Picked up Guile, Sakura and Balrog. Adon & Gen don’t really interest me much. Of course, I said that about Blanka and Sodom too. I now own a Blanka (green & red variant) and what with a Guy & Rolento figure coming out next year, I feel a little bad with no Sodom…
I would spontaneously explode on site if I ever saw Round 1 white Ryu or Bison though…
I was skeptical that Hot Topic would have them. The ones by my house never carry originals, only the variants, and mostly only Cammy, Vega, and Sodom.
Imagine my surprise to walk in and find a whole fucking row of gorgeous figures. Thumbs up for Hot Topic, for once.
Adon is fucking gorgeous. Sakura is fucking gorgeous. Guile is most definitely the best sculpt of the series. Gen and Balrog look like they were lifted straight from the games.
Hell, they all look like they were lifted straight from the game.
I saw the pics of them online, but it doesn’t compare to seeing them in person. I didn’t buy any of them, even though I really wanted to pick up Adon, because I’m planning to buy Series Two and Three together (I know I’m embarrassed I haven’t picked up Two already) and save a little on tax and s&h.
But for those who aren’t collecting whole series and just want one or two figures, I recommend getting out there now.
What do they cost at HT? I guess they should start arriving at Ebay soon, but I’m not going to pay those ridiculous prices in UK. And I won’t order from some $49.99-for-all preorder guy without knowing when they’ll arrive.
I’d be fine with Remy too, but for him to be voted over Oro and Necro is ridiculous, lets face it, he’s not the most interseting of designs. As for Mika and Hugo in the same set, it’s possible, Mika taking the female category, and Hugo taking the 3S or “big guy” category. As you know Series 4 and 5 have already been decided, heres how series 5 went down.
HUGO vs. ZANGIEF - winner Zangief, that I can accept
ALPHA CHUN LI vs. JUNI/JULI - winner Juni and Juli, another good choice, too early to start repeating
CHARLIE vs. GUY - winner Guy, thank god
ROLENTO vs. SF2 (Thin) BISON - winner Rolento again, too early to strat repeating
DEE JAY vs. ORO - winner Dee Jay…I guess thats ok, that will almost fill the whole ST cast.
I’m hoping Series 6 will include Honda as the “big guy” and Dahlsim as something, then we’ll have all 17 ST charcters. If you add Mika to it for the female category that will add another Alpha character, and perhaps then Necro or Oro will finally take the 3S category. Series 4 is due in December, but I doubt it, Series 3 was supposed to be out in June originally.