When I saw that Playmate's was bringing us some new single man vehicles, I was on the lookout for all of the new goodies! This is one of those such vehicles. The first must have for my Ninja Turtle collection had to be this Mutagen Ooze Drop Copter and this thing delivers on the cool factor. Now, I never did a review on the Rippin' Rider Turtle Motorcyle that I have in my collection. My opinion on that toy was that it was worth the price point. This toy is the same in my opinion if not better. Let's talk a little about the sculpt of this vehicle. The copter is sculpted fairly well with all sorts of rivets and mechanical plates detailed on the main body. There is some nice turtle shell plating on the tail that let's you know that this is a TMNT toy. I like that this run of TMNT toys are not SO over-the-top with what "found" objects are sculpted in making it a bit ridiculous. The main body is sculpted in a nice ridgid brown-bronze plastic that feels strong and not cheap.
The rest of the parts are molded in a nice bright red plastic or a steely grey. The toy is easy to assemble and stays together fairly well. The copter comes with 4 stickers. I will have to go ahead and state, one of these labels is hell to put on. You will need a pin or tweezers to apply it. The toy has a couple of play features that I feel are really thought out. One of which is a wench with a foot hook. You can "pickup" other turtles to save them from danger. It is a basic feature, but it totally works! The next is a free turning copter blade. Need I say more? If you can't thump the blades to make them spin, you do not have a very reliable helicopter. What gives this the Mutagen Ooze Droppin' aspect is Ooze barrels that are attached to a thumb wheel. Flip the wheel forward and you've got ooze dropping fun! With the toy, you get silver ooze puddles that you can put in the red barrels if you don't have any ooze. I kind of wish that these were molded in a different color. As of now, it looks like the copter is dropping metal flashing or mercury. It's just a little awkward. Extra features that this toy has that is not selling points on the box are the opening body harness, turnable hand grips and weapon clamps built in on the side of the main body. Little features like these make these toys so worth while. Every aspect of this toy's design seems very well thought out which at times is rare these days with certain toys, so applause for Playmate's Toys on this toy line so far. Everything on this works well and I think that the simple design of the toy makes this worth the price you pay. The Copter is a load of fun to play with and looks great to display!
Here is a listing of this toy on amazon.com:
I purchased a table for the Dallas Comic Con in May. I look forward to seeing all of the familiar faces and hopefully some new people stopping by to chat with us.
I have all Xenex the Bug Man comic books available for print on demand. You can see that listing here on my store's tab for comic books.
Just to let you know all know, I am taking commissions. If you would like to commission me for original artwork, head over to the commissions tab in store to see how.
If you have not heard about the Podcast called, "Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff", then it's time I let you know! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) Seems simple enough. We pick out a toy line to discuss in each show. We share our childhood memories, our favorite five, and talk about the one toy in the line that got away. Jeff talks about how he cherished his toys and I talk about how they ended up in the garden! The other two shows are The pilot episode, where Jeff and Josh Taylor break down the Pilot Episode in TV series, and The Loosely Based Podcast where Brynna and Jeff compare the book to the movie adaptation! The shows are great! If you are interested in what we got, go to Marvindogmedia.com and give us a listen. You can subscribe to the shows on itunes and get up to date info on upcoming shows on facebook:
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The Loosely Based Podcast on facebook
The Pilot Episode on facebook
If you like what we have, be sure to tell your friends! We need your word of mouth to help us keep making shows! And, be sure to give Jeff a hug. He's feeling a bit grumpy.
Taylor and Jeff: Action Figure Buddies for Life!