Thursday, January 27, 2022

Super7 Ultimates - APRIL O'NEIL!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimates - Wave 3 - April O'Neil - Super7 2021

Super7 has a lot of my money tied up in pre-orders. I literally have 19 Ultimates figures destined for my toy shelves (eventually). It will be a selection of characters from ThunderCats, Silverhawks, G.I.Joe, and 2001: A Space Odyssey - and I'm very excited to get them all. While I have a handful of Classics-scale MOTU figures from the company, I consider this April O'Neil my first true in-hand example of a Super7 Ultimates. And I must say, this makes me more excited than I already was. I was surprised by the toyetic quality of this figure. While a lot of modern collector figures have a dull rubbery texture and realistic paint details (which I love), this figure is shiny, simple, and nostalgic - and appeals to me on a totally different level than most toys. You could convince me that this was a toy made for a kid in the late 80's... but a rich kid and a toy company that pulled all the stops. I expect the other properties will be equally impressive (but in different ways). Time will tell. Let's check out April below!

True to the name "Ultimates", April comes with a ton of accessories.  Firstly, in homage to the vintage April figures, there is a collection of flat gray accessories still connected by sprue. The pieces on this sprue include a video camera, pieces for a camera tripod, a microphone, a flashlight, a handgun, two throwing stars, and a hinged/closing briefcase. All of these accessories also exist loose in the packaging with some added paint deco (so you can keep your sprue intact). Additionally, April comes with three sets of hands, a press badge to hang around her neck, and two turtle-shell communicators, one closed and one open.

Her biggest feature however is three head options. 
The two with dark hair are homages to the vintage toy, while the reddish hair represents the cartoon.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are my Aprils together: ReAction, NECA Animated, Super7 Ultimates, and Vintage.


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