Leonardo Launches Mondo’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figure Line
If you've been eagerly awaiting the day when Mondo's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sixth-scale figures would go on sale, the stars have almost aligned. Revealed in full for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con this past July, Mondo's TMNT figures were the talk of the convention, and rightfully so. Though we've seen numerous incarnations of the fab four over the years, even in their retro comic book form, Mondo's versions presented the classic three-fingered ninjas in a size we hadn't seen before. Coupled with the incredible accessories that hit all the right nostalgia notes, Mondo's first real foray into this format had fans hyped and crowded around their display all four days of the show.
The line will officially kick off this week with Leonardo, the selfless leader of the pack. Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael will follow, with each coming about a month after the previous release. Leo will come with his signature dual katanas, as well as scabbards for both on his back. Mondo's including heads with red bandannas for all the Turtles to emulate the appearances of the Turtles way back when during the Mirage days, but will also include heads with more familiar colored bandannas, too. And the Turtles wouldn't be who they are without first having been babies, so Leo will come with a little non-mutated turtle version of himself.
What's more, he'll also come with a non-mutated version of Splinter. Makes you wonder what the possible sixth-scale Splinter will come with should he ever get a figure down the line. Anyway, you'll find two sets of throwing stars (four- and eight-point), a set of climbing claw hands, C-grip hands, and a "Pointing Finger of Leadership" hand. A Utrom blaster and grappling hook round out the package, making this a very impressive first effort from Mondo. The exclusive version (limited to 500 pieces) will also include a destroyed Shredder gauntlet taken straight from the pages of the original comic. Sure, there were a few figures already coming from the company, but not all at this scale and with this many accessories.
For those hoping to ensure all four Turtles are obtained right out of the gate, Mondo will be offering a subscription (limited to the first 200 people) at a slight discount. You'll be privy to all four exclusive versions of the Turtles, as well as an exclusive Jason Edmiston print available only to subscribers. You won't get the figures any earlier than normal subscribers, but you'll at least be locked in without worry of missing out on the limited production runs of each.
The Leonardo sixth-scale figure will be available for pre-order at a random time starting on Thursday for $149.99 (standard) and $159.99 (exclusive). The complete set will also be available for order for the first time this week for $599.96 ($149.99 each), though you will only be charged for each piece when it becomes made available for order (think of it like a four month payment plan, kind of). Follow @MondoNews to learn when these will go up for sale, as if you thought it was a challenge to get items from the company before, I have a feeling these are going to be one of 2015's most sought-after figures.