Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, and Capcom, leading publisher and developer of video games, today announced they are working together to create various collectibles based on the popular Street Fighter® video game franchise.
The partnership will begin with the release of several lines of figures in 2017: Street Fighter Knockouts, Street Fighter Lil’ Knockouts, and Mighty Meeples: Street Fighter. These figures are being previewed at New York Toy Fair, February 18-21, at Cryptozoic’s booth (#5350) on Level 1 of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
“Cryptozoic has had a Street Fighter II arcade machine in our offices since the day we were founded,” said John Sepenuk, Co-CEO of Cryptozoic Entertainment. “The game series and its iconic characters feel like they’re a part of our family. So, we are beyond thrilled to work closely with Capcom to create these exciting collectibles based on Street Fighter.”
Street Fighter Knockouts are 7-inch vinyl figures that feature some of the powerful women from the video game series. Packaged in display-worthy window box packaging, Series 1 includes Chun-Li, Cammy, and Sakura. Designed by Pedro Astudillo and sculpted by Anders Ehrenborg.
Street Fighter Lil Knockouts are 2.75-inch figures that come in collectible blind-reveal tins. Series 1 includes fan-favorite Street Fighter characters Ryu, Blanka, and Chun-Li and consists of ten unique figures plus two rare variant Chase figures.
Mighty Meeples: Street Fighter are 1-inch wooden figures that feature Street Fighter characters and can be collected for display or can replace pieces in any board game to upgrade the experience. First appearing over 15 years ago, the “meeple”—short for “my people”—possesses a distinctive shape that has made it a popular choice for player pieces in a variety of games.
Capcom’s Street Fighter video game franchise launched in arcades in 1987 and immediately made its mark, as players took on the challenge of battling through an international martial arts tournament. The second game in the series, 1991’s Street Fighter® II, became a worldwide phenomenon, with gameplay and design elements that revolutionized the fighting game genre. Chief among these was the ability of players to choose from a diverse group of characters, each with a unique fighting style and a different country of origin. The numerous updates and sequels in the series have continued to be hugely popular, including the most recent release, 2016’s Street Fighter® V.
The various new lines of Street Fighter collectibles from Cryptozoic and Capcom can be viewed at New York Toy Fair this week and will be released in stores worldwide later in 2017.
Since 2010, Cryptozoic Entertainment has been dedicated to the concept of “Fans First,” striving to develop the most creative and sought-after products for pop culture enthusiasts worldwide. As an entertainment company with a diverse portfolio of licensed and original IPs, its catalog covers a broad spectrum of tabletop games and collectibles. The passionate team at Cryptozoic aims to inspire gamers and collectors all around the globe, while bringing fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community. Visit www.cryptozoic.com for more information about product releases, events, and news.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games including ground-breaking franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Monster Hunter™, Ace Attorney®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com or www.capcom-unity.com.
Capcom, the Capcom logo, Ace Attorney, Devil May Cry, Mega Man, Monster Hunter and Resident Evil are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc.