It’s only a matter of time before we get an E. Honda figure that transforms into a Honda Civic.
The Japanese toy maker Takara Tomy and the video game developer Capcom have teamed up in order to create a new line of Street Fighter II themed Transformers figures.
The new line of figures consists of two two-pack sets; one of Ken/Hot Rod versus Chun Li/Arcee which will sell for 8,640 yen (77 USD); and another consisting of Ryu/Optimus Prime versus M. Bison (a.k.a. Vega)/Megatron which will sell for 12,960 yen (116 USD).
The figures will come with a variety of accessories, such as blasters, swords and mini figures of the Street Fighter characters which allow you to for example, put Ken in the driver seat of Hot Rod, something which Ken would probably like.
The makers of this new line of figures even bothered to think up a (totally inconsequential) backstory which involves the Transformers somehow winding up in the world of Street Fighter because they were looking for energon. Instead of finding energon though, they encounter the characters of Street Fighter and decide to mimic them in order to attain their power.
Check out that shoryuken
The figures are set to go on sale at the end of May. However preorders began on November 22 and will continue until December 18. The first 3,000 preorders will receive a special display case for the figures.
In order to preorder these figures you’ll have to go to the Takara Tomy website here.
The head turns into a mini Ken!
Check out the video below to see Takara Tomy’s new figures in action (note: these are early versions of the figures and as such might look slightly different from the final versions).
Featured image: 『ストリートファイターII×トランスフォーマー』変形動画：Transformers Street Fighter Ryu, M. Bison, Ken and Chun Li (GETNEWS JP)
Body image: Takara Tomy Mall