Several months ago, Prime 1 Studio, a Japanese company that is pretty well known for their highly detailed and expensive statues, announced that they would be taking on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. At the time of the announcement, we only knew that a TMNT 2014 Raphael statue would be coming, but now that the statue is up for pre-order, we know that Prime 1 Studio is going to be making all 4 of the Turtle brothers.
Looking at how well TMNT has been preforming both in the toy aisles and in multimedia, it’s rather surprising to me that no company has attempted to produce a high-quality collector’s line of statues or action figures. Prime 1 Studio is going to be taking the big leap, but it’s also going to cost you an arm and a leg if you want to add the statues to your collection.
This Raphael statue was crafted with high-quality polystone and stands 22-inches tall (1/4 scale). He’s also going to feature a special feature that Prime 1 calls “E.V.S.” (Eye Vision System), which allows you to move the eyes in the statue for a truly awesome display.
Sporting his red bandana and two Sai in his belt, Raphael is the biggest of the brothers and his ego is even bigger. If you think you ego and wallet come close to Raphael, he’s currently available on Prime 1 Studio’s Japanese website for $699.99. If you can’t read Japanese, he’s likely to pop up on Sideshow Collectibles in the coming days.