Saturday, October 18, 2014

Darkstalkers 3: Vampire Savior - Q-BEE!
Capcom's Vampire Savior - SR Super Real Figures Series 01 - Q-Bee - TYC 1999
Welcome to (possibly) the penultimate review of Bee Week!  I say possibly because there's a figure I was dying to review that slipped through the cracks.  Hopefully I can get to her Monday.  Vampire Savior was a 2-D fighting game from Capcom in the late nineties.  Q-Bee was a fan-favorite character due to her speedy and focused attacks.  This figure is essentially a gashapon.  I ordered mine from an eBay seller in China and it came in pieces to assemble.  I honestly don't know if the original packaged figures were originally puzzle toys like this or not.  There are two versions of this figure: one in purple (the true-to-life game version) and this black variant.  Since I purchased mine from a questionable seller, the quality of my specific piece should be taken with a grain of salt.  I'm assuming a true release of this figure had tighter-fitting joints and cleaner paint lines.  After reading all about this character, I really wish a true action figure of her would be made.  We see Morrigan and Felicia all the time, I think Q-Bee deserves the spotlight for a second.  In the meantime, let's check out this little Q-Bee mini-figure below!




Her wings are adjustable for a folded-down look.

Here is an image of the standard purple version.


And here are a couple images from gameplay and promotional graphics.


And here's a cool gameplay clip.

Time for a Comparison Pic!



  1. This is the same version that I have. Mine came in pieces packaged in a bag with a small folded insert that showed the other figures in the line.

    1. Mine came bagged without any inserts. I'm thinking they were officially re-released after the carded versions were retired.

  2. I have a couple of this figures. In Japan they come in plastic balls, and you have to assemble them. They are called gashapon. Also come in plastic bags, blind boxes (you get random figure), and of course blisters. In Japan they have "bar" where you put coins and get a random figure of an anime, manga or video game. My favourite are Shin Megami Tensei, Galaxy express, etc but they do figures of jus about any cartoon. I have hundreds. They re not (mostly) articulated, but they are well done and are cheaper than action figures. (Apologies if you already knew all of this).

    1. I do actually know quite a bit about Japanese toy culture, gashapons, blind boxes and the like. But it's funny because they are much more prevalent in some of my other collections. I jokingly always tell people that I collect hobbies. Two of my other plastic obsessions (after action figures) are animal replicas and Pez dispensers. Both of those hobbies have heavy presence in the gashapon world. I can't even estimate how much money i've spent through bidding on japanese auctions.