Video Review: Half Shell Heroes TMNT Lair Playset with Michelangelo and Splinter


In 2014 Playmates Toys released the Half Shell Heroes toys for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  We’ve covered different figures from good guys to bad guys.  Showed the good details in the Turtles, Leatherhead and Foot Ninja to the lack of details in Splinter and worse of all, April O’Neil.  While there’s more toys that came out through 2015 I am happy to bring the biggest items from 2014.  This is a review of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Half Shell Heroes Sewer Lair Playset with Michelangelo and Splinter.

This playset has a lot of features.  From a ride, two figures, sounds, trap doors and more.  It’s a fun building playset all as one piece and easy to move around for kids to play with their Half Shell Heroes toys on.  With street level and an underground section for the toys, there’s much to offer with this awesome playset! 

As part of my review I share my dislikes with the Playset, which comes to two things that have nothing to do with the Playset itself.  One is how the toy is packaged, watch video to see issues.  And the second is that it comes with a Splinter as well, that is not too different from the Splinter that came with April.  I would think either a second Turtle without the weapons or another Foot Soldier with a different weapon, would’ve made for a great second character.  Instead of doubling up on characters with no purpose. 

I do recommend this toy for anyone collecting the Half Shell Heroes as it’s fun and something neat to set the toys up on.  It’s a fun toy that has features that children and adults can enjoy.  Really cool gift for the Holiday season.  Though please note that this toy is for the Half Shell Heroes line, it’s doors and traps are too small for the main Playmates Toys action line.  Other toys that may fit on here are the Diamond Select Minimates, LEGOs and most likely the new Mega Bloks TMNT toy lines.  Since made for Half Shell Heroes, it’s the perfect size for those figures.

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