Toys, Video Games

The Cutest Li’l Ryu Figure Yells and Throws Illuminated Fireballs at You

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Take the early 2000s McFarlane style of diorama figure, make it super-cute and Japanese, and you’d have BigBoysToys’ Street Fighter II diorama figures. The first, Ryu, features a light up fireball and sound effects, as well as a signpost you can place anywhere you’d like; Ken will come with flaming dragon punch effect, and they’ve been soliciting audience feedback on whether Guile should have a Sonic Boom or Flash Kick.

Eight are planned – presumably the original eight SFII non-boss characters (which sadly means no Bison, on Tuesday or otherwise). And each one runs around $90, which is about what you’d expect from import market prices nowadays.

Once you see and hear it, you may be swayed…

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist