Street Fighter

Embrace Japan Chun Li photo
Embrace Japan Chun Li

Embrace Japan's Chun-Li figure is ready to hit the streets


But where do her organs go?
Jun 12
// Tianxiao Ma
Street Fighter is back in a big way, and Embrace Japan is celebrating that with the pre-order of their Chun-Li figure. I have to say, it's... weird. Although the header image isn't too bad, dig deeper through the product shot...
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Kinetiquettes kicks some more ass and puts on some nostalgia glasses to go back to the 80s for their next line of statues!


Thundercats HO!!!!!
May 19
// Chris Seto
The good guys over at kinetiquettes have been pretty busy as of late. Having completed their initial Evil Ryu vs Oni statues, they are now hard at work at not one but TWO new lines of figures. The first is a continuation of t...
Kinetiquettes Oni Akuma photo
Kinetiquettes Oni Akuma

Embrace the Dark Hadou with Oni Akuma


Pricey but awesome figure from Kinetiquettes
Apr 02
// Tianxiao Ma
Street Fighter is a funny franchise, isn't it? Its roots are humble enough, but like the Fast and Furious series, each subsequent installment gets more and more insane. It has gone from a relatively small game about, wel...

Bishoujo Sakura photo
Bishoujo Sakura

Get ready to go a few rounds with Bishoujo Sakura


Coming in August
Mar 10
// Tianxiao Ma
If you've been itching to expand your Street Fighter Bishoujo collection, you should be happy to know that Sakura has gone up for pre-order. I'm not really sold on her face, but the rest of the sculpt looks solid. For some re...
Bishoujo Sakura photo
Spunky Street Fighter stalwart fully unveiled
It's only been a few days since she was teased, but now Bishoujo Sakura has been revealed in all her sailor-suited glory. And you know what? I think she looks pretty darn great. Sure, there's the contentious face which is com...

Street Fighter photo
One small jumping punch for womankind
Kotobukiya recently posted a teaser for its upcoming Street Fighter Bishoujo Sakura. As mentioned in our Winter WonFes coverage, the figure was on display at Kotobukiya's booth but no photos were allowed. Sakura's illustratio...

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HairyAsHell and Kinetiquettes ramp up for their first release!


You must beat Sheng Long to stand a chance!
Oct 13
// Chris Seto
Regular readers may remember that the supremely talented HairyAsHell started up his own studio earlier this year with the intent of creating new works to sell to collectors. Well, they're ramping up now and have opened up the...
NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya photo
NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya


The perfect accompaniment to Kotobukiya's panel
Oct 11
// Natalie Kipper
After reading all about Kotobukiya's future products in Tian's overview of their panel at this year's New York Comic-Con, I am sure you are chomping at the bit to feast your optical nerves on the company's booth from the...
NYCC 2014 Kotobukiya photo
NYCC 2014 Kotobukiya

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya drops some bombs at their panel


Mass Effect Bishoujo Tali, among others
Oct 10
// Tianxiao Ma
Andres is on the ground at NYCC (having the time of his life, I'm sure) and was able to get a part of the sweet action at Kotobukiya's panel. Usually at US events, Kotobukiya's emphasis is more on properties that western coll...
Bishoujo Juri photo
Bishoujo Juri

Bishoujo Juri is up for pre-order now


Go at her, bro
Sep 02
// Tianxiao Ma
Juri fans, the time is here! Kotobukiya's Street Fighter Bishoujo gal is up for pre-orders after a few trips around the preview gallery circuit. I don't think that's the correct metaphor for this character but I don't care! I...
Street Fighter photo
However, the Second Round may result in a loss
Capo Toys, the would-be creator of a Street Fighter action figure line, has made a second attempt at crowdfunding their line after the original kickstarter campaign failed miserably (obtaining only US$8,079 of.its overly ambi...

Street Fighter photo
The Juri is in and the verdict is... it's okay
Kotobukiya has posted a preview gallery for its upcoming Street Fighter Bishoujo Juri. The psychotic taekwondo expert is depicted in a battle-ready stance. Juri is one of those characters whom I really wanted to like in Super...

Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's Street Fighter Bishoujo Cammy

