We’ve been seeing a lot of interesting and unique Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures and statues being developed over the past few years, but few have looked quite like this. I mean these are Classic TMNT Figures. Given the level of nostalgia for the original animated series, it’s almost surprising that it has taken this long for a company to give us a proper representation of our favorite heroes in a half shell.
There’s nothing wrong with the amazing work from Mondo or any other company, but if you’re a fan of the 1987 animated series, there have been few truly excellent examples of Ninja Turtles figures developed for you. Thanks to the efforts of S.H. Figuarts, that’s all about to change.
As you can see from these images, S.H. Figuarts are currently in the process of developing a series of TMNT figures based on the designs of the original animated series. Unlike previous attempts to cash in on the classic turtles design, you’ll note that they’ve put a lot more effort into the process this time around. Gone are the oddly cross-eyed turtles that adorned store shelves for several years, now to be replaced by a much higher quality classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figure.
Each figure is fully posable and comes with a variety of accessories, including alternate faces, wrists and belts. You won’t find as many accessories here as you get from other companies, but you’ll definitely find more here than you would from a standard TMNT toy. Oh, and did I mention that these figures are actually cheaper than a lot of similar examples?
Classic TMNT Figures
At a price of 7,020 Yen each, one S.H. Figuarts TMNT figure will cost just over $60 USD. Of course, when you factor in the international shipping (unless you live in Japan), chances are that the price will rise quite a bit. However, even with shipping figured into the price, chances are that you won’t be paying as much for one of these Ninja Turtles action figures as you would pay for one of the more stylish TMNT statues we’ve seen hitting the market as of late.
S.H. Figuarts is well known for creating some of the most beautiful figurines based on classic cartoons and animated series from around the world, so it’s probably a good bet that these are going to be pretty high quality TMNT figures. With a release date of August 2016, it’ll be a few more months before you can get your hands on these awesome classic TMNT figurines, but until then you can always just enjoy these radical images.
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