Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Good Smile Company Inc. Opens Preorders For "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Villain Bebop Statue

Official Nickelodeon Press Release via Action Figure Insider:


The second in a series of four villains based on an original illustration from renowned artist James Jean.

TOKYO, FEBRUARY 13, 2017 – Good Smile Company Inc., premier Japanese collectible figure maker, announced that preorders are currently open for Bebop, the second collectible statue featuring the villains from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles being created together with Nickelodeon. Bebop will be released in June 2017.

The popular series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles statues, first introduced in 2015, were based on an original illustration that came about when Takanori Aki, President and CEO of Good Smile Company, asked his good friend, well-known fine artist James Jean, if he wanted to collaborate on a new project.

“After the great time we had with James for our first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles statues, we asked him if he wanted to work together again to expand the series to add the iconic villains,” said Takanori Aki. James Jean returned with another original illustration featuring Shredder, Bebop, Rocksteady, and Krang. “The Turtles and the Villains have achieved a cult-like status, and I wanted the illustrations to capture the excitement I had as a kid seeing the characters battle in a world that seemed familiar yet was mutated by the best 80’s tropes and fueled by weird pizza.”

Bebop is now available for preorder at the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP and at participating retailers worldwide.


In addition to Bebop, the preorders for Shredder have also been reopened for those that may have missed it the first time.


For those who purchase each of the four villains from this series, an exclusive limited edition aluminum print of James Jean’s artwork will be offered. To redeem, instructions along with a unique code will be included in the packaging of each figure and redeemable at the following website on a later date: partner.goodsmile.info/tmntcampaign_villains

Product Name Bebop
Series Name Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Specifications Painted ABS & PVC non-scale figure with stand included.

Approximately 200mm in height.
SRP ¥16,667 JPY without tax (Approximately $150.00 USD)
Preorder Start Date January 24, 2017 (Japan Time)
Preorder End Date February 23, 2017 (Japan Time)
Release Month July 2017
Copyright © 2017 Viacom Overseas Holdings C.V. All Rights Reserved. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom Overseas Holdings C.V.

© 2017 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. Nickelodeon and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

About Good Smile Company, Inc.

Established in 2001, Good Smile Company is the worldwide leader in Japanese hobby products and services including the design, manufacturing and marketing of collectible figurines. Known for creating highly detailed collectibles, Good Smile Company’s quality of production, sculpting, and manufacturing are known industry wide as the new standard for Japanese anime/manga/video game characters. The company is actively involved in other new areas such as animation production/development and the motor sports business. More information about Good Smile Company can be found at goodsmile.com.

About James Jean

James Jean is a visual artist based in Los Angeles. Renowned for his virtuosic ability to work across different genres with an imaginative and multifaceted approach to image making, he has held exhibitions of his fine art in New York, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Jean fuses contemporary subjects with aesthetic techniques inspired by traditional Chinese scroll paintings, Japanese woodblock prints, and Renaissance portraiture. By experimenting with different styles and art-historical genres, Jean depicts detailed cosmological worlds that focus on both individual and universal experiences. Layered with imagery drawn from both contemporary culture and age-old allegories, the artist imagines a collective realm of mythological proportions. Notable past collaborations have included global campaigns with Prada, Nike, and Apple. His work can be viewed at www.jamesjean.com and at @jamesjeanart across all social media.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 37th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).


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