Welcome back for this week's review, we are taking a look at a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Wanderer figure from NECA. This look is based on the Mirage Comics Ninja Turtles issue #17. The National Entertainment Collectibles Association or NECA is an American manufacturer of collectibles typically licensed from films, video games, sports, music, and television based in New Jersey. The company was founded in 1996 and has over 60 licenses for producing products.
Before we open this up, let's check out the packaging.
The front of the box has the Nickelodeon, Turtles, and NECA logos on the front of the box. The figure itself is displayed in the middle of the box with all his accessories. Turning the box to the side we can see a little bit of the figure from the side, this is nice for in-box collectors who want to display the figure, at the bottom we have some comic book artwork and the number 12 listed, as he is the 12th figure in this comic line. The back of the box has some pictures of the figure in some action poses as well as a few more figures that will be coming soon. Turning the box around one more time we get to see some more comic book artwork.
INSIDE OF THE BOX:
Let's take a look at how the figure comes packed inside.
The Wanderer comes packed in a plastic tray with some of his accessories with him and the rest in another try under him. Behind the figure is a slip-in that has a NYC street and some apartment buildings.
OUTSIDE OF THE BOX:
Let's open the box and take a closer look at the figure.
Taking the figure out of the box we get to see that NECA once again did a good job making this guy look like he came right out of the comic book. He might look like it but this figure is not a reuse of the box set turtles we looked at this year.
Let's see what kind of accessories the figure comes with.
The Wanderer comes with two nunchucks, two katana swords, a spear, a kama, open left and right hands, and left and right holding hands.
How can we pose the figure? Let's find out!
THE WANDERER'S ARTICULATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
MUSHROOM PEGGED HEAD - This allows you to turn the head 360 degrees around
BALL-HINGED SHOULDERS - Gives the arm 360-degree rotation and also the ability to raise and lower the arm.
UPPER BICEP SWIVEL - This cut lets you turn the whole arm below the cut 360 degrees.
DOUBLE JOINTED ELBOWS - This allows you to bend the arm about 90 degrees.
SWIVEL HINGE WRISTS - It allows you to be able to turn the figure's wrists in a full 360-degree circle while also bending them up and down.
BALL JOINTED LEGS - This allows the legs to move out to the side along with some front and back motion.
DOUBLE JOINTED KNEES - The joint allows you to bend the leg itself back to the butt of the figure. (mine are hard to get to move, and I feel like I will break the figure if I keep trying)
ANKLE SWIVEL - The ankle swivel lets you turn the feet a full 360 degrees.
BALL-HINGED TAIL - This lets you move the tail up and down, left and right in 360 degrees.
How does the size of this figure compare to others?
He stands right around 6.5 inches tall. Here he is next to The Last Ronin and Mikey from the Jim Lawson Box set.
What are Baby Huey's scores for the figure?
PAINT JOB 4.5/5 - As always NECA did a really good job on this figure, making him look like he came right out of the comic book
FIGURE SCULPT 5/5 - The sculpt is on point
POSING 4.5/5 - The posing is almost perfect. The joints are a little tight and the outfit he has on makes it a little hard to get him to get his arms all the way up.
ACCESSORIES: 4.5/5 - An extra head with a different expression would have made this a homerun
DURABILITY 5/5 - The plastic is nice, even though the joints are a little tight in some spots I don't feel like he will brake like the older NECA figures would
OVERALL SCORE 4.7/5 - If you are a TMNT or a NECA fan I say pick him it up if you can, he is a BEST BUY exclusive figure.
RETAIL COST: $34.99
I PICKED MINE UP AT BEST BUY
TIME FOR SOME TOYING AROUND!