Both the blue and black exclusive Demitri variants are currently up for preorder at BBTS if anyone's interested.
>>9345959I’ve bought every Demitri and will continue to do so to support the Darkstalkers line. We won’t get more if these don’t sell
>>9346385Then they should have made Morrigan if they want the line to do well.
>>9346447They're making Morrigan you dumb coomer.
>>9346450Thanks for the date, my fag friend
>>9346447You sound like the kind of person who has never played Darkstalkers.
>>9346450Morrigan is the face of the series, it's dumb to call someone a coomer for wanting her first.
>>9346550Shut up coomer. Demitri is selling well enough to justify multiple colourways and Morrigan is on the way.
>>9345959I ordered the fuck out of the grey one.I was going to get the P2 one but damn the grey one looks nice.Makes me hopeful for a bunch of nice alt Morrigan colors.
>>9346450Are you also the guy who says the new Metal Slug toys would flop because they disnr start with the girls?
>>9346559It literally costs them nothing but the good will of the consumer to keep pumping out useless repaints. It's more likely the Morrigan prototypes keep ending up looking like shit and they are stalling for time.
>>9349736>It literally costs them nothing but the good will of the consumer to keep pumping out useless repaints.How is making their figures readily available costing them good will? If anything it gets them more good will because people who missed out can get a different version.
I want them to make RAAM from the gears of war series
>>9346450I know they are. I just think more people are excited for Morrigan. Is it because they drew her and the original sprites sexxy and voluptuous? Probably, but she has been and still is arguably the main focus of the games branding, just looking at the ads, posters, covers, and existing Darkstalkers merch. >>9346538I have, but admittedly not as much as other fighting games. Character I played most is Ankaris because he had a similar general style to Dhalsim, then it was Felicia because of her speed. I would try and fail to play BB Hood, Victor, and Lord Raptor.>>9347371Nah. I'm excited for the Metal Slug figures and have preordered them. I think both games fall into a similar state of being known but not super popular.>>9349736Maybe. It's also a simple way for any company to get a lot of use and sales out of the initial mold. And to satisfy a broad range of alt colors the character showed up in. I'm not mad that they made Demitri first, that anyone wants to make Darkstalkers figures at all is awesome. I'd just bet money that if they released Morrigan there would be actual sellouts of whatever colorway thats released, instead of the trickle of orders Demitri is getting. This would overall be better since it would more easily fund other characters and give the line more longevity. The characters I mentioned above; with the way the line is going so far, its a toss up if Storm decides they want to keep going. Would not be the least bit surprised if they end up not making more Darkstalkers characters after Morrigan.
>>9349736>It literally costs them nothing but the good will of the consumer to keep pumping out useless repaints.If people are buying them, then it ain't doing shit. It doesn't affect us in any way with them making repaints, especially if they make versions I want. I really want HP Demitri with the blue effect parts and having passed on the other versions, if they made him, I'd grab him in a second. You're assuming everyone is as pissed about this as you are and you're insanely wrong. Look at all the sales on the various skeletons too. If they're selling, they'll make more. If they aren't, they drop them like the various SFV repaints.>>9351241Surely you mean the KI series, right? I need them to make KI toys, there's so many great characters in there plus the crossover stuff like Rash and Raam that would be perfect for Storm.
>>9349736This guy gets it.
>>9345959What are some non-martial arts related IPs you'd like to see Storm tackle? Personally, I'd like to see a Smite toyline from them.
>>9355171No More Heroes franchise
No Baki yet? Hopefully we see something this comic con or wonderfest
>>9346538lol Did you? It's not about lore or whatever tier the character is with the series anymore. You do know that the only character that is even relevant in the whole series is Morrigan?
Green Demitri is up at Bluefin: https://www.bluefinbrands.com/demitri-maximoff-sdcc-2021-exclusive-darkstalkers-storm-collectibles-1-12-scale-figure.html
>>9346450>Storm Collectibles is making Morrigan
Demitri is my favorite fighting game character and I've wanted a nice looking figure of him for so long, but at my current point in life I don't even have room in my place for all the figures I've currently got. I've been flip-flopping on buying him or not for weeks now. Somebody tell me to pull the trigger.
