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Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mix 'N Match Michelangelo -Toying Around Reviews

This week we are looking at Michelangelo from the new Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line. This new line also has a subline titled "Mix-N-Match" because the figures are designed so you can swap body parts between the figures.

Playmates Toys has often been under contract as a chosen third party to produce toys, fashion dolls, games, and other merchandise coinciding with popular film and television media. Examples of media that Playmates has done toys for include Atomic Betty, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Trek, Ben 10, Godzilla vs. Kong, the Disney movie franchise Frozen, Miraculous Ladybug, Pikwik Pack, and others. They were made in cooperation with various international media production companies, including Canadian company Nelvana and United States companies Disney, DreamWorks Animation, and Nickelodeon.



Before we open this up, let's check out the packaging.

Mikey comes on a blister card, just as all the basic figures in this line do. The back of the card still has the purple that the Mutant Mayhem line had but is now joined by some light blue the Turtles and Nickelodeon logos at the top. A picture of Mikey is along the top right of the card, Mikey is done up with how he will look in the new cartoon. Mikey and everything he comes with is in the blister just off-center. His name is listed below him. Turning the card to the side we can get an ok look at him from the side. On the back, we have a demo of how the Mic-N-Match feature works along with pictures of all the other figures in this wave. Turning the card around one more time we can get a good look at him from the other side.



Let's open the box and take a closer look at the figure.

Taking Mikey off the card we can see that these new figures have a lot less articulation than other TMNT figures. We can also see that Mikey is now done up in his new look that he will be in when the new cartoon premieres.



Let's see what kind of accessories the figure comes with.

Mikey comes with 2 Nunchucks, a robot head, a robot leg, a Mace, and 3 ninja stars. All the weapons can be stored on the figure's belt. The stars can also slide into the slots on the back of the shell. The figure can also be pulled apart and put back together with the different parts that he comes with.



How can we pose the figure? Let's find out!


SWIVEL HEAD - This allows you to turn the head 360 degrees around

BALL JOINTED SHOULDERS - Gives the arm 360-degree rotation.

BALL JOINTED LEGS - With this, you can move the legs around 360 degrees.



How does the size of this figure compare to others?

Mikey stands just a little taller than 4 inches. Here is our new Mikey with last year's Mutant Mayhem figure.



What are Baby Huey's scores for the figure?

PAINT JOB 2.5/5 - The paint on the figure is done well, as always with TMNT Playmates figures, it could use some more paint, like on the weapons.

FIGURE SCULPT 4/5 - The overall look of the figure is nice, it does look how he looks on the upcoming show.

POSING 2/5 - You can't do much with the figure with posing. They should have kept the articulation that the Mutant Mayhem figures have.

ACCESSORIES: 4.5/5 - Mikey does come with a lot of stuff but nothing is painted so it just feels cheap.

DURABILITY 3.5/5 - The plastic is soft and I wonder if over time the plastic will lose its shape from all the mixing and matching kids will do.

OVERALL SCORE 3.3/5 - The figures are fine for young fans, however, a collector might just want to stick to the Mutant Mayhem figures.






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