TMNT WWE Ninja Superstars - A Review

Hello everyone,

Today I am going to take a look at the WWE Ninja Superstars crossover line from Playmates Toys.

There have been two waves of these figures in total, with no more anticipated at this time.

The first series features Leonardo as John Cena, Donatello as Undertaker, Michelangelo as Macho Man Randy Savage, and Raphael as Sting. The second series features Leo as Finn Balor, Donnie as Ultimate Warrior, Mikey as Rowdy Roddy Piper, and Raph as The Rock.

I want to point out that these figures are larger than the basic action figure line, but not as big as the XL figs that Playmates have made of the TMNT.

You can buy all eight of the figures online at Entertainment Earth or Walmart, with the links, below:

Series One at Walmart:

Mikey/Randy Savage

Series Two at Entertainment Earth (the link is for all four).

I'll review each figure one-by-one, starting with series one, then we'll move onto series two, and then finally I'll share some fun scenes I made of the figures all interacting together.

Let's start with Leonardo as John Cena.

The outside of the box (note that the back of the box is the same for all four figures, so I won't repeat that one every time):

Close-ups of Leo/Cena:

I think this is a really fun figure, and a great start to the range. It's really funny to get a steel chair (if you know your WWE, you'll know why), and the US Champion belt with Cena's name on it is good detail. Unfortunately, as much as I tried, I couldn't get the belt onto Leo/Cena, and I didn't want to stretch it to the point that it would break. As you can see from the photos above, though, he did manage to hold it up for a photo.

I'll say this here, but it really goes for all the figures in the range, and that is that the articulation of the figures is hit and miss. While they are all basically the same, their accessories and clothing affect how you may want to pose them, and they aren't always amenable in that regard.

Next up we have Donatello as the Undertaker.

The outside of the box:

Close-ups of Donnie/Undertaker:

Again, Donnie/Undertaker comes with a belt, and it has Undertaker's name on it, which is a good detail. As with Leo/Cena, though, the belt does not fit easily, and while I could have probably managed it, I didn't want to break it. The scythe and the shovel are fun Undertaker-specific details, and I like that the shovel has a TMNT twist to it with the ooze and "ninja power" written on it.

Next we have Michelangelo as Macho Man Randy Savage.

The outside of the box:

Close-ups of Mikey/Randy Savage:

It's nice to not get a third belt here, but instead actually some really fun WWE props, such as the steps, fire extinguisher and the trash can. I love that his sunglasses are removable! Of the eight figures, this one is up there as being of my favourites. He looks really awesome, and he comes with some of the best accessories.

Finally for series one, we come to Raphael as Sting.

The outside of the box:

Close-ups of Raph/Sting:

Unfortunately in both series one, and as you'll see below, in series two, I think that Raph gets the weakest crossover. He does come with three accessories, which is cool, and the trash can lid actually fits the trash can that comes with Mikey/Randy Savage - so that's a cool detail. In case you're wondering, the trench coat is different from Donnie's - Raph's has a pocket and a collar, Donnie's does not.

Group shot!

So, now we move on to series two, which came out just very recently (July 2017).

Let's start with Leonardo as Finn Balor.

The outside of the box (including the back for series two):

Close-ups of Leo/Finn:

Well, I have to say, it's certainly a different look for Leo! The belt here does fit, which is nice, and I like that we get yet more fun WWE props with the stairs and the railing - the railing even has TMNT detail on it, which is nice.

Next we have Donnie as Ultimate Warrior.

The outside of the box:

Close-ups of Donnie/Ultimate Warrior:

I really love that he comes with a camera! It's such a cool detail! The breaking tabletop and the bell are great additions, too. Along with Mikey/Randy Savage from series one, this is one of my top figures from this range.

Next we have Mikey as Rowdy Roddy Piper.

The outside of the box:

Close-up of Mikey/Rowdy Roddy Piper:

Well, what can I say?! Mikey in a kilt is all we ever needed to see to make our world complete! The hair, the microphone, and the bagpipes all complete this one perfectly!

Finally, we come to Raphael as The Rock.

The outside of the box:

Close-ups of Raph/The Rock:

I like that he has his eye raised, which is one of The Rock's signature looks, but otherwise I feel that this one is probably the weakest of the eight. We get another belt that doesn't fit, and another microphone. The weights are new, which is a plus.

Group shot!

Over all, I love these figures. I think they are a lot of fun, and really bring something different to the TMNT range, while tapping into something that some TMNT fans may be interested in (WWE).

I made the following scenes, which I had a lot of fun creating. I hope you enjoy them, too!

Have a great day everyone,