The current figures based on the Nickelodeon TMNT series are pretty fun, though every character except the four turtles is extremely lacking in articulation. So here I present a fully poseable Shredder figure! I had to use parts from the original Shredder Playmates released, and the new Shredder figure with the removable helmet. One had poseable arms, the other had poseable legs, but even the one with poseable legs was far from perfect (or even functional).
I was expecting this to be an incredibly easy custom to make, but it turned out to be one of the most frustrating things I’ve worked on in quite some time. I had to crack open torsos, do some serious dremeling, and I’m still having flashbacks about prying off the arm and leg armor and keeping it intact. But in the end, I think it was worth it. I shaved down the arm blades to make them appear sharper, and gave the entire figure a full repaint, including the head underneath the helmet. I also repainted his katana and shuriken. After getting everything assembled and finished, he actually ended up being a little taller than before, which puts him at a better scale with the TMNT figures! And now the Shredder is now ready to dine on TURTLE SOUP!