That said, he lacks the personality of design that the original Leatherhead has. New Leatherhead could have used a leather motorcycle jacket or a hat or something to distinguish him a little further from a generic mutant gator.
He comes with no accessories, which is a disappointment considering how accessory laden most TMNT figures have been thus far. He really should have some sort of sewer related weaponry! As the character develops in the cartoon, it wouldn't surprise me if he gets more depth and that is carried through in his design - but for now, we get a mutated alligator just learning to make his way in the world.
He has ball swivel articulation in his hips and shoulders but that's it for his appendages - well, his tail rotates but that's not of much use. His head also rotates. Funny to think that the original Leatherhead action figure has more articulation - new Leatherhead could have used a hinged jaw!
Like with TMNT's previous release 'Dogpound' paint apps are a bit spartan. Which is ok since he's an alligator, but a better wash over his top/back would have been nice instead of the speckled white paint they did apply. He's smaller in scale than his cartoon appearance, but that doesn't bother me too much, although if Mattel can make a humongous Killer Croc for around the same price point, Playmates could have done a little better...
I do recommend Leatherhead for TMNT fans and for others who just like mutant alligators (and who doesn't? Communists, that's who!) He's a neat action figure for your display and of course a solid toy for kids to enjoy too, I gua-ron-tee!