This 10.5″ Figure of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle’s Leonardo was released back in August 2015. It was made by Good Smile Company in partnership with Nickelodeon. Though it has been two years since it was released, it is still worth it to buy this masterpiece sculpted by Keiji Iwakura, especially if you are a TMNT fan. The detail and quality will make you drool like you would for a slice of piping hot pizza.
The figure is based on the visual art of James Jean, a visual artist based in Los Angeles known for both his commercial and fine art work. Some of his past clients include The New York Times, Nike, Warner Bros, and Prada.
On one side of the box, you can see the James Jean artwork that the figure is based on. You can recreate the artwork if you complete the whole set of the four Ninja Turtles.
At approximately 10.5″ in height, the figure is pretty big compared to other TMNT figures. It is made of painted ABS & non-phthalate PVC.
Upon opening it, you can see the figure protected by styrofoam.
The assembly required is very minor.
Aside from the figure and the stand, the box contains the iconic katanas and the scabbard.
The figure can be attached to the stand using the pegs on the bottom of Leonardo’s feet. The katanas can be attached to the hands while the scabbard can be attached to the shell. The pegs are a perfect fit so you don’t have to worry about the figure falling down.
Do take note that the katana can’t actually be sheathed.
The height from the bottom of the base to the tip of the sword is approximately 9 inches. From the base to the top of the heads, it measured around 7 inches.
The statue has a unique look for a Ninja Turtle. It is nothing like the cartoon that everyone loves but it is good in its own way. The statue has a gritty and dark look.
You can see a lot of intricate details that you don’t normally see in a Turtle figure, such as the knee pads and the bandages.
The statue’s paint job is really well done. It has a great black wash color that gives it a dark aura. Just looking at the sculpt of the figure shows its fine details. You can see the wash works especially well with the wraps on the knees, belt, mask, and ankles, which give the statue a dirty yet artistic look.
The details on the shell are also quite intricate. You can see gashes on the shell, proof of the Turtle’s battle scars. The paint on the shell uses a mix of light and dark green colors that give it detail.