Just like an unstoppable train out of control, a brutal gray creature with hard skin destroys the brick walls and any other obstacle on his way with his horn above his nose. Using a beige tank top with bands around his wrists and right forearm, camouflage pants and military boots, the wild monster carries an arsenal of weapons on his back, with a rifle, a machete, ammo, and three bandoliers with ammo and grenades, two wrapped around his body and holding one extra on his right fist, besides carrying a tactical knife on his left hand. However, behind all the destructive potential and his intimidating furious expression, his stupidity and ignorance led him constantly to fail and put him in comic situations. Adding to the villain gallery of the TMNT franchise, Iron Studios present the clumsy beast “Rocksteady BDS – TMNT – Art Scale 1/10”, with his friend and partner Bebop, from the fun duo of henchmen allies of the fearsome villain Shredder, and enemy of the Ninja Turtles.
Previously a Russian human arms dealer named Ivan Steranko, known by the nickname of Rocksteady was the leader of a street gang alongside his partner and right hand, Bebop, and worked for Shredder. They received the mission to stop the television reporter April O’Neil from reporting a series of crimes in the town. While being pursued by the gang members, she sought shelter in the sewers and ended up meeting and getting saved by the group of Ninja Turtles, that defeated the gang in a humiliating battle for Bebop, Rocksteady, and their allies. After their army also failed to defeat the Turtles, the alien Krang advised Shredder to transform his soldiers into mutants so they would have similar abilities to the Turtles. With a new plan, Shredder searched for volunteers for his experiments, and Bebop and Rocksteady offered themselves to undertake the procedure, even without being fully aware of what that would entail. After Shredder stole a rhino and a boar from the zoo, the thugs had their DNA mutated with the kidnapped animals, Bebop is transformed into an anthropomorphic mutant boar and Rocksteady into a rhino, both gaining the enormous strength of their animal counterpart but maintaining the limited intellect.
Created by David Wise and Peter Laird originally for the animated series in 1987, the characters` charisma guaranteed their permanent presence in the franchise. Their names curiously derive from two musical genres: bebop is a style of jazz, while rocksteady is a Jamaican music style, a precursor of reggae. Iron Studios also bring the statue “Bebop BDS – TMNT – Art Scale 1/10” to compose the duo of clumsy villains. Revealed on the Inside Iron Studios Day show of February on Iron Studios’ official YouTube channel, the statue is already available for Pre-Order. Check out other statues from the TMNT universe by Iron Studios!
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