EVO 2017 Takeaway

There were many exciting matches that took place in Vegas over the weekend. Whether it was in Tekken, Blazblue, Street Fighter or any fighting game for that matter, if there is one thing Evo is known for, it is HYPE. But hype doesn’t just come from the matches, it also comes from the many announcements made over the weekend.  So here are our top 3 [Read more…]

Ramen @ EVO Championship Series 2016

dsc_0695This past summer our “Ramen & a Half” crew attended EVO Championship Series 2016 in Las Vegas.  Host Eddie and Ramon participated as players in the event.  We also interview lifestyle gamers Mike Ross and Peter Rosas.

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Kidrobot x Street Fighter V Vinyl Toy Series

krxsf5-caseKidrobot is back with another Street Fighter vinyl toy series.  This Street Fighter V series features some new characters and new artistic design.  Vinyl Pulp host Eddie does an unboxing and review of these new 3″ art toys.

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BAIT x Street Fighter Tees

baitsfoneStreet Fighter fans will enjoy these BAIT x Street Fighter Chibi graphic tees.  This collection features 3 different tee designs:  the Chibi Boss shirt with Akuma and his crew, the Chibi Group tee with Ryu and team & the Chibi Dhalsim tee.

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A Bathing Ape x Capcom Collection

bapecapcomcoverCapcom video games gets a BAPE collection of graphic tees and tote bags for games like Resident Evil, Street Fighter V and Monster Hunter.  The collection drops September 17, 2016 at BAPE.com.

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Vinyl Pulp #18: SDCC 2016 BAIT Oni Akuma

baitoniakumaVinyl Pulp takes a look at all the 7″ Kidrobot Akuma’s.  This is the SDCC 2016 exclusive BAIT Oni Akuma.  The limited edition figure features a purple colorway and translucent arms.

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Vinyl Pulp #16: The Kidrobot Shin Akuma SDCC

IMG_0849Vinyl Pulp takes a look at a neat Kidrobot exclusive from San Diego Comic-Con 2016.  This is the Kidrobot Street Fighter Shin Akuma 7-inch figure.  The Shin Akuma is limited to 500 pieces.

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Vinyl Pulp #15: Kidrobot SF V Akuma 7-Inch

krakuma7Our latest Vinyl Pulp episode takes a look at the Kidrobot Street Fighter V Akuma 7-Inch.  Capcom Street Fighter fans who like these vinyl toys will definitely want to pick this up for their collection.

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Big Boys Toys: Street Fighter The New Challenger Figures

bigboystoyskensfplaysetThe new offerings from HK toy company Big Boys Toys with their super deformed big head Street Fighter series figure playsets.  This is the Street Fighter The New Challenger Figure 02 – Ken and Street Fighter The New Challenger Figure 03 – Chun-Li.

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Vinyl Pulp #5: SDCC 2015 SF Dark Sakura

baitsdccdarksakuraVinyl Pulp host “The Eddie” does a quick review of the SDCC 2015 Exclusive Street Fighter Dark Sakura figure.  He gives his pros and cons of this BAIT Dark Sakura release.

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The Voice of “Cody” from Street Fighter @ Twin Galaxies

twingalaxiesbannerWe are once again at the invite-only opening of Twin Galaxies and catch-up with the voice actor Michael T. Coleman.  Who is he?  Well, he was the voice-actor for “Cody” in Capcom’s Street Fighter series.

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Street Fighter 2 on your knees!

capsuletoysstreetfighterIf you find yourself in Japan this summer and spot a vending machine selling capsule toys, then you might want to pick these neat looking Street Fighter 2 phone accessories.  Zarigani Works and Capcom have made 8 PVC characters “bowing for forgiveness” from Street Fighter 2 series.

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The Best Street Fighter Gamer: MMG Julio @ FanimeCon 2014

FanimeCon Cover 2014FanimeCon 2014 had their own mini-Street Fighter Tournament over at Stage Zero.  Ramen & a Half host Eddie Ballar grab Julio Fuentes aka MMG Julio for a quick interview on plans and prepartion for EVO Championship Series in Las Vegas, July 2014.

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The Tour de Force Street Fighter Tournament: Capcom Cup 2013

capcom cupCapcom’s iconic 2D fighting video game Street Fighter II cost me a lot of quarters in middle school and now there are pro-Street Fighter button-mashing gamers.  This year’s Capcom Cup took place at the Hyatt SFO in the SF Bay Area on December 14th, 2013.  The Ramen crew interviews Street Fighter gamers and check out the announcements for Ultra Street Fighter IV.

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Capcom Cup – December 14, 2013 – SF Bay Area

capcom cupWake up!  Rise and shine on a Saturday morning!  It’s game time as the top video game players battle it out.  The Capcom Cup is all about Street Fighter madness.  Yesterday night at Kidrobot SF we celebrated and participated in a fun Holiday Toy & Food Drive with artist JRYU and cosplayer Vampy Bit Me, but we also caught with CEO/Gamer/DJ Gootecks.  Our Ramen host The Eddie chit-chatted away with Gootecks about Capcom Cup and Ultra Street Fighter IV

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Kidrobot x Street Fighter Series 2 Release Party

KRSF2003I still remember that feeling of saving up all my quarters for the week and rushing to my local 7-Eleven store where they would have video game arcades like Space Harrier, Daytona USA, Thunder Blade, Operation Wolf, Afterburner and of course Capcom’s Street Fighter! Those were the days, but let’s move on … Kidrobot’s first Street Fighter 3″ vinyl figures were super popular and now it’s back with a Series II.

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Kidrobot x Street Fighter Series 2 Release

KRSF2004Yesterday was the release of Kidrobot’s Street Fighter Series 2 vinyl figures and our Ramen team was at the Release Party to cover the event.  We had a blast trading, buying, playing Street Fighter and just having fun talking about geeky toys in general.

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Kidrobot x Street Fighter Series 2

street fighter vinylToday – August 29th, 2013 is the release of Kidrobot x Street Fighter Series 2 vinyl figures.  Our Ramen team will be at the release party tonight @ the Kidrobot retail store in San Francisco’s Haight/Ashbury area.

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Street Fighter Stop-Motion Fun

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This Street Fighter-inspired stop-motion animation short “Maker vs Marker” is by Jonny Lawrence and music by Brian Sadler.

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Kidrobot Street Fighter 2-packs!

We are at the Kidrobot Release & Swap party in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury store.  Kidrobot launch their new Street Fighter 2 packs!  Our Ramen hosts Edward Ballar & Ramon Angel check out the Kidrobot SF 2-pack party.

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