Pirate Rocksteady and Pirate Bebop joins NECA’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time video game line, which has already seen a number of notable releases over the years. It should be noted that both Rocksteady and Bebop were absent from the Arcade version of the game, but did show up in the Super NES version replacing Tokka and Rahzar in this level. In the video game, Rocksteady was dressed a pirate captain, and Bebop the first mate. In the game, they appear together on the pirate ship level where the time travel goes to the year 1530.
Thank you to NECA Toys for sending along their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time Pirate Rocksteady and Bebop Figures for review.
Availability: October 2021
Pirate Rocksteady and Bebop Figures are packaged in a window box with the Turtles in Time artwork on the cover, and sides from the original arcade cabinet. On the back are images of the figures, along with a look at other figures available inspired from the game.
Pirate Rocksteady and Bebop are inspired from their appearances in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time video game, with the 8-bit deco shading as seen in the game.
Rocksteady is the Captain, and wears a black hat with yellow trim, with the Foot logo on the top of the hat. He also comes in a brown jacket with yellow shoulder pads, a white shirt with a black undershirt, a yellow scarf, brown pants that is a different shade than the jacket, and black boots.
Bebop is the First Mate, wit ha red and white striped shirt, purple vest, yellow turtle shell shoulder guards, black pants, black boots, yellow chains on his wrists, and a red and white striped sailers hat.
The head sculpts are nicely done, and the sculpts have great likenesses to the characters. Bebop’s shades can also be lifted up or removed, revealing his eyes. This feature was also offered on the first Bebop figure based on the Classic Cartoon series, which is something that I didn’t know about until accidentally discovering this on Pirate Bebop.
Bebop and Rocksteady include accessories featured in the game, including three sets of interchangeable hands (closed fisted, open grip and open hands), Bebop comes with a whip with a wire inside for posing, and Rocksteady includes a sword.
The whip and sword accessories are nicely done and features great likenesses as well. The sword has the 8-bit shading on the dome above the handle, while the whip does not.
Comparing these two to the two other versions of them from the Cartoon series, including the Lootcrate Bunny’s and 2-pack, as shown above and below in the gallery, gives you a look at how different these variants are from their cartoon counterparts. It’s not only the outfits and 8-bit deco, but the hats on their heads and skin tones are also different, and the weapons as well.
Each is also fully articulated, including hinged jaws, ball jointed head, ball hinted shoulders, swivel biceps, double-hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, ball jointed torso, ball jointed hips, double-hinged knees, hinged and rocker ankles.
Overall, I personally have many fond memories of the Turtles in Time game, which was one of the best video games during its time. Getting Pirate Bebop and Rocksteady from that game in-hand is a dream come true, and NECA has been doing a remarkable job on each release. These are incredible figures, and surely worth adding to your collection. As you may be aware, this 2-pack is available mostly online and is not a store exclusive, so use one of the links below to grab this.