Welcome to another Nerdgasms.net toy review! Today we have a little gem called the TMNT Power Sound FX-Leo’s Combat Gear edition.
As a kid growing up with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I wanted to be Raphael in the worst way. I had two little sticks I would use as sai and I would fight the imaginary FOOT clan in my backyard. Well…no longer do kids have to imagine. You have awesome toys like this that can jumpstart your Ninja game and help defeat the evil Shredder.
You can choose any of the 4 turtle weapons/accessories:
Michaelangelo: comes with his orange mask, nunchucks, and a throwing star.
Raphael: comes with a sai, his red mask, and a throwing star.
Donatello: comes with his purple mask, his bo staff, and a throwing star.
And the one you have here: Leonard with his katana, blue mask, and ninja star.
The sword is approximately 12-14 inches long. It’s made of plastic, but it’s not flimsy. The mask looked a bit chinsy while in the package, but once it was out, it’s pretty thick and has a very soft material on the inside, so it doesn’t rub on your face. The throwing star is also a hard plastic. While it’s nice for it’s ability to throw it at your enemies, it is a bit dangerous hazard without supervision.
The coolest feature of the toy is the sound effects on the sword. Based on the packaging and the name of the product, I knew it would make sounds. But the number of sounds is pretty awesome. They blend pretty seamlessly together, but I tried counting and I guess there are about 15. They range from the metal of swords clanking together, to a blade swinging, to Leo yelling. I have a 1 year old who thought it was the absolute coolest thing that’s ever happened. (yes I know it’s for ages 3 and up, but my wife and I monitor her very closely.) But she played with it for about 40 straight minutes until she fell asleep clutching the sword and Leo’s blue mask. Clearly, the playability on this is off the charts.
So put on your favorite turtle bandana, grab your weapon of choice, and get ready to battle and hear all the action with the Power Sound FX weapons. Epic turtle power is now at your fingertips! TURTLE POWER!