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NECA: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Super Bebop and Mighty Rocksteady

Shredder is constantly stymied by the incompetence of Bebop and Rocksteady, so he tries to replace them when he can. One of the more (briefly) successful replacements were robot versions dubbed by Krang as Super Rocksteady and Mighty Bebop. The adjectives are flipped in the episode title, so I find it very hard to remember the right adjective for the right robot, but ultimately it doesn’t matter because these are two rad robots! Let’s take a look!

The packaging is what we’ve come to expect from the line, the highlight for me being the illustrations of the characters on the front.

The figures come with a few different accessories including three swappable hands for each figure (open, grip, and fist), two guns, a torn up parking meter, a bomb, and a techno-doohickey.

The bomb and techno-doohickey have that great, straight from the episode feel to them, but I honestly don’t remember which specific episodes they come from. They both have a lot of detailed paint applications and I can see the bomb coming in handy for a lot of scenarios. The bomb has a slightly flat bottom so it can balance on the ground and the techno-doohickey also has a pretty flat back. It almost looks like a door control panel.

The parking meter is probably my favorite accessory because of the fun little details like the cracked glass and the clump of sidewalk and dirt that was pulled up with the meter. It’s definitely a great weapon for a mutant-powered street fight.

The guns have a familiar feel to them, but the details are a little different from previous Bebop and Rocksteady guns. These ones match the weapons in some earlier episodes and while they work well with the robots, they really go great with the organic Bebop and Rocksteady.

I think the sculpting on these two nails the robot designs perfectly and captures that clunky robot design from the show very well.

The typical panel line and cell-shaded paint style works especially well on the robot designs and calls out all the great detail all over these two.

The articulation is fairly typical for this line with:

  • Swivel/hinge shoulders, wrists, hips, and ankles
  • Ball and socket head and mid-torso
  • Swivel hips, waist, and biceps
  • Double hinged knees
  • Hinged jaws

The head ball joints get a nice range of motion, but the torso ball joint is mostly a swivel. The arms and legs are pretty bulky so they get about a 90 degree bend. The figures are just about the same size as their organic counterparts, so the scale is good.

Overall, I really enjoyed playing with these two chunky robots and I’m pleased to have another couple opponents for my Turtle Team. They only appear in one episode, but I kind of like them as animated versions of the toy Robotic Bebop and Rocksteady.

NECA’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cartoon 7″ Super Bebop and Mighty Rocksteady two-pack are available for sale as part of Haulathon, a four-week-long collector’s event hosted by NECA and Target.