Heat Boys, a China-based toy company, is getting ready to release its first mecha TMNT figure: Leonardo! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles leader is currently available for pre-order at the Big Bad Toy Store for $169.99. Leo should ship out during the first quarter of 2023.
This robotic Turtle is constructed of diecast and plastic parts. He stands over 9″ tall and comes with several weapons and a “build-a-figure” feature. With each Turtle, you’ll get a few parts to build a small Party Wagon, complete with a small turtle passenger. Leo comes with two tiny turtle figures and the Wagon’s four tires. There’s a chase variant of the build-a-figure that’s molded with translucent green plastic. The little seated Turtle figure can be placed inside the mech’s cockpit … which is located in his shell for some reason.
Leo, the leader of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, is the pilot of the Ninja Turtle TMNT-01, the most powerful mecha with a wide range of equipment: katanas, daggers, a rifle that fires mutagenic potions, two revolvers, darts and a multifunctional tactical shield.The newly designed frame greatly enhances the range of joint articulation and multiple linkage mechanisms, the fingers and toes are also independently articulated, making the figure possible to pose a variety of classic Ninja Turtle moves. Turtle shell can be unfolded and rotated to reveal the cockpit for driver Leo. Eyes featured with LED can be lighted by mechanical pizza. Die-cast parts are used in many parts to match its heaviness and high stability, making the overall weight of about 1000 grams.
The figure itself is impressive, but the number of accessories really helps ease the pain of that $169 price tag. Collecting all four Turtles is another task, but it may be worth it depending on the quality of these Heat Boys figures. If you’re wondering what the other three brothers will look like, check out this tweet from Heat Boys:
[Source: Big Bad Toy Store] [Source: Heat Boys]
— HeatBoys_Official (@Heat_Boys) May 19, 2022