Since the Return to New York episode just aired this past Sunday, I figured I would stick with that story arc for this week’s Throwback Thursday: My Collection.
Today we are going to have a look at two of my favorite character ideas from the original Mirage run. There would be three but Playmates, for whatever reason, decided not to make the third one.
The characters that I am talking about are the Shredder clones or the Shredder mutants which they have been referred to as recently on the new Nickelodeon cartoon. Playmates Toys released two of the three clones in figure form. The two figures are Multi Arm Shredder and Claw Shredder.
These two figures were based off of the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series. The 2003 series merchandise doesn’t seem like it has been around long enough to be featured in Throwback Thursday but it has already been almost 12 years since this series debuted!! I still remember watching this great series, my favorite TMNT cartoon to date, on Saturday mornings and searching through the aisles at Walmart for the figures. Now that I think about it, not much has changed except that the turtles air on Sundays…
Back to the figures. Claw Shredder may be short but with those claws, I personally wouldn’t mess with him. This guy comes with a claw glove and harpoon…ya know just in case the claws weren’t intimidating enough!
Next up, we have Multi Arm Shredder. This Shredder clone features four arms, hence the multi, and comes with a sword for each hand.
Multi Arm Shredder also features a push button on his back which causes him to have a sword slashing action.
The third Shredder clone is the mini Shredder. Unfortunately, we did not get him for the 2003 cartoon series but I have been getting reports that we will be getting a figure of him for the 2012 TMNT series. The rumors are that we will see Claw Shredder and Mini Shredder in a two pack. I guess Playmates thought it would be a good idea to only release two of the three clones this time through as well? Hopefully that’s not the case and we will finally get all three Shredder Clones in the same line.
Thank you for reading and that wraps up this week’s Throwback Thursday: My Collection.