Chun-Li wears black, Mecha Zangief, Satsui No Hadou Ryu, Oro and more: Pop Culture Shock has an incredible line of Street Fighter statues

Pop Culture Shock Collectibles has been hard at working creating an outstanding line of Street Fighter statues.

The company has a large catalogue of figures depicting many of our favorite characters from the fighting streets.

Because of the detail and care that goes into making these statues, they don't come cheap. The figures can run from $300 all the way up to $850, but based on the size and look of these statues, I'd say the price tags are well worth it.

Below are a handful of images to get you started, but be sure to hit the jump to see even more of Pop Culture Shock's amazing products.

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Never Give Up results ft. Tokido, KaneBlueRiver, Brolynho, Dark Jiewa

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

We have a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event taking place this weekend in Chile - Never Give Up.

This isn't just a Street Fighter 5 event, but will also feature tournament play in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 14, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Killer Instinct and Mortal Kombat XL.

Players expected to attend include Tokido, KaneBlueRiver, SOA|Brolynho, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, Brook|Misterio, AAG|BabyBrasil, DM|Baek, TSD|Pikoro, TS|CapitanMDLuffy and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by F2GCL and ComboBreakerCL.

Check out the full action below.

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Supers were considered 'cheap' and 'dumb' by many initially during the Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo era, how perceptions changed over time

History has a funny way of repeating itself.

When new mechanics are introduced to fighting games, especially well established titles — the response from some fans can range from very apprehensive — to outright refusal to switch over to the new title.

Back when Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo was released in February 1994, supers were considered by many to be a cheap or dumb thing Capcom put in the game, meant for weaker players to even the odds.

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3v3 matches in Street Fighter 2? Mugenoman shows off a brand new take on the classic fighter

Long before the days where we had a community offering gameplay mods on Street Fighter titles, we had some savvy individuals putting their own spin on things through bootleg boards like Street Fighter 2: Rainbow Edition.

Over on the Mugenoman Player1 YouTube channel, you'll find a handful of videos that are a bit reminiscent of those old bootlegs.

Instead of adding wild things like dragon punches that come with a side of fireballs, we have triplet-teams scrambling to score a knockout all at the same time. It's hard to fathom a group of human players trying to come together to make this work, but the AI certainly manages to escalate things immediately:


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Which Street Fighter character is most hated by players?

Update: This poll has closed. You can see the final results after the jump below.

Before we start this, I should go over the specifics. This is not necessarily asking which characters were overpowered or which had the poorest designs, but is more about finding out which characters caused the most grief and frustration to players in game. Essentially, who left you feeling the worst after playing?

For instance, I actually did not include Vanilla Street Fighter 4 Sagat on the list because while there's no question he was incredibly strong, Vanilla Sagat actually seems to have more a charisma about him than anything else. Yes he was good, but people don't really seem to have hatred for playing against him.

It seems that more often than not, characters are hated because they don't tend to play within the parameters that the rest of the roster does. BJ Unchained recently shared a poll with me about three such characters, which inspired to make one for EventHubs:

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Celtic Throwdown 2016 results ft. Luffy, CCL, MisterCrimson, Problem X

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Another European Capcom Pro Tour ranking tournament is taking place this weekend, this time in Dublin, Ireland.

At Celtic Throwdown 2016 you can expect to see high-level tournament play in Street Fighter 5, of course, but also Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, King of Fighters 14, Mortal Kombat XL and Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo.

Players attending include RB|Luffy, AWS|CCL, MD|MisterCrimson, PxP|Problem X, Ryan Hart, PRLS|Packz, EG|K-Brad, Rize|Cobelcog, AWS|Akainu, MBR, RSD|CharmingRogue, Rize|Brian, PRLS|Afii, CKT|Fergus and many more.

Streaming is being handled by Brian Von Doom, Ms Cupcakes, Guard Breaker and Grand Master Challenge.

Check out the full action below.

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Visual history of Cammy explores the backside of her career

Cammy first appeared in the arcade release of Super Street Fighter 2 on September 10, 1993, and ever since her debut she's been waifu status for a number of players in the FGC.

Our gallery below showcases her different appearances in a number of Capcom fighting games over the years, all the way up to Street Fighter 4.

She's had a very long fighting game career, which means there's quite a bit of artwork here to look through.

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OzHadou Nationals 14 results ft. Daigo, GamerBee, HumanBomb, Itabashi Zangief

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of Asia/Oceania's Capcom Pro Tour Ranking events, OzHadou Nationals 14, is taking place this weekend in Sydney, Australia.

While the main focus is on Street Fighter 5, the tournament will also feature high-level play for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat XL, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match and King of Fighters 98.

Players expected to attend include BST|Daigo, ZW|GamerBee, HuomaoTV|HumanBomb, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, EG|K-Brad, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, BurnoutFighter, Somniac, DS|Falco and many more.

