Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2013 Blind Bag Figures

I recently managed to complete my set of Plaaymates’ 2013 series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles blind bag figures! Collecting the figures was fortunately easy enough, as it turned out each bag had a letter telling you what figure was inside. It starts with Leonardo at A, and ends with the Foot Soldier at H. Which I figured I’d share here for your convenience! (But no guarantees that these are right; I might’ve gotten one or two mixed up, and there could be regional differences.)

  • Leonardo: A
  • Donatello: B
  • Michelangelo: C
  • Raphael: D
  • Splinter: E
  • Shredder: F
  • Krang: G
  • Foot Soldier: H

The letters are printed at the bottom of the bags, and can be hard to make out. There’s a lengthy number as well, but this is a red herring, as this is the same on all bags (OB3059). The letters are printed to the side of the red herring.

TMNT Blind Bag Letters

The letters E and C printed on the bags.

The figures themselves are pretty nice. But they’re not great, unfortunately. With some more time and attention put into the paint jobs and designs of the figures, they could’ve easily been pretty great. For example, the Shredder figures has no visible eyes, but just the pure gray of his helmet. His “claws” could have also been separated, as they’re now connected with plastic.)

TMNT Blind Bag Figure - Shredder

Shredder, aka. the letter F.

The turtles are also lacking colour on their protective ninja gear; the knee pads are only coloured on the front, the elbow pads aren’t coloured at all, and the “protective ninja cloth” on the their hands and feet also remain uncoloured. As you can see of this figure of Donatello.

TMNT Blind Bag Figure - Donatello Front

Donatello, front view…

 

TMNT Blind Bag Figure - Donatello Side

… side view…

TMNT Blind Bag Figure - Donatello Back

… and back view.

The figures also have these… holes under their feet. As if they were Lego figures, or were meant to attach to some stand. Unfortunately the figures do not come with a stand, and the holes protruding from their feet make them a bit more unsteady and prone to falling over. Maybe there’s some sort of playset you can buy for the figures? But I haven’t seen any.

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My goodness, what’s wrong those feet?

Despite these somewhat annoying flaws and design decisions, they look pretty good overall. So if you’re intereated in the series at all – and Nickelodeon’s reboot is pretty excellent (even if I fear the CGI animation will feel outdated in five to fifteen years, and will be hard to watch) – they’re worth looking into.

TMNT Blind Bag Collection

The gang – minus the foot soldier, which I got after this was taken.

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4 Responses to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2013 Blind Bag Figures

  1. Luzmagica says:

    OMG!! Thanks million! it works here Spain!!!!
    If anyone interested my letters printed on blind packs and my finds:
    Letter A: Leonardo Card 001
    Letter B : Donatello Card 002
    Letter C: Michelangelo Card 020
    Letter D: Raphael Card 011
    Letter E : Splinter Card 013
    Letter FF (or FE cant see well): Fishface Card 032
    Letter I: Shredder Card 022
    Letter H: Metalhead Card 041

  2. Luzmagica says:

    Ok…this worked so well….just also adding last Figures and fixing a previous mistake:
    FishFace = FF (100% sure)
    MetalHead= MH
    DogPound = DP
    Shredder= F (Not an “I” letter …its for “F” letter…. yea..sometimes hard to see those printed letters)
    So very thanks so much to this place i can also collect the little toys, another case are the cards insert….all cards are from the character 🙂 I mean : all A printed blind-bags are Leonardo cards …but many differents ones…) So its going to be a pain collect those all! 🙂
    Hope any other collector can get a small help here about this awesome set.

    • Eivind says:

      You’re welcome, glad it was of some use! And apologies if there were any errors. FishFace and DogPound were added after the initial run. Rather curious that they just added them to the current line-up rather than doing a full-on follow-up series.

      But what do you mean by, “all A printed blind-bags are Leonardo cards …but many differents ones”? There are different cards that come with the same models, and it varies randomly? That would be a pain to collect, for sure! Presumably no way of knowing which bag has which card.

  3. michelle says:

    Hi , the holes are so they can attach to Lego. Do you know what codes are for Baxter and the rat king?

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