Now this Is a contemporary TMNT figure set I can get behind.I had picked this up last weekend with some birthday cash , thinking It was 20 bucks.I was surprised when It rang up $16.99.I'm not sure If this was a clearance item or If that was the original price to begin with.While the Bebop figure was good,I' don't think I'm going out on a limb when I declare this version of Rocksteady ,a great figure! I'll go into the "why's" after we take a look at the Rhino Chopper.
Funny how box art and product images tend to always look better than the in-hand item.That's not the case here.To really appreciate the awesomeness of this here set,you have to take this toy out of the packaging.You'll notice the extra accessory,a spiked bat and the two missiles that spring load into two cannons located underneath the Choppers engine.The cool thing about the spiked bat accessory Is that you slide It into a a set of clips on the side of the cycle.I expected there to be an annoying peg on the side of the bat ,making It look awkward,but I was wrong.Unfortunately I failed to get any pics of RS holding It :(
What is it about action figures on motorcycles?Rocksteady looks gangsta and fits perfectly on his Rhino Chopper.
It's a subtle design with little Rocksteady personalized markings throughout.The wheels spin but the handle bars don't turn ,so those looking for realism won't find It here.It's just your average toy bike with bad ass rhino horns in the front,firing missiles down low and a wooden spiked bat attached to it's side.
This Rocksteady figure Is pretty damn cool .He pops alot more than Bebop does and just looks meaner.The difference between this and the single carded version Is in the helmet.Single carded Rocksteady's ears protrude .Rhino Chopper Rocksteady has the helmet without the ears showing.Also,this Rocksteady comes with the extra accessories.
Rocksteady is nicely articulated and moves around nicely.His arms are awesomely sculpted with armor like ripples and cuts very similar to what a real Rhino's would look like.
Again,you get the personalized markings and a funny "Your Face" phrase written across both of his brass knuckles.
Tattoos he's got alot of but this one kind of freaked me out.This may not go over well with religious groups ,hee-hee .
This Is a case where I find myself liking the new version of Rocksteady better than the original.Mainly because of the increased pose-ability. It's cool to be able to put him in a charging crouch.
These two were made for each other. Rocksteady and Bebop should go down as one of the most iconic tandems in cartoon/comic book history.Let's hope Michael Bay and Co. did them some justice.
My group of villains is slowly growing.The good thing about Playmates Is that they released a ton of TMNT figures for every line,so I can pretty much cherry pick and put together a team of villains to my liking.I still haven't seen a decent Shredder although the unmasked version of a couple years ago ain't too shabby.