–>> Classic Michael Dooney N.M. style-guide art on the back of the box..
Modifications on this reproduction aren’t too bad. The right foot has been modified to set FLAT on the ground. Possibly again for stability reasons on the display stand. He may stand better than the original release actually. I am fond of the new stance. So his feet are a little “bigger”.
The Dual-Action Katana is recoloured from vintage releases but actually looks really good. The belt strangely has just a silver medallion where an “L” initial used to be on the ’97 release. The “L” imprint is actually still there, but it almost looks painted over by the silver paint. You can barely see it under the metallic.
Like the vintage MOVIE STARS, the N.M. Turtle’s arms, head and legs had softer and rubbery plastics. The only soft part left is the bandanna piece on the back of the noggin.
..Leo’s original sculpt is in the forefront, you can see the “BATTLE STANCE” has been modification on the repro.
..look closely at the Repro’s belt, see the “L” initial ?? Strange.
..for fun, here’s Repro LEO with the Camo-Blitz Cycle ’98 release.
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