I was able to get some photos of the next round of the Nickelodeon Ninja Turtles figures due out. What makes these photos interesting, is that they follow the same guideline of “leaked” figures that were revealed earlier this week in an online list. That list, mentioned the Kirby Bat and Squirrelanoid specifically. Also on that list was a Nick Rocksteady and Bebop… So this could be interesting. Of course, it could also mean nothing.
First up is Mutagen Man, who we pretty much knew was coming. Mutagen Man was actually set up in the first season of the show, so we can expect him to be a major character in at least one episode. Perhaps several of Season 2. While he looks okay, he really lacks the fun and gruesome nature of the original. Just compare…
Next we have the Kirby Bat. I’m not sure what this character will be all about, but as is typical with the TMNT, it will tie into Jack Kirby in some way. The figure doesn’t look particularly interesting to me. And frankly, a bit grotesque. Maybe he’s an artist who gets turned into a bat?
Lastly we have the Squirrelanoid. This is another character I know nothing about. He could be a mutant, but when I think of mutant squirrels, I’m reminded of mutant squirrel Tromie from Class of Nuke’em High Part 2. The Squirrelanoid also looks a bit like the pepperoni xenomorphs from the classic Turtles episode, “The Case of the Killer Pizzas”. Then again, I used to have that on a Burger King VHS, so maybe I see those guys in lots of places that they really aren’t.