Funko continues their Savage World line with these new Street Fighter figures currently available. The initial first wave of figures includes Bison, Ryu, Blanka, and Chin-Li, with chase figures of Blanka and Chin-Li in their Player 2 colors as seen in the game. This wave surprisingly does not include Guile, which suggests that a second wave is underway and hopefully we’ll learn more about this in the near future.
These figures are inspired by the 1980’s figure style and design and updated with a bulkier sculpt in order to fit into the hands of adults as opposed to the sculpts with thinner sculpts that fit into kids hands. These figures are part of Funko’s Savage World collection, such as their DC Primal Age, Mortal Kombat, Horror icons, ThunderCats, Conan and similar lines.
Unlike some of those other lines however, these figures are the only one’s not to include accessories, but we should point out that they don’t require them unless they are special effect pieces, as these characters don’t otherwise use them in the game.
Thank you to Funko for providing their Street Fighter Savage World 5″ Figures for review.
Availability: June 2019
The Street Fighter Savage World figures are packaged on blister cards with artwork of the character on the front, and images of the four figures in their Player 1 outfits on the back.
Each of the 5″ basic figures feature 5 points of articulation and are sculpted in their iconic outfits and costumes that fans are familiar with. The figures are based on how they look in the game, and also stylized in the Savage World line. M. Bison is sculpted and painted in his red military uniform with large silver shoulder plates, wrist bands, and shin guards. The outfit also consists of a black trim on the edges, a gold belt buckle with a lightning bolt, black boots, and the lower part of the jacket is made of a soft plastic. The head sculpt includes the red cap that includes the skull insignia of his crime syndicate known as Shadaloo. Chin-Li is sculpted and painted in her blue and gold qipao, which is a Chinese dress. She is also given pink pants, white boots, a white belt, spiked metal bracelets, and white ribbons in her herewith gold accents. Ryu is sculpted and painted in his white karate gi with the sleeves torn off, white pants, and a black belt with some Chinese writing printed on the front. He is also given red gloves on his wrists, a red head band that also goes down his back in the back, and individually sculpted black hair. Blanka is in his green colored skin tone with orange hair on his head, chest forearms and legs. The hair is individually sculpted and textured, and he is also in his torn brown pants. His ankles have bracelets and chains on them, with the leg one a broken chain. The Player 2 Blanka figure is the chase variant, and includes yellow skin, blue hair and pants.
The facial details on these figures are nicely done, especially on Blanka as he has an open mouth with fangs, great looking eyes that are blue for both versions. Ryu and Chin-Li also have painted eyesore brows, and Chin-Li also has earrings. Bison’s facial details include white eyes, and white teeth.
Each figure has 5 points of articulation, including a swivel head, swivel arms, and ball jointed hips.
Overall, the Street Fighter figures by Funko are excellent and each one includes great attention to detail and an even better figure sculpt. This line pays a great homage to the action figure style of the 1980’s. Each of the figures have big and bulky sculpts that fits in nicely with your adult hand. The deco on these are amazing, especially the level of detail given to each of the figures here. If you’re a Street Fighter, video game or an action figure collector, make sure to pick yourself up this entire collection.