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SDCC 2022: Street Fighter 6 rocks up with demo, graffiti mural, new toys
July 22, 20222 min read
Smol Juri coming to a desk near me soon
San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2022 is underway, bringing with it a huge selection of video games, movie memorabilia, celebrity signings, exclusive toys, and cosplay — Somewhere in the middle of all of that, there are even some comics. Also in attendance this week is publisher Capcom, which is taking the opportunity to shine a new spotlight on its upcoming fighting sequel, Street Fighter 6.
The attractive Capcom booth has demo booths in which it is showing off a build of the recently revealed fighter. The booth is bedecked in slick graffiti stylings, reflecting the hip-hop-infused visual style of the long-running franchise's next entry. The centerpiece is a cool mural of SF6 poster boy Luke, who is looking a helluva lot cooler splashed on the wall than he does busting out his dopey dance maneuvers. Some exclusive skateboards featuring SF6's initial four characters complete the wyld style diorama.
Over in the memorabilia sections, there are a variety of toys, figures, statues, and other collectibles being presented by a variety of merch makers. In regards to Street Fighter toys, Storm Collectibles has brought along painted prototypes of some of its upcoming Capcom action figures. These include models of badass boxer Balrog, Korean assassin Juri, and an unfinished prototype of Darkstalkers' Morrigan.
Also on display at SDCC is a magnificent "life-size" bust of The Strongest Woman in the World, Chun-Li. Sculpted by premium statue maker PCS and featuring silicone skin, punched hair, and glass eyes, it seems likely that this is a prototype of what will be an incredibly expensive retail release.
Long-time Street Fighter associates UDON are also at SDCC, where they are shilling a selection of SF comics, along with exclusive editions of the Street Fighter Swimsuit Special featuring exclusive SDCC cover art. The retailer also has several cool shirts on the rack, featuring legendary characters such as Sagat, Chun-Li, Alex, and... erm... Amaterasu. Well, I suppose that they are in Marvel vs. Capcom 3.