Street Fighter™ Articulated Action Figures, Capo Style.
Early this year Capo Toys debuted it’s officially licensed, 7” scale, Street Fighter™ action figure line up, Capo style, at Toy Fair International where the figures were recognized and awarded Best New Toy Line of 2014, beating out some serious competition.
As lifelong fans of Capcom’s Street Fighter™ series and avid action figure enthusiasts, this series is a way for us to pay homage to one of the best fighting games ever made. We wanted to create a killer line up of some of the most famous characters in gaming, working closely with Capcom to ensure we captured the heart of Street Fighter™ going the extra mile to match their iconic artwork and detailing of in game design, style and scale so fans could continue the Street Fighter experience in 3D with game play accuracy.
The first wave line up highlights some serious fan favorites Ryu, Sagat, Guile, Chun-Li and Blanka, each equipped with 19+ points of articulation, most of which are ball jointed to allow them to get into their signature fighting poses, with select figures outfitted in micro fiber digs such as Sagat’s “Tiger” kickboxing shorts and Ryu’s classic Gi featuring a cloth belt and headband; each of these details adds another element and dimension that sets these action figures apart.
With this Kickstarter we’re jumping off with Ryu as the first contender to get the series started. We came to Kickstarter in order to get the funding we need to produce the high level of quality in collectible action figures that fans deserve. This is where the Street Fighter community can step in and make a difference by participating in the creation of action figures like these, a true art form in collectibles. We’ve taken it this far already, we have the official license, we’ve done the sculpting and prototyping, we have our production manager already in place and now we need your help. With your support we can join together in this process and make this a reality.
We would like to extend our appreciation to all of the wonderful people who have shown their support already and have rallied around us, and to all of the amazing fans for your continued efforts in making this happen!
With this Kickstarter project we want to get the ball rolling, starting with a big fan favorite, Ryu. We are offering reward tiers garnering you, the fans, first hand exclusive access to some wicked collectibles before they hit the shelves. So let's check it out. For far less than a meal for two at a fancy restaurant, our first tier starts off with the classic Ryu in his signature white Gi. If that's not enough Ryu for you, then level up to our next tier where you'll get your hands on not only the classic Ryu but also his alternate game play gear featuring his navy blue Gi. Still find yourself hungering for more? Awesome. Then reach for the top tier where you'll find yourself with the classic Ryu, Alternate Blue and the Kickstarter exclusive, Black GI Ryu! This Kickstarter exclusive will not be sold anywhere else so if you can, snap him up because when time is up you'll wish you had.
Risks and challenges
There are always challenges with any worthy endeavor, in this case there are two main hurdles to overcome. One is timing, it is important to understand the variables in manufacturing and production as sometimes the smallest thing can tack on months if you don’t know what to look for. This can be the difference between 5 months or 9 months production time. It’s difficult to predict as there can often be hiccups that can set a schedule back. We will keep you up to date to ensure our backers have the latest info on the progress of the project. Secondly, with the costs of tooling, labor and materials steadily on the rise, creating highly articulated action figures like these is becoming harder and harder to make without substantial funding. Enter Kickstarter. This platform puts the power back into the hands of artists and the fans that love their work, this allows us to use the best factory, materials and offer more extras like alternate hands, heads, surge orbs and bases giving the collector an even richer experience knowing they were able to be part of this exciting process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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