Streaming is being handled by OzHadou, Sydney Smash, Sydney Smash 2, Yiggs AU, Gilbagz, MegaDarve and Gamrah.

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Visual history of Ken shows how the fiery shoto has changed across tons of fighting games

Last time, we took a look out how the first fighting female of Street Fighter, Chun-Li, evolved over the years. Today, let's check out how Ken's appearance has transformed throughout the plethora of games he's been in.

To document how his look has changed over the years, we rounded up several pieces of artwork starting from the first Street Fighter all the way up to Street Fighter 4. We even threw in Ken's appearance in Street Fighter 2010, even though it's technically not a fighting game.

Ken's design is a fairly simple one. Though artists have depicted him differently over the years, the main alteration we see is the addition made to his hair length. His largest overhaul can be seen in Street Fighter 5, where his appearance kept some of its core features, but made some large tweaks.

You can check out the gallery below.

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Capcom tried to distance itself from SF3 with Street Fighter 4, bring back SF2's players - did they succeed?

It's interesting to look back at old interviews to check out statements developers made, and if they were able to follow through on their intentions.

Street Fighter 2, from a sales perspective, has been the pinnacle of the series, and it's not much of a surprise that Capcom tried to bring back as much of that nostalgia as possible with SF4, but it raises the question — did they succeed?

"We're trying to re-open the fighting genre to people who haven't played it in a while," Capcom's Yoshinori Ono said back in early 2008.

Street Fighter 4 was being tested in arcades at the time, and didn't look like the game you may remember. Here's a visual.


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'Go home and be a family man' - This metal cover of Guile's theme with lyrics added on totally knocked our socks off

Well, isn't this a nice treat. A bunch of musicians from Brazil have teamed up together to bring us something truly amazing - a metal Guile's Theme cover, but contrary to most other covers out there, this one has lyrics added on to it, and five members working in unison to bring the utmost level of hype and burning American pride to the song.

This video brings together Celso Alves on vocals, Fábio Lima on classical/lead guitar, Vítor Monticelli on bass, Gilson Naspolini on drums and Nando Moura on lead guitar to bring us a truly epic version of one of Street Fighter's most celebrated musical pieces.

Check out this extravagant cover below.

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Cammy White vs. Sonya Blade... who would win in a fight to the finish? Vote for your favorite, then watch the Death Battle play out

These fighters have been staples of their respective fighting game mega franchises for over twenty years now. Sonya Blade of Mortal Kombat and Cammy White of Street Fighter now finally meet on the battlefield to determine who the stronger femme fatale is.

Both characters have an extensive military background, and have proven time and time again that they can hang with the strongest beings in their universes.

When it boils down to it, we'd probably give the agility edge to Cammy while Sonya boasts technicality with her array of gadgets and tools, but which is more important when fighting to the death?

It's the classic MK vs. SF with two of fighting game's most recognizable figures, let us know who you think will win before you watch by voting in the poll below, then let us know what you thought of outcome in the comments.

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Visual history of Chun-Li explores her appearances in tons of fighting games

Ever since Chun-Li made her debut appearance in Street Fighter 2, Capcom has been including her in a considerable amount of titles through the years.

To help document how her look has changed through the years, we've included various pieces of artwork starting from Street Fighter 2, working all the way up to Street Fighter 4.

While Chun-Li's core look has stayed intact, for the most part, the style and approach artists have taken with the character have definitely evolved. Check out our gallery below.

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The Nintendo Power guide to Street Fighter 2 Turbo is a blast from the past

The folks over at archive.org recently uploaded quite a few classic issues of Nintendo Power for all to enjoy, and one in particular offers a bit of a fond trip down memory lane for some.

The August 1993 issue of Nintendo Power covered the console version of Street Fighter 2 Turbo Hyper Fighting with a guide to familiarize players with the game.

Although some of the "tips from the pros" aren't exactly the best, it is interesting to get a look at things like their projected win percentages, or the older art style.

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The fighting game community says goodbye to one of Street Fighter's most influential figures: Rest in peace Nohoho

One of the most devoted figures in the Super Turbo scene, Nohoho, has passed away.

Though he was an exceptional Blanka player, it was Nohoho's, (pictured on the right in the banner) commitment to bringing Japanese knowledge and tech to the American scene that truly made him stand out in the community.

Even before the comforts and ease of communication brought on by modern technology, Nohoho would capture footage using VHS tapes so he could share with the community. He also started one of the most famous ST blogs of all time.

The details of his passing are unknown, but our best wishes go out to his surviving family and friends. Thank you so much for your contributions to our community Nohoho, it's people like you that make our world go round.

Source: ST Revival. Sent in by LordAkira, Vernon and rafael2487.


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