Round out my reviews of the latest 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures is Fishface! Fishface kind of suffers from some of the same problems as Dogpound when it comes to articulation. Again, Fishface isn’t a bad figure, it’s just not a good one, and unfortunately unlike Dogpound, Fishface doesn’t have the size and bulk to sweeten the deal.
From what I can tell, Fishface’s head seems to be fairly accurate to what’s on the back of the package, but we’ll see once the show airs. The neck is able to swivel, but the orange breathing apparatus restricts the movement if you turn it too far. It’s nothing bad as you still get enough movement, it’s just something worth noting.
Fishface’s shoulders are on a ball-joint and do have plenty of articulation thankfully. No elbow articulation, but there is a wrist swivel, so angling the sword and dagger becomes much easier due to the weird positioning of the arms, which unfortunately without any elbow articulation, you can’t do anything about.
Fishface’s tail can swivel around, which is actually a pretty good detail if you ask me. The waist is also able to be swiveled, although mine took some force to get unstuck. The hips do have articulation, but it’s just a swivel, so it’s nothing special, which is a shame because even Dogpound had some great hip movement. No knee or ankle articulation whatsoever.
Fishface does come with some pretty cool accessories: a big ass sword (which looks great with other figures) and a smaller dagger. Although these don’t make up for the lack of articulation in the rest of Fishface, they’re a nice component nonetheless. I’m not sure why such a small figure has such a big sword, but I guess we’ll find out in the coming weeks!
Overall, Fishface is probably my least favorite in the second wave of TMNT figures. Unless you’re a diehard fan like me, I’m honestly not sure I can recommend him like I could Metalhead, or even Dogpound. Again, ebay prices right now are way too high I’m sure, so if you’re interested just wait until retail.
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