Merchandise and More – Street Fighter’s 30th Anniversary Brings the Fight to Comic-Con 2017

The Street Fighter franchise celebrated its 30th anniversary this past Comic Con that included its own Friday panel as well as plenty of awesome collectibles.
 
For merchandise, there was of course the ever-popular Funko Pops. Yoshi Ono had these out in force during E3, and they were also up for grabs at SDCC.

 
We’re only scratching the surface of cool here, though. Storm Collectibles had awesome Hot Ryu and Noob Saibot 7” convention exclusive figures.
Udon Entertainment rolled out an epic Ultra Street Fighter II gold foil shirt.
 
They also had “The Final Challengers”, a limited edition set that had Violent Ken and Evil Ryu gold cards.
 
“The Four Kings Set” was also available, which featured silver metal cards of Sagat, M. Bison, Vega, and Barlog.
 
Purchases got a silver metal card from “The New Challengers” set that featured Dee Jay, Cammy, Fei Long, and T. Hawk. The cards were more than neat collectibles, though. Anyone who had one of these cards were able to attend a special signing by Yoshinor Ono himself!

Ono-san himeslf was busy during the with a fierce-looking Blanka figure. The deadly duo were netting all kinds of neat photo opportunities:

The most eye-popping merch showed off this year was an epic collection of Street Fighter statues by Shock Culture.

 
This collection featured Dhalsim, M. Bison, Akuma, Nash/Charlie, Cammy, Chun-Li, and Blanka. And they’re expensive as much as they are impressive, with many of the statues costing no less than $300!
 
Most of these statues were either available for pre-order during the con or at a later date. Unfortunately, it seemed like the Dhalsim statue was still pending licensor approval.
Shock Culture M. Bison Figure
Image Credit: Toy Ark
And finally, we come to the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Panel. Finding detailed information on this event was tough. But, JardFGC was able to provide his fellow world warriors with his own Live Tweets of the event.
 
Highlights included a history of Street Fighter and the reveal of Diesel shoes themed after characters. Ultra Street Fighter II was also discussed, with a code to unlock Shin Akuma shown off:
 

Street Fighter V got some new costume DLC announced, such as a new sporty costume pack that’s coming soon:

Fighters also found out that if they logged in around the franchise’s anniversary date they would receive 30,000 in bonus Fight Money.
 
 
The panel closed with a recap of EVO 2017, and following that a quiz of Street Fighter. Some winners received a medal and others got a skate deck.
 
And…that was it for the Street Fighter panel.
 
It seemed like there was more to see outside the panel, really.
 
There was the merchandise and Ono-san signing. And of course, being able to meet the fierce Blanka figure. Jared himself felt a little let down.

But how do my fellow world warriors feel? Was the panel a sure KO for Capcom, or was it Game Over? Sound off in the comments below. Thanks for reading, and until next time…

FIGHT!

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Author: Niko Linni

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