It’s that time of the week where I showcase some of my Funko Collection to all you dear dear readers and today I shall be starting a series of special articles on the Street Fighter Funko Pop collection.
There are 8 Funko Pops to collect in this series which include Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Cammy, Blanka, Balrog, Dan and Hot Ryu from Street Fighter V. It was also recently announced that Funko will be releasing Street Fighter Funko Pop store exclusives which include Special Attack Ryu (Toys R’ Us), Special Attack Ken (Toys R Us), Hyper Fighting Blanka (ThinkGeek), and Green Blanka (Walmart). That’s a pretty impressive amount of Funko Pop to collect for one arcade game! The store exclusives will be released late-January/ mid-February.
Street Fighter is a fighting video gaming franchise by Capcorn. The second game in the series is credited with establishing many of the conventions of the one-on-one fighting genre. The game’s playable characters originate from different countries around the world, each with a unique fighting style. It is Capcom’s second best-selling franchise, having had significant success worldwide. The first game in the series was released in 1987.
Designed by Takashi Nishiyama and Hiroshi Matsumoto, Street Fighter made its debut in arcades in 1987. In this game, the player takes control of martial artist Ryu, who competes in a worldwide martial arts tournament, spanning five countries and 10 opponents. A second player can join in at any time and take control of Ryu’s American rival, Ken. The player can perform three types of punch and kick attacks, each varying in speed and strength, and three special attacks: the Hadouken, Shoryuken, and Tatsumaki Senpukyaku. These are performed by executing special button combinations with the controls.
Dan Hibiki is a character from the Street Fighter series, first appearing in Street Fighter Alpha. He is an arrogant, overconfident, and feeble self-taught martial artist that runs a failing dojo. Dan was the first Funko I bought from the Street Fighter series. I bought him for my partner Dan because they have the same name (duh). Apearance-wise they’ve given him his karate gear, as well a Trump shade of orange. His hair is wind-swept looking and gives the Funko some character. His head can move both left and right which changes his fighting stance. One problem I have with this particular Funko is the fact he cannot stand up as well as I hoped. He does require blu tack to hold him steady.
I hope you enjoyed my first article on the Street Fighter Funko Pops. More articles to come soon!