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TMNT2 (2016) Toys – Kraang


Of all the “new” TMNT toys for the new 2016 sequel, the only one I really had any interest in was Kraang.

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Finding the figure recently, tossed it in my cart, and let it spike my groceries cost up a bit. Can’t say I’m all that thrilled with the figure in and of itself…but I like that it has a sort of updated look/feel to the ’80s cartoon version for the body, while the “brain” looks more current cartoony. I haven’t any idea if the film character is a singular entity or if this represents simply one of a bunch of generic entities…but with the inclusion of Bebop and Rocksteady I’m “assuming” singular.

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The back of the card shows other figures to look for. I’m really not interested in any of them offhand, except perhaps Casey Jones (I have the ’80s, 2003, and 2012 cartoon versions…add a 4th incarnation?) and maybe Bebop and Rocksteady…that might wait til the film’s actually out.

Five villains to six unique heroes…that 5:6 is not a bad ratio to have for a line of figures for a movie! Though I might be slightly more interested in trying to track down a set if three of the four turtles didn’t right here on this layout have variants (1. Where’s Donatello’s? 2. I like it better when there’s simply a different “version” of the four turtles in a given wave uniquely displayed on the card-backs).

It also helped a great deal that Target seemed to realize that jacking their prices up to basically $10 to Walmart and Toys R Us‘ $9 wasn’t doing so well, and so the price is back “down” (at least where I’ve seen lately).

As variants go on the TMNT toys…I’d really dig a line of these “standard” figures based on the IDW comics, in the Mateus Santolouco style!

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2 Responses

  1. I always feel so gypped seeing how cool contemporary Krang figures look. Growing up all we got was Krang-under-glass, on a pair of mechanical legs. They’d eventually offer the familiar brain-in-the-belly version, but it massive… and expensive.

  2. I actually have that large one–the “Krang’s Android Body.” I think it was a whopping $15 or so at the time (not quite the $20 that the “Party Wagon” cost). I’ve long since lost Krang himself over the years…but picked up one of the re-issues last year to once more “complete” that figure.

    I’d love to get the “regular size” one, but that was late in the original toy line’s run, and now prohibitively expensive online.

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