>>9367430Also, FUCK, I want that dark blue version on the right in the OP image because it's more true to his concept art but it costs like 30 more bucks. Ugh.
>>9367430>>9367446This is the only opportunity for anyone who has any remote enjoyment or nostalgia for Darkstalkers to get decent toys from the series. Its a niche series so it's going to be a very long time if ever that some company takes on the license and makes anything for it at this level. I can seriously see a future aftermarket for these being really damn high. If you don't buy Demitri now, there will be a point in the future when you are reminded this was made, you'll look at the $200-$300 after market prices and briefly consider slitting your wrists.
>>9367491This, I would definitely recommend anyone on the fence about Demitri to go ahead and buy him while you've got the chance.
>>9367491You know what, you're right. This IP is dead as fuck and this is the only chance for it, especially considering Demitri is a moderately unpopular character. Gonna grab the dark blue one on preorder.
>>9367491>>9367534A common theme I'll see with Storm is that default colors will be like $400 and alt colors like $250.
>>9346447If they make Anakharis I will cum.
>>9367815I want him and Reiko
Why is the face sculpt so bad?
>>9373279When will this go up for preorder?
>>9345959Preordered the Shanghai WF variant. The normal version might be the 1P sprite but the blue variant looks the most like Bengus' art, so it's really the more accurate Demitri.
>>9373279I have more of a problem with those knees
When’s the next time we’ll hear anything about Juri or Morrigan?
>>9375348They were only recently teased. Storm is really slow, so I'd say a few more months before we see anything else.
>>9375350Damn. I can’t wait to see her tower over the SHF SFs. How’s their feet tech at least?
>>9375356See for yourself
>>9375360Fuck I’ll take it. You think they’re using something new for the crotch or is the same weird Cammy/Chunli crotch?
>>9375363It looks different. Cammy is very gappy from the front and back.
>>9375365High hopes. It’s my biggest fear for Morrigan, cause it looks the same and it’s probably what they’re gonna use to achieve her poses.
>>9375085Akiman has ranted in the past about how much it pisses him of when people care more about the promo art than the sprites. The promo art is drawn late in the process when the game is almost done. The characters were often designed by people you've never heard of, had their movesets created and animated by other people you've never heard of, and that all takes months to years of work. But then after all that's done, the guy who spent a week or so drawing poster art gets all the recognition.
>>9376626them's the breaks
>>9376626That's a valid point, and it sucks that a lot of devs go unrecognized given their larger contributions, but ultimately the key art (posters) of these characters is what defines them for most people. I want the figure I buy to be representative of that, not the years of design work that came beforehand, if that makes sense.
>>9376626I do find that statement to be kind of genuinely retarded for everything from CPS2 onwards, as alot of those sprites were literally just digitized art from the various capcom artists on hand at the time. Not Darkstalkers, as those characters were individually made by one or two artists per character, but the VS line and Alpha series for sure. Like I get it but when Capcom employees and everyone in JP game dev at the time never used their real names, even as directors, what can you expect?
Demitri is tempting but the only one I would buy multiple versions of is Morrigan. It does seem like a misstep not to have done her first, but at least she'll benefit from whatever QC improvements occur in the meantime.
>>9376838>as alot of those sprites were literally just digitized art from the various capcom artists on hand at the time.Why does that invalidate the statement? It's still a lot more work than one splash image.
>>9376626I get his frustration, but at the same time, nobody really got to sit there admiring the sprites in the arcade. Everything moves so fast you're just left with this fleeting impression of what the characters look like. Whereas at home you could open up the latest EGM or Gamepro and stare for hours at these drawings of the characters, memorize them, draw them, immortalize them. It makes perfect sense that the art is what people would remember.
>>9376835What is this scan from? Is there more?
