Sometimes, fictional worlds collide as a result of a film govt figures there’s a ton of inexperienced to be created from a bunch of superheroes frowning at one another. Sometimes, they collide as a result of a toy designer has a brilliantly silly concept within the bathe. Ladies and germs, I provide you with Street Fighter x Transformers, which stars, amongst others, Optimus Prime as Ryu, Megatron as M.Bison and Hot Rod as Ken, full with the eyebrows.
This is, I promise you, an actual, official factor. And sure, all of them rework into numerous vehicles, tanks, planes and vehicles. Some of them have removable heads that additionally rework into tiny variations of Ryu’n’crew. It’s horrible! It’s fantastic! Naturally, I need them all.
Found by way of stalwart plastic robots fansite Seibertron.com, Capcom/Takara Tomy collabration Transformers X Street Fighter solutions the everlasting query “what if the cast of a 90s fighting game were actually the cast of a 1980s robot toyline?”
Ryu is… Optimus Prime! (n.b. Convoy is the Japanese title for the Autobot chief)
M.Bison is… Megatron! (n.b. M.Bison did a reputation swap with Vega in Japanese variations of Street Fighter)
Ken is… Hot Rod!
Chun Li is…. Arcee!
For the file, all these are repaints of current Transformers figures, relatively than particularly designed to be Street Fighter characters. They’ve made it work, in a completely absurd kind of manner.
Lots to unpack right here. Look at the usage of Hot Rod’s helmet crest to create Ken’s dye-job revealing eyebrows. Ponder on the improbability of a blocky robotic that transforms right into a aircraft and an oil tanker attempting to drag off a Dragon Punch.
And, for Transformers gonks, lol on the re-use of a 2014 Arcee determine roundly mocked for its exaggeratedly ample thighs because the famously ample-thighed Chun-Li. I believe that was the genesis of this entire challenge, if I’m trustworthy.
And, lest that weren’t sufficient, Opti-Ryu, Hot Ken and Mega-Bison are Headmasters, which imply their heads detach and switch into tiny further robots, who’re additionally painted to appear to be their respective SF characters.
Glory be! Glory be. These are a Japanese-exclusive launch, due out subsequent May for a lot an excessive amount of cash.