Wingnut and Screwloose joins NECA’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classic Collection based on the 1987 cartoon series that many of us grew up watching. Wingnut is an alien mutant bat and Screwloose is an alien mosquito. The characters appeared in the episode “Zach and the Alien Invaders,” and they were invaders from the planet Flagenon and attempted to turn Earth’s children into mindless zombies.
Thank you to NECA Toys for providing their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classic Collection Wingnut and Screwloose Figures for review.
Availability: November 2021 – Target Exclusive in U.S., International fans can find this and other figures at Zavvi – U.K.
Wingnut and Screwloose are packaged in the standard window box that we’ve seen consistently throughout the line, including images of them on the front, images of the figures on the sides, and the back includes of them, Chromdome, Wingnut and Screwloose, Monko Gecko and Kerma, and a description.
Wingnut and Screwloose are given excellent figure sculpt that capture the animated series quite nicely, just as we’ve seen consistently throughout this line. Wingnut is the more bulky figure, and the size and his comparison to Screwloose from the cartoon is spot on.
Wingnut is a mutant bat and comes in his purple and blue outfit, with a beige belt and tan straps around his legs. along with grey metal wings that are connected to his bat wings with a custom fit vibe to it, and the wings are painted in the same brown as his flesh tone. The belt buckle is the shape of a bat, with some black deco detailing the face, and the head sculpt has a blue mask around the eyes. The facial details are nicely done including the grin on his mouth and the glare in his eyes. The long ears also have a great likeness to his cartoon appearance, and throughout the sculpt are black lines giving him definition.
He is fully articulated, including a ball jointed head, ball hinged shoulders, double-hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, ball jointed torso, ball jointed hips, hinged-swivel knees, hinged and rocker ankles, and swivel-hinged wings.
Screwloose is a mutant mosquito also also given a great likeness. He is shorter than Wingnut in the cartoon and this figure also captures that size very well. He comes in a bright orange shirt, purple pants, black and white shoes, and a yellow skin tone on his arms and head. The stomach however is green in the front, and yellow skin tone in the back. The wings are light grey, and he also has the black lines to give him definition. The head sculpt has that long bent mosquito nose, and nicely done facial details including the mouth and eyes.
His articulation includes a ball jointed head, ball hinged shoulders, swivel-hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, ball jointed torso, ball jointed hips, hinged-swivel knees, hinged and rocker ankles, and swivel-hinged wings.
Included is a blaster, three sets of the interchangeable hands for Wingnut, a flight stand, comics and a poster for Screwloose.
The blaster for Wingnut fits nicely with the open grip hands, and the details on the sides are nicely done and an overall great likeness. It even has a scope on the top for accurate firing.
The flight stand is the same standard one that NECA has offered in the past, and can be raised and lowered, and has a good grip on Screwloose once he’s placed on. He also comes with a wanted poster, and four comic books, with one of them being an accidental duplicate, so he’s really supposed to come with three.
The comics are a sheet of paper with nicely done artwork on the coverage, and shapes in the back where the “funny pages” would be. The comics are a great addition as Zach gets in trouble in this episode as the comics makes his imagination go wild so much that he keeps calling the authorities reporting alien invasions that don’t materialize.
Overall, there is nothing but love and attention to detail that went into creating Wingnut and Screwloose, and NECA’s team surely have done an excellent job on every aspect with these guys. They fit in perfectly with the collection, including an accurate scale to other figures with how they appeared on the show, and overall great likenesses and details. You surely need to add these to your collection now, especially if you’re more of a picky collector, these are definitely worth having on your toy shelves.