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Is that April #3 you bought on ebay really a #3, or is it actually #4? I found myself in a similar dilemma not too long ago, which is what prompted to me to create this page. For more info on other female action figures, please visit Action Girl's Guide to Female Action Figures. YOU MAY WISH TO NOTE that her info on Aprils #3 & 4 varies slighly from mine... if anyone has further information to resolve this discrepancy, i would greatly appreciate it (and i'm sure she would too! :) Please click here to contact the webmistress.

This page covers Aprils #1-4. All these figures have similar cards and identical accessories (although i am not positive about the card and accessories for #1, i am pretty sure they match the rest). The fronts of all their cards read:

"Weapon: Gun/Camcorder" (top left side, inside turtle shell)
"Amazing Arm Movement! Deluxe Weapon Assortment Included!" (lower right corner)

Here are the major points of comparison i use in differentiating between the Aprils:

  1. Figure face
    1. cute hair, or
    2. bad hair
  2. Jumpsuit stripe
    1. blue/orange, or
    2. none
  3. Jumpsuit trim
    1. yellow, or
    2. orange
  4. Press pass
    1. with, or
    2. without
  1. Boot color
    1. white, or
    2. orange
  2. Card front
    1. with action lines, or
    2. without
  3. Card back
    1. with story, or
    2. with toy ads
  4. Card date *

* NOTE: "Card date" refers to the date that appears in the bottom right corner of the backs of the cards.
It is actually the copyright date of the package design, not the figure itself.



APRIL #1

Figure face: bad hair Boot color: white
Jumpsuit stripe: NONE Card front: ?
Jumpsuit trim: yellow Card back: ?
Press pass: without Card date: ?
I recently managed to get one of these loose, so i have info about the figure itself, but not the card. Her hair and eyelashes are painted a lighter, redder color than on #2; but other than that and the lack of a stripe down the side of her jumpsuit, she essentially looks like the photos below. I will post pictures as soon as i find the cable to my camera :)


APRIL #2

April #2
Figure face: bad hair Boot color: white
Jumpsuit stripe: blue Card front: with action lines
Jumpsuit trim: yellow Card back: with story
Press pass: without Card date: 1988
April #2 close-up
April #2's card Top left cornerTop right corner April #2 wears an all-yellow jumpsuit with a blue stripe down the sides, and a white belt & boots. You can see in the top left photo that there is very little detail in the orange square on the card behind her. The close-up top right shows that her nose is small and her hair is flat & relatively without style. The 2 smaller images at left are close-ups of the gray "action lines" that embellish the pictures on the front of the card. The image at right shows that the back of the card includes the story of the Turtles in addition to pictures of a few figures. Back of April #2's card


APRIL #3

April #3
Figure face: cute hair Boot color: orange
Jumpsuit stripe: blue & orange Card front: with action lines
Jumpsuit trim: orange Card back: story
Press pass: with Card date: 1988
April #3 close-up
April #3's card Top left cornerTop right corner April #3's jumpsuit is yellow with orange cuffs, collar, & pockets, and has orange & blue stripes down the sides. Notice the addition of the "PRESS" pass over her left breast. Her belt & shoes are orange. Like #2, there is very little detail in the orange square on the card behind her. The close-up top right shows that her nose is broader than #2's and her hairstyle much perkier & cuter. The images on the bottom row here show that the card is identical to that of #2. Back of April #3's card


APRIL #4

April #4
Figure face: cute hair Boot color: orange
Jumpsuit stripe: blue & orange Card front: no action lines
Jumpsuit trim: orange Card back: toy ads
Press pass: with Card date: 1990
April #4 close-up
April #4's card Top left cornerTop right corner The #4 figure is identical to #3: same mold, same paint job. The only differences are on the card; note the prominent "explosion" that occupies the formerly blank space behind her. At left you see that the new card lacks the gray "action lines" of the previous cards; and at right you see that the story has been replaced with pictures of the many more figures they now have for sale. Back of April #4's card

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