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Good Smile Unveils James Jean Inspired Rocksteady Statue

This probably won’t come as a surprise if you’ve been paying attention to Good Smile’s products, but they’ve finally revealed the finished design for their Rocksteady statue. Until now, the only point of reference we had for this collectible was the artwork created by James Jean. Now that we can see the fully painted figure for ourselves, it’s clear that they did quite an excellent job of recreating the character. Needless to say, this is going to make for an excellent addition to the crew of bad guys released by this company.

Get a good look at this awesome Rocksteady Statue inspired by the artwork of James Jean! Image Source: Good Smile, Toy News International.
Get a good look at this awesome Rocksteady Statue inspired by the artwork of James Jean! Image Source: Good Smile, Toy News International.
For those who didn’t know, this is actually the third TMNT villain collectible released by Good Smile. The first two products in this line were Shredder and Bebop, so it makes perfect sense to see Rocksteady follow his partners in crime. As you can see, the design of this Rocksteady statue is based on his appearance in the original animated series. Heck, he’s even sporting a boombox rocket launcher on his shoulder!

Despite taking elements from this earlier iteration of the character, it’s clear that James Jean went for a more realistic look when creating the artwork that inspired this figure. The results are quite spectacular, and it’s fair to say that this collectible figure is going to look fantastic next to the other baddies in the line. This makes seven total statues based on the work of James Jean, and they all look absolutely beautiful. Whether you’ve already started to collect them or you would like to start a collection now, this Rocksteady statue is now available for pre-order.

All three baddies lined up together and ready to crack some turtle shells! Image Source: Good Smile, Toy News International.
All three baddies lined up together and ready to crack some turtle shells! Image Source: Good Smile, Toy News International.

Are you impressed by this awesome Rocksteady Statue? Did Good Smile do a good job of recreating James Jean’s artwork? Share your thoughts and plans either in the comments below or on facebook/twitter.

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Justin W

Justin W

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