>>9345959>>9376873>Darkstalkers Official Complete Workshttps://archive.org/details/darkstalkers-official-complete-works/page/14/mode/2up
>>9375085I ended up buying both.I just got charged for the blue version at BBTS.If anyone needs them theyre up for preorder right now at BBTS.
I have regular and black Demitri, and I keep finding myself debating whether to get blue or not. Do I really need three Demitris?
>>9377591I heard the black Demitri has paint problems that rub off from the cape into the back and legs so be weary of that.Not sure about the blue copy. I’ll find out when I ship my bbts copy.
>>9377591Speaking of the black variant an awesome seller hooked me up today. Wish I bought the green variant now. I hope BBTS puts it up at some point.
Jushin Liger debut version, finally came, not the most accessory heavy fig, but looks cool
Easily the best figure in the lineThe paintwork, detail, articulation, sculpts and quality are getting insanely good. I think Demitri is easily one of the best modern poseable action figures, everyone should have this fucker as their default vampire
Im gonna take you for a ride~I'm gonna take you for a ride~
>>9383390I do hope that the Darkstalkers line continues and carries on this level of quality.
That's all for now, seriously this guy is so much fun. Makes it even better that he's such a pipe dream pick for a lot of people.>>9383431I have high hopes, Morrigan actually looks surprisingly good, probably better than any other female storm has made thus far. Appropriately thick too. I would personally really love BB hood and Son Son but we'll see
Fuck it I'm buying one. Been on the fence too long.
>>9377693I have the black Demitri exclusive, and during my covid wipe down the red paint came off the cape. Patted it dry, and haven't touched it since. I will say I like the color over the regular release, the pictures just don't do the black exclusive any justice.
>>9383453Do it anon, got mine same day delivered from Amazon for $100 and made my day kino
>>9375360Fuck, that's an instant preorder.
>>9383459>covid wipe downyou serious?
>>9377591>Do I really need three Demitris?I have almost all the fucking MK Ninja's. You do what you want.
>>9375360I hope these don't end up like the Sota figs.
>>9383445The hell happened to his hips
>>9385050I did end up ordering him. What can I say, I really like Darkstalkers, and the blue variant of this Demitri really does look good.
>>9383427>>9383433Nice izuna drop. I always found it sort of interesting that in fighting games the izuna drop tends to be associated more with agile, ninja type characters, but Darkstalkers gave them to both of its two standard, shoto-type characters.
Shilling this mad man some moreAlso maybe unpopular opinion but I think this is the best variant
Man I wish I had the Dark stalkers onstage on v
>>9385336Soundtrack on vinyl*** Sorry had a stroke
>>9383390>>9383394>>9383397>>9383401>>9383416>>9383419>>9383423>>9383427>>9383433>>9383445>>9385333>>9385336I'm thinking about posting photos of my collection more often. But I don't want to phone post since 1) the files are too big to post on 4chan and B) it wouldn't serve them any justice. So what camera would you recommend for toy photography?
That's all I got
>>9385346I just use my phone and edit with shit phone apps honestlyMost phones nowadays have perfectly capable cameras
>>9385346If you really want obscene quality, get some Fujifilm X-series with the 60mm macro lens. The 80mm is a better lens but it also costs $850.
>>9385369Great shots, anon. Mind posting some poses for Sagat. Really enjoy your poses, I need some ideas for my Sagat.
Would SC be the best option for Devil May Cry characters?
>>9385591Hell yea broI love putting sagat in ultra dynamic kicking poses because his legs are just so hugeAlso Muay thai uses lots of kicks or something
Taking after Retsu Kaioh for this one
Classic tiger knee
Big guys make for good punching bags tooThat's all for now
>>9386283Thanks! Sagat was one of my first and probably favorite SC.>>9386282kek looks like Ryu shat himself.
>>9383390"Easily," huh?You motherfucker. Bout to make me buy Demitri when I thought he looked pretty bad honestly. Is the cape removable at least? It looks rubbery to me and I wanna replace it with a fabric one down the line if I do get him.
