Rise of TMNT Playmates Toys Raph Review : Store release

 

This week “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” started airing on Nickelodeon.  The newest version of the Ninja Turtles taking them on all new adventures.  In honor of the new series, we are sharing the Playmates Toys fall line for Rise of the TMNT, coming to stores October 2018.  This review is for Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Raphael Action Figure

The video gives the first reaction of opening up these toys, though for the four turtles I got the San Diego set first.  That video will be shared after the four Turtles from the store release is uploaded.  And it will include a comparison write up of San Diego Turtles to the store release.  This story is basing thoughts only on the store release that is shown in the video.

The video was filmed at Playmates Toys in their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles room.  On this day I got to film 13 reviews, the nine action figures being released in Fall as well as the four Giant Turtles.  Raphael is the third toy as I am going by the order I normally like the Turtles in.

Out of the four Turtles, my biggest problem is with Raphael.  In the series they scale Raph as a big character compared to his brothers.  He’s a snapping Turtle and towers over the others.  While they did make Raph larger than the other three toys, he’s not as big as he appears to be in the show which means he’s not done to scale.  The nice thing with the TMNT 2012 series, is that their first release of the Turtles had them all to scale next to each other.  It’s just disappointing that Raph is so far off with this set of the toys.

Raph being slightly bigger than the other Turtles, makes him more the right size to mix with the other TMNT toy lines.  He still feels smaller, since I know he’s suppose to be a really big character.  As I mentioned with Michelangelo and Donatello, the down scale on the size of the Turtles is a disappointment as well to me, as I like my toys being able to interact with each other.  Check out the Cowabunga Corner instagram to see these toys mixed with other TMNT toy line for a cross country trip

I wish that Raphael had knee pads to cover up the weird leg joint, it feels off having the wrappings above and below that joint.  I am happy that he has elbow pads to help with the arms at least.  I don’t think I ever realized how much I liked them having pads over their main joints before, as it adds an odd look to the toys for me.  One more thing that drives me a bit crazy with the Raphael toy is his long bandana hanging down in front of his plastron.  At times it covers up his face for photos, so I tuck it out of the way best that I can.

I have enjoyed being able to pose this toy of Raphael in just about any pose that I need for the photos.  I have enjoyed using this toy, since he is so easy to work with.  I feel any child wanting to play toys with this set of figures would be happy with this as well.  He is a well design toy, even if he is shorter than I would like.

What do you think of the Rise of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys? Are you planning to collect them?  Let us know your thoughts, comments and questions below!

 

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