Splinter has a new head mould made for his figure. It has two brown ears sticking up with the insides being dark cream-coloured. His eyebrows are white as well as his beard and the bridge of his nose. The top of his head is black as well, as is his beard that stretches along each side of his face. Splinter's dark red torso piece has printing on both sides, with the front bearing a long collar and lapel that is bound up in a brown belt. The reverse side of the torso has the back of his belt and a black flower in a circle of the same colour. Instead of legs, Splinter has a sloping brick to depict a kimono. It is dark red with black flowers in a vertical pattern on the left side.
Born in 1962 in the outskirts of Tokyo, Hamato Yoshi was heir to his father Yūta's place as leader of the peacekeeping Hamato Clan, whose conflict with the infamous Foot Clan came to an end when he was 2 years old. It was this victory that welcomed Oroku Saki, the Foot Clan leader Oroku Kaiji's infant son, into the Hamato family, and the two grew up as close brothers and very good friends, maintaining a peaceful intelect throughout their ninjutsu training. One day, however, their brotherhood suffered a huge strain when both men fell for a young woman of Chinese ancestry named Tang Shen, whose decision to marry Yoshi drove Saki into learning his true heritage and turn against the entire clan, corrupting few of it ninja into defecting as his first Foot ninja and attacking his adoptive brother in the house of Hamato. Their battle was long and hard. In their rage, they destroyed several buildings and accidentally caused the death of Tang Shen. Saki, now called the Shredder, moved to Tokyo, taking Yoshi's daughter Miwa with him and renaming her Karai. Believing his daughter to be dead, Yoshi, now an outcast called Splinter, moved to New York City to start a new life. One day, Hamato became lonely, living alone, so he bought four baby turtles at a pet store. On his way home, a man accidentally bumped into him. Hamato thought something was "off" about the person, so he decided to investigate. While listening to the man have a conversation with another one, he stepped on a rat, causing the men (who are later revealed to be disguised Kraang) to hear him. The men then fought Yoshi. One of them dropped a canister of mutagen, which spilled. Yoshi lost balance during the fight, causing him to fall and drop the baby turtles. All 5 of them fell into the mutagen. Splinter mutated into a large humanoid rat because of his recent contact with one. The baby turtles became more humanoid and intelligent, due to having Splinter's human DNA on them prior to the mutation. Splinter raised the turtles as sons and trained them in the art of Ninjutsu as their sensei.
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- His head mold was created for him and is currently exclusive to him.
- Though he is often seen using his tail in the show, his minifigure lacks a tail.