Excellent poster-makers and awesome vinyl distributors Mondo have slowly been getting into the action figure market recently—and while their recent “Original Turtle” figure was pretty damn amazing, this latest figure takes it to a whole new level.
Announced as part of Mondo’s exclusives range at San Diego Comic-Con next week, the 11 inch tall, 1/6 recreation of Leonardo from the pages of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles original run with Mirage Comics is the first in a line that will cover each of the Ninja Turtles. Completely articulated, Leo will come with a variety of accessories, including his trusty Katanas—and to appease fans of the cartoon show, an alternate headsculpt that gives him a blue mask (in the original comics, the Turtles all had red masks—a change made for the cartoon that has stuck ever since).
It’s an absolutely gorgeous figure, balancing a plain comic aesthetic with brilliant detail touches (I love the tiny scuffs on his shell and chest), and the articulation looks excellent. No price has been confirmed, but with Mondo, and considering the size of this figure, I’d expect a lot. Leo will be on sale at SDCC as a first look ahead of a wider release, followed by his fellow turtles-in-arms at a later date.
[Via USA Today]
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