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7:00 AM on 09.02.2014

Bishoujo Juri is up for pre-order now

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...

Tianxiao Ma




Capo Toys' second Street Fighter Kickstarter going better than the first photo
Capo Toys' second Street Fighter Kickstarter going better than the first
by Scarecroodle

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 ambitious US$85,000 goal).

The new campaign offers up more of the line (instead of just Ryu) and is already at US$12,000+ in contributions although it still seems on track for failure given its ludicrous US$550,000 target. As for why the company needs funding in the first place, there was apparently a dispute among the partners where the group allegedly tried to cut out the company's artist/co-founder, campaign creator Rocco Tartamel (who declined to return our emails).

To Tartamel's credit, the packages are somewhat more enticing because you can select the specific characters you're interested in rather than just buying a Ryu and hoping that your support will eventually help the others to appear. To Tartamel's discredit, the goals for these campaigns seem almost completely out of touch with some other companies' offerings. The Four Horsemen's Gothitropolis Kickstarter, for instance, closed with over US$300,000 in pledges for the series *but* the company's target was only US$65,000. Granted, the Gothitropolis stuff shared parts but, even comparing that to the original Ryu-only campaign, it came in twenty grand cheaper on the target. I'm assuming that at least part of the expense is tied into the fact that Tartamel doesn't have the Horsemen's existing infrastructure but something seems a bit off here.

I still wish Tartamel all the luck in the world and I'm strongly considering putting in a pledge for a Sagat, but I just can't see this thing getting funded. It's certainly not a bad line (it even features fabric clothing for added poseability!), it's just that the targets don't seem realistic.

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Kotobukiya's Bishoujo Juri receives wicked new preview gallery photo
Kotobukiya's Bishoujo Juri receives wicked new preview gallery
by Scarecroodle

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 Street Fighter IV (and among the reasons I picked up the Street Fighter IV follow-up), but I could never get into the character's play style. In much the same way do I want to like the Bishoujo Juri but, as so often is the case, I really don't like Shunya-designed face. However, the rest looks great. To Shunya's credit, the pose looks like it could have been in the games; the Street Fighter Bishoujos have been a lot better in that regard than other Bishoujo series. Given that the figure doesn't have the option of an alternate head, I'm wondering if we may someday see a variant with her blazing Feng Shui Engine eye.

Be sure to check out the images in the gallery. Expect pre-orders to open soon.

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Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's Street Fighter Bishoujo Cammy photo
Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's Street Fighter Bishoujo Cammy
by Tianxiao Ma

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 a 2D design gets translated to 3D, you'd expect some slight differences. With Cammy, I think there has been a significant shift in style thanks to the sculpt. Whether that's good or bad depends on your tastes, but read on to see what I'm talking about.

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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

9:48 PM on 07.26.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Koto Bishoujo Street Fighter/Tekken

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...

Vanessa Cubillo

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

9:00 AM on 07.25.2014

SDCC 2014: Kotobukiya - Bishoujos

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.

Pedro Cortes



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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3:55 PM on 07.13.2014

Next challenger for Kotobukiya Bishoujo is Street Fighter's Sakura

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...

Andres Cerrato



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