Rise up and find those action figures. This time around it’s Splinter the lazy and Albearto the crazy. This version of Master Splinter is a little chubster who looks like he either trained with or ATE the Ancient One
The back of the package for Albearto has the old Wave 1 figures on there, with the new Foot Lieutenant and Albearto added on and squished in with the villain product shot.
In the show, Splinter is voiced by Eric Bauza who stars in dozens of shows such as the modern Duck Tales, Robots in Disguise 2015, Disney’s The Three Caballeros, Guardians of the Galaxy and Muppet Babies. Albearto is voiced by Tom Kenny who is also in most of those same shows along with Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10.
Out of the package and these chubby funsters are none too posable, but are full of character and attitude for sure.
Splinter comes with his walking stick, despite the back of the box mentioning entirely different weapons and Albearto comes with a piece of off pizza and a …. mallet club thing? A rolling pin for pizza? I guess it’s a kitchen utensil of some sort. And of course his hands are freakish metallic claws.
Albearto is a parody of those Chuck E. Cheese old school musical animatronic shows for kids. Those lovable robot things are also famous for malfunctioning and doing weird crazy shit. Like this Duck one that keeps on singing like a champ……..after it’s entire lower jaw falls off. Sorry kids, don’t have too many bad dreams tonight.
In Albearto’s RISE TMNT episode, the animatronic bear catches on fire, starts melting – then comes to life with some A.I. tech but due to the fire etc his brain is scrambled making him rather deranged.
His hands are claws as that is the robot bits underneath where his stuffing/clothing has melted off from the fire.
From the back and Splinter has a decent tail.
Albearto’s face is disgustingly melty. I can’t help but think the popularity of those Five Nights at Freddy’s merch having something to do with the existence of this character.
I love those freakish claws and robot arms. He’s like a Melted Bear Terminator.
With his accessories, that he can hold a bit better than most other figures in this line.
Splinter’s walking stick has a deadly surprise – pull it out to reveal a hidden blade. Best toy accessory so far if you ask me. It’s really nicely done. How many action movies have I seen a version of this weapon in, very cool.
Up close with the tubby little chubster. I’m pretty sure he did eat the Ancient One, then went back for seconds.
Slice ‘n Dice action Zatoichi style.
Splinter has a really nice sculpt and the cane sword tucks away rather tidily.
Sweet Jesus Donny, you do not want to be eating that…. pretty sure that’s prop pizza.
Showing off to his older wiser selves (or younger? who knows) with the previous NICK Shredder and the old early 2000’s era Splinter from the long running show and CGI movie.
Overall, two really nice figures. Pretty happy with them and looking forward to collecting more from the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Playmates figure line.