Incredible packaging and artwork were revealed today for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja MOTU Origins Turtles of Grayskull crossover line by Mattel and Paramount! The art team at Roy Juarez (@manuel_eduardo_caritas) have done an incredible job with this new packaging and I’m sure once skeptical fans see this, they will change their minds about this line! These four figure packages were revealed today, giving us the clear indication that these are Wave 1: Leonardo, Donatello, Man At Arms, and Mutated He-Man. So let’s take a look at these stunning new TMNT MOTU Origins Turtles of Grayskull Package and Art Reveals!
According to ̶M̶a̶s̶t̶e̶r̶s̶ SKELETOR Of The Universe (@masters) • Instagram photos and videos “Now here’s something totally tubular. A closer look at Leonardo, He-Man, Donatello and Man-At-Arms from the @TMNT x #MOTU Turtles of Grayskull collaboration.”
The packaging for Leonardo looks freaking amazing!! Inspired by the traditional red rock burst packaging of the MOTU Origins line in Turtle inspired colors, this new packaging includes additional illustrations on the front of both He-Man and Leonardo dawning his new MOTU gear! Masters posted a large image of only one half of the rear artwork as it shows Leonardo battling Shredder!
I absolutely love all the additional illustrations on the front, new color scheme and both the Masters of the Universe and TMNT logos on the front of the bubble! This one is titled ” Leonardo Heroic Ninja Turtle Leader!”
We only get to see one half of the rear artwork as it shows Leonardo battling with someone who seems to have a purple cape waving near by, can that be Shredder! I’m sure they were keeping the second half of the artwork hidden until they reveal the next wave of characters! But we have the entire image! He is of course battling Shredder!
Here is a beautiful close up of the images as well!
And here is the cross sell from the back, as you can see this confirms Wave 1 for us! Donatello, Leonardo, Man At Arms and Mutated He-Man!
Here is the bar code, but we will continue to try to track these down for preorders.
Leonardo looks more like a typical Leonardo figure, but with a MOTU style buck. He has his signature blue bandana, and he is wearing blue shoulder armor. He also has cool chest armor with an “L” in the MOTU style in the center of his chest armor.
Taking a closer look at Leonardo’s armor, he has a gray harness that holds the ‘L’ chest armor in place. The ‘L’ is set off by a light gray backdrop helping it to stand out. The straps are a dark gray and have a turtle shell integrated into the piece. The loin armor has a turtle shell towards the top of the belt with some nice rivet detail adorning the armor.
He also has two separate pieces of arm armor that cover his forearm and his bicep. The armor resembles that of a turtle shell (surprise) and the armor has straps that hold into place. The forearm armor looks like it fits nicely over his writ bracers. Given that these are turtles, we can see that a new hand design was created especially for line, which consists of a thumb and two fingers. The sword design is unique to the line and the blade has a feel of a sabre with one crossguard!
Donatello’s package front is the same as Leonardo’s with the traditional red rock burst in Turtle inspired colors, and the additional illustrations on the front of both He-Man and Leonardo dawning his new MOTU gear as welI. It also has bothe the MOTU and TMNT logos on the front blister bubble. This one is titled ” Donatello Heroic Turtle-At-Arms!”
Below you can see the action features for each figure and both Donatello and Man At Arms have removeable shells, that then become shields that they can then hold in their hands. Also Leonardo’s katana blades can combine and turn into a power sword!
Donatello’s rear artwork features him in his Man At Arms inspired MOTU gear with his large mace battling against Beast Man wearing some sort of mask! Beast Man looks really cool in his Samurai inspired outfit! 2 Eternian planets can been in the background, as well as the entrance to Castle Grayskull!
Donatello looks like a TMNT version of Man-At-Arms and he is clad in purple armor and wields a staff that is shaped like MAA’s mace.
Dontello’s armor is one of my favorites and it really blends the crossover nature of this figure, making it stand out above the rest. The purple color plays very nicely off the green from the figure buck. The armor also has turtle shell detail on the chest armor, which is really pronounced on the protruding armor that covers his throat. The silver detail and molded parts on the armor are very Man-At-Arms as the pieces look bolted on to the chest armor. The forearm and bicep armor are two separate pieces, which also have a turtle shell motif.
The lower leg armor has a turtle shell covering the kneecap that flows into a layered design moving toward the feet. Getting up close and personal with the feet, this is a newly tooled part for the line. Taking a look at the helmet, it appears that this part could come off as it has a tight fit around Donatello’s head. The helmet has all of the MOTU feels, completing the Man-At-Arms style which looks great on this turtle!
The Man At-Arms package features the same artwork as Leonardo and Donatello. This one is titled ” Man at Arms Weapons Masters in a Half Shell” He look really cool on this colorful card back, and he took has some awesome artwork that we only get to see half of!
Here we can see the entire image where Man at Arms is battling against Krang’s Android Body!
Man Art Arms, looks more that an actual Man At Arms figure, but you can see that he has a turtle shell shield and his trusty mace, He is clad in his yellow armor and he looks amazing!!
Getting a closer look at the head sculpt and helmet design, it appears that the helmet could be removable. The helmet also has a samurai feel to it with the black armor coming down and covering his cheeks and the back of his neck. They gave Man-At-Arms a nice thick mustache and his face sculpt came out nicely! In classic Man-At -Arms fashion, he is clad in yellow armor that reminds me of the MOTU Origins release. He also comes with oversized left shoulder armor that have blue metal plates that are the same color as his helmet.
The loin armor is split down each thigh, which does not give any coverage for Man-At-Arms man-bits. The shield has the appearance of a turtle shell and the blue piping around it is a very nice touch!
Lastly we have the packaging and artwork for Mutated He-Man. The packaging for Mutated He-Man looks freaking so cool as since he is a villian, the front illustration are different! Again inspired by the traditional red rock burst packaging of the MOTU Origins line in Turtle inspired colors, but this time there is additional illustrations on the front of both Skeletor and Shredder in his new MOTU gear! He is looking very scary on the artwork and you can see a red Eternian sky behind him!
Here we can see the full artwork with Mutated He-Man and Shredder in the background and it looks like a Shredder Slime pit tease!!
You can see the Slime Pit is Technodrome Shredder inspired with a huge Shredder mask on it!
This is a great close up of Shredder below! Can’t wait to see what his figure looks like!
Shredder looks so cool and here we can see a close of both him and Skeletor, indicating they are coming to the line too!
He-Man has blue translucent skin and armor that is akin to Anti-Eternia armor! It appears like it is some form of a mutated version as the TMNT line there is Mutagen (A.K.A “The Ooze”), which is a chemical substance that comes from Dimension X, and the reason why the Ninja Turtles (and many of their friends and foes) were created into what they are today. He comes with a silver spiked club that is a reuse of Spikor’s MOTU Origins club.
The colors on this figure are so whacky and over the top that and it looks great! He has neon green hair with a black headband and red beady eyes. He has a snarled look on his face and you can see the mutagen running down his neck and into his chest. The chest harness has the classic Masters of the Universe ‘H’ and the coloring is very anti-Eternia! The red spikes are raised and give the armor straps a very cool look that add depth to the design.
The translucent plastic is a fansaticdesign choice as this reminds me of how Mattel designed the Masters of the WWE Universe figure, Faker (aka John Cena…I bet you are humming his entrance music as you are reading this…you are welcome). You can also see the mutagen green infecting the arms and, in the translucent parts, it creates a cool effect! The spiked mace reminds of the weapon that the MOTU character Spikor wields, but without the handle. The wrist cuffs also have very large spikes, which gives the figure a meaner look!
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