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You know how you can tell

You know how you can tell you're going to get your ass beat? When they don't grasp the joystick,they just sort of place their palm on it with their fingers still flat out. Then they put their fingertips on the punches anbd their mid finger articulation on the kicks,and you just know you're f****d.

Anyway these days I like King of Fighters and Fatal Fury a lot more,but damn SF II was awesome when it came out.

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Posted by kidnicky on 18 November, 2008 - 16:22
I've got the the old Bandai

I've got the the old Bandai Spiral Zone Ryu from way back. I need to dig him out for comparison. He was more than a RT figure costs (quite a bit actually) but the cloth outfit and cardboard diorama of his stage offset the lame gloves and headband made from stickers. His posing ability was pretty good though considering the superb SZ body.

There still hasn't been a really great line of figures for SF. The old Resaurus ones are regarded as legendary and command exorbitant prices, but having owned (and subsequently sold) most of them, they weren't that great outside of a few standouts. Even the best of them were just good statues since their posing ability was limited to wonky articulation that took a back seat to the looks.

The SOTA ones were pretty good and basically took the style of Alpha and made them more posable, but they were still not as good as I'd like with articulation.

There are a few other ones that were either PVC statues or Microman variations, which were ok but never got more than a few characters making a true SF line still elusive.

Hopefully Kaiyodo will continue on into SFIV and make all the world warriors.

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Posted by duke togo on 18 November, 2008 - 18:13
Spiral Zone Ryu?

I don't remember them being released, I would love to see a picture of one if you still have it.

Thanks!
LF

Leonardo Flores
CollectionDX Staff Writer-West Coast Bureau

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Posted by Modcineaste on 21 November, 2008 - 19:54
I'll be interested when E

I'll be interested when E Honda makes an appearance..

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Posted by eitlobsaboo on 19 November, 2008 - 01:09
Yeah I would love a E. Honda

Yeah I would love a E. Honda and Sagat.

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Posted by cannibal487 on 20 November, 2008 - 09:33
Dhalsim anyone? ;) -- Sanjeev

Dhalsim anyone?

;)

--
Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 20 November, 2008 - 10:13
Anyone have any pictures of

Anyone have any pictures of that Spiral Zone Ryu? I'd like to see it.

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Posted by kidnicky on 21 November, 2008 - 13:56
Body parts look like they came from different figure.

The head sculpt isn't too hot (well, I never played the new one... I just know Ryu's head present in all previous incarnations.) Maybe it's accurate to the specific source, but it's not the Ryu's I've loved for 17 years. It looks more like a slightly modified head from the American Indian character in Super Street Fighter called "T.Hawk".

The arms and hands also... way too massive in my opinion.
It seems odd too that his hands can't pose (or come with removable ones) into his trademark fireball move.
I'm wondering also if the fireball the figure came with is actually that small in the game. It was significantly larger in SF2 and only grew with each different incarnation.

The figure, being Revoltech, of course looks like tons of fun to play with. I really gotta' commend them on using such an ingenious marketing strategy.
A game.
With your figures 100% rendered.
BRILLIANT.

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Posted by JINZONINGEN 73 on 24 November, 2008 - 15:09
Its a shame...

Not the figure. I love it. I just think its a shame my favorite SF character was from another game, Rolento...

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Posted by Matrix on 3 December, 2008 - 21:17
Street fighter II arcades

Ha! Josh, I'm sure there are plenty of dealers out there that sell the real deal arcades, but I just was checking a couple out at a dealer's site, www.flippers.com. Man I gotta load my truck up one day, and bring one home!

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Posted by repairtechjon on 16 February, 2009 - 00:50
 
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