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Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Bride of Frankenstein April Playmates, ca. 1994
Day #515: October 24, 2012
Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Bride of Frankenstein April Action FigureBride of Frankenstein April
The Re-animated Reporter!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Figure
Item No.:
n/a
Manufacturer: Playmates
Includes: Electrode Power Switch, Creepy Cracked Monster Movie Camera, Bandaged Monster Mic, Scare Away Hair Spray, Nasty Ninja Fright Star, Trading Card
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $4.99
Availability: 1994
Other: Accessory colors vary, mine are yellow, some are blue, etc.

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Bride of Frankenstein AprilHere's a good one. Breaking with tradition, Bride of Frankenstein April occupied Donatello's slot during the second and final year of this swell sub-line, giving us a fairly interesting hybrid of the two famous female characters. Unquestionably more "April" than "Bride of Frankenstein," this 5-inch tall figure has elements of both April O'Neil, like her pants and boots, as well as Elsa Lanchester's legendary hair and makeup. Unlike Raph's Metaluna Mutant, April manages to succeed by combining elements of the two characters into a slightly more cohesive, or at least properly colored, whole.

Bride of Frankenstein April

With legs arguably better for a regular April than most regular April figures, the Bride has numerous zippers and pockets, plus green turtle-themed knee pads, which are arguably much funnier to an adult today. She retains the body of her jumpsuit, but the sleeves are torn off to show her arms and the bandages of the Bride. The dress from the waist on down and her hair do much to sell the figure, which has pale skin and a surprisingly colorful face. Blue, black, and white are used on her eye, plus she has eyeshadow, dark red lipstick, and decent cheeks bringing the character to life in a fairly impressive way. Eschewing April's red hair for the monster's black, there's still a shock of white painted into the sides which makes me think they wisely spent more money on deco than articulation.

Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Bride of Frankenstein April Action FigureThe undead... reporter... bride... person... has six meaningful points of articulation at the shoulders, right elbow, left boot, neck, and waist. Since you basically want her standing around anyway, the fact that the dress obstructs and all ability to sit probably isn't a problem, because I assume the only people who bought her were older fans anyway.

Accessories are numerous. The camera is actually connected to the power switch, but you can tell they're separate pieces, just assembled together. The microphone has Frankenstein's monster neck bolts on the sides-- clever!-- and the hair spray is labeled "scare spray" because I guess that is supposed to be funny. The large set of accessories is rounded out by a throwing star for no obvious reason. She can hold her accessories but her hands do struggle a bit, so don't be too disappointed if she drops one of them. Because she will.

Today this figure will set you back as little as $1 and as high as $20, quite the range for a carded sample of a figure. I'm all for being cheap, and since this is a good figure I wouldn't even advise against paying a little more toward the higher end. In many respects this figure feels like a forerunner to Monster High, which is a line of girl's dolls which has become a Barbie-sized hit for Mattel. Who knew girls wanted dolls made up of monster parts? This April figure is one of my favorites of the 1990s, and I hope you enjoyed seeing it too.

--Adam Pawlus

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Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Bride of Frankenstein April Action Figure Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Bride of Frankenstein April Action Figure
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