A few months ago, we announced that Mondo had unveiled their Michelangelo figure to go along with the previous Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures they had released. So far, they have unveiled Leonardo, Donatello and Michelangelo, so Raphael will complete the set. Thankfully, they’ve finally made the Mondo Raphael figure available for preorder on their website.
At a price of $149.99, these collectible figures are definitely more costly than other TMNT collectibles, but they’re also some of the most detailed Ninja Turtles figures you will ever see. Designed to look just like the original design of the turtles from their first appearance in the graphic novels created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, it’s hard to go wrong with one of these awesome Mondo TMNT figures.
Sadly, the special alternate variant of this Raphael figure has already sold out. Within mere hours of being posted on the site, the variant became unavailable due to high demand. The Mondo Exclusive version of the Raphael figure was limited to 500 copies and featured an additional accessory for Raph to wear – the hockey mask of Casey Jones.
If you weren’t lucky enough to get your hands on this exclusive edition of the figure, just remember that the basic version still includes a wide variety of accessories including Raphael’s characteristic set of Sai, Shuriken, Grappling Hook and even a Triceraton Blaster. Needless to say, there are plenty of reasons to place a preorder on this awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collectible!
That being said, it’s worth noting that if you do place a preorder now, you probably aren’t going to see your figure for another 6-9 months. This may seem like a long wait time, but remember that these are only preorders and that the actual figures haven’t all been developed yet. This TMNT figure has a tentative release date of Q3 2016, meaning that you can expect it to arrive some time in the fall of 2016.
Keep that in mind when deciding whether or not to place your order immediately or wait a bit and make your decision later. Whatever decision you do ultimately make about this Raphael figure, one thing is for sure: Mondo has definitely gone all out to craft some of the most awesome Ninja Turtles figures ever made with their series of retro TMNT collectibles.