Kidrobot Blind-Box TMNT Mini-Figure Review (Splinter and Bebop)

With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles being all the rage these days, I just couldn’t be happier. I have been a TMNT fan since my childhood, so I’m always looking for the latest and greatest merchandise to add to my collection.

Entertainment Earth sent me a couple of Kidrobot’s Bind-Box TMNT mini-figures and I broke them out of the package for us to take a look at. Please keep in mind that even though these figures were provided for free, all text and opinions are that of my own.

Now when I think of TMNT, I think of the 1980’s Ninja Turtles? Why? Because that was obviously the best era for Turtles. It was the beginning of the Turtles, the ones we all know and love today. Oh, and the designs were much better than what can be found in the latest movie.

 

Kidrobot’s blind-box figures come packaged in, well blind boxes. They aren’t technically “blind-box” figures though because each of the boxes has a black and white photo on top showing the figure that’s inside. Kind of a weird concept, but I would imagine that this was done to entice people that hate blind-box figures (like me) to buy into this new line. Who wants to keep buying the same figures over and over until you get the whole collection? Exactly.

The side of the boxes show off 10 other figures that are available in the line, including Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo, Splinter, Bebop, Rocksteady, Krang, Splinter, and the Foot Soldier. Each of the figures in the series has a different rarity scale, which is also depicted on the side of the packaging.

Inside the box each of the figures and their accessories is packed in a poly bag. Once you get them out, you are free to display them in all their glory.

Bebop comes with his signature weapon and so does Splinter. Apart from their heads, the figures don’t really have much sculpting, instead they have epic paint jobs. The paint jobs are really spot on too.

They are articulated 3-inch tall vinyl figures with articulation at their neck and shoulders. They are able to hold onto their signature accessories quite nicely, but don’t expect the same type of posing that you would see on a TMNT action figure.

 

One thing that I thought was very cool is the fact that these figures are also compatible with the Kidrobot’s Ooze action vinyl figure line. The figures are slightly different in terms of design, but the are the same size and unless you really pick at them, you wouldn’t even know they came from different lines. Below you can see an image with these figures standing next to the Ooze action line.

With Funko’s line of Classic TMNT vinyl figures and Kidrobot’s line(s) of figures, you are really going to have to make a decision about what design you like more. Do you like the more accurate version like seen here, or the less accurate but much more adorable line that Funko offers?

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Where to Buy?

Entertainment Earth currently has these figures listed as a 5-pack for about $9 per figure. You can also get the whole case with 20 individually packed figures for $200, which is oddly more than if you bought the 5-pack. As always, if you are feeling lucky there is always eBay to maybe help you score a deal.

UPDATE: Entertainment Earth has sold out of these figures. If you’d like to score some, you can still find some on Amazon, and there’s always the option to take a look around on eBay and score a sweet deal on these Kidrobot TMNT Mini figures.

By 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.

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