Aug 11 // Tianxiao Ma
Figure Name: Street Fighter Bishoujo CammyFigure Maker: KotobukiyaRetail Price: US$64.99Available at: Koto US  Street Fighter IV brought back the Delta Red version of Cammy (just when I had gotten used to her silly Killer Bee outfit), and that's the version used for this figure. The box art shows a Cammy who - though passed through the Bishoujo filter - looks a bit more mature and battle-ready compared to other Bishoujo designs. Still, the sculpt takes it to another level. There are two approaches you can take while depicting Cammy, and this figure shows us a bit of both. There's the sexy, borderline exploitative look that the original illustration goes with (that leotard doesn't do much for modesty). And then there's the Linda Hamilton-esque badass look, which is what the sculpt shows. With a hard light, you can accentuate the extraordinary detail in her musculature. Indeed, this is no cliche dainty anime girl. Look at how cut Cammy is! It's easy to believe a woman with this physique can pound a guy like Vega into dust. You can see the sheer tension in Cammy's muscles and limbs as she delivers power to her strike. However I think the effect is overdone when it comes to her legs. There's a little too much rippling mass, whereas the anatomical details on her back and shoulders is more believable. Her abs are another example of the sculptor's personal touch when translating the art. These details are absent from Shunya Yamashita's illustration, but lend a lot of character to the figure. The build quality is good as usual. The paint job is very clean and overall the finish looks great. You can see a little contrast between the matte finish of the body and the metallic look of Cammy's gauntlets. It's hard not to let Cammy's butt be a focal point. The clenched look makes sense when you take the rest of the figure into account, but it's not my personal cup of tea. However, as I sit with the figure on display above my monitor, it does look nice from below. As for the face, Kotobukiya did a good job. It's not as round as in most depictions of Cammy, but this one does look more British to me. The only thing that really bothered me about the figure was the base. Like with some of the newer Bishoujos, this one uses slots instead of pegs to attach to the feet. It's fine at holding the figure upright, but falls out very easily if you pick the figure up. I guess it's only annoying when you need to move it, but I had to deal with it a few times during this shoot. If you've ever been bothered by the fact that even action hero females tend to be waifs, then Bishoujo Cammy is for you. This lady has put in some reps at the gym, and has a physique that can stand up to the absurdly burly male bodies in the Street Fighter universe. [Thanks to Kotobukiya for the review sample!]
Bishoujo Cammy review photo
HCB+P all day
Kotobukiya's Bishoujo lineup seems to be growing by the day. The latest Street Fighter gal to hit the, uh, streets is Cammy. Although she isn't out in the US, she is currently available to import from Japanese retailers. When...

Capcom photo
Capcom

SDCC 2014: Capcom


A surprising amount of Mega Man
Jul 30
// Pedro Cortes
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...
SDCC Pop Culture Shock photo
SDCC Pop Culture Shock

SDCC 2014: Pop Culture Shock


Legend of the bravest street fighters of anarchy
Jul 27
// Tianxiao Ma
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.
Wonder Festival photo
Wonder Festival

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Koto Bishoujo Street Fighter/Tekken


More beautiful fighting ladies
Jul 26
// Vanessa Cubillo
Kotobukiya's Bishoujo figures are always a highlight at every event they're at. From the Street Fighter line, Chun-Li is in her same figure pose, but this time she's wearing her pink outfit instead of blue. We also see a figu...
SDCC 2014 Capcom photo
SDCC 2014 Capcom

SDCC 2014: Capcom's panel


Mega Man merch for mega fun
Jul 25
// Tianxiao Ma
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!
Kotobukiya photo
Kotobukiya

SDCC 2014: Kotobukiya - Bishoujos


One of the loveliest corners of the floor
Jul 25
// Pedro Cortes
You didn't think that I'd leave out the Bishoujos, did you? Of course not, what would a Kotobukiya booth tour be without the popular line of ladies interpreted by Shunya Yamashita? It wouldn't be complete, that's what. And let me tell you, Kotobukiya really outdid themselves this year at San Diego Comic Con. Hit the jump to see the photos we got on the show floor as well as my impressions.
Street Fighter photo
So much for a done deal?
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 t...

SF Bishoujo Sakura photo
SF Bishoujo Sakura

Next challenger for Kotobukiya Bishoujo is Street Fighter's Sakura


Short skirts. Short skirts everywhere
Jul 13
// Andres Cerrato
Perhaps you're watching a stream of EVO right now and you're in the mood for some more fighting. While we've seen the release Bishoujo Chun Li and are awaiting Cammy and Juri, how about one more fighter to add to the mix? Kot...
Street Fighter plushes photo
Street Fighter plushes

Gaming Heads tackles Street Fighter in latest plush line


Available now!
Jun 26
// Natalie Kipper
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&...
PCS Ryu times three photo
Three variants of their 1/4-scale statue coming in 2015
Pop Culture Shock's polystone Ryu is coming next year in not one, but three different versions. All three are planned for the first quarter of 2015, are 1/4-scale to fit with their other Street Fighter figures, are up fo...

