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New details on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles character designs possibly surface

January 4th, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments


Even though we saw plenty of set photos for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, we still don’t know exactly what the characters will look like since the actors were all wearing motion capture suits. Well, with the exception of the photo above. Idle Hands has now run a report from an unnamed source that saw the first incarnation of action figures for the upcoming film which revealed details about the character’s designs.

The source says the four turtles have their respective weapons and are quite “traditional” in their turtle design, though he says they appear to have “less texture” than the turtles from the films in the early ’90s. He also notes that the figures retain the “hunched over” posture that can be seen in the set photos and that each turtle seemingly has a different physique. Raphael reportedly is the most muscular of the bunch followed by Leonardo. Donatello is said to have a “slimmer, leaner” look while Michaelangelo is said to be the shortest of the bunch. Each will have their respective colored masks.


As for Master Splinter, the site’s source says he bears a “very traditional design” with a Fu Manchu style moustache and his hair pulled up in a bun of sorts. They also note that he wears a “slightly tattered samurai outfit with a blue upper half with gold accents, tan lower belted robes and blocky sandals.”

What of classic villain Shredder? This is where things start to get a little off track. Their source notes that the character has “pointy edges coming off of absolutely anything” on his suit and that he is “covered head to toe in metal armor or blades.” They do add that his helmet is “pseudo-traditional, adopting elements of the classic look” though they say they believe “He’ll be the stuff of ridicule for some time.”

Keep in mind that these designs are for the action figures and may not reflect the characters’ final appearance in the film. More than likely they’ll be pretty close.

It might be a few more months before we get to see the characters in an official capacity, but with Toy Fair 2014 set to begin in February, it may come sooner than later. So what do you think of these design descriptions ?

Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, the film stars Megan Fox in the role of April O’Neil, Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Will Arnett as Vernon Fenwick, Danny Woodburn as Master Splinter and William Fichtner as Shredder.

Teenage Mutant ninja Turtles will hit theaters on August 8, 2014.

Source: Idle Hands (via CBM)


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