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Saturday, December 16, 2017

#887 TMNT - BREAKFIGHTIN´ RAPHAEL and SWORD SLICIN´ LEONARDO (WACKY ACTION SERIES) (1989 and 1990)


Ninja Turtles representing the four heroes and other main characters (like April O´Neill, Splinter or Shredder) had many versions. I do not know how well they sold at the time, but the fact is that if you have the figures from the first wave, all the other are not necessary.

Maybe because of this, most turtle (Raph, Don, Mike or Leo) figures made after 1988 are not very expensive and very easy to find. These are also the first figures I got to complete, because of their reduced number of accesories. The Wacky Action in particular are among the easiest figures in the whole collection.




They have an action feature consisting of a small clockwork mechanism that can make  the turtle do some kind of movement. Raphael can twist on its back and leonardo moves its arms up and down. Of course without batteries, just by loading the mechanism.




Interestingly, the line was splitted in two waves (wave 2 from 1989 and wave 3 from 1990), I don´t know the reason for that.

Wave 2 included:
  • Rock 'N' Roll Michaelangelo
  • Sewer Swimmin´ Donatello
  • Breakfightin´ Raphael
  • Mouser
Wave 3 included:
  • Sword Slicin´ Leonardo
  • Creepy Crawlin´ Splinter
  • Slice 'N Dice Shredder

Note the very interesting release of Mouser, which is the only figure made of this nice little robot in the whole original toy line. The problem is that the Mouser is clearly oversized in comparison to the ones shown in comic books, video games and so on.



FACTS and FIGURES:

  • Name: BREAKFIGHTIN´ RAPHAEL and SWORD SLICIN´ LEONARDO (WACKY ACTION SERIES)
  • Toy Line: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) (Waves 2 and 3)
  • Year: 1989 and 1990
  • Company: Playmates (U.S.A.)
  • Size of the figures: 3.75’’ or 9,75 cm

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