And now we wrap up Street Fighter II M.U.S.C.L.E. with the final set. It features the penultimate boss as well as two guys you probably played on your first quarter. I assume you have good taste.
First up is Brazil's Blanka. He's a big green guy who isn't the Hulk and has the power of electric eels. How could you not want to play him in the arcade game when you saw him zap somebody in the demo screen? The hairy, shirtless humanoid returns here as a tiny fleshy figure - this time in a peach color rather than green, or blue or yellow. So it's a flesh color, not so much his specifically. The hair is spiky and looks great - the eyes and teeth are similarly fantastic. He wears cut-off shorts and stands more upright than he does in the game, making for a pretty good figure that fits this format shockingly well.
The flat-topped Guile is a comb away from perfection. His hair is flat and perfectly centered so that he can stand on it - it was the first thing I tested when I opened the packaging. He comes complete with dog tags, boots, and scowl. This is a figure that's judging you faster than you can shout "Sonic Boom!" One fist is raised for punching purposes, and hte other just kind of sits out there like other figures of this style. Particularly impressive details include boot laces, belt loops, and cargo pants pockets - on a figure this small, they hit the high notes.
Finally there's eyepatched, scarred Sagat. He has his shorts, he has a sculpted, painful looking gash on his chest, and the dude is ripped. Also ripped, a hole in the side of his head. His fists are wrapped for the fight, and his chest is ridiculously ripped. Complete with massive frown, this figure does a great job of bringing the giant fighter's details to life a small, 1980s-style mini-figure.
The set is a good one - but you probably knew that. Each figure shows that Capcom's designs had enough personality to get deformed, resized, and made in another toy's style yet remain completely recognizable. If the mini-figure "craze" (and I use the term loosely) of the late 1980s had continued, these would have been awesome to see back in the day - but what we got were G.I. Joe action figures instead. That, and the Micro craze was still a pretty big deal. I look forward to buying whatever other games (that I recognize) that Super7 translates to this figure form factor.
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