Friday, January 8, 2016

The Loyal Subjects 8" Battle Damaged and Metallic Leo's Review

The Loyal Subjects 8" Battle Damaged & Metallic Leo's

As many of you know, I am a huge Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan. This has always been my favorite toy line since childhood. A few years back I found a small chunk of my collection that I had as a kid at my parents house. From there, I got the itch to get all of the retro stuff I had as a kid and then some. 
I am not a big fan of the new TMNT line, and for the most part strongly dislike the product that Playmates Toys has been putting out over the last few years. Thankfully there are many other awesome companies that are stepping up to the plate to bring us new, fun, and creative TMNT toys to collect. There are many that have taken a part in this such as NECA Toys, Kid Robot, Mondo, The Loyal Subjects, and now even third party companies from overseas. As a diehard TMNT fan I am extremely grateful that there are many companies stepping up to the plate and filling in the gap that Playmates hasn't filled.

I have many TMNT Loyal Subjects figures, but today I will focus on the Jumbo 8" Metallic and Battle Damaged Leoardo figures. I bought the Metallic Leo back when he became available in the end of July. During Black Friday The Loyal Subjects had a HUGE 40% sale, and that's when I decided to scoop up the Battle Damaged version as well.

Both figures come in a very nice collector's window box packaging. When I first saw the paint on the Metallic version I knew that I had to have it. It is eye-catching and looks great as the light hits it in different ways. This figure looks particularly awesome when displayed next to my original TMNT figures. All the bright colors just pop!

The Battle Damaged Leonardo looks like he just jumped of the pages of the original Eastman/Laird comic book! He is mostly grey with red, black, and white accent colors. This gritty Leo has cuts and nicks over his body, hence the battle damage.

Both the Metallic and Battle Damage Leonardo's come with two katanas and a sheath (which fits into the back) and throwing stars. The figures are also posable with nine points of articulation. Any TMNT fan will be extremely happy to add these guys to their collection.

One final note, the guys over The Loyal Subjects are super chill. Their account manager, Eamon Ronayne, always goes above and beyond any time I need help or have a question. Be sure to give them a shout over on Twitter or Facebook.

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