Another TMNT polybag, and another hit.

Today’s polybag, 30271 Mikey’s Mini-Shellraiser, is awesome because it’s like they merged two different styles of polybags into one: a minifigure and a mini build.

First up is a Mini Shellraiser! Look at it! It is a perfect rendition of the regular Shellraiser set. It’s got the big chomper oil drum front bumper, two different style wheels between the front and rear sets, smaller wheels in the front, pink graffiti’ed cargo doors, and a roof mounted cannon.

The Mini Shellraiser has a slanted, forward-leaning stance, just like the regular Shellraiser set. The two different style sheels are paired with different tire types giving the illusion that one is taller than the other, but they are nearly identical in height.

The slanted look is achieved by an extra plate between the wheel holder plate and the bottom of the Mini Shellraiser.

The other half of this polybag is the Mikey minifig. He doesn’t come with his nunchaku ,which would have been nice, but instead a remote control for the Mini Shellraiser. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve watched the show but I’m pretty sure that there never was a Mini Shellraiser in the show, but I think the whole theme of the polybag is pretty clever. Mikey being the more fun-loving goofball of the team, it does seem like the appropriate choice for what is basically an RC car. Out of all the turtles, he would be the one that would most likely have toys to play with. It could have been Donnie as well and that probably would have been the best choice considering he’s the inventor of the group. He would have been the one to put the contraption together.

Does It Suck or Does It Rock?

This set rocks! My love for the 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles knows no bounds. And little sets like this, sets that don’t suck, are just delightful. It’s a cute little set that would bring the kid out in anybody. I mean, if you’ve had the joy of playing with remote control cars when you were young, you’d be lying to yourself if you said you didn’t get a sense of nostalgia when looking at this set. Even if you didn’t, this set is a pretty charming little slice of Mikey’s life.


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