I found Dojo Splinter at a Toys R Us first, then Slash and Rahzar at a Target and finally Newtralizer at another Toys R Us. All within the span of three days. I did actually call a Toys R Us to see if they had any of these figures. Sorta went analog on this one.
Maybe it was the fact that I found him last, but Newtralizer quickly became my favorite out of the four figures in the new wave. I should probably admit that I've only seen a few episodes of the show as of this review, so I wasn't familiar with Newtralizer nor did I know if he has even shown up in an episode yet. However, the bio on the back of the card did a good job at explaining his character and really made him stand out as a figure. The fact that he was imprisoned by the Kraang and is now a bounty hunter that collects their tentacles as trophies is pretty rad/gross.
With the release of this figure there has been a slight variation where the knife sheath on his leg, the knife and the frisbee weapon were released in black. Right now it's not apparent which, if either, is the rarer of the two. As you can tell from the photos I have the gray version, but I picked up the black version just the other day for a friend that was also looking for the new figures. On a related note, Slash also has a slight paint variation, where either three horns on his chest/shell are painted yellow, or three of the horns on his skin/neck are. Though they knocked this figure out of the park, there's a couple items that were left un-painted that seem weird when you notice them. There's a blade affixed to his tail as well as a belt of pockets along his left ankle. If I actually get around to painting those tentacles pink, I should probably take care of those as well.
But for now, I have a hard time putting this figure down. He looks great in any pose and threatening in most of them. I can't recommend this figure enough. Pick him up if you see him, you won't be disappointed. And though the normal hollowing-out of certain parts of the figure is a little more apparent on the underneath of his tail, I still gotta say I appreciate anything that helps Playmates keep the costs down and the MSRP at or below $8.99.
We are watching Scandal right now, so let's see how hard it will be to get Liz to chime in here.
Liz: OMG THIS CARD IS FAKE. DAVID ROSEN PLAYED THEM! Gah I looked down for a second and now I don't know what's happening. I'll come back to this when someone starts making out with someone else.