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Revoltech SFO Ken


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As much as I really hate to

As much as I really hate to say it, I'm not too blown away by any of the SFO figures so far. I dunno, I was really optimistic about these when I heard about them, but the pictures aren't really doing it for me.

I have several of the SOTA SF figures, and they're outstanding. From sculpts, to paint apps, to size, to articulation, it's hard to put these Revos up against them. As much as I expected to really want these, I am already starting to miss the Yamaguchi robot line even more...

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Posted by REX-203 on 15 November, 2008 - 15:56

I think Ryu's head sculpt is the biggest problem I have so far. But Ken and Chun Li seem really well done from the pics seen.
Haven't bought a Ken figure since feeling stupid for getting the Toybiz version.

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Posted by JINZONINGEN 73 on 17 November, 2008 - 06:09
I've been a fan of Sotatoys SF for quite sometime but.....

with all the delays I lost interest and I found that Revoltech SFO are the small wonders of the future.

here's the link for Rev SFO
These figures are not in scale with Joes or ML SS but they are fun to mix up with them. At 10.5 cm or 4.05" they are rather larger than your 3 3/4" figures. They are in scale with the later versions of Takara Microman Kinnikuman and ML SS.

My Review
Pros:The pictures don't do enough justice. I purchased the first two and have to say they are well articulated, sculpted and can pull off practically every move. I can't help but admire the workmanship. The Revoltech Ratchet system is great as you never have to worry about joints getting loose when trying to pose figures. The paint application and material are solid (similar to that of Sota). Personally I think RYU looks better in every aspect to the larger scaled Sota versions (of course I did the comparison and if you would like pics email me so I could send).

Cons: No scale, all figures are the same size. So you'll see Zangief is the same height and slightly larger than Ryu. The proportions of Ryu are off as his arms are way too long in comparison to the rest of the body, along with his enormous hands. However the unfamiliar character in He Tie Shou is more proportioned.If you're familiar with Revoltech figures they tend to fall apart from pegs especially around the shoulders for Ryu. It's not half as bad as Takara Microman issue but it's evident. Although chun li's sculpt looks awesome, Zangiefs on the other hand looks atrocious. His face looks like an anime character moreso than his original character and he's small in scale (rumours have it that he may not be released as scheduled so there may be adjustments) .

Overall i'd say if they could fix the problem with the scale and guarantee character likeness these figures would kill . They are incredibly fun to pose, play with moreso than any 6 inch figures I have encountered. In a scale of 1-10 (ten being the highest rating) i'd give the line thus far (considering all factors)a solid 8.5.
They go for $24-30 a pop but if you get them from HLJ or some other Japanese stores they go for about 15 a pop. I got my first set for $36 from HLJ.

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Posted by cannibal487 on 17 November, 2008 - 08:43
I'll have a review of the SFO Ryu this week

I'll have a review of the SFO Ryu this week. I like it, but then again, i've never had a SOTA version.

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Posted by JoshB on 17 November, 2008 - 09:10