If you are a fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles then you are probably familiar with one of the latest and darkest TMNT stories, The Last Ronin. Following the last surviving turtle, Michelangelo is on a mission to seek justice for his lost family. This story by co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird not only did this story keep you on the edge of your seat it also produced some amazing collectibles. One of those amazing collectibles comes from Premium Collectibles Studio also known as PCS. PCS’ The Last Ronin – Supreme and Collector Edtion statues are a work of art that would be the centerpiece of any TMNT fan’s collection. These statues are both available to order at Sideshow.com with the Collectors edition retailing for $880 and the Supreme Edition retailing for $1605.
TMNT: The Last Ronin – Supreme Edition Unboxing
First off I would like to thank PCS for the opportunity for owning The Last Ronin – Supreme Edition. This is not only an amazing statue but it also has a certain meaning to me that I will share at the end of this article. When the boxes (yes boxes) for supreme show up you already know you are in for something special. These boxes look amazing. This is one of the first times as a collector I am so impressed by the box art I want to find a way to display them. Then once you open those boxes the excitement is overwhelming and you can not wait to put this beast together. You can check out my quick unboxing video below.
TMNT: The Last Ronin – Supreme Edition Review
OK, where do I start with The Last Ronin – Supreme Edition statue? First off there is really nothing bad at all about this statue. From the moment you get the boxes to the moment you finish putting the statue together the excitement is just overwhelming. As I said before this statue comes in two boxes. Box 1 has The Last Ronin statute, base, and accessories, while box 2 holds the ghosts of his brothers’ statue that serves as the backdrop of The Last Ronin.
The Last Ronin statue comes with two sets of arms (sleeved and unsleeved) that are also holding different weapons. Also, speaking of weapons you also get a sai, a broken bo staff, a shattered sword, and a nunchaku that you can display on the base any way you like to tell your own story.
The main statue sets easily into the base and is secured with a post on the right foot and a polystone notch on the left foot that fits into a grove on the base. The statue also comes with pipes and slime that also fit onto the base with magnets. The arm sets are also held in place with powerful magnets. these interchangeable arms are a sleeved right arm holding a sai, a sleeved left arm with a bo staff, a sleeveless right arm with a katana, and a sleeveless left arm with a tonfa. You also get a sword handle with sheath and a bo staff that attaches to Michelangels’s back.
Next up is the amazing proximity piece of the fallen brothers, Leonardo, Raphael, and Donatello. This piece, just as impressive as the main statue is painted a spectral teal with highlights that really make it stick out behind The Last Ronin. These ghostly apparitions are reaching their hands out to support their brother from the afterlife. This statue also has some assembly required with the arms, headbands, and part of the sprites’ ghostly tails. It is also very simple to add to The Last Ronin statue as it sits snugly on the back of the base. The statue without the brothers stands about 20.5 inches and stands 23.5 inches with the proximity piece.
What This Statue Means To Me
It is amazing what collecting and pop culture can do for you. I have and continue to struggle with PTSD and depression. When I first saw The Last Ronin Statue I was blown away. One reason was because of its look but the other reason was that It has such a deep meaning. It reminded me of my friends that died overseas and the ones that lost to the demons at home. It also reminded me that while I am struggling with these demons as well I am not alone.
The Last Ronin isn’t just about Pop Culture it is about family (blood or not) having your back when times are hard. It is also about the ones you love that are no longer with us and the brothers and sisters that fought with us and didn’t come home.
I have to remember even though they are not here you know they are looking down upon you and giving you the strength to keep going. This is why I have placed this statue next to my desk in my home office so I can keep this reminder fresh in my head every day.
My Final Thoughts
The Last Roning Statue from PCS is one of the most amazing statues I have seen. You really have to look hard if you want to find some negatives about this statue. Some may want some different weapon options for him to hold. Other than that the only other issue I could see is that this statue is so massive it could be hard for some to find a place to display it.
I can’t say enough good things about this piece. the details are just unreal. With the amazing sculpt and paint job this statue comes to life in your collection. It is also nice that you are given accessories to change up how you want to display The Last Ronin. Even with all of this going for this statue the best part about is what it means to me, and as I said, it reminds me no matter how hard things are you always have someone that has your back. The TMNT: The Last Ronin Statue is a must-have for any TMNT collector. DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS PIECE!
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