>>9385391Can confirm, Fujifilm's X series is fucking ridiculous. Pricey, but such amazing cameras. I can get incredibly crisp shots even around my desk with my shit lighting. It also pulls detail out of dark areas much better than any of my other cameras.
>>9389868Yeah, it handles noise really well. Even better if you just take .raw files and boost up the exposure later in Lightroom or Capture One. In my opinion the X-T20 is a very good starting camera, it usually goes for ~$450 used, and will probably go down when the X-T40 comes out.
>>9386458in fairness, I think I'd shit myself too if Sagat gut-punched me
>>9383390I just want the sexy wuffman damnit.
>>9389855I'm pretty sure the cape is removable, it might not be as sturdy if reattatched. I've tried to remove it and it certainly looks possible I just don't want to risk anything. And yes, this release is that good. Just reeks of quality. Sculpts are incredible and captures lighting and shadows so well, paint job is great, he's heavy and bigger than expected, has some cool accessories and looks absolutely killer in any display. Cape gives him great shelf presence and is very flexible and can be posed with a stand really easily, idk I just genuinely have zero complaints, it's just a 10/10 every way I look at it.
>>9391224>nd can be posed with a stand really easily,God I wish BBTS would restock their supplies of Storm Collectibles stands.
I'm honestly more excited to see the Baki figures hopefully they show something soon, the announced this Kengan like a year ago, I really hope they don't take that long to release some Baki stuff
>>9396281Fully rubber torso doesn't seem great, but I wonder how well it'll move the musculature. Also his face looks real off.
Man, I love Darkstalkers, but not for 100 bucks. Damn shame.
>>9396477Well, there's always the other option.
Anyone here have Haohmaru, what do you think of him? Been thinking of getting him, found the regular version of him on baitme for $90 which seems good considering what else I'm seeing but I never hear or see much about him.
>>9399336Well, put it this way, you only have like two other options for Haohmaru action figures, and they're really not great. If you like the character, this is likely as good as it's ever gonna get, it's not like Samurai Spirits is a hugely popular series nowadays.
Still no news for the Storm Mai?
>>9376626>Akiman has ranted in the past about how much it pisses him of when people care more about the promo art than the sprites. The promo art is drawn late in the process when the game is almost done. The characters were often designed by people you've never heard of, had their movesets created and animated by other people you've never heard of, and that all takes months to years of work. But then after all that's done, the guy who spent a week or so drawing poster art gets all the recognition.That's the most retarded thing I've ever heard
Any hope for SF3 Alex?
>>9400788Storm cares about muscular men, not women.
>>9396477For a franchise that has like zero merchandise to produce a figure made as well as it is for $100 is a really great dealMost figures nowadays will run you anywhere from $80-100 usually, it's not even a crazy price as far as figures goNot to mention it'll be worth $200+ in a few years, easy
>>9401693I'd pay 100+ if it was a character I liked but not one of the most boring characters in the game. It should have been Morrigan, the actual face of the series.
>>9401448>Storm is a bunch of /fit/fags homosFTFY
>>9403096>cum cum cum cum cum cum>gotta cum God you faggots have been whining about this for weeks, she's confirmed to be getting a figure and you'll get several different colourways. You never played or cared about the game so just shut the fuck up and wait.
>>9403096We get it, you've never played Darkstalkers. You can stop now.>>9400866Let me give you an analogy. It's like if the guy who drew pic related got all the recognition and people had this idea in their head that this is how Star Wars is "supposed" to look, and no one cared about Ralph McQuarrie and all the ILM model builders, nor what the actual costumes, props and models in the film itself looked like.
>>9403587>and no one cared about Ralph McQuarrie and all the ILM model builders, nor what the actual costumes, props and models in the film itself looked like.Nobody does except filmcraft autismos. They care about George Lucas. It's more like whining that people don't want Mario to have yellow skin and a brown shirt because he doesn't have them in the art. It's a retarded argument.
