In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures

In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures

Friday, May 25th, 2018 12:54am CDT

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Thanks to site sponsor Robot Kingdom over on their official Facebook page, we have a series of packaging images of the Takara Tomy Transformers Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures, for both the Ken vs Chun Li set and the Ryu vs Vega set, respectively using the Titans Return Hot Rod and Generations Arcee figures as base mold, and the Titans Return G2 Optimus Prime and Megatron Voyager molds.

Check them out below, and let us know your thoughts on this bizarre crossover in the Energon Pub discussion boards!

Transformers News: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures

Transformers News: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures

Transformers News: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures

Transformers News: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures


Takaratomy Mall Exclusives Street Fighters II X Transformers Ryu VS Vega.
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Transformers News: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures

Transformers News: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures

Transformers News: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures

Transformers News: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures


Takaratomy Mall Exclusives Street Fighters II X Transformers Ken VS Chun-Li.
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Re: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures (1961450)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on May 25th, 2018 @ 12:56am CDT
God these still look so much like bad knock offs. I can see what they were trying to do but it just looks a total mess.
Re: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures (1961451)
Posted by blackeyedprime on May 25th, 2018 @ 1:05am CDT
It's nice to see them boxed in action poses but Bison(Vega/Megatron/Blitzwing....) feels like it should have been a different pose rather than exposing hollow arms. Mine are definitely being opened and on display, not sure if I'll keep the boxes or bin them to free up space yet.
Re: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures (1961456)
Posted by Burn on May 25th, 2018 @ 1:54am CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:God these still look so much like bad knock offs. I can see what they were trying to do but it just looks a total mess.

Human heads on robot figures? They're doing a better job than Star Wars Transformers that's for sure!
Re: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures (1961474)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on May 25th, 2018 @ 6:56am CDT
Burn wrote:
Carnivius_Prime wrote:God these still look so much like bad knock offs. I can see what they were trying to do but it just looks a total mess.

Human heads on robot figures? They're doing a better job than Star Wars Transformers that's for sure!


But at least those look ok in at least one mode (vehicle), whereas these look nasty and badly coloured in all modes. And I say that as someone who hates Star Wars and loves Street Fighter.
Re: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures (1961476)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on May 25th, 2018 @ 6:59am CDT
Waiting to see a Blanka from Cybertron Leobreaker.
Re: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures (1961478)
Posted by Evil Eye on May 25th, 2018 @ 7:01am CDT
That packaging is ingenious. I love it.
Re: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures (1961479)
Posted by RiddlerJ on May 25th, 2018 @ 7:04am CDT
I wish I could gets these but that price tag is a little too much.
Re: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures (1961487)
Posted by Rated X on May 25th, 2018 @ 8:10am CDT
Wow even the boxes suck. Where did they get Vega from? Its M. Bison dammit. This whole crossover concept is incredibly stupid. I dont see any hardcore street fighter fans begging for action figures painted like transformers characters either.
Re: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures (1961489)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on May 25th, 2018 @ 8:25am CDT
Rated X wrote:Wow even the boxes suck. Where did they get Vega from? Its M. Bison dammit.


Wow. Really?
Re: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures (1961491)
Posted by Evil Eye on May 25th, 2018 @ 8:31am CDT
Rated X wrote:Wow even the boxes suck. Where did they get Vega from? Its M. Bison dammit.

>He doesn't know
This whole crossover concept is incredibly stupid. I dont see any hardcore street fighter fans begging for action figures painted like transformers characters either.

I dunno, I'm not even that big into Street Fighter but a Chun-Li in Arcee colours would be great.
Re: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures (1961493)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on May 25th, 2018 @ 8:42am CDT
Black Hat wrote:
Rated X wrote:Wow
even the boxes suck. Where did they get Vega from? Its M. Bison dammit.

>He doesn't know


I assume he was joking.


I dunno, I'm not even that big into Street Fighter but a Chun-Li in Arcee colours would be great.


Wouldn't a pink/white deco just be Chun-Li's alternate costume?

For that matter wasn't Vega/Bison's alternate costume silver and black?
Re: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures (1961496)
Posted by Evil Eye on May 25th, 2018 @ 8:57am CDT
Caelus wrote::oops:
Black Hat wrote:
Rated X wrote:Wow even the boxes suck. Where did they get Vega from? Its M. Bison dammit.

>He doesn't know


I assume he was joking.


I dunno, I'm not even that big into Street Fighter but a Chun-Li in Arcee colours would be great.


Wouldn't a pink/white deco just be Chun-Li's alternate costume?

For that matter wasn't Vega/Bison's alternate costume silver and black?

It was, yeah, though ideally she'd have the white tights as well. Also there are AFAIK no decent Chun-Li figures in those colours- we do have the excellent Figuarts but not in any alt colours. Which reminds me, I need to get the Figuarts Chun-Li eventually, she looks superb.
Re: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures (1961499)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 25th, 2018 @ 9:16am CDT
Caelus wrote:
Black Hat wrote:
Rated X wrote:Wow even the boxes suck. Where did they get Vega from? Its M. Bison dammit.

>He doesn't know


I assume he was joking.
He isn't. He really isn't.
Re: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures (1961501)
Posted by Evil Eye on May 25th, 2018 @ 9:21am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Caelus wrote:
Black Hat wrote:
Rated X wrote:Wow even the boxes suck. Where did they get Vega from? Its M. Bison dammit.

>He doesn't know


I assume he was joking.
He isn't. He really isn't.

