Saturday, June 8, 2024

Action Figure Review: Krang from Turtle of Grayskull by Mattel


   If someone had told you a few years ago that Mattel would be releasing a Masters of the Universe and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mashup toyline at mass retail, would you have believed them? I mean, this line's starting to get pretty deep! Today I'm checking out the deluxe Krang figure which is actually Krang in an android body modeled after Megator, one of the rarest MOTU toys of them all! I remember getting the vintage Krang figure as a kid and then wondering why he didn't have the cool android body like he had in the cartoon and video games. I remember finally getting that figure when they made it and loving it! I had the full sized one, though Playmates did eventually release an android body for Krang that was scaled like a regular TMNT figure. This one combines the android with the giant Megator, or a "Megator android body" as the back of the package calls it. ready to check out the brains of the Foot Clan and his mega sized robotic ride? Then join me after the break...

The Facts: Krang

Height: 1/2 inch

Articulation: None

Accessories: Cage and art card.

The Facts: Megator Android Body

Height: 7 to 8 inches (depending on if Krang's riding along)

Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, boot swivels, swivel/hinge knees, balljointed hips, waist swivel, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, a barbell jointed head, and a swivel ponytail.

Accessories: Belt, chest armor, 2 bracers, 2 standard hands, axe hand, and flail hand.

Non-Scalper Price: $25 dollars

The Positives:

* Krang's Megator android body (the android body had never had a name before, and was simply called "Krang's android body," even in the cartoon) is bulkier than most figures. It's also green like the vintage Megator giant figure. His removable chest armor is based on Megator's with lots of chains and a skull on the chestplate while his bright red boots and gloves just like the classic TMNT version of the android body. 

* The Megator android body's head also borrows generously from body vintage toys. The green skin and the fangs are clearly from Megator while the shape of the head and armored helmet with visor is from the android body. Oh, and the ponytail? That's a nice mixture of Megator's long black hair and the android body's little antennae sitting right atop his conical head.

* The Megator android body is larger and bulkier than most other figures in the line (I think he uses parts of the Andre the Giant body from the WWE Superstars line). He moves great and is fun to mess around with. These figures are kind of like the vintage toys but with modern articulation. While their bulky frames make the articulation a bit clumsy, they do feel like an evolution of the vintage line. They're quite fun to play with and they feel very sturdy. Of course, they're also modular and can be easily separated to make your own lazy boy customs!

* In Turtles of Grayskull, it seems we have Krang as the individual character rather than being a generic Utrom or a leader of the Kraang. He's kind of a minifigure and I guess would be in scale with the rest of the line. He's only 1/2 inch tall but he does get painted teeth and eyes. His tentacles are a bit flexible but they're not articulated. 

* Krang can ride in the Megator android body by sitting the opening control cage. The design looks a bit like a castle tower with a  brick pattern. The doe opens and Krang fits easily inside. 

* Here's a shot from the back so you can see the uneven brick pattern on Krang's cage. It reminds me a bit of the Grayskull tower from the Eternia playset.

 * I believe the Megator android body shares a body with the WWE Superstars Andre the Giant figure, so he's noticeably taller and bulkier than most other figures in Turtles of Grayskull. When you add Krang's cockpit cage in, he's even taller. 

* The Megator android body can definitely bring some pain with this included double bladed axe. 

* He also has a flail, just like the vintage Megator figure and the Masters of the Universe Classics figure. 

* The hands can pop off of the Megator android's body and can be replaced with the included weapons. This is also a feature of Krang's regular android body, too, which sometimes used an axe and a flail. 

* There's no minicomic included but you do get a thick, sturdy art card with a bio on the back.

The Negatives:

* I like the little Krang minifigure but he's pretty much impossible to do anything with other than sit inside the android body. The bottom of Krang is uneven and he just tips forward. 

   This guy is a lot of fun and really shows that Mattel has definitely put some real time and thought into this crossover. Combing Krang and his android body with the look of Megator is pretty inspired and works wonderfully. He's quite a fun figure  and he looks menacing on the shelf. By the way: Is anyone else surprised Mattel hasn't released Tytus and Megator in Origins yet? This guy really makes me want an Origins Megator. He's a Great and a 1/2 figure and a fun villain for both the TMNT and the Heroic Warriors to battle. 

This is the first figure of Megator I've reviewed. If you're looking for more of Krang, I've also reviewed the Kraang from the 2012 TMNT line.

For more Turtles of Grayskull check out the following:


  1. I like this one! Krang is a pretty iconic villain.

    1. He definitely is. I love that Mattel used Megator as he's quite a deeper cut.

  2. Hm. An axe for a hand? And a flail for a hand? He's doing both G1 Optimus and G1 Megatron at the same time. :P

    1. He legitimately does use those items in TMNT, too, so I wonder if someone borrowed those from the Transformers when creating the original designs?

  3. Be incredibly careful with the axe and flail on this guy, don't leave them in or swap them too often, I had the wrist pin on my flail get all stretched out and nearly snap off in his wrist when I was removing it

    1. Yikes! I will say that I currently have him on display holding the weapons as I wanted him to still have the big red gloves.


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