Late last year BECA revealed the next figure in their TMNT X Universal Monsters line would be Leonardo and now NECA has revealed more images of the figure as well as the box art which means we are getting close to the release date. We didn’t see all that much in that original image but now we see what the figure looks like up close and all the accessories that he comes with!
I loved the look of Raphel and I can pretty much say the same for Leonardo. I know that the Hunchback is a lesser-known monster in Universal Monsters (both with Ygor from the Frankenstein films and Quasimodo from The Hunchback from The Notre Dame) This one seems to be much more based on the one in the Frankenstein films especially with the accessories that he comes with.
Just like Raphael, he looks incredibly well-detailed and painted. I love the ill-fitted costume and the stitch and staple marks on him which indicates he too is a creation of Doctor Frankenstein, which is an excellent touch! What I really love though is that the shell can open up and you can store all of his accessories in it (aside from the interchangeable hands & flame effects)
Not only that but it looks like he can hold all the accessories in his hands too which is a great touch. My favorite accessory has to be the brain in the jar, which also can be removed. No actual release date has been announced yet but I expect it will be in the spring of this year. Here’s the official product information from NECA:
He’s the brains behind the Monster… and he has the jar to prove it!
NECA is thrilled to announce a new addition to its Universal Monsters x Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figure collection. The line pays tribute to the world’s most famous turtles and Universal’s icons of horror. Leonardo as The Hunchback reimagines the Turtle as Ygor, faithful assistant to the great Dr. Frankenstein… Or so he would have you believe! For this menacing mastermind has nefarious plans inside even more nefarious plans, and he doesn’t even need to hide them up his sleeve – there’s plenty of space on his back!
Yes, the massive shell of The Hunchback opens to store the many included accessories: brain in a jar, two katanas, interchangeable hands, shovels, bone, skull, and flame effects that attach to the katanas to form torches… all tools in his sinister plans for revenge on the mysterious vampire cult that disfigured him. Comes in a collector-friendly window box packaging with an opening flap featuring a custom illustration.