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Good Smile Opens Pre-orders For James Jean Inspired Bebop Statue

It’s been almost a year since we discussed Good Smile’s plans to release a series of TMNT Villain statues. We’ve been following the progress of these collectibles since they were first announced, and we are happy to say that you can now pre-order the Bebop statue. This definitely isn’t the same warthog you remember from the original animated series! Although the design might be partially based on that interpretation of the character, his pink mohawk and much more menacing stance reveal that this is a much different version of Bebop.

Much like their previous TMNT collectibles, this Bebop statue is based on the stylistic work of James Jean. As a matter of fact, Good Smile is currently providing a special offer for anyone who pre-orders all four villains in this set. Anyone who obtains all four figures will be given a code that can be redeemed for an exclusive limited edition aluminum print of Jean’s original artwork. What better way to display these figures than in front of the painting that inspired their creation?

The Bebop statue is currently available for pre-order at the price of ¥18,000, which translates to roughly $158$159 in US Dollars. Pre-orders will be open until March 2nd, 2017. If you want to pick up this awesome TMNT statue, we recommend ordering ASAP. Rocksteady and Krang will be the next figures released in this line, but we don’t know when they will be announced. With New York Toy Fair coming up this weekend, there’s a very real possibility that we might at least see the unpainted villains on display.

Thankfully, even if you’re not currently residing in Japan, chances are that you’ll still have an opportunity to get your hands on this TMNT collectible. Good Smile is currently selling pre-orders for their Shredder statue on Amazon for only $179.99 – which might be a bit more than what you’d pay overseas, but when you factor in the costs of shipment and customs, it’s actually a pretty good deal. There’s a very real possibility that they will continue this practice with their Bebop statue in the coming months, so you don’t necessarily have to worry about pre-ordering these TMNT statues as they are released.

Here's a good look at Shredder and Bebop next to James Jean's TMNT statues. Image Source: Good Smile.
Here’s a good look at Shredder and Bebop next to James Jean’s TMNT statues. Image Source: Good Smile.

Will you be pre-ordering this Bebop statue, or do you plan on buying this collectible when it is eventually sold outside of Japan? Are you a fan of James Jean’s work, or would you rather see a less stylistic approach to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Share your thoughts and plans either in the comments below or on Facebook/Twitter.

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Justin W

Justin W

My name is Justin Wren and I love to write about the TMNT! I've been a big Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan since the late 80's. Back then, I would watch the original animated series and play with the Playmates toys all the time. I have been following the boys ever since I was a kid, and I'm very happy to see them back in the limelight after all these years. Needless to say, I'm proud to be a member of the team on this awesome TMNT Fan Site!

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