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Toying Around Reviews - Turtles of Grayskull: Leonardo


For today's review, we are going to take a look at Leonardo from the Turtles of Grayskull line. If you are asking yourself what is the Turtles of Greyskull, well this is a mashup of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Playmate Toys) and Masters of the Universe (Mattel). Two lines that most of us never thought would crossover have, and most of us collectors are all here for it.

 

PACKAGING:

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

Leonardo comes on a blister card that is very similar to that of the MOTU box. We have that Turtles of Greyskull logo done up like The Masters of the Universe and behind that we have the exploding rocks, but instead of the rocks being red and blue like on Masters, they are purple and green. The top of the card back has He-Man and Leo, looks like all the good guys will come with both of them on top while the bad guys come with Skeletor and Shredder on top. Turning the card back to the side we get a look at Leo from the side, this is great for any collector who wants to keep the figure mint on the card. The back of the card gives us some great artwork of Leo fighting Shredder with Castle Greyskull in the background, below that we have a cross cell of the rest of the figures in this first wave. Turing the card around one more time we again get a good look at Leo from the side.

 

INSIDE OF THE BOX:

Let's take a look at how the figure comes packed inside.

Taking Leo off the blister card we can see that he comes packed in a plastic bubble. Packed in with him is the new mini-comic and instructions letting you know what parts of the figure you can pop off since this is a Master of the Universe Origins type figure.

 

OUTSIDE OF THE BOX:

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

Now that we have Leo out of that plastic prison we can now take a good look at him. This guy does look like a good mashup between TMNT and MOUT. The look and aesthetic work so well with this. There are a few spots of paint slop on my figure. but overall the detail is very nice.

 

ACCESSORIES:

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

Leo comes with one sword that can be split into two, this is a nice homage to the classic MOTU line where you could split and combine He-Man and Skeletor's swords. The back of the figure has a shell that can be unplugged and held by the figure. The armor also comes off Leo too if you want to strip him down but I would say don't do this, he kinda looks like a Battletoad without any of the armor on him.

 

ARTICULATION:

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

LEONARDO'S ARTICULATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:


BALL JOINTED NECK - allows you to turn the head 360 degrees.

BALL-HINGED SHOULDERS - Gives the arm 360-degree rotation and also the ability to raise and lower the arm.

SINGLE JOINTED ELBOWS - This allows you to bend the arm about 90 degrees.

SWIVEL BALL HINGE WRISTS - This cut allows you to turn both wrists a full 360 degrees while also bending them up and down. 

WAIST SWIVEL - With this cut you can turn the figure around 360 degrees at the waist.

SINGLE JOINTED KNEES - This joint, although limited, allows you to bend the knees. The bend is less than 90 degrees.

HINGED ANKLES WITH ROCKERS - The ankle hinge allows you to bend the foot front and back. The rockers allow you to rock the ankles towards the outside and inside of the legs of the figure.

 

SIZE COMPARISON:

How does the size of this figure compare to others?

Leo stands right under the 6-inch mark. Here is our new Leo standing next to two He-Man figures, on the left is the new cartoon collection that we looked at last week, and on the right is the Origins figure from 2020. Next, we have Leo standing next to the Jim Lawson turtle from NECA and a classic battle shell Leo from Playmates Toys.

 

RATING:

What are Baby Huey's scores for the figure?


PAINT JOB 4.5/5 - The paint on my figure does have some sloppiness to it. If you find it in-store, I'd say dig through a few figures to find a good one.

FIGURE SCULPT 5/5 - The figure with the armor on is a 5/5. if you take that armor off, he's a 0/5 lol.

POSING 3/5 - It can be hard to pose him sometimes with the armor. Since you can take the armor on and off it does slide around and it can be frustrating at times when trying to get him in a pose you want.

ACCESSORIES: 4.5/5 - I like what he came with but I would have also liked a 2nd set of hands to go with him.

DURABILITY 5/5 - The plastic is nice and strong, I don't see the plastic breaking down anytime soon.

OVERALL SCORE 4.4/5 - Overall I love this guy, I just wish the armor wasn't so loose on him. it makes posing and playing with him a real pain.


RETAIL COST: $19.99

I GOT MY FIGURE FROM BIG BAD TOY STORE

 

TIME FOR SOME TOYING AROUND!






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