Friday, August 29, 2014

Pre-order Ultra Street Fighter IV - High Quality 13.75-inch Vega Collectible Figure by Tsume Art

You can pre-order this from Sideshow Collectibles

Vega, known in Japan as Balrog (バルログ Barurogu), is a fictional character from the Street Fighter fighting game series by Capcom. Vega is a masked, claw-wielding warrior from Spain who uses a personal fighting style combining Japanese ninjutsu, French savate, American Zipota and Spanish bullfighting, earning him the nickname the "Spanish Ninja".

Vega first appears in the original Street Fighter II in 1992 as the second of four boss opponents the player faces at the end of the single-player mode, a group known as the Four Devas or Grand Masters. From Street Fighter II: Champion Edition (the second version of the game) and onward, Vega, along with the other three boss characters, became a playable character.

Sideshow Collectibles and Tsume Art are pleased to announce the Vega High Quality Figure from Ultra Street Fighter IV! Watch the famous Spanish Torero, named “Balrog” in the Japanese version, hanging on his cage just like in the game. Ready to launch his gorgeous Flying Barcelona Attack and armed with his claw, Vega seems to scorn his opponent above the stone-paved floor. The Vega collectible figure includes an additional unmasked head.

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Vega is one of the few Street Fighter characters to constantly carry a weapon, a tekkō kagi, and the only character to do so in Street Fighter II. This claw is useful for both stabbing and slashing attacks, and gives him a very long range compared to most characters. It is the same type of weapon worn by Geki in the original Street Fighter, though longer.

Vega does not wear his expressionless mask to conceal his face or identity, as he removes it after winning fights, as well as in certain character-select images in various games he appears in. Instead, he wears the mask to protect his face from scarring or bruising during battle because he believes himself to be impossibly beautiful and is obsessively vain.

You can pre-order this from Sideshow Collectibles

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