Popular Culture Collectibles Reviews

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

TMNT Ninja Superstars Raphael As Sting

When you think about it the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have a lot in common with professional wrestlers.  They have to stay in shape, be familiar with many different fighting styles, dress in elaborate costumes and most of all – have an attitude.

Raphael dresses up as his favorite professional wrestler: the one and only Sting.

Raph's face is painted in the distinctive whiteface of Sting along with blacked out eyes and stripes on his face and black lips.

Along with the face decoration Raph wears a long, black, leather jacket clipped at the shoulders, black arm and wrist bands, black trousers, black knee boots, brown belt and a bright red face mask covering his eyes and a red muscle shirt with a black scorpion graphic on its front.

Along with the fully-articulated figure are a wooden fighting staff, a black baseball bat and a garbage can lid shield.

Color application is smooth and seamless with no bleed over or rough edges.  Articulation points are cleverly hidden and incorporated into the figure for ease of positioning and action poses.

Sculpting is a delightful combination of TMNT and wrestling figure and the packaging with its open front clear plastic panel showcases the figure in all of its glory.

The three other Turtles are dressed as: Leonardo as John Cena, Donatello as Undertaker and Michelangelo as Macho Man Randy Savage.

Figures stand approximately six to seven inches tall and are securely fastened to their display boxes in form-fitting plastic shells courtesy of Playmates Toys.