I need help identifying old cartoon from my youth. It has been unbearable itch for me for quite some time.
- Main characters: Humanoid beetles (not sure about the beetles thing). I think there were three of them. One of them had power over ropes and I believe he was made of ropes. He was a jolly comic fellow. Another character I remember was humanoid with power over metal rings. Rings were in diameter close to the diameter of a manhole. I believe the rings were integral part of his body. The ring guy was a leader figure. Both of them – the rope character and ring character were male but non-human.
- Plot: don't remember any details. I think the plot involved a group of beetles being exposed to the chemicals and becoming humanoids in similar fashion to the teenage mutant ninja turtles. There was a villain as well. Somewhere during the series run the beetles got upgraded – got power boost and changed their colors. The fourth member of the team joined as well.
- The villain: Elderly man probably a mad scientist but dressed up in Dracula style robe. He was bald with leftovers of his hair near his ears. I believe he occasionally wore monocle and had a magical walking stick (not sure about monocle even less sure about the stick). I think he had a bow-tie with spider pattern, but not sure about this.
- Runtime: 90s or early 2000s on one of the kids channels (more 4kids than jetix). I am from Europe but I think the cartoon was American. Artstyle: American, not anime. There was a Halloween feel to the series. Not comic book based – not marvel, not DC. Anyway not popular comic book.
I tried finding it with google and wikipeda but couldn't find it.