Playmates Toys Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 80’s Bebop Figure Review



Playmates Toys is going retro, and introducing the 1980’s style of Bebop and Rocksteady, along with Leonardo in a trench coat disguise, into the modern Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toyline. With the current storyline of Mutants + Monsters on Nickelodeon, the next storyline that is featured is listed below.

Retro Shredder and Krang have transported themselves to modern day New York, but before they can conquer the city, they need to find a few trusty henchmen. Dimensions collide when today’s Bebop and Rocksteady sign up for the job and put on their retro counterparts classic villain look to take down the turtles!

Thank you to Playmates Toys for providing their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 80’s Bebop figure for review.

Availability: September 2017


As the description above states, the modern versions of Bebop and Rocksteady are dressed to look like their 80’s counterparts, and both are ready to start pounding on the turtles. Bebop is a retool from the previous figure, and includes some newly tooled parts and deco to resemble the dumb witted Bebop of the 80’s and 90’s.

Bebop shares most of the same parts, including the head, arms, torso, legs, hands, and even the accessories, and is given a newly tooled belt around his chest, and a chain belt around his waist. The left shoulder is a retool that includes the turtle shell, and the rest of the left arm is a repaint from the previous figure.


Like Rocksteady, the paint apps are inspired as Bebop appeared in the 80’s and 90’s. This includes a dark red best, a yellow Turtle shell on the left forearm, black pants, reddish-brown hands that fade into the skin tone, and red and white sneakers. The skin tone is beige, which is also lighter than the previous figure. The head sculpt is also repainted, included a purple mohawk, an all black visor, white teeth and some pink highlights on the nose and lips.  Some of the deco detailing the sculpt on his chest was removed with the beige deco, including the lines that were painted in pink, and the silver center piece on the previous figure are now all painted in beige. While the legs remain black, the shoulders are now painted in beige instead of also being black, and the sculpted detail is easier to see in this lighter color.


The new belt around his chest is made of soft black plastic, and fits loosely over the chest. The chain link belt is painted in silver, and is also attached to the belt around his chest on the right hip. This piece also fits loosely over the body. All of the same great detail is there as the previous figure had, including the detail on the legs, shoulders, head, arms, back, hands and feet. The wheel on the back can rotate, as does the skates on the back of his feet.

Overall, this is a gorgeous retool and repainted figure, and definitely something that both old school fans would love. The 80’s and 90’s Turtles rocked, and we cannot wait until this episode premiers.


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