>>9403255>>9403587When the line fails you faggots are going to blame everyone else for the shitty character choices. Dimitri is a literal who and starting a line with Hard Gay Dracula instead of the character everyone recognizes is a kiss of death.
>>9403255why are you so obsessed with other people’s cum you fucking weirdo
>>9403587In HS there was still an arcade where I lived. Would get off the bus and go hang out there a lot. The Darkstalkers cabinet was a fairly regular play for me.Point is, having played the game regularly, I still think starting with Demitri was a big risk. Of course this doesn't actually matter since Demitri is selling really well as far as I can tell. So basically everyone wins because at this point I'm sure they will at least release Morrigan. >>9403696IDK man I'm not seeing the failure yet.
>>9403696>>9403696Demitri is selling pretty well.Storm Collectibles overall is doing pretty well in general. I resold a few of my MK ninjas and made a fortune. I'll bet a you a Shao Khan a Demitri will cost 3x the price in a year or two.
The people whining about "Waaah, they shouldn't have made Demitri, he's not popular enough, where's my Morrigan" and preemptively declaring the failure of the line know that this is the company that made figures of WORLD FUCKING HEROES, right?
>>9403696>every single Demitri selling out or hard to get ahold of>WHEN THE LINE FAILS i'LL BE RIGHT>YOU'RE ALL GAY FUCKING FAGS HOMO FAG GAYSUnbelievably sad cope.>>9403870No they don't, they don't see something they can masturbate to and scream. Storm could make (and should make) Kizuna Encounter figs and they would sell out because fighting game players are starved for good toys and have been since the inception of the genre.
>>9403773>only worries about resale valueCancer
>>9403883I mean you’ll get it eventually.I honestly don’t care. I had doubles but it’s telling you that the toys are in demand because it’s the only way to get a poseable Demitri.
I'd rather have a retail line of Darkstalkers and get the whole cast than proving myself to Storm Collectibles with a fucking 100$ toy of Morrigan in a drawing style I'm not fond of.
>>9345959Anyplace a UKfag can still get Terry? I'll even take american sites as long as they ship internationally.
>>9403870>>9403880if anything I'm surprised Dimitri is selling so well. Make sme hope for a clear blue Pyron figure.
I just got my first Storm toy in the mail (Demitri) and I'm pretty pumped, he looks and feels great in my hands. That having been said, these are some creaky-squeaky joints, and I keep worrying I'm gonna break or tear something. Are these guys decently durable or do I need to be extra-careful posing em?
>>9407912Also, is there a recommended stand to use so I can pose him?
>>9407912That's normal. All my Storm figures do this. I would recommend the Storm stands that they sell.
>>9407942Thanks boss. So no worries about tearing?
>>9403096>morrigan>the face of the seriesthe series is called vampire, not succubus. just because capcom recognized that titties sold well and rushed to push morrigan doesn't change that. demitri is the mc and everything else is sheer cope.
>>9407946Nah, you should be good. I haven't had any issues at all with my Storm figures.
>>9407793I do think Pyron would look best in translucent plastic. He's the sort of design that just ends up looking too plain if you don't manage to play up the whole "energy" aspect.
>>9407964>>9403587I don't really have a horse in this race, and I'm not any of the previous anon arguing ITT, but it IS worth noting that even in the artbook linked above the creators themselves note that "Morrigan is the face of the franchise."
>>9408032Holy shit, my boy Pyron literally has a Hank Hill ass
>>9408044It's something about that particular set of drawings, tiny butts everywhere.
>>9408044>>9408125It was the 90s, anime hadn't invented asses yet.
>>9408041Why are you lying?
>>9408210Sorry, memory failed me, it wasn't the creators, it was one of the artists. I still think he's right though. Demitri is a fairly important character lore-wise, but Morrigan is undoubtedly the face of the franchise. She is probably the most well-known character outside of the actual Darkstalkers fandom thanks to her frequent inclusion in other games, and she is often placed front and center/larger than everyone else in group shots.
