King Cobra (Street Fighter) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:57413
Name:King Cobra
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Street Fighter
Date Added:January 17, 2014
Base Figure:WWE Jakks
Height:7.00 inches
Hello once more..
Here we have the first ever made custom action figure of the Street Fighter that never was King Cobra!!!

While previous Street Fighter titles relied almost solely on Capcom's Research and Development branch, the development team instead allowed other branches of the company to give input on the design of new characters, due to the influx of fan requests from outside of Japan.

Rufus was designed based upon marketing research on what sorts of characters an American audience would enjoy playing, and was one of several characters considered for inclusion during the game's development.

Designed by Daigo Ikeno, Rufus was initially intended to be a bald slender African American male wearing martial artist robes named "King Cobra", meant to be a more acrobatic counterpart to series characters Ryu and Ken and voiced by Wataru Hatano.

Rufus's initial design is a heavy contrast to his finalized appearance. The attire was later used as an alternate outfit for Ken.

His fighting style was intended to be "breakung-fu", mixing elements of kung fu with breakdancing, which they perceived as a fad in the United States at the time, and Ikeno developed the character's concept around it. Midway through the process of recording the character's lines, however, art director Takashi Kamei proposed that they have the character be overweight, an idea Ikeno agreed with.

As a result, the design was gradually changed completely, becoming more obese and turned into a blonde, long haired white male, a design which Ikeno later admitted was in fact rushed. The changed appearance surprised many of Capcom's staff members, including Hatano, who remarked "Wait, is that my character?" Rufus final appearance was chosen over his initial design because the developers felt he would "freak people out".

For this project i used a WWE Bobby Lashley for the torso and head.. I connected the torso to a Jakks Eric Bishoff legs.. I kept the karate gi from Bishoff and used it for Cobra.. I had attached the fur going along the gi, painted the belt, the gloves, his shoes, and striped his facial hair and eyebrows..

Hope you all enjoy

User Comments
NeCrollector -
Monday, January 20, 2014
AWESOME job! I appreciate the background info on this character, bro...very cool! I've been schooled and it's awesome!
ShadyBone1 -
Monday, January 20, 2014
Haha thank you happy u enjoy the originality of this character even tho he never saw the light of day.. Thanks again!!
Banner/HULK Inc. -
Friday, January 17, 2014
You know I really like the Lashley figure base, and I like seeing different uses for him. Great idea, looks bad@$$ and the story behind him and "breakung-fu" is something that would've been great to see.
ShadyBone1 -
Friday, January 17, 2014
Haha thank you Banner. Lashley is deff a great base to use out of the options I was chosing from..
I always love to try to create firsts and the urban legends I.e. king Cobra.
I think its funny how breakung fu can be similar to eddie gordo and tiger jackson from Tekken..

Thank you once again Hulk!!
Banner/HULK Inc. -
Friday, January 17, 2014
yep and Eddy Gordo is my favorite Tekken character! I have a Lashley fig thinking of what to do with (maybe Jax?)
ShadyBone1 -
Friday, January 17, 2014
Haha jax could be official.. Thing is lashley has that lil soulpatch.. Choices choices lol..
VicVeinz -
Friday, January 17, 2014
Never imagine this fighter would be background story sbout capcom decisiom to change the concept. Very nice bro!
ShadyBone1 -
Friday, January 17, 2014
Thank youuu Vic!!! This has to be one of the rarest custom figures I've ever made!
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