Neca TMNT April O’Neil & Foot Soldier (Bash): Action Figure Photography Unboxing Review —

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Who’re you gonna call?
Peter Park…


Neca’s TMNT April is here!
Oh, and it comes with Bashed version Foot Soldier…

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You need someone to interview an evil dangerous blue skin skeleton wizard?
Who you’re going to call!?
April O’Neil!!

You need someone to interview force choking dark lord of the Sith!?
Who you’re going to call!?
April O’Neil!!

You need someone to interview the White Ranger in the middle of the battle!?
Who you’re going to call!?
April O’Neil!!

You need someone to interview a masked terrorist!?
Who you’re going to call!?
April O’Neil!!

You need someone to interview a friendly neighborhood web-slinger!?
Who you’re going to call!?
April O’Neil!!

Let’s start with the box. I am not against two packs since every company does need to make money but we are getting a bit tired with these Foot Soldiers even if they are slightly different. This one is a chest bashed version and Casey pack comes with a battle-damaged version so it does add to the collection.

Since we are talking about it, let’s finish up the review for the Bashed Foot Soldier. In short, nothing is new other than the chest that exposes the internal mechanics. Articulation and such are identical to the previous versions but if you like to check them up, please jump into my video review.

The Foot Soldier comes with 4 pairs of hands. Now, please remember this until we discuss how many pairs of hands April gets below.

We get two weapons and one of them is the same one we got before but slightly modified. Some minor details are changed.

The new version has a minus bolt mark on the pig of the handle and few more changes.

I love this blue laser beam rifle. It’s so iconic and I probably will have fun arming other figures with this. We also get two shurikens. One in orange that has the edge colored red and one in grey with the edge colored black.

We also get the Alien baby parody character we’ve seen in the cartoon. I don’t remember what this squirrel-like statue with batman mark on his chest. Since the original TMNT cartoon was so long ago for me, I do not remember the Foot talking so not sure why he has a communicator. I am getting too old and my memories are failing…

Now! Let us discuss April O’Neil!


What the ~~~~ is this??
I mean, Neca nailed all the characters in this line and they missed quite a bit for our April.
In short, she’s a bit too short and her head is too big for her body proportion.

I know Neca really tried to capture her cartoon face for this line but it seems off. I understand April’s face does change in the cartoon from time to time but I do not remember April having this sort of facial design in the original cartoon. I might be too picky but for us TMNT fans, April is a big deal. She was one of the early female cartoon characters with a strong attitude and we loved her for that.

April comes with a lot of fun accessories. One of them is her classic microphone with a large tape recorder. Today’s kid might not even know what a tape recorder looks like back then. It was much bigger than your laptop.
Man, I am getting too old. You can literally do everything on your phone today…

April also comes with her turtle communicator and this must be super future tech for that time.

And the BEST ACCESSORY is her videotape recorder. Man! it’s awesome! This recorder is what makes this figure so much fun!

Now, the very disappointing thing is that April only comes with two pairs of hands while the Foot Soldier gets 4 pairs. We all know the spotlight of this set is April. Not the Foot. And I think Neca could have given us at least a closed hands too…

But that’s ok! The video camera will solve almost every problem this figure has! Look at all these ridiculously photos you can take with her! So much fun!

April can pop up everywhere in any kind of scenario and it works! Her presence will take away the show!

Even in an intense moment, just having April there forcing her camera will add humor to your toy photography!

 Noooo! Jason!
How dare you Goldar!

Look at how versatile this figure can be!
She’s her own Spider-Woman!

Seriously, you can have her in almost any kind of franchise and it will work! Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Halo, whatever. In a way, she can even troll Deadpool!

Honestly, her articulation isn’t that great. Her elbow joint paints came off easily and making her kneel was a nightmare. But I think this figure is a good example of “how you play is the value of the figure”.

And I mean, there were quite a few disappointment with April and to get the most from it, it is the collector who will need to be creative. By no means it is a terrible figure. But she’s not the April the original fans knew.

But can I still enjoy this figure?

Just before ending this blog review, if there are any customizers out there, I am sure a lot of us will purchase a head sculpt that is more cartoon accurate. Also, April should be a lot taller than the turtles but she’s just a tab tall and that throws us off. Maybe if we can add a little more height on her torso and neck and this can be solved. That would be major customization but April is a crucial character. I hope someone offers us at least a customized head. If you are planning to make one to sell, please shoot a comment below!

~Anyhow, this was another fun figure photo shooting.
I was lucky to order Casie set from EB Games online so once he arrives I may do an unboxing video for him too!
Stay tuned!

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