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..
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