>>9408343>doesn't show the pagefake
>>9408378...ok? What's next? I faked the whole page? I drew it myself? You could have just downloaded it yourself and looked for it. I think you just wanted to whine.
>>9407964Morrigan is the one everyone remembers from this series, her and Lilith maybe. This isn't debatable, show a normie Dimitri and Morrigan and if they recognize anybody it'll be her. I doubt you could prove anything to the contrary, I think Morrigan placed on the old bandai "who do you want" lists and Dimitri didn't, she's normally the guest fighter of her franchise if it's anybody, she has one of the better designs, etc. There's way more merch of her, I could go on. >>9408032Yeah. but he's cool regardless, I always loved using him as a kid, but I preferred his weirder colors like green or blue, potentially, they could make him clear and paint half of him an opaque color, sorta like the old toybiz icemen figures in the 90s if you know what I mean. Or like some dbz effect parts.
>>9408490>at first I drew her like this but then I heard about the 50% breast exposure rule and had to change itwhat?
>>9408490Not for nothing, but those quotes are from some guy named arnold tsung, but isnt he just a Udon artist? What he says, doesnt count for shit.
>>9408529Irrelevant. I just posted it because it was blatantly spelled out in words right there. You can see it for yourself in the sheer percentage of Morrigan/Lilith art in that book compared to everyone else. Oh, so you wanna claim that Demitri is the face of Darkstalkers when he has a tiny percentage of the feature art Morrigan does? Shit, I think even Donovan has more pieces than he does.
>>9408528This is definitely either a joke or something Capcom came up with very late in the game, there is plenty of official Morrigan art with well over 50% booba exposed. Like, some of it even looks like her tiddies are just out and someone forgot to draw nipples on.
>>9408490>UdonWow, it's nothing.
>>9408582I didnt say the arnold guy was wrong, im just saying that he isnt an official so you cant use that as definitive proof of morrigan being the face of the franchise.But i personally agree she is the face of the franchise.
>>9408582>the sheer percentage of Morrigan/Lilith art in that book compared to everyone elseYou mean the art from crossovers and shit? That aren't part of the actual series?
>>9408490>>9408514>>9408582Bull fucking shit. Demitri is the main character. He is the one everyone knows.
>>9408602the crossovers that morrigan appears in as the representative of the series
>>9408490>Udon 15 years after the series had stopped being developed for entirelyLmao.The important part is that Demitri is selling and coomers already have Morrigan on the way. There is no reason to seethe and scream and demand your needs be met when you're just being delayed for a few months like every single thing Storm has ever announced. The more you people scream and shit on the floor like this, the more people are going to call you coomers and have a violent disregard for people who whine like you.
>>9408602Why isn't anyone actually bothering to look at the artbook before talking out their ass?
>>9408706Because most of the people who want Darkstalkers toys are fans of the games and have memories of the games' actual lifetimes. Fucking Jedah was the face of 3 and people don't want to acknowledge that either.
>>9408654It’s the same people that were autistic about MK failing because it didnt have any females.I shit you not this happened a very long time ago when these shit coomers. I’m happy enough with Demitri but I’d love other characters as well like John talbain or Anakaris.
>>9408756The difference is nobody really gives a shit about Mortal Kombat while Darkstalkers is primarily known due to "coomers"
>>9408762>nobody really gives a shit about Mortal KombaYeah tell that to my dick.I still want Milleena I'm sure tons of people want the other MK ninja women as well or hell Sheeva.
>>9408762What are you talking about???
>>9408762>The difference is nobody really gives a shit about Mortal KombatWut its the highest selling line in their franchise and it started Storm collectibles in general.
In Cross Edge they even poke fun, pointing out the fact that Morrigan took over the main character's seat in the series.
