Monday, June 26, 2023


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Chakahachi & Lotus Blossom - NECA 2023

In Season 3, Episode 28 of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 1989, Krang once again prompts some villainous in-fighting by introducing the kunoichi Lotus Blossom to challenge and overthrow Shredder for leadership of the Foot Clan. She is successful, but in a very typical plot point for female characters in this show, her romantic interest in one of the turtles prompts her conversion to the good side. In this case, Leonardo is the lucky ninja who shows her the light. Lotus appeared in only two episodes of the original series roughly a year apart, but in both episodes she was a focal character and even had her name featured in the episodes titles (Beware the Lotus and Farewell, Lotus Blossom). Despite being a repeat character, I think this action figure caught everyone by surprise. NECA has been showing no restraint with the deep-dive characters in their cartoon TMNT line, and I am here for it. I can't even imagine who the next female figure will be, but I'm excited for the reveal. Let's check out Lotus below!

Lotus comes with two heads, six hands, a sword & scabbard, a bow & arrow, a scent analyzer, and her namesake - a lotus blossom.

Here is Lotus's pack-mate, Chakahachi. I plan to sell him so I didn't remove him from his tray. In the episode Farewell, Lotus Blossom he appears as a vengeful spirit in a tale reminiscent of the genie in the lamp. Interestingly, for the majority of the episode he is a towering giant who only shrinks to human size in the last few seconds.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are the three recent NECA TMNT Animated Ladies: Lotus, April O'Neil, and Mona Lisa.


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