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 Post subject: Toy Fair 2011 - JazWares - Street Fighter AND Mortal Kombat!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:11 pm 
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This was a shocker to me! I think most of us knew that JazWares had the rights to Street Fighter figures, for a 3-3/4" size, but Mortal Kombat was news to me! I haven't generally been impressed with JazWares in the past, but we'll see what happens. The Street Fighter figures appear based on the most recent Street Fighter IV game, and honestly I haven't been terribly impressed with those character designs. They're too chunky. And I still miss SOTA's fine line. But Mortal Kombat is a lot more realistic-looking, and if JazWares can turn out a capable 3-3/4" line based on these popular characters, I'll readily bring them in. Unfortunately all they had at Toy Fair were package designs fronted with cutouts of the characters that looked to be taken directly from game designer illustrations. Still, there's certainly potential there!

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 Post subject: Re: Toy Fair 2011 - JazWares - Street Fighter AND Mortal Kom
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:14 am 
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Looking at the pics, it appears that they'll also be doing original SF figures.

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 Post subject: Re: Toy Fair 2011 - JazWares - Street Fighter AND Mortal Kom
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:11 am 
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The SF sculpts are all changing, and all look great. What was on display was early protos.


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 Post subject: Re: Toy Fair 2011 - JazWares - Street Fighter AND Mortal Kom
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:47 pm 
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Check out this video that Pixel Dan did with Joe Amaro at Toy Fair:

http://popculturenetwork.com/article.ph ... 5112047736

Sounds great!

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 Post subject: Re: Toy Fair 2011 - JazWares - Street Fighter AND Mortal Kom
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 10:14 am 
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I can't for the life of me find the thread about MK figures so I'll post here. The bodies of those figures revealed look nice but the head sculpts kind of suck.


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 Post subject: Re: Toy Fair 2011 - JazWares - Street Fighter AND Mortal Kom
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 10:17 am 
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Johnny Cage is my least favorite of the bunch. That design is just so dated looking already.

Sub-Zero and Scorpion are really the stand-outs here (although they usually are in the game as well). I like the way they made Sub-Zero's ice-sword with the textured paint app instead of just a clear blue frosted plastic mold.

I'm not going to decide if I'll buy into the line until I see them hanging on the peg, but this is good enough to keep me excited.

Oh, and since it is such a big topic lately, I like the packaging. Not overly big, not a lot of extraneous material. Not the best ever, but a good step in the right direction in comparison to Mattel's recent offerings.

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 Post subject: Re: Toy Fair 2011 - JazWares - Street Fighter AND Mortal Kom
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 2:21 pm 
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Where will these even be on sale? Everywhere?


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 Post subject: Re: Toy Fair 2011 - JazWares - Street Fighter AND Mortal Kom
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 2:26 pm 
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I've been waiting for a Mortal Kombat line worthy of complementing the SOTA Street Fighter line.

I think it has potential, but I'll have to see them in person.

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 Post subject: Re: Toy Fair 2011 - JazWares - Street Fighter AND Mortal Kom
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 3:01 pm 
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j1h15233 wrote:
Where will these even be on sale? Everywhere?


Toys R Us caries a lot of Jazwares stuff. Seems like a safe bet they will be there. Maybe Target? They carried their A-Team line.


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