Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dogpound Review
Overall this guy is quite the disappointment. The paint job was the biggest disappointment though he has articulation problems as well. However, he is a pretty big figure which may save him for some and make him worth while buying.
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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 Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dogpound Review!
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.
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.
Paint is where this guy is probably lacking the most. His brown paint is airbrushed 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 airbrushing 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 cheaped 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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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