Jun 232017

It’s Friday morning and it’s time for a flashback. Have a great day everybody!

I don’t know anything about Ibuki. I needed another female character so I looked through the roster to find one that had an interesting costume that wasn’t over the top. Ibuki was the best I could find at the time. That’s really it.

Sass is back as Ibuki. I based the pose on the bishoujo figurine because it looked really cool. I had to fudge a little with the pants because the toy was too cheesecake for what I was going for. I looked around for some other ideas and found some pictures of Ibuki wearing the one piece underneath and that worked fine.

Here’s the comparison to the original. The arms of the original are really wonky, especially when it comes to elbows.

That’s it for this week. Next week we get to see the first of the new pieces with Skitter and Chae. See you next week!

Jun 202017

Howdy Top Men and Top Women. I’m feeling a little cruddy today so I’ll be keeping the blog brief(er than usual).

I played some good games and one not so good game this week. Cash & Guns, Dragon Farkle, Dice City: good games. Batman The Animated Series: Almost Got ‘Im: Not so good. It’s a social deduction game which I’m not the biggest fan to begin with, but on top of that, the central poker collection mechanic is pretty clunky. I’d caution people to stay away from this one.

I can confirm that the next flashback set will be the Space Age of Animus series. I’m two pieces in and it’s coming out pretty well. The original set wasn’t terrible, but the lines are so much smoother now and the character design is a lot more set now. It’s still a definite improvement.

I’ve been playing a fair bit of Star Trek Timelines since Fab introduced it to me a couple of weeks ago. This past weekend they had an event that had a Robin Hood Picard character as a reward. It’s as if they’d been waiting for me to sign up to introduce him. Uncanny!

That’s all I’ve got for this week (and I really had to push to get even this much down). Have a good seven and we’ll do this all again next Monday as my shortened work weeks begin! Woo! Carja V.

Jun 162017

Hello and happy Friday to all my Top Men and Top Women out there. Here’s to a great weekend but first let’s check out a flashback!

Vega is also known as Claw, but originally he was named Balrog. As part of the rotation of names when the game was ported from Japan to the US, Balrog’s name was given to M. Bison so that it wouldn’t be as blatantly obviously that they were trying to ape Mike Tyson; M. Bison’s name was given to Vega because Vega didn’t sound threatening enough; and Vega’s name was given to Balrog because it sounded more Spanish. Cute huh? Vega is the only fighter with a weapon in Street Fighter II and is quite the pain to fight…as are all the bosses really, but I had a lot of trouble beating Vega.

Here’s Cyran returning as Vega. Whereas Vega’s claws are a slashing weapon, Cyran’s wrenches are more to bludgeon folk. How does he keep that mask on?

Here’s a comparison to the original. The view is a little different and the paw rotation is less awkward in the new piece at the cost of not seeing all of the wrench weapon.

That’s all for this week. We have one more flashback to go before we get to the new Street Fighter material. See you next week!

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