Sunday, January 20, 2013

Street Fighter: Revolution RAINBOW MIKA!

Street Fighter: Revolution, Series One - R. Mika - from SOTA 2008
Street Fighter has a lot of great female characters.  Chun-Li is arguably one of the most recognisable female video game characters out there (probably tied with Lara Croft).  Cammy, Sakura, and Ibuki add to the diverse group..... and then there's R. Mika.  I honestly never knew anything about this character before I purchased the toy.  I was really intrigued by the SOTA Street Fighter figures, but didn't want to invest a ton of money just to get a hands-on assessment of the production quality.  What I'm saying is, you can get this figure cheap (while all the other characters are fairly pricey).  I understand why she might be the shelfwarmer of the group.  For starters, she looks pretty ridiculous.  The hearts on her chest just confuse me.  She has insane pigtails, a ruffled jester collar, and an eyemask just to tie all the odd ends together.  She looks like an inappropriate Sailor Moon reject.  So why do I like this figure so much?  It's the well-planned articulation, good plastic quality, overall attention to detail, and, yes, the utter ridiculousness of her appearance.  I'm a sucker for weirdos.  Check her out below.



You can see from all her joints how heavily articulated she is.  I normally steer away from over-articulated figures, but for a fighting like Street Fighter, I think it's very appropriate.  Plus the articulation really doesn't seem to distort the anatomy as other brands like Marvel Legends tend to do.

R. Mika comes with an alternate head (only one set of pigtails though), and a second set of hands.

She also randomly came with a playing card of M. Bison
R. Mika also came in a Pink Variant as a Convention Exclusive
Time for a Group Shot!


1 comment:

  1. i would have preferred the dolls (juli and juni) or even karin kanzuki over mika, this figure is still kinda' ugly to me lol.