Although the first images of this action figure were fairly small and out of focus, we now finally have an up close look of the Krang toy that has been giving fans an idea of what to expect from the character in the new movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Several fans have noted that the experience of learning about the characters through unintended leaks of promotional material and merchandise designs is reminding them of the events that took place before the release of the first film.
Back in 2014, there were mere months before the film was planned for release and fans were clamoring for more information. It wasn’t until we saw images of the Halloween costumes planned for release during the fall of 2014 that we got a better idea of what to expect from the movie. There are definitely parallels to be made between the promotional efforts of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and its sequel Out of the Shadows, but I think it’s fair to say that they’ve done a much better job this time around. Whereas we hadn’t even discovered what the turtles looked like until a few short months before the release of the 2014 TMNT movie, filmmakers actually came right out and discussed a lot of their plans for the sequel shortly after it was greenlit.
For example, we’ve known about the presence of Bebop, Rocksteady and Casey Jones in the script since 2014. In addition, we’ve already seen a trailer for Out of the Shadows, which was unveiled roughly 7 months before the planned release of the film – an improvement over the last film, which didn’t see a trailer until a few months before the film’s release. It can’t be denied that the media surrounding Out of the Shadows has been much better than what we experienced while anticipating the first TMNT movie, but that doesn’t mean the fans are going to be more patient.
If there’s anything one can say about Ninja Turtles fans, it is that they are absolutely tenacious. You guys are unlike any other fan community, in that you aren’t going to wait for the media elite to carefully dole out bits and pieces of information about your favorite subject. No, when it comes to the turtles, fans will do everything in their power to discover as much information as possible about a project before it is actually released. For evidence of this, one only needs look at the recent debacle in regards to the new game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan. The title hasn’t even been officially announced yet (as of the writing of this article, although we are aware that is changing soon), but we already have several screenshots and details about its achievements.
Well, let the extrapolation of data continue with this awesome Krang toy. Although the first image only gave us a sense for what to expect, now we can see that Krang actually comes packaged outside of his Mandroid, revealing that he won’t be confined to the device and that his design hasn’t changed too drastically from what the fans are most familiar with. This TMNT toy looks exactly like Krang, and that’s excellent news for any fan of the franchise.
The response to this particular image has been fairly positive, but I’m sure we’ll still run into a few people who don’t like the design. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!