All my Turtle education comes from the original animated series from the 1980s. So when I was researching females in the TMNT line about 5 years ago, I belatedly discovered this elusive daughter of Shredder. I was impressed, but I also was bummed because I couldn't afford the eBay prices her action figures were fetching. This version of Karai is from the 2012 Nickelodeon cartoon. They changed her character a lot in this series. Most notably is that she is now Splinter's daughter, although raised and brainwashed by Shredder. In a scheme by Shredder to turn the Turtles into snakes, Karai accidentally fell into the mutagen and became a serpent herself - while retaining the ability to revert back to human form at will (albeit with reptilian eyes). This figure was first teased a long long time ago. So long ago that I had given up hope to find her almost a year ago. Then a couple weeks ago I found her in TRU sitting randomly on a shelf in front of the Power Rangers. It was kismet. Let's check out Karai below!
Karai's posing is pretty limited with only five points of articulation: Head, waist, shoulders, and tail. Her snake hands are pliable so then can grip things.
Karai comes in several pieces right out of the package. It should be noted that her snake head is designed like a helmet that fits over her human head (ie.. it's not an alternate head like we see so often with modern figures)
Unfortunately her lower head is always showing from the rear view. I think it could have been designed slightly different so that this would be covered up.
Here are some images of Karai from the show.
Karai's tail can also be rotated forward, but the bottom of the tail is hollow so it looks bad if you're viewing her from a raised angle.
Time for some Comparison Pics!