Sculptor Rocco Tartamella has sent along an update on the status of Capo Toys and the Street Fighter Ryu Kickstarter Campaign. After Toy Fair, a legal dispute arose between Rocco and the other members of Capo Toys, in which the partners claimed ownership over Rocco’s work. You can read up on the original dispute at Little Plastic Men. However, Rocco has officially come to a legal settlement with his ex-partners and is now the sole owner of Capo Toys and all of their properties.
This is where the Kickstarter comes in. Capo Toys is in need of funding to get the line off the ground. They are looking for fans to help kick it off with the Ryu figure. They have also added a stretch goal that will fully fund the creation of Sagat as well. The Kickstarter has 16 days to go and is at $6,855 of the $85,000 needed to get this line going.