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Video Game figures, why can’t they get it right?

Friday, May 15th, 2009


I myself have been known to pick up a few action figures here and there. Ok ,maybe a lot. Well maybe I hide alot of it in my closet so that I don’t scare off new comers from my abode (but that’s not the point). Anyhow, if there is one category that always seems to get the short end of the stick it is video game characters. I’m not talking the pricey anime statues and such, I’m talking ‘put the cartridge in the damn Nintendo’ video game toys. Nearly every set of figs that come out having to do with games are always poorly done, or half ass, or have way too much articulation (that means hinged parts for you noobs). I’m not sure why they don’t hire gamers (whom are mostly in the know with toys) to pre screen these plastic turds that they try to pawn off on us for an over priced sticker.

Beyond that being said I’m here to talk about the new Street Fighter IV figures.

The Street Fighter IV Special Edition (SE) figures blew. Ryu looked awful, and Crimson Viper somehow managed to have a worse day. Now you would think Capcom wouldn’t make the same mistake twice right? Well, Capcom has unveiled the prototypes for their new line staring the SF characters we know and love. There’s Ryu, Ken, Chun Li and M. Bison (or Vega if you prefer) in their 1Player and 2Player colors. They look ok so far (the pre photos ALWAYS look better than the real deal), but some may still be plagued with the same shortcomings as their predecessors. They at least all have eyeballs this time. Ryu looks the best and Chun Li’s legs could crack a basket of walnuts, but Ken is STILL having a really bad hair day.

I don’t have too many game type action figures for this reason, they don’t know and/or don’t care enough about the end product. Which goes to say that they need ME on their team to pick the good ones, and let ME make a giant candle trash heap out of the bad ones. Cause I want vengence, for all the screwed up versons of Lara Croft figures companies have sold over the years. Take that. Yeah.

The SFIV set is coming out next month and will cost you 5500 yen for a box of 9, or just under $6.50 each. They are available for preorder at Hobby Link Japan.


-Crutchboy Out