–>> Good Ol’ Spy Roach has had a recent variant pop up with bolder colouring and highlights on is chest and underside area.
Cockroach Terminator Mutated Spyroach. Meet the biggest and toughest insect ever! Cockroach Terminator was once Donnie’s little spy before falling into a container of Mutagen Ooze and mutating into an unstoppable monster. He is ready to destroy anything that crosses his way, including the Turtles! Anyone who pesters this insect should be ready to get stung!
• WEAPONS: Saw Blade / Kraang Blaster / Donatello Spy Gear
•TEAM: Kraang Evil Aliens
..minor variation on the newer card insert, including instructions on attaching the “antenna” piece into Roach’s head. This insert is from the original release. The browner tones on the body and carapace seem a little darker as well. His one “Good eye” seems to be painted in a lighter black. The cylindrical metal component on his shell on this re-issue has NOT been painted silver as on the original release for some reason. I suppose you could always paint it yourself.
These paint touch-ups really make Roach look a little better. I’m trying to break it down here for ya best i can to help you decide; if you think it’s worth a re-purchase of the guy for the new colouring. or just to have a variant MOC to save.
Not a perfect toy, but i am fond of the little guy.. and while scale issues plague so much of this line, C.T. here is really not one of them effected. He pretty much is to scale of the Teen figures like he was on the show last season.
.Blade on top is with the new release, lower blade with spot on handle is the older release blade.
Related notes ::
- Flickr user **REAL SLASH has clipped from somewhere a packaged, on card image of the Movie figure of “RAPH IN DISGUISE”. I’m taking that to mean that he’s part of a Movie wave 1.2. He’ll prolly be released with April. No idea when. The Movie toys are very sporadically popping up ( ..mostly at TARGET stores it seems) or online auctions.
- South of Denver Tokka has not seen ANYTHING just yet as far as the Nick Cartoon SLASH wave or the Movie figs. That will prolly change soon. Hey, i usually post my personal TMNT findings on when i’m out and about on my **Instagram and on my ***TwitterAccount via twitpic. *Note, i don’t have time for more separate social media accounts than what i already have set up. You are welcome to follow me on any of them, but be warned they are PG-13 at best and sometimes i am brutally honest about issues i face. If you are very easily offended, you may wish to think twice before following.
- TNI has a few more pix of the anticipated ( September-October release ) REVOLTECH TMNTs from the Tokyo Toy Show.
- TNI:: The HIGH END import Mutant Kitty PVCs are set to release this month.
- ComicVine & Funko are having a FUNKO-TMNT giveaway contest. Share your memories of your most prized TMNT possession and you may win some of the NEXT WAVE Funko Turtle Pop Vinyls & MORE !!
- AFF :: Speaking of FUNKO; “MORE TMNT HIKARI SOFUBI FIGURES FROM FUNKO;This past Friday as part of their weekly Hikari Friday celebrations, Funko revealed Clear Leonardo and Pizza Power Michelangelo Hikari Sofubi figures. The epic Pizza Power figure is going to be exclusive to Barns and Noble.”
- ..more later – -soon as i can. Real manic right now preppin’ for ( yet another- ) SDCC next month. EESH .. !!