Review: TMNT 2014 April O'Neil Action Figure


One of the major things that people have been talking about for a long time with the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is April O’Neil.  Megan Fox has been casted for the role of this well known character, which has upset many fans.  I personally do not hold a distaste as I don’t know her work and I am keeping it that way.  In this review I talk about the Ninja Turtle 2014 April O’Neil action figure by Playmates Toys.

For me there’s not much to go off of for this April O’Neil yet, I have not made a connection where I look at her and think ‘this is April’.  She’s a news reporter that wears yellow, but is that enough to make someone April O’Neil?  Only when we see the film all the way through, will we see if she does do a good job.

The toy itself is okay, no knee or elbow joints and the legs just go straight back and forth.  This is for someone who likes action figures of girls, April O’Neil and as I called her the Barbie April toy.  She kind of just screamed Barbie at me, more than April.  Of course anyone working to finish their TMNT collection will want to get her.  Let me share my story of trying to get April.

I first saw the TMNT toys at a Wal-Mart on June 23rd, they had all of them on the shelves.  Though I was not able to get them at this time.  On June 28th, I went to Toys R Us and picked up most of the toys.  I only needed two Action Figures, April was one of them.  I remembered they were both at that Wal-Mart, so I went straight there, only to find that the display was no where to be seen.  I got a worker and asked where it was.  I was told they were put out too early and was put away, the toys would be back out on July 1st.

So July 1st rolls around, I’ve now found that display at other Wal-Marts already empty.  I had to drive out to Palladium Books to pick up some stuff, and saw that there was a Wal-Mart near there.  I found one of the two toys I was looking for on their display, but April was no where to be found.  I went all the way back to that original Wal-Mart, hoping to find that display case.  It was not out.  So I asked a worker, now they’re saying July 6th.  I was leaving on the 4th to drive to LA, I wanted these filmed before I left.  So I proved they’re being sold elsewhere and got the display to be brought out… took about an hour of talking to people.  Though I was able to get April O’Neil, happy to say I got each of the action figures released at this time.

Do you have the TMNT 2014 April O’Neil Action Figure? What is your thoughts of this toy? Did you have an easy or hard time finding her?  Please share reviews, comments and questions below!

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