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–>> .. interestingly, this Raphael has a tail that serves as the lever. As you may know, traditional nutcrackers have a lever that when lifted ..the character’s mouth will open & metaphorically or literally a nut can be placed in the jaws of the figure and it can be cracked ( .. a ‘nut’ cracker :p ).
Obviously, this is no traditional nutcracker and the “cracker” portion of the figure is underneath Raph’s fully sculpted head and chin & above his plastron. The head feels like a hard resin, plastron is a painted vinyl strip, and the rest is a mix of wood and fabrics and metal name plaque.
When you move the tail up, the central part of Raph’s chest barely moves down a quarter of an inch. You couldn’t really put anything in there to crack ( not that you’d want to.. this is not a functional item but for decor, durr. XD ) let alone a nut.
Hmm.. well maybe a small sunflower seed.