Today we are starting our looks at a new property to the S.H. Figuarts arsenal – Street Fighter. Based on Street Fighter V, the first two figures are Chun-Li and Ryu. While based on the newest game, the figures have a very classic look to them and can work for any Street Fighter line up. Today we’ll be taking a look at Chun Li courtesy of The Toy Source! Read on to check out over 60 HD images of her lighting-kicking ass!
S.H. Figuarts Chun-Li
When I first saw these, I wasn’t floored. They both looked like pretty standard offerings, without any major stylizing. In fact, I thought they were based on SFII due to their non bulky nature. Like SFII Classics or something. After getting them in hand though, it’s a completely different story. Both Chun Li and tomorrow’s Ryu are really solid figures.
The engineering, mold and articulation are made for fighting poses. They hold their weight and balance. Sculpt and paint hit all the appropriate details without sacrificing poseability. Chin Li’s Lighting Kick effects piece is fantastic, and she can use it without the accompanying stand (though I wouldn’t leave her on the shelf like that). Each come with printed cardboard backdrops of their stage in the game, split across two pieces. This was a little disappointing because you can’t get that full scene without a break visible. I assume it was done because of box sizes, which is understandable but still would have preferred it as one piece.
Bottom line, after handling these two and posing them up, I’m down with S.H. Figuarts Street Fighter. The balance of style and function is perfect and will make for some great battle scenes down the road.
Check out some key shots here, full set of 60+ after that!