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Ryu and Ken become mech pilots in cool new Street Fighter toy collaboration with Buttobuster... don't laugh

They get ejected from the cockpit like a real Shoryuken is hitting them

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • June 29, 2021 at 2:37 p.m. PDT • Comments: 15

It'd be very interesting to count just how many collaborations Street Fighter 5 has engaged in over the past 30 years, but that's seeming like an impossible task at this point.

Capcom and Japanese toy maker Takara-Tomy recently revealed a cool SF crossover that brings Ryu and Ken into the world of Buttobuster with their own custom remote-controlled mech suits to do battle on a new stage.

While the name may sound pretty funny in English, Buttobuster appears to be a neat modern take on the Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots that I definitely would have asked my parents for growing up.

Two players hold a controller in each hand similarly to the Wii's Wiimote + Nunchuck setup to punch and move the mechs until one pilot is ejected and sent flying out the top — in this case Ryu and Ken.

The robot designs are based on the iconic Shotos' gi color schemes with Ryu's robo-fists stamped with his signature martial arts gloves while both of their arms feature the Street Fighter 5 logo.

Strangely, however, I can't find any information about this product seeing a general public release to actually go out and buy.

Right now it looks like the only way to get your hands on these special toys is to participate in a campaign giveaway, which of course you have to live in Japan to take part in.

The standard Buttobuster sets appear to be priced around 6,900 Yen which equates to around $70 USD though you can expect to pay a good bit more for importing.

You can check out the fun collaboration movie for Street Fighter x Buttobuster below.

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