Have you seen the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show on Nickelodeon?
It is awesome! I’m a fan of the 2003 Turtles, with it’s darker attitude and great storylines, but this show is like the TF Animated of TMNT. It’s got a nice mix srs bsns and comedy, and a lot of fun.
Do you know those Troll Dad comics?
Splinter is Troll Dad.
As for the toys, the main turtles are great, with lots of articulation, but every other figure in the line seems to have skimped on it. There’s a lot of “THIS IS AWESOME!” and “Y U DO THIS PLAYMATES?” in the line, but at least they gave us awesome versions of the Turtles.
Metalhead stands firmly in the middle when it comes to articulation. His lower half is just as articulated as the main turtles, but with a bit more range of motion. His head is on a balljoint just like the main turtles, and also has more range of motion.
But his arms have swivel forearms and swivel shoulders. No elbows, or even hinged shoulders.
And yet, he’s still cool.
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Metalhead is cool because he’s Metalhead. And also because Derrick J. Wyatt did his character design. There’s so much of a great look about him, that it pushes past the complaints about the arm articulation. The forearm swivels also help, allowing for more expressions.
The only other figure I really want this line to make is an updated Slash. If Playmates can do that, IT SURE WOULD BE NICE IF IT HAD AS MUCH ARTICULATION AS THE OTHER TURTLES.
Just in case they’re listening. :)