Bebop's better half has finally arrived as part of the third TMNT wave from Super7. Rocksteady is the second half of the Rocksteady and Bebop duo. Two criminals mutated into humanoid animals Rocksteady is the Rhinoceros. He seems to be more interested in military-style weapons based on his outfit. He's basically 1/2 Rambo and 1/2 Spider-Man's villain the rhino.
|I know that the idea is to make Rocksteady look big with the manhole cover looking so small. Problem is that if the cover is THAT small, how can the Turtles enter the sewers?|
You have already seen Bebop, so you know what to expect. The only real differences in articulation or the lack of tail, the head, and that Rocksteady does not have leg brace.
|○ is a □ with the corners cut...|
Just like Super7 did to this unpainted gun and to
Rocksteady by not having a proper "gun hand".
Paint and sculpt
Sadly, it seems tha Super7 began cutting corners on this wave. First April with her unpainted Attache case, then Michelangelo with an unpainted belt. (Had to do all the silver accents), Now Rocksteady has an "unpainted gun" and sewer cover. Other than that, the Rhino dude is looking good. The sculpt is very close to the original, but the larger size allows for a better appreciation of the details from the vintage toy. If these figures weren't $55+ I'd be all over a second Rocksteady to paint his shirt yellow.
|I wouldn't call myself a customizer, but my crappy paintjob on the cover and gun gave them a bit of much needed oomph!|
The only sculpt issue I have is that he cannot pull the trigger on his gun.
2 extra hands
Sewer cover shield
Vintage weapons tree
I understand that he is a big guy and is one hundred percent new tooling. But I feel he got the short end of the stick. He can't properly hold his gun... his main accessory. But at least the sewer shield works, unlike Bebop's trash can. Even the grenades are useless, since he can't hold them.
Rocksteady gets a 4.17 as his final score. The lower score is mostly based on the issues with the lack of paint applications on the accessories, lack of accessories, and Sculpting issues that Made the available accessories mostly useless.
With the corners being cut on this wave, I'm worried about future waves. I hope they can turn out an Android body for Krang before they have to raise the prices once more...