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Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dogpound Review

Dogpound TMNT
Dogpound TMNT
Dogpound TMNT

Product Details

Name: TMNT Dogpound
Release Date: 2012





Total Score


Posted November 4, 2012 by

A few days ago we took a look at TMNT Metalhead. When I was able to score Metalhead I was also able to score myself a Dogpound figure too so let’s take a look at the┬áNickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dogpound Review!

In case you have missed the other reviews of the other figures by Playmates you can see Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo, Shredder, Kraang, Foot Soldier, April O’Neil, and Splinter┬áhere.


The packaging for Dogpound is similar to what we saw for Metalhead. He has the really bright green and purple blister card packaging with the TMNT logo at the top. On the right side of the blister you can see the computer generated turtle brothers. Use the large blister to your advantage to find the terrible paint job that most of these figures have.

The back of the packaging is a little bit different. It is actually fixed (read the Metalhead review to know what I am talking about here). We have the very nice character bio and the rest of the characters that have been released by Playmates. I like how with the most recent figures Playmates has divided the figures into Foot Clan and Turtle friends.

Overall the packaging is very appealing to small kids and there is pretty much no way that you can walk by it in the store without taking a glance at it.

Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dogpound Review
Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dogpound Review


The sculpt for this guy is pretty cool and is sort of similar to what he looks like in the cartoon. There are some differences, but I have gotten over it. The spikes on his back and his tail are both clip on but they are pretty much stuck on him forever now. The tail is made of a hard plastic and the spikes are pretty rubbery.

He has pretty basic sculpting details all around like many of the other members of the Foot Clan. He has some details sculpted by they are hidden by the poor paint job.

Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dogpound Review
Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dogpound Review


Paint is where this guy is probably lacking the most. His brown paint is air brushed on and from a distance it doesn’t look too bad. Even in the package he didn’t look so bad. But, once I got him free from his prison, oh man, I was pissed. His paint is terribad. The air brushing is terrible if you look closely and there is paint slop all over the place from all of the other colors.

There are some straps on his torso area and Playmates just cheeped out and colored them whatever was easiest for them. I think that this guy would look so much better if his details were actually painted correctly. He could also benefit from paint on the spikes on his back I think. They seem to be very boring.

Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dogpound Review
Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dogpound Review


If you have been following this line then you probably didn’t get your hopes up for any of the figures articulation since the turtles. It is no different for this guy, though his articulation isn’t too bad.

He has:

  • Swivel head
  • Swivel/hinge shoulders
  • Swivel forearms
  • Swivel waist
  • Swivel tail
  • Swivel/hinge hips

The right and left shoulders have slightly different articulation and they both work pretty nicely. The lower body has some nice movement in the hip region. You can’t really put him in any really great poses but he is still a pretty cool figure.

Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dogpound Review

Fun Factor

If you have been collecting the rest of the figures that Playmates has been making then this guy is going to make a great addition. He would be particularly awesome if you have the playset that Playmates made.

Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dogpound Review


Overall this guy is quite the disappointment. He is a pretty big figure which just might save him and make him worth while buying. The paint job was the biggest disappointment, but if you can get over that then you will surely enjoy this guy. He is not bad for just being $9.

Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dogpound Review


If you are interested in getting this figure then you can buy him at most retail stores for around $8 – $10 or you can order him from:
Amazon – $11.99

You can probably get the best deal on eBay. Check out the listings below. They are sorted with the lowest prices first.

Do you have questions or comments about the Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dogpound Review? Leave a comment!

Nick Lenihan

Nick is toy fan, geek, and action figure collector. When not geeking out about action figures and keeping up with the latest Toy News, he likes to pretend to play guitar. He's just another one of those pop culture fanatics that likes to share his passion with the world.

  • http://fuckyou.com Guest

    how do you know what he looked like, this was made Nov 4th and the character didn't even show up on the show til 2 weeks later

    • ActionFigFury

      You can watch preview videos online. That\’s where I saw him.

  • http://jasenstation.com Jasen

    Are you going to do a new review over the newest ones that have come out?
    I will say Leatherhead is a big disappointment while Baxter is fun but could have been better if given at least a missile.

    • http://www.actionfigurefury.com ActionFigFury

      You make me not want to!

      I'm not sure if I will or not. I haven't been able to find them in the stores yet. When I do I'll probably pick them up though.