WonderCon 2014: Kotobukiya's Spring Preview panel, Part 1

Apr 21 // Natalie Kipper
Firstly, it should be noted that this panel did not deal with any model kits or toys not destined to reach North American audiences. In other words, the toys shown will see the light of day outside Japan, at least in North America (I am not sure about Europe). The panel started off with talks of the exclusive toys for San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic-Con. SDCC will have two as yet unnamed pieces and NYCC will have one. More news will, of course, be revealed as those events draw closer. In the world of anime, we saw slides of Rage of Bahamut's Dark Angel Olivia and Sword Art Online's Leafa, both of which release next month, along with Fairy Dance Asuna, due out in October of this year. It was also revealed that Kotobukiya is currently working out the details for handling the Attack on Titan license. That news received a large amount of fanfare from the panel's audience. Moving on to the Star Wars universe, we confirmed that Bishoujo Mara Jade will have an interchangeable base, allowing it to bare the insignia of either the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire. The next announcement was the ArtFX+ Sandtrooper Squad Leader two-pack and the ArtFX+ Sandtrooper Squad Sergeant single-pack. Both figure sets were on display at Kotobukiya's booth after the panel. The previously announced ArtFX+ Han Solo and Chewbacca two-pack will be followed by a two-pack of Luke and Leia. The four figures can be posed together. Next up was the realm of gaming, starting with the news that Kotobukiya would now be making figures of characters from the Halo series. Along with that reveal came images of the the first release in the line, ArtFX Master Chief. The figure will have limited posing capability and come packaged with rife and hand grenade accessories (which he will be able to hold). For the Street Fighter series, we saw additional pictures of Bishoujo Cammy (her base will be clear; not black like in the photo), set to release this September. Following her in the Street Fighter Bishoujo line will be Juri, which we saw concept art of. And for Tekken Tag Tournament 2, the next Bishoujo statue for that line will be Nina Williams. That's all for part one of the Kotobukiya Spring Preview 2014 panel. Part two will be coming up shortly. Look forward to it! 
WonderCon 2014 Kotobukiya photo
Covering the anime, Star Wars, and gaming portions
For a toy collector, if you only attended one panel at last weekend's WonderCon, it was Kotobukiya's Spring Preview. They had licensing announcements. They had prototypes. They had concept art a plenty. Heck, they even had a ...

Pop Culture Shock photo
Pop Culture Shock

WonderCon 2014: Pop Culture Shock


It's like everything from my childhood all in one booth
Apr 20
// Brian Szabelski
If I told you that Pop Culture Shock's painted RoboCop statue was the first thing that caught my eye from WonderCon, would you be surprised? Or better yet, can you blame me? From the metallic finish to the tiniest details on ...
WonderCon 2014 Kotobukiya photo
WonderCon 2014 Kotobukiya

WonderCon 2014: Kotobukiya


All of the Bishoujos, comics, and Star Wars stuff you love
Apr 20
// Tianxiao Ma
Kotobukiya didn't bring much (if anything) new to WonderCon, which is understandable as it's not a tentpole convention in the US. However our determined editor Natalie covered their booth all the same despite being sick as a ...
Kotobukiya photo
Kotobukiya

Toy Fair 2014: Kotobukiya


Bishoujos, DC, Marvel, Star Wars, and more!
Feb 20
// Vanessa Cubillo
Kotobukiya is always fun to see at conventions because you never know what new stuff they’ll have. Their recently revealed DC Bishoujo Starfire was on full display, and actually looks better in person than those promo ...
WF 2014W: Koto Bishoujo photo
WF 2014W: Koto Bishoujo

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Kotobukiya Bishoujo Roundup


DC Bishoujo Starfire painted!
Feb 09
// Tianxiao Ma
Most of Kotobukiya's newer Bishoujo figures were up at WonFes, included a painted Starfire sculpt for DC fans! I think she looks great; her green eyes really stand out, and the sculpting on her hair is awesome. We've seen the...
Street Fighter photo
The fight takes an unexpected turn!
CapoToys has a boss new line of Street Fighter figures on the way. The first four figures in this 7-inch scale line will be Ryu, Sagat, Chun Li, and Guile. The company recently gave Figures.com a first look at the prototypes ...

Street Fighter photo
Street Fighter

Chun Li fights Vega in upcoming PCS Street Fighter statue


Yes, it's apparently a popular match-up
Jan 23
// Scarecroodle
Pop Culture Shock Collectibles' upcoming Street Fighter Chun Li vs Vega diorama goes up for pre-order on January 27 (but for us, it will be Tuesday... errr, Monday). The 1/10 scale polystone statue will be available in two ve...

Bishoujo Cammy throws down against Chun Li in review

Jan 20 // Scarecroodle
While I'm still not digging some of the muscular detail (why does that vein need to wreck those legs?!), the AmiAmi review has given me a better appreciation of Cammy's action pose which seems remarkably well-suited to fight-posing with other figures. The combination seen above looks fantastic, not dampened in the least by the somewhat improbable exchange. Besides the outstretched right arm, Cammy's jutting elbow looks like it could do some damage. You might even be able to get another figure into the mix, have a little three-way action.going on (albeit not quite the action people think of when they hear three-way). The other thing that still impresses me about this figure is the clothing detail. The fabric's ripples and the way that the material clings around her back still looks incredible. I can't help but think I would have absolutely adored this one had they smoothed out the musculature a bit (and touched up that face). Kotobukiya's Street Fighter Bishoujo Cammy White is currently available for pre-order, as is the Bishoujo Chun Li. Fight on, you crazy diamonds!
Street Fighter photo
Round... whatever. I'm out of quarter anyway
AmiAmi's English blog has released a review for Kotobukiya's upcoming Street Fighter Bishoujo Cammy White and, in the process, revealed how naturally Cammy fits together with the Bishoujo Chun Li. Apparently there's at least *some* method to Shunya's madness. Thoughts (and gallery) after the jump.


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