Oh dear. That's...not good.

Well, for the benefit of anyone who doesn't know: M. Bison was the name of the black boxing dude in the Japanese version. This was of course inspired by Mike Tyson. Anyway, the localization team were worried Mike might get a bit upset at being the inspiration for a villain, so they gave his name to Vega (the actual name of "M. Bison"). Vega's name meanwhile was given to sadistic claw-wielding lunatic Balrog, who in turn had his name given back to the nameless M. Bison.

So in summary:

Vega (JP) = M. Bison (US)
M. Bison (JP) = Balrog (US)
Balrog (JP) = Vega (US)
Re: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures (1961505)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 25th, 2018 @ 9:32am CDT
Black Hat wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Caelus wrote:
Black Hat wrote:
Rated X wrote:Wow even the boxes suck. Where did they get Vega from? Its M. Bison dammit.

>He doesn't know


I assume he was joking.
He isn't. He really isn't.

Oh dear. That's...not good.

Well, for the benefit of anyone who doesn't know: M. Bison was the name of the black boxing dude in the Japanese version. This was of course inspired by Mike Tyson. Anyway, the localization team were worried Mike might get a bit upset at being the inspiration for a villain, so they gave his name to Vega (the actual name of "M. Bison"). Vega's name meanwhile was given to sadistic claw-wielding lunatic Balrog, who in turn had his name given back to the nameless M. Bison.

So in summary:

Vega (JP) = M. Bison (US)
M. Bison (JP) = Balrog (US)
Balrog (JP) = Vega (US)
And to top it off, Japan's version was made FIRST. The American version is what made these name changes, so it's technically the Japanese version that got the names the intended way.

It's basically Street Fighter's equivalent of "FIBRIR vs. FIRRIB".
Re: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures (1961511)
Posted by william-james88 on May 25th, 2018 @ 10:03am CDT
lol, thas like looking at Japanee TF boxes and going "Convoy? Who the fuck is Convoy? Thats Optimus Prime!!"
Re: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures (1961519)
Posted by Rated X on May 25th, 2018 @ 11:01am CDT
Black Hat wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Caelus wrote:
Black Hat wrote:
Rated X wrote:Wow even the boxes suck. Where did they get Vega from? Its M. Bison dammit.

>He doesn't know


I assume he was joking.
He isn't. He really isn't.

Oh dear. That's...not good.

Well, for the benefit of anyone who doesn't know: M. Bison was the name of the black boxing dude in the Japanese version. This was of course inspired by Mike Tyson. Anyway, the localization team were worried Mike might get a bit upset at being the inspiration for a villain, so they gave his name to Vega (the actual name of "M. Bison"). Vega's name meanwhile was given to sadistic claw-wielding lunatic Balrog, who in turn had his name given back to the nameless M. Bison.

So in summary:

Vega (JP) = M. Bison (US)
M. Bison (JP) = Balrog (US)
Balrog (JP) = Vega (US)


I played street fighter as a teenager in America, not Japan. [-(

On a seperate note, Vega was always the guy nobody wanted to use and everyone loved beating up due to sterotypes about spandex wearing bull fighters. So the name "Vega" kinda worked for the character better considering it is actually Spanish/European name.
Re: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures (1961523)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 25th, 2018 @ 11:22am CDT
Rated X wrote:I played street fighter as a teenager in America, not Japan. [-(
So did every other American kid back then. Doesn't change the facts.

Besides, it's not like these toys are being marketed to Americans anyway, or they wouldn't be calling Optimus "Convoy" in English letters on the box. These are made by Japan for Japan, so they're gonna use the names that the Japanese buyers are familiar with. If that doesn't conform to your American-ethnocentrism, then oh well, they aren't making these for you personally anyway.
Re: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures (1961525)
Posted by Evil Eye on May 25th, 2018 @ 11:33am CDT
Rated X wrote:
Black Hat wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Caelus wrote:
Black Hat wrote:
Rated X wrote:Wow even the boxes suck. Where did they get Vega from? Its M. Bison dammit.

>He doesn't know


I assume he was joking.
He isn't. He really isn't.

Oh dear. That's...not good.

Well, for the benefit of anyone who doesn't know: M. Bison was the name of the black boxing dude in the Japanese version. This was of course inspired by Mike Tyson. Anyway, the localization team were worried Mike might get a bit upset at being the inspiration for a villain, so they gave his name to Vega (the actual name of "M. Bison"). Vega's name meanwhile was given to sadistic claw-wielding lunatic Balrog, who in turn had his name given back to the nameless M. Bison.

So in summary:

Vega (JP) = M. Bison (US)
M. Bison (JP) = Balrog (US)
Balrog (JP) = Vega (US)


I played street fighter as a teenager in America, not Japan. [-(

Yes, and this is a Japanese product, not an Amercian one. Or is using localization specific to the market it's actually meant for (which one of the IPs involved originated from) as opposed to pandering to the ignorance of one American fan who won't even buy the products anyway somehow a bad idea in Rated X world?
Re: In-Package Images of Transformers X Street Fighter II Figures (1961532)
Posted by blackeyedprime on May 25th, 2018 @ 12:11pm CDT
Black Hat wrote:
Rated X wrote:Wow even the boxes suck. Where did they get Vega from? Its M. Bison dammit.

>He doesn't know
This whole crossover concept is incredibly stupid. I dont see any hardcore street fighter fans begging for action figures painted like transformers characters either.

I dunno, I'm not even that big into Street Fighter but a Chun-Li in Arcee colours would be great.


Close enough :P

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