Pop Culture Shock teased their Street Fighter 1/6 Scale Figures over a year ago. We had seen a few initial teasers, but it had been some time since we last heard anything. Now we finally have an update. It seems that PCS has been working on the sculpt and articulation for the figures since then. They have been trying to make a super articulated figure that hides as many of the points as possible. Unfortunately, they haven’t been happy with the results and are coming to the fans, asking their opinion on where to go next.
The choices are either a super articulated figure, that’s a little less realistic and has most of the joints exposed, or a more realistic looking figure with less articulation. PCS is asking for fans to give them feedback on the PCS Facebook Page. Why not drop them a line and let them know what you think they should do. They have also released a few new images, showing where they were at in figure development (and a side-by-side with the Kids Logic Akuma). Read on for those as well as the full statement by Pop Culture Shock.
From the PCS Facebook Page:
As many know we are developing a line of Street Fighter 1:6 figures. Hot Toys style, not statues.
We have been developing for a while and showed a prototype at Comic Con 2014.
Ive been dragging my feet since then as Im having a hard time committing to the final direction.
Direction A: Hot Toys style – highly realistic looking with limited articulation/movement. A good example is the HT Hulk. It looks fantastic but theres no way you would be able to put that figure into a Hadouken pose. I collect HT figures so I know how limited the movement is BUT they look awesome.
Direction B: Focus more on movement and articulation and sacrifice some realism. Example, exposed joints on the elbows instead of covered joints. The exposed joints will have greater movement, but wont look as good.
I was trying to create something that was both as good looking as HT but with the extreme movement capabilities Id want in a Street Fighter figure. Unfortunately after 2 years of development its not happening. So we have to choose and get these figures going…
I want to hear your thoughts, especially if these are a figure you would be interested in.