Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs. Street Fighter Action Figures Review
We have two 2-packs to look at: Leonardo vs. Ryu, and Michaelangelo vs. Chun Li. Right off the bat you’ll notice how awesome the boxes are. Shaped and styled like an arcade cabinet, boxed collectors will be very pleased with how these look. Even the figures are posed as if they’re in a standoff. Here at TTPM though, we open our toys, so let’s take a look inside.
All four figures look excellent, but there’s something I feel compelled to address. We assume it’s intentional, but the aesthetics of the Turtles vs. the Street Fighters are starkly different, dare we say, clashy? The box harkens to a more 16 bit Video Game look, but the paint and molding is definitely more comic-book style with harsh shadows and hatching to accentuate molded detail. The Street Fighter figures have no such shading, only flat paint that makes the toys color accurate to their canon designs. BOTH looks are excellent, but I personally wish they picked one or the other. With that out of the way, poseability on all figures is excellent! No articulation point you’d want is absent. The Turtles have an abdominal swivel and double joints at elbows and knees. Ryu and Chun Li have waist and limb swivels, and also have double joints at the elbows and knees. Any pose you want to make, you can achieve it with enough patience, which is great, considering that all four characters are known for their martial prowess. Leo includes his katana and Mikey comes with his nunchucks. Ryu and Chun Li only need their fists, so no accessories for them.
Should I get it?
If you don’t mind the very different aesthetics, these figures are excellent. Great poseability, detailing, and boxes!
- The paint and sculpt are both well done
- Articulation is excellent
- The boxes are highly detailed and made for display
- Low accessory count
- The aesthetics between Turtles and Street Fighters are starkly different