Showing posts with label Street Fighter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Street Fighter. Show all posts

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Kidrobot at New York Comic Con

    Do you remember when Kidrobot caused such a commotion at last year's New York Comic Con with the release of that RSIN Dunny that they pretty much brought their entire side of the convention center to a halt?  I do cause I was there, knee deep in it man.  Those are the kinda risks I take to have awesome stories to tell you.  Actually, when the whole thing went down I was in line at the bathroom, but I was totally in the proximity of people that had been there and were talking about it and I listened in.  I really really had to pee.  

    Kidrobot will be there once again and they are bringing two new releases along with a couple that are gonna look mighty familiar to folks.  The two new ones are the black version of Day of the Dead Homer and a gold Ryu figure from their Street Fighter Series.  

    And here are the other two.  They are the exclusives that they had with them in San Diego.  Hmmmmmmmmmmm.  I bought both retailer versions of these guys already, so I don't feel the need to buy these, but some people are kinda mad about it.  I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed that there won't be another 3 inch release like last year that caused so much fuss.  I know they're focusing a lot of energy on the Dunny Evolved series which comes out the day the convention starts, but it's always nice to have something that's special and just for the people that were able to go.  I do love both of these designs, and I own the Labbit (in a different color scheme) and the Dunny (the elephant version) but that being said their lack of freshness doesn't make me clamor to get them.  Certainly if I had never seen them before I would have to own them both, but I'm not feeling that sense of urgency.  Completists will be excited, but I have to stretch my cash as far as possible these days, so I don't really buy the different colorways of the same figure anymore.  Maybe this is more of a statement about where my collecting habits have shifted than the decision of a company to utilize the same figures (on their two most popular platforms) as exclusives at two conventions.  I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts.  

    They will have a butt ton of signings though that will make even the most jaded collector happy.  Check out the list below:

Friday, August 9, 2013

New South Park and Street Fighter Mini Figures from Kidrobot

    You know what's great about these Southpark: The Stick of Truth figures from Kidrobot?  You can buy the one's you want.  That's right,  they're all sold in window boxes, which means no surprises.  It's no secret that I'm not the biggest fan of blind boxes and that is strictly from a financial stand point.  I still have a huge box full of doubles and each time I look at it I just think about something awesome I could have bought with that money.  Like electricity.

    Ok, so these new Street Fighter figures ARE blind boxed, which of course I've just told you how much I hate.  And I stick by that.  The good thing is I know Kidrobot is without a doubt going to release something else that I'm gonna have to have, so that frees up some cash for me to get something I really want.  What's great about this series is the appeal it has to people who maybe wouldn't buy a vinyl toy before but will now fall in love with them, allowing this great sub culture of the toy world to keep growing.  

    The South Park figures will be available for $9.99 each on September 5th while Street Fighter series 2 will be released August 29th for the same price.