Street Fighter (SOTA) - Round 4
As we all know, no fighting game is complete without a few ninjas thrown into the character line-up. It's like trying to eat cheesecake without eating the cheese. It's possible, but it's time consuming and troublesome, and then you get the hoards of angry teenagers screaming "where's the cheese in my cheesecake!? Where's the goddamn cheese!?" And we don't want that, now do we?
Ibuki stands at 6 inches of drab-tan ninjaness (and for a ninja, that's a good thing). The detail overall is great, of course, especially the way the baggy pants are sculpted, even the fingers and toes aren't over-looked (although the toes are a slightly different flesh-tone that the rest of the body, they're more ashy). The hair-bangs and tails are flexible, there are also small flicks of hair sticking-out from under the bandana on her head. Accessories include: two different brown "masks" (one like a bandana around her neck and the other can cover her mouth), two extra pairs of hands! (fist set, holding-positon set, and "touch of death" set), a freaky raccoon animal (non-poseable), and a shuriken! There's no extra head, but it still pops-off to switch between the different masks. The irises are wierd, they're all black with two white dots of "reflection" (are they supposed to be a metaphor? Heh...). And praise be for SOTA and the wonderful sculptors in their employ, the pelvic-area on all their female figures looks fantastic.
The articulation is perfect on this figure, none of the joints look awkward and they all move smoothly. Despite the pants being so bulky, the knees can still bend all the way! The feet are articulated too so Ibuki has a wide range of stances to choose from. The alternate hands add tremendously to the cool factor, they make poses look more natural.
And of course, there are some color variations of Ibuki figures, like all Street Fighter figs. Some colors are rarer than others, but really, the way people are hoarding and ridiculously-pricing these SF figs, you'll be lucky if you can even find a pink Ken.