>>9408839These Demitri people are delusional. I played Darkstalkers since it came out in the arcades in the mid-90s and have been a huge fan ever since, buying and replaying it on just about every single platform (and emulating it on the ones that didn't have official releases). Demitri was never popular. I can't recall a single kid who played him, much less had him as their favorite. And sure, you can point to that as anecdotal evidence, but just logically, who the fuck wants to be some lame vampire guy when you have the option of a ghost samurai, or a fishman, or a buff mummy, or a sexy catgirl, or a punk rock zombie? Demitri is easily the most boring character out of the original cast. He's just so fuckin vanilla. He doesn't have anything to really make him stand out like the others, he's essentially just a regular guy in a goofy suit and cape.It's no wonder Morrigan unseated him so easily. He has almost nothing to ride on.
Not here for this Dimitri vs. Morrigan debate, I just always remember being surprised they were both minor characters in the OVA and Donovan was actually the main character.
>>9383390>Easily the best figure in the lineAhemENTER
>>9409291I wish it was Shiva or Estelle.
>>9408615okay, prove Dimitri is the face of the series with convincing evidence, that's your argument, so you have to pony up. Deflecting to whataboutism or demanding proof of other before you do this means you lose.
>>9408706I have the artbook, and the only places where Morrigan has more art than anyone else are the parts devoted to crossovers or art drawn decades after the series had died. The parts devoted to art from the actual series itself are evenly divided between all the characters.
>>9409313Hes the character everyone knows and the character they make merchandise of
Anyone who thinks Demitri is the better known character over Morrigan is an absolute retardAll you need is to look at which character has more merchandise
>>9409428I mean while thats entirely true from a toy standpoint SC really needs to get their shit together with the female bodies. Their past female SF figures have been disappointing so I'm sure they probably took that into account to fine tune them.
Wow, you guys sure are passionate about Darkstalkers for people who don't even play the games.
>>9410091Hey, I play it, I'm just bad at it.
>>9409428It's not about being better known, it's about who is the actual main character of the series. Not crossovers, not fanart, not statues released decades later, but the actual Darkstalkers series of fighting games released in the mid 90s.
>>9408921it's weird because when it comes to vampires, Dimitri is the lamest one, Jedah was always cooler. It's probably just some loser shitposting about Dimitri with no dog in this fight other than the one running the dopamine treadmill in his brain.
>>9410211>it's about who is the actual main character of the seriesUhh, no, it was never about that. This entire argument was about Morrigan being "the face of the series," starting with this poster here >>9403096 And "face of the series " literally means "who is better known." Demitri might be the main character, but if you polled a set of 10000 gamers, I bet barely anyone would even know who he was compared to Morrigan.His exposure level simply isn't up there. Outside of the Darkstalkers games, Demitri has only appeared in relatively lesser-known and less-popular games, like SvC Chaos and CFE. Whereas Morrigan has been in much more popular and well-known titles, like Marvel vs. Capcom, CvS/CvS2, Tatsunko vs. Capcom, Puzzle/Pocket Fighter, etc. She has also cameoed in a wide range of games, from Dead Rising to Monster Hunter to Street Fighter to Onimusha. She's Capcom's de facto choice whenever they want to reference Darkstalkers, and almost like a mini-mascot the way they use her sometimes.>According to Kotaku's Mike Fahey in 2012, "Morrigan Aensland from Capcom's Darkstalkers is one of the most widely depicted characters in video games. >According to Kotaku's Brian Ashcraft in 2012, "Since debuting in 1994's Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors, Morrigan Aensland has become one of gaming's most iconic characters. >Morrigan is widely seen as the most iconic character of Darkstalkers, arguably even more than the franchise itselfYeah, yeah, these quotes are from Wikipedia, and Kotaku a shit too, but goddamn, multiple times in the same article there are references to how absurdly popular she is. I didn't even paste all the gaming magazine polls she placed in, from Japan and all around the world. There is little doubt in my mind that she absolutely blows away Demitri in terms of recognizability and popularity.
