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Unboxed: NECA Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Rocksteady & Bebop

 

I never thought I would see the day when I would have an easier time finding NECA’s Rocksteady and Bebop over toilet paper.  These are indeed some strange and unprecedented times we are currently living in.  The corona virus has been disrupting everyone’s day to day routines so finding a few Rocksteady and Bebops on the shelf was a refreshing sight.  Sure, all the boxes were dinged up but I didn’t care.  Like most, I have been looking for what felt like forever.  I was just glad I could finally get them without feeding the scalpers.  For whatever reason, I missed out on the original Rocksteady and Bebop as a kid so it was that much sweeter to finally get these.

As I mentioned earlier, all the boxes had some sort of slight damage, like smashed corners.  I know finally finding them in the wild only to have damaged boxes would frustrate some further, but this wasn’t an issue for me.  Since I usually always take my figures out of the box, I made sure to grab the one with the most damage.

Like most, I have been juggling working from home and schooling my 4 children at the same time so I am just now getting to play with them.  Once you get them out of the box, you’ll get Rocksteady and Bebop who each come with a pistol and rifle looking blaster along with multiple sets of hands for each.  The sculpts are screen accurate to the cartoon, and the great paint work really makes the figures come to life.  The figures have 13 points of articulation, and once you get the joints moving they give the figure many different poses.  These figures seemed to have very stiff joints and it wouldn’t be wise to force them and have them break.  As always, if you meet resistance, try a hair dryer or warm water to loosen the joints.  The elbows and knees are both double jointed making for a huge range of motion.  The mouths also open, which allows for a few different facial expressions which gives them even more personality.

One noticeable frustration with Bebop is the chain wrapped around his wrist.  It always slips and takes a few minutes and patience to get back on properly.  On Rocksteady, it would be the knife on his back.  The way it is loosely on there I can see that breaking with over use.  Those minor issues aside this is another solid pair of cartoon figures.

The wait for new wave of cartoon figures wasn’t supposed to be long. But, like everything, the corona virus has caused delays.  In the meantime, Rocksteady and Bebop are still restocking to Target shelves.  But, if you don’t feel like trying your luck, you can always feed the scalpers on the secondary market.

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Entertainment Weekly Reveals NECA’s Awesome James Cameron Aliens Action Figure

Entertainment Weekly revealed NECA’s latest Aliens inspired figure and its awesome.  Thinking outside the box like usual they gave director James Cameron his own Colonial Marines figure. I also believe this is the first James Cameron figure ever.  The figure will be available via TheNecaStore.com and at Toys “R” Us stores.  The full figure will be on display at SDCC later this week.  It is expected to be available November.

The figure is 7 inches tall, has more than 25 points of articulation, features Cameron as he appeared during the filming of the 1986 science fiction sequel, and comes with a pistol, pulse rifle, tracking device, and viewfinder. The figure’s clothing is decorated with a Canadian flag shoulder patch and a Pandora planet patch as well as the logo of the “real” Cameron’s company, Lightstorm. This is the first time Cameron has allowed his likeness to be used for an action figure.

You can exclusively see images of the Cameron action figure from Entertainment Weekly below. (more…)

NECA’s Latest Terminator & Aliens Reveals

NECA revealed some more greats this week on Twitter.  Wednesday they revealed the latest in their Ultimate Terminator series with “You Could Be Mine” T-800.  He comes with shotgun and box of roses from the iconic mall scene in Terminator 2.  For the 25th anniversary T2 will be shown in theaters in 3D.

For #facehuggerfriday, we got a look at the Prometheus Lost Wave.  At long last, this series includes the never-released figures fans have been requesting: Vickers, Shaw and Fifield.   (more…)

NECA Convention Exclusive Flash Sale!!

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If you missed out on some of NECA’s coveted convention exclusives, here is your chance to snag them again.  NECA posted some details on their site:

Good things turn up when you move. Like that comic book you swore you loaned to an ex-friend (behind the dresser) or the custom dice you got for your birthday (under the stove). In fact, we recently moved warehouses and unearthed some surprises of our own from conventions past – exclusives we thought were long gone! (more…)

NECA’s Ghost & Stalker Predators in stock at their eBay store

 

Part of NECA’s latest Predator series just came in stock at their eBay store.  The Ghost and Stalker Predators are in stock, with the Spiked Tail Predator only a couple of weeks away.  Also coming soon is the Predator Clan Leader.   (more…)