I remember my second Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie experience better than the first one. Although I managed to see both in theaters, the second one was a complete surprise as I was told we were “too busy with soccer games”. My father, who was not a fan of sitting through kids movies in theaters, must have had an extra warm heart that weekend. I remember after my soccer game asking if we could see it expecting him to say no. I was shocked when he was like “let me talk to your mother”. After a brief chat on the walk to the car it was decided, we were going to the movies. We then stopped by the house to change and check the paper on when the next showings were. As I mentioned, my dad wasn’t big on taking us to the actual movies so the fact that he took me to this one gives it an extra special place in my heart.
I knew they would try to go bigger with new characters and expand on the previous movie but was not expecting Super Shredder. Although it wasn’t the climactic ending I was expecting it was still cool to see what would happen if Shredder juiced up on mutagen. NECA did a great job with this one bringing Super Shredder from the big screen to action figure. Although he is considered a Walmart exclusive, NECA did have a limited amount up on their site as well. If you missed out on those it looks like you are at the mercy of Walmart. I can’t express enough how grateful I am to the gang at NECA for listening to the fans and finding creative ways to help get these figures into more collectors’ hands instead of the scalpers. There are many issues with distribution and licensing that not everyone understands so the hard work to find ways around them is definitely appreciated. (more…)