Thursday, January 15, 2015

#501 STREET FIGHTER (OFFICIAL MOVIE FIGHTERS) - KEN MASTERS (1994)


In 1993 Hasbro´s G.I.Joe was already a decaying toyline, although still had relatively good sales. The line was trying new designs, with neon colours, missile launchers and a different science-fiction approach. That year, the G.I.Joe toyline became a subseries with the Street Fighters characters. First, 6 figures were released and then the other 6.

But these are not the figures from which I want to talk today... only 1 year later, Hasbro was entitled to produce the action figures to the film "Street Fighter", starred by Jean-Claude Van Damme and directed by Steven E. de Souza. Since They had the Street Fighter 2 figures as part of the normal series, they simply reused some of these casts, as well as a few new casts (mostly heads), to create a bunch of new characters, including many versions of Guile (van Damme). These figures were slightly more realistic than the characters in the G.I.Joe series, mostly because of the head sculpts, cool accesories and the outfits´ likeness to those in the video games.

The figure has the same size of a G.I.Joe ARAH (3 1/2'') and some figures have an action feature like punches and kicks.

I have a couple of figures from this collection, although this is the only one MOC. The blister card has not much to comment, and neither has the back card. No catalogue, no information, just a illustration of the fighters. The most interesting thing is some kind of "secret tip" to improve your game technique and being able to perform some combos or whatever in the videogame. This was also included in the G.I.Joe/ Street Fighter figures.


FACTS and FIGURES:
  • Name: KEN MASTERS
  • Toy Line: STREET FIGHTER (OFFICIAL MOVIE FIGHTERS)
  • Year: 1994
  • Company: Hasbro (U.S.A.)
  • Size of the figures: 9,5 cm (3 3/4'')

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