October 18, 2005
Dusty Plastic HELL: Hot Flash #54!

Today's Hot Flash isn't just random weirdness, folks -- as you can see here on the Official TMNT Web Site, Playmates is indeed releasing a "Raphael versus The Yeti" set. As far as unlikely matchups go, it's not entirely without precedent -- the Turtles have had adventures with yeti and bigfoot type creatures in both the old comics and the new show -- but memories of working in KB Toys and a visit to eBay all but confirmed suspicions that the new "yeti" is merely a repaint of the Blizzard figure from the old Primal Rage line. And remember how Leonardo already went up against a T-Rex (which we touched on in Hot Flash #15)? Yeah, that's a repainted Sauron (or Diablo) -- so essentially with these sets you're getting two rehashes, given that the included Turtles are more or less the Fightin' Gear figures repackaged with different armor and -- get this -- fewer accessories. It's hella weak.

Yes, I'm 24 years old and the reusing of action figure molds angers me.

Oh, and if you missed Saturday's update, don't forget to check out the second part of the Protégé de la Rose Noire review! Until next time, then.

-posted by Wes | 12:24 am | Comments (1)
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  • Tom No Like says:

    You know, I always wanted one of those primal rage figures when I was little. I remember the first time I played the arcade game, I went to this huge(for a six-year-old, if I was even that) arcade and played it. So that was fun. But I never got the toy, I remember they ate little Indians.

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