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1:30 AM on 07.30.2014

SDCC 2014: Capcom

Let's keep riding that San Diego Comic Con wave! The event may be over, but we still got stuff to show you. Next up, I've got the scant showings at the Capcom booth. While there wasn't anything particularly mind-blowing, ther...

Pedro Cortes


11:30 PM on 07.27.2014

SDCC 2014: Pop Culture Shock

If you like large, well-painted figures, Pop Culture Shock may have what you need. If they don't have what you need, give them a year and see what random licenses they pick up. This year they carved out their own piece of the floor at SDCC, and marked it with some Akuma busts and a big red demon.

Tianxiao Ma

10:00 AM on 07.25.2014

SDCC 2014: Capcom's panel

Capcom's panel at SDCC was mostly game-oriented, which should be of no surprise to anyone. If you were looking for the sweet loot, though, there was a merchandising segment which detailed some of the goods available at the show. You can expect the usual franchises represented, but there was an interesting announcement toward the end. Click on to see the panel notes!

Tianxiao Ma



Capo Toys launches Street Fighter Kickstarter photo
Capo Toys launches Street Fighter Kickstarter
by Scarecroodle

Capo Toys has finally provided some release details for its Street Fighter line and... (wait for it...) it's going through Kickstarter.

Ryu, the first figure in the line, now has an active Kickstarter campaign which, at the time of writing, is US$3,225 towards reaching its US$85,000 goal. There's currently no word whether the entire line will be run through Kickstarter. The figures will feature over 19 points of articulation (mostly ball-joints) with a limited use of micro-fiber (including Ryu's headband and belt, Sagat's shorts, etc). While the wording is a little confusing, it appears that (at least) several versions of Ryu will be exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign including both solid-color artist proof editions.

Back when we first saw the prototypes back in January, I thought that the line looked really promising. I had never heard of Capo Toys, but I figured the company had to be pretty legit to land licensing from Capcom. As such, I'm more than a little surprised to see the company launch a Kickstarter. Here's to hoping that it'll get funded (there's still plenty of time left and it's a popular franchise) so we can see the later entries in the line.

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1:00 PM on 06.26.2014

Gaming Heads tackles Street Fighter in latest plush line

Gaming Heads expands on its plush line with their entry into the world of Capcom's Street Fighter. Available now for US$ 19.99 each are Series 1 of this new line starring Ryu (sporting some fantastic eyebrows), Ken&...

Natalie Kipper

6:00 PM on 06.19.2014

Capcom's Morrigan now ready to tempt you into pre-orders

You may recall I was not a huge fan of Capcom's new rendition of Morrigan once the painted previews showed up. Not everyone is me however, and if you were of the opposite mind you've got the chance to put your money where you...

Martin Siggers



Capcom's Morrigan appears in colour, looks set to disappoint photo
Capcom's Morrigan appears in colour, looks set to disappoint
by Martin Siggers

We had such high hopes for Capcom's new take on Morrigan when she was first announced, and even when shown off as a grey prototype there were reasons to get excited. But now the company has posted up shots of a near-final, painted version and...oh dear.

This just doesn't really look very good at all. The paintjob is flat and uninspired, and does a pretty bad job of emphasising how grotesque those boobs are. Worst of all is the face, which is exposed as flat, creepy and unnatural. A good paintjob can make or break a figure, and in this case it's very much turned me off of what could have been an interesting piece. What do you think readers - am I right, or have I just gone blind(er)?

[ via Capcom ]

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Capcom's Morrigan gets some prototype shots photo
Capcom's Morrigan gets some prototype shots
by Martin Siggers

We were very excited when Capcom announced they'd be turning out a new figure of Darkstalkers icon Morrigan a few weeks back. At the time we only got a (rather lovely) piece of artwork to illustrate what she was going to look like, but now the company have updated with some unpainted protoype shots.

It's looking like a solid start, with the sculpt capturing the unique pose very well, while at the same time smoothing out the bits which need to be sorted in the 2D -> 3D transition. I'm a little worried about the face, which currently looks more anguished than alluring, but I suspect it's a case where paint will make the difference. What do you think readers, does this first look turn you off or are you more excited than ever?

[ via Capcom ]

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4:15 AM on 05.08.2014

Capcom announces a figure of Morrigan from Darkstalkers

While it's never been a perennial favourite on the level of Street Fighter or Tekken, Capcom's monster themed 2D fighter Darkstalkers has maintained a loyal cult following over the years. In particular leading lady ...

Martin Siggers



The slash heard round the world! Mega Man Zero comes to the S.H. Figuarts line photo
The slash heard round the world! Mega Man Zero comes to the S.H. Figuarts line
by Scarecroodle

Remember Capcom's little April Fool's stunt last year where one of the four characters shown was going to be made into a D-Arts figure? You know, the teaser which involved the Mega Man Zero-series Zero, classic-series Roll, and Iris (Mega Man X4), --- all of which were really neat choices --- and that lame ol' Ultimate Armor X which naturally was the one that Capcom actually picked? Do you recall how after the announcement Capcom Japan held a fan's poll and the MMZ-series Zero blew all the other poll choices out of the water? Guess what? THEY LISTENED!

The fans spoke (I've personally been shouting at the top of my lungs for years) and the companies did indeed listen: we're finally getting a Mega Man Zero-series in Bandai's S.H. Figuarts line. Capcom Unity has posted some photos of the unpainted prototype which looks as cool as you'd imagine. The images only show the basic figure and his hair, although he'll presumably come with both a Z-Saber and his buster shot gun (unlike his MMX-series counterpart, Zero's arm doesn't transform into a cannon).

Mega Man fans will recall that Mega Man Zero, a sequel/spin-off to the Mega Man X series (itself a sequel/spin-off of the classic series), features a badly damaged Zero waking up in a distant future where X has seemingly become a tyrant who hunts down (or "retires") Reploids who resist his regime. Zero, at this point consisting of little more than a shattered torso, is restored with a new body thanks to the sacrifice of a Cyber-Elf (using them, by the way, will permanently lower your rank in some of the games) and joins the Resistance to fight against Copy-X (and then Doctor Weil in the later games). The franchise consists of four incredibly awesome Gameboy Advance games that were later ported to the DS in the Mega Man Zero Collection (which adds a few new features as well... although it's hard to get used to the change in button layout).

Of course, this won't be the first highly articulate MMZ-series Zero. Kotobukiya produced a PLAMO some years ago which I purchased under the assumption that Bandai would never do a MMZ-series Zero... a purchase which I can now regret. I can only hope that Bandai will follow this one with Copy-X's four generals: Harpuia, Leviathan, Phantom, and Fafnir.

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12:00 AM on 01.16.2014

First 4 Figures' Proto Man is a cure for the Blues

First 4 Figures has unveiled some concept art for an upcoming Proto Man statue. Fans will recall that Proto Man is Mega Man's older brother Rex who mysteriously vanished after a car crash who was placed in storage after a pot...

Scarecroodle



3:00 PM on 08.20.2013

New Monster Hunter 4 plushes include dress-able Felynes

Capcom's Monster Hunter is getting a new line of plushes in celebration of the fourth installment of the video game series. On the surface, it may seem like traditional fare: cute Felyne plushes mixed with chibi-fied versions...

Natalie Kipper