Bandai Tamashii Nations is a Japanese pop culture action figure and statue brand known for their high quality and detailed portrayal of anime, movie, and cartoon characters. They’ve covered everything from Power Rangers to Marvel Comics characters and now, finally, they’ve gotten their hands on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.
S.H. Figuarts Ninja Turtle: Raphael
The first Ninja Turtle figure, Raphael, is due out in late October 2016 in Japan and early January 2017 in the West. Like all of these figures, this one is going to be very limited in supply so fans are encouraged to pre-order their favourite turtle (or all of them) ASAP.
Raphael comes with interchangeable head and hands, extra weapons, and an adjustable belt. Available from: Amazon.com
S.H. Figuarts Ninja Turtle: Michelangelo
Arguably the most popular Ninja Turtle, Michelangelo comes with a pair of his nanchucks (or nunchaku as they’re actually called in Japan), an interchangeable head, several interchangeable hands, and a special Ninja Turtle grappling hook! Michelangelo is due out in early 2017. Available from: Amazon.com
S.H. Figuarts Ninja Turtle: Leonardo
Leonardo is due out in the West on the 18th of November 2016 and he’s looking mighty fierce. While the design looks very similar to the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures from the 90s, Tamashii Nations has used strategic die-cast material to create realism in the buckle and to add extra weight to the legs to prevent falling over or the need for a stand.
Like his brothers, Leonardo comes with interchangeable heads and hands but also comes with two katana (ninja swords) and a manhole cover from the New York sewer! Available from: Amazon.com
S.H. Figuarts Ninja Turtle: Donatello
The brains of the group, Donatello, comes with an interchangeable head and several alternate hands but also comes packed with his bo staff and a slice of pizza for some genuine T.U.R.T.L.E. Power.
Donatello is due out on the 18th of November 2016 in the West. Supplies will be limited. Available from: Amazon.com
There’s no word on if Bandai Tamashii Nations will release figures of April, Splinter, or Shredder but if these sell well, additional S.H. Figuarts in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line are extremely likely. Which character would you like to see made into a high quality figure? Let us know in the comments below.
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