Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Stranger Things Upside Down Remix Figures Review
We have a couple of 2 packs from the line, Eleven and Leonardo, and Hopper and Raphael. The first thing you’ll notice is the primo packaging. In-box collectors will get a kick out of these, as you can display them either side up. The figures are also inverted, to make sure one of them is always facing upright. A brief explanation for this unlikely but awesome team-up can be found on the back of the box.
The sculpt and paint on these figures is pretty well done. Hopper and Eleven’s head sculpts are decent enough likenesses to their on-screen counterparts, especially coupled with their iconic outfits. Hopper’s head sculpt in particular is nicely done. The molded detail on the turtles is excellent, with muscle definition, battle scars, and ridges galore. The proportions are spot-on with Eastman and Laird’s original comic look. Plus, both Leo and Raph sport red.
Articulation on Eleven and Hopper is good. Not great, but good! The amount of swivels is enough to make your jaw drop, but then you have single jointed knees and elbows. In this way, they’re both freeing, and restrictive in their possibility. You can still get some great stance and action poses going with minimal effort. The Turtles, on the other hand, have excellent articulation. Double joints in the knees and elbows, plus the sweet, sweet ankle pivot, allows for far more freedom of poseability. The one thing the humans have over the turtles is a waist swivel. All the figures come with some nice accessories. Both Stranger Things characters have a flashlight and walkman, but Hopper includes a nail bat, axe, and six shooter, while Eleven has her backpack, and an 80’s-era cellphone. The turtles both include a waffle shuriken, while Raphael has his sais, and Leonardo has his katanas.
Should I get it?
Fans of Stranger Things are more than likely fans of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in some fashion. These figures look nice both in and out of box, so any collector will be pleased with the Upside Down Remix Collection.
- The turtles have excellent articulation.
- Accessories are plentiful.
- Paint and sculpt are both nice.
- The boxes are very unique; collectors will enjoy them.
- Single jointed limbs on the Stranger Things figures.
- Eleven’s likeness could have been a tiny bit more accurate.