An extravagant Leonardo determine turns the katana-wielding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle into an anime-style mech with a mighty arsenal of equipment.
Leonardo of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will get a radical robotic reinvention in a brand new determine produced by Heat Boys that turns the katana-wielding reptile right into a mech paying homage to anime classics like Robotech or Mobile Suit Gundam.
The spectacular determine, scheduled for a late 2022 launch, boasts a slew of equipment, together with twin katanas, daggers, revolvers, a defend, shuriken and a rifle that fires mutagen potions. The center part of Leonardo’s defend can be utilized as a slot for the determine’s daggers and shurikens, and the TMNT chief’s shell opens to carry varied objects. Last however not least, Leonardo comes packaged with collectible components of the Turtle Van and clear inexperienced TMNT figures.
The Turtle Van components and figures are included in all of Heatboy’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mecha releases, which the corporate started teasing in 2021. Concept artwork launched by Heat Boys reveals the opposite putting designs of the mecha TMNT, with Donatello boasting a tattered purple cloak, Raph wielding large fist extensions and Wolverine-style claws, and Mikey sporting shoulder missile launchers. A Shredder determine can be within the works, and has been teased by the corporate on its Facebook web page.
Previous Turtle Mechs
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mecha figures have been produced up to now, however not often with as a lot element and aptitude. Notably, 2004 noticed the discharge of the M.E.C.H. Wrekkers sequence, a set of TMNT toys primarily based on the 2003 animated sequence that positioned every turtle in a lumbering battle go well with. The figures boasted restricted articulation and had a motorized operate that permit them slowly amble ahead. Four M.E.C.H. Wrekkers had been produced, and the battle go well with idea was recycled in 2013 for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classic Collection line, which re-released previous motion determine designs from TMNT historical past.
Heat Boys’ TMNT mecha figures go above and past the M.E.C.H. Wrekkers idea, and are a part of a particular collaboration with Snap Design. Both firms are primarily based in China, and the Leonardo determine is presently accessible for pre-order on collectible web sites like Big Bad Toy Store for $169.99.