, 16 in total between them, have something wrong with them. Some had dried glue all over the head, masks glued in place out of alignment. Paint is poor, lots of strays and uncentered eyes making them look goofy. Not to mention the alternate colors for the Turtles skin, pulling from non-movie generations of the Turtles no doubt, but doesn’t fit here. Bottom line, it’s an average set, worth a pick up only if you don’t have any other TMNT Classics and want some, you need to be complete, or you dig what they did here regardless of the artistic choices. Just make sure to look closely at those heads in the package before you buy for those goofy eyes and stray paint marks!
Key shots here, full set below!