The Punk Frogs finally join NECA’s line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures, and these are based on the classic 1987 cartoon series that we all know and love. Rasputin and Genghis are the first two offered, with Napoleon Bonafrog and Attila the Frog next up. This set is inspired from several episodes of the series, including “Invasion of the Punk Frogs,” which they had debut in back in 1988, and “Dirk Savage: Mutant Hunter!,” where Napoleon Bonafrog and Genghis Frog visit the turtles and are captured, and this is where the disguise accessory and the mutant trap comes from.
Thank you to NECA Toys for providing their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classic Cartoon Genghis & Rasputin Frog figures for review.
Availability: May 2021 – Target Exclusive
Rasputin and Genghis are packaged in a window box, with artwork inspired from the classic cartoon. The sides include the Punk Frogs, and the back includes additional images, a description and other characters that are also available. Both figures are packaged in a plastic tray, along with their accessories for safe keeping. The backdrop is the Florida Swamps as seen in the series.
The Punk Frogs finally join the line, and are inspired from the classic cartoon series. These figures are episode based, and comes with accessories from two episodes that they appeared in. Both of the figure sculpts are repainted, with each of their outfits painted and sculpted as they appeared, and are given two different shades of green skin tones. The shorts are cast in their respective colors so you don’t have to worry about paint scraping off the soft rubber. Rasputin is given a darker green, with an even darker green deco on the back half of his body, while Genghis is a lighter green, with a different shade on the back half of his body as well. They also have some black lines throughout their body, giving the sculpts definition.
Both are scaled proportionally to how they looked in the cartoon, and shorter than the Turtles and most other figures, which fits the source material nicely. Their legs are spindly and the articulation allows you pose them in a crouch position, which also resembles the source material.
Rasputin includes a bow, four arrows, with one of them a trick arrow, a quiver, which are inspired from how they appeared in the “Invasion of the Punk Frogs” episode. The quiver is pre-strung, and there is a small peg to help balance the arrow, and you can place the arrow in-between his fingers. He also includes four additional hand sculpts, and an interchangeable head.
Genghis includes his axe from the episode “Invasion of the Punk Frogs,” with sharp edges and nicely done paint applications. He comes with two accessories inspired from the episode “Dirk Savage: Mutant Hunter!,” which includes a disguise that is one piece and rests on top of his head, and a mutant trap that was used by Dirk Savage in the episode. He also includes four extra hands, and an interchangeable head.
Both figures also come with a pre-transformation frogs figures, and a Turtle-com that has been seen before in the line. This is great to have as they call the Turtles in their episodes, and have the same great sculpted details and deco as previously offered.
The alternate hands and heads can be swapped out easily, and there is little to no flaking on the hands.
Both figures are fully articulation, including ball jointed heads, ball hinged shoulders, swivel-hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, ball jointed torso’s, ball jointed hips, double-hinged knees, hinged and rocker ankles.
Overall, Rasputin and Genghis are two outstanding figures with great likenesses and attention to detail, and match the source materials nicely. The sculpts, deco and accessories all came out exceptionally well, and you will surely love these especially if you’ve been collecting the line. Attila the Frog and Napoleon Bonafrog are up next, and should be out in 2021.