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Sunday, February 5, 2017
Minifigure Review: Pack C from M.U.S.C.L.E. Street Fighter II by Super7
Height: 1 3/ 4inches
Includes: 3 figures
Non-Scalper Price: $6 dollars
* First up in this set is Blanka. Apparently, he's the third most well know Brazilian. While he's most well known for being the green guy who has mutant powers gained from electric eels (I assure you I'm not making any of this up), the movie combined the character of Blanka with Charlie, Guile's old war buddy. None of that is relevant to discussing how amazing this minifigure is, but I felt like sharing it regardless. This guy is perfection. He's so M.U.S.C.L.E.
* I love that crazy look on Guile's face. USAF Special Forces operator, Guile always seemed like he was just waiting to give someone a government issue beat-down. Guile's impossibly cool hair and prominent fists absolutely sell this guy. The little dogtag is cool, too. He's not Jean-Claude Van Damme, but he'll do. BTW, I am never ashamed to admit that I love the movie Street Fighter so much that I read the novelization as a kid and owned this film on laser disc.
* Remember that part in the movie when M. Bison holds his hand over his eye, looks and Sagat, and says "I guess you didn't see that?" Folks, Street Fighter needs to be preserved by the Library of Congress ASAP. Anyways, Sagat looks amazing, too. I love his ripped abs, his eye-patch, and the nasty scar on his chest that Ryu gave him.
I'm really loving these. For $6 bucks a set, I'm not sure there's a better deal on the market when it comes to minifigures. Sagat, Blanka, and Guile all look incredible and I really can't find fault with any of them. These aren't figures I have to review as much as just show off; they absolutely are what they are. The plastic quality is really good, though; I like how they feel very solid, not rubbery like some of the earlier Super7 releases. This is another Epic set that's well worth ordering.
I haven't reviewed any other Street Fighter II toys, but I have reviewed plenty of other M.U.S.C.L.E. figures from both Mattel and Super7, including:
M.U.S.C.L.E. by Mattel (1986)
#009 Wakusei Barukan
#080 Paper Miira
#179 Black Buffalo
M.U.S.C.L.E. Alien by Super7 (2016)
Pack A: (Alien, Ash, and Ripley)
Pack B: (Alien Egg, Kane in Spacesuit, and Parker)
Pack C: (Attack Alien, Brett, and Kane with Facehugger)
Pack D: (Dallas, Kane with Chestburster, and Lambert)
M.U.S.C.L.E. Masters of the Universe by Super7 (2015)
#1 Masters of the Universe Set (Green)
He-Man, Teela, & Man-At-Arms
Purple Skeletor & Skeletoken
Ram Man, Buzz-Off, & Man-E-Faces
Skeletor, Beast Man, & Trap Jaw
Whiplash, Tri-Klops, & Mer-Man