NECA Toys Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cartoon 2-Packs Triceraton Infantryman & Roadkill Rodney Figures Review

NECA Toys Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cartoon 2-Packs Triceraton Infantryman & Roadkill Rodney Figures Review

 

NECA Toys Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line continues to be popular among fans, and they are now expanding the line to even include Triceraton characters. The Triceraton is based on his appearance from the episode “Night of the Dark Turtle,” where they attempted to invade Earth but were defeated by Donatello. Roadkill Rodney  is based on his appearance from “Enter the Shredder,” which was the second episode of the series. In this episode, Bebop and Rocksteady are mutated into the mutants we all recognize, and the turtles encounter the Roadkill Rodneys inside the Technodrome while rescuing Splinter. Both of these characters make great army builders for your toy shelves, so you may want to buy multiples of this one. Wave 4 will also see Splinter & Baxter Stockman, and Granitor & Traag.

Thank you to NECA Toys for providing their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cartoon 2-Packs Triceraton Infantryman & Roadkill Rodney Figures for review. 

 

 

Availability: November 2020

Triceraton Infantryman and Roadkill Rodney are packaged in the standard window box with cartoon inspired artwork on the front, images of the figures on the sides, figure images along with a description on the back.

 

The Triceraton Infantryman is based on his appearance from the episode “Night of the Dark Turtle,” and features some newly tooled and shared parts with existing figures in the line such as Leatherhead, Bebop and Rocksteady. His head sculpt is  brand new, as well as the torso, hands, wrist bands, and feet, and includes a shared tail with Leatherhead, and shared arms and legs. The head sculpt is spectacular, and there is no denying that the likeness from the cartoon looks great. He features the likeness of a Triceratops, as seen with the shape of the head, including the three horns. He comes in his alien armor with some great painted and sculpted detail, and looks just like it did in the episode. The red triangle badge is on the upper right part of the armor, and looks great. The orange skin tone looks great on him, including the painted lumps and black highlight deco is added to give him definition.

His articulation includes a ball jointed head, swivel-hinged shoulders, swivel biceps, double hinged elbows, swivel hinged wrists, ball joined torso, ball jointed hips, swivel thighs, double-hinged knees, hinged and swivel-hinged ankles.

 

The Triceraton includes three blasters, and a total of 5 interchangeable hand sculpts. Two of the blasters were last seen with Bebop and Rocksteady, and the new larger blaster is offered just for him. The hand sculpts include two sets of open and grip, and one trigger hand for the Triceraton.

 

Roadkill Rodney has a unicycle design that makes it pretty much impossible for him to stand on his own, which is why he’s given an effect piece that NECA offered as a solution. There is a hole in the wheel, where the effect piece plugs into so he can stand, and this looks great. Roadkill Rodney is based on the second episode of the series, “Enter the Shredder,” and they have done an incredible job on this likeness as well. This small robot is pretty formidable considering his size, maybe even more so than the robotic Foot Soldiers, and even the Rock Soldiers. Engineering wise, this is probably one of the best figures in the entire line so far. Inside his chest is the laser cannon in a hidden compartment that you may recall from the series. The flap opens in the front, and the weapon pops out, and it can’t get any cooler than that. The sculpting is impressive, with sharp edges, and well-defined panel lines. The figure also has three interchangeable parts on the top of the head, with two domes, and a drill bit that is a bit sharp at the point.

 

He comes with two domes for the top of his head (one normal, one with holes in the top so Raphael can place his sais into him), and a drill so he can tunnel up from below. The domes are easy to swap out, and you have to turn and pull it off. There are also two rubble effect pieces, and you can pull off the top of his head (as shown) and place it on these to create the appearance of him tunneling upward.

He also comes with with two smaller arms, and two longer coil arms, which can be used to wrap around another figure and hold them. There are only two total of the longer arms, so your Rodneys will have to share.

 

The articulation for Roadkill Rodney is also impressive, he includes rotating wheels, which are tight but that helps him stand better with the base, and swivel arms.

Overall, this is a great set and NECA has done an incredible job with giving fans two of the best figures in the line. The sculpt, paint and overall design on these is superb, but keep in mind that these are adult friendly as they are on the fragile side. These make great additions to the line, and surely two of the best army building characters so far.

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Additional NECA Toys Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures and additional products are available on Entertainment Earth, BigBadToyStoreMegalopolis: City Of Collectibles, Hobby Link Japan, Things From Another World, Zavvi – U.S./Canada and Zavvi – U.K.

 

           

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