Review: Half Shell Heroes Shred Tread, Shredder, Dogpound and Fishface


I really do enjoy the Half Shell Heroes line by Playmates Toys.  These started coming out last year with a lot of characters and playsets for younger fans.  This does not mean us older fans do not enjoy them as well.  It’s been awhile since I’ve shared any of my Half Shell Heroes reviews, that does not mean they were not filmed.  Here’s one that’s just been waiting to be uploaded.  In this video I review Shredder and Shred Tread, Dogpound and Fishface Figures.

As much as I love Shredder’s new ride, the fact that Shredder’s cape is the only thing different about him, makes me wish they just put a Foot Soldier with the ride to help us build up our armies.  A good way to have done this and still had Shredder, is the same way they worked with the Turtles.  If they gave the Shredder who came with a Foot Soldier a sword, and had this one empty handed it would’ve made a lot more sense for the collectors than having two Shredders who are almost the same.

What I do like about Shredder’s ride is all the details in it and that it does work.  You pull it up behind another half shell hero toy and turn the lever.  That’s all it takes to get a toy in the back of the Shred Tread.  It kind of reminds me of one of the old rides they came out for the original TMNT toy lines back in the 1990’s with the Shredder helmet on the back, though this is a totally new ride with a new feature.

My favorites from this review goes to Dog Pound and Fish Face.  They’re two of my favorite characters in the Nickelodeon TMNT series, I love when they’re on the show.  And really enjoy the details they’re putting into the characters themselves.  I really do enjoy the fact that we got a Dog Pound toy for the Half Shell Heroes line, even though Dog Pound is now Rahzar in the show.

I recommend these toys to collectors of TMNT young and old.  They are really well done.  I love the sculpts on them.  I like where they’re going with this line, with a few exceptions.  And look forward to collecting more of the Half Shell Heroes.

These are from Playmates Toys.  The company that has stayed with the TMNT for the longest time, and helped make the Turtles to be what they are today.  Please do take the time to check their websites:






Do you have any of these Half Shell Heroes toys?  If so what is your thoughts?  Did your Shredder with the Shred Tread have a different paint job to it than the Shredder with the Foot Soldier?  Please share all reviews, comments and questions below!


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