Updated: Jul 30
Today we are taking a look at Superfly from Playmate Toys based on the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Muant Mayhem movie. Not much is known about Superfly yet as he is a new character in the TMNT world, the early bet is that he is the mutated version of Baxter Stockman as he has been in a few of the animated series and comics.
After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers. Their new friend, April O'Neil, helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.
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 take a look at the packaging.
Superfly comes in on a blister card just as all the basic figures do in this line. The back of the card is purple brick with the Turtles and Nickelodeon logos at the top. A picture of the turtles in action runs down the left side. Superfly 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, there is a white sticker running down the side listing his name again, this has been popping up on a lot of Ninja Turtle figures of the last year or so, esp on the re-issue figures. On the back, we have a CGI cross-cell of all the figures in the line. The bottom has a little read-up on Superfly. Turning the card around one more time we can get a good look at him from the other side.
INSIDE OF THE BOX:
Let's take a look at how the figure comes packed inside.
Superfly comes packed with one wing-off, not really sure why, maybe it plays a role in the movie. Guess we will have to find out on Aug 2nd when the movie comes out.
OUTSIDE OF THE BOX:
Let's open the box and take a closer look at the figure.
Taking Superfly out of the box we do get to see that he really does look like a human who was mutated so that would make you think more and more that this really is Stockman. The figure himself being asymmetrical makes him a little hard to stand. The big right arm really makes him fall over.
Let's see what kind of accessories the figure comes with.
Superfly comes with a gun that looks like the gun that turned people into mutants in the 80s cartoon. He also comes with an old-school weapons rack. the rack we have something that looks like the flyswatter that the old Baxter Stockman toy came with. Some beakers and a gun.
How can we pose the figure? Let's find out!
MAN RAYS’ ARTICULATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
SWIVEL HINGED 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.
SINGLE JOINTED ELBOW (RIGHT HAND) - This allows you to bend the arm about 90 degrees.
SWIVEL HINGE WRIST (LEFT HAND/CLAW) - It will enable you to be able to turn the figure's wrists in a full 360-degree.
BALL JOINTED LEGS - With this it will enable the legs to move out to the side along with some front and back motion.
SINGLE JOINTED SWIVEL KNEES - The joint allows you to bend the leg and also turn them a full 360 degrees.
How does the size of this figure compare to others?
Superfly stands right around 4 inches tall. Here is Superfly standing next to my Baxter Stockman re-issue figure as well as the Glow in the Dark Ralph also from this new movie line.
What are Baby Huey's scores for the figure?
PAINT JOB 3/5 - The paint, while nice on the spots that there is paint is missing in some areas, which is in true playmates fashion.
FIGURE SCULPT 4/5 - This does look very good. from what I can tell he does look pretty much how he does in the trailer. I would say if they made him just a little skinnier then he be 100% on point.
POSING 1/5 - I can't really do much with him, that is due to the giant left arm that he has. He wouldn't be so bad if he had a few more articulation points.
ACCESSORIES: 5/5 - I can't really complain about the accessories. He does come with a few things but without seeing the movie I can't say if he should come with anything else. The stuff he does comes with a nice throwback to the 80s figure.
DURABILITY 4/5 - The plastic is nice and sturdy. Just hope the wings hold up over time since they are more of a translucent plastic.
OVERALL SCORE 3.4/5 - I do like Superfly, he was the figure I wanted the most out of this line. I just wish he had a little more movement in the right arm, it really would help get him to stand.
RETAIL COST: $9.99
I PICKED MINE UP AT TARGET
TIME FOR SOME TOYING AROUND!