Playmates Toys is offering some new Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures, such as Hypno-Potamus (see his review), Wrestling Leo, Bull Hop and Wrestling Mikey that fans should be on the look out for.
Even though Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles season 3 has been cancelled, one memorable aspect about the show is some of the new characters that have been introduced in the series with great names that pay a homage to the original series with the creativity given to them. This includes Hypno-Potamus, Bull Hop, Baron Draxum, Oozesquitos, Meat Sweats, Albearto, S.H.E.L.L.D.O.N., Piebald, and others.
As a human, Bullhop took his job as bellboy at Big Mama’s hotel very seriously. In fact, he was doing his best to keep the lobby spick and span when he was accidentally mutated into a hulking and clumsy bull. He became the Turtles’ friend and tries to help out on missions, but he tends to do more harm than good.
As to what the future holds for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brand such as a future animated series and toy line, we’re hoping to learn some news at this years New York ToyFair, which takes place in February 2020. We’re hoping that Nickelodeon will offer a new series that will be more to the liking of fans that grew up watching the ’87 Classic series, and bring in new fans at the same time.
Thank you to Playmates Toys for providing their Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Bull Hop Figure for review.
Availability: January 2020
Bull Hop is packaged on the standard blister card, with artwork from the series on the show, an image of Bull Hop on the back, a bio and images of the other figures that are available.
Bull Hop has become one of the more popular figures in the line given his great animated sculpt and given a great name that fits in well what they were doing with the original series, and the character design fits in well with any Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, especially an old or new one. This line has seen its fair share of villains, and besides April O’Neil and Splinter, we haven’t gotten any new hero characters into the mix to fight alongside the Turtles. This now changes everything, and Bull Hop is the first newly created hero character offered in the line so far.
The sculpt looks really good and pays a great likeness to the series, and he is the second bull mutant introduced in the franchise, with Groundchuck being the first one from the original ’87 series. The figure is sculpted in his bellhop outfit, with a red jacket, metallic gold buttons, purple and gold on the shoulders, and the bottom of the jacket is torn as his mutated body is too big for the jacket, it ripped and left dangling around his waist. His red pants are torn as well, with his lower legs exposed, and he has his pink socks and black shoes that are given sculpted shoe laces. His gloves are painted in an off-white with his fingers poking through, as the gloves were also torn during the mutation.
His skin tone is a dark grey, and he has sculpted hair on his chest, forearms and head. His abdominal is also sculpted with folds that could represent muscles. His head sculpt includes a bellhop red hat, horns that are the same off-white color as the gloves, and nicely done facial details that include a nose, open mouth, eyes and ears. The eyes are painted in white, with black and red eye balls, and the teeth are also painted in the same off-white color.
Bullhop comes with two Nano Clix figures that can connect, and a chain necklace with a cowbell.
His articulation includes a ball jointed head, swivel-hinged shoulders, swivel-hinged elbows, swivel wrists, swivel-hinged hips, swivel-hinged knees, and hinged ankles.
Overall, Bull Hop is a great figure and definitely worthy to add to any Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collection. The attention to detail on the sculpt, great paint applications, and likeness came out great and we are especially fond how well he fits in with the franchise. Make sure to grab him now while you can, and even if Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles isn’t your cup of tea, some of the figures will definitely be more up your ally.