>>9410257Jedah isn't a vampire Jedah is a Devilman
>>9411128Jedah is a shinigami (ie, god of death). His design was just said to be inspired by Devilman. Also, his blood-based powers (as well as his appearance) are rather suggestive of vampirism, so I wouldn't blame anyone for thinking so.
>Can't make Sol without KyCOME ON STORM JUST ANNOUNCE HIM ALREADY
>>9412404>still wanting strive designs over literally any other version of GG characters
>>9412407Strive is the best he's ever been coconut
>>9412407>>9412431He's literally Morrigan from MVC3 with his Demon install.
>>9412431>dude wearing some pants and a jacket over his shoulders>wooooooaaaaaaaahhhhhh the chuuni eyeball and fap handI know you didn't play until your favourite streamer said this was the good one but please reign in your shit taste for just a minute please.
>>9412407Strive Ky is better than that retarded long hair look they gave him for a while.
>>9412450>doesn't know how to post>doesn't know what it's called evenFucking lmao. Also no, dragon install in Strive is more or less shit and doesn't do anything worthwhile besides make him have a black arm and eye that they can show you in a trailer, while Morrigan creates a copy of herself and probably the strongest zoning in literally any fighting game ever.
>>9412467Yeah you're right XX versions of characters are what they should be making figures of, especially considering that's more or less every single Storm release save the SFV stuff that sold so poorly that they're only making ST stuff now.
>>9412468Its a joke Infiltration says on his streams.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2F7E9_q0B9AI guess I should've linked that before making that post.
>>9412486>strive players literally are newfags and redditors who watch SFV streamers
>>9412537You can keep greentexting with your elitism to feel better.You will never be a woman etc.
>>9412560I'm sorry playing videogames and getting good at them instead of watching a korean play them on stream makes you a tranny? Is this the cope now after you expose yourself so painfully badly like you did already?
>>9412568>and getting good at themProof? Let's see some footage, Mr. Pro Gaymer.
>>9412568I don't understand how you can get good by raging at a simple video I simply linked and out of explaining my reasons by making a joke analogy and calling it "Morrigan" which relates to the entire thread.I doubt you're good at anything besides typing minor insults on the internet which hasn't phased me at all.
>>9412585Hey I can 1v1 you in VSAV right now, just install fightcade and meet me in the lobby.
What y'all playin' with? Love this big fucker right here.
>>9408141The sprites had plenty of booty, though (even on the guys). It's really just that one particular set of drawings.
>>9409291>they tried to put Joe Musashi in this game but SEGA said no>we might've gotten a SOR4 Joe Musashi figureI fucking hate sega
>>9403691We're not talking about anything remotely as limited or primitive as NES sprites here. We're talking about a series whose in-game visuals were praised as being Disney-level quality.
>>9407964You are literally retarded.
>>9410211moving the goal post
Long shot but does anyone have the link to Kintaro on Canadian amazon. I've been waiting for them to put it up and finally saw Reptile who sold out immediately, so it made me think he's been put up just sold out. And Reptile was way cheaper than on Amiami so I can wait the two to three months on that if Kintaro is going to be put back up.
>>9410091The characters themselves are better than any of the games
>>9412568It’s almost like you can learn things about fighting games watching the people who are the best in the world play them or something...Then again I imagine you probably don’t remember the days of having to buy bootleg VHS tapes from tournaments of the top players to go through to try and dissect their tech.
>>9420044You like Street Fighter and Marvel VS Capcom, don't you? So why do you have this bizarre notion that a set of games made by the same developers and has such a large amount of direct overlap with them (even having a large amount of direct influence on them) is somehow bad?
>>9420044But they're fighting game characters. They hardly have any story or personality. Everything that makes them what they are is directly game-related.
>>9420530>They hardly have any story or personality.These are the words of a man who hasn't seen the absolutely badass anime OVA.
>>9407923As beefy as many of the SC figures are I tend to the SC stands for em when going for crazy poses, plus they work wonders for any other big ole figures you have.Use one all the time for my ML Sauron so he can fly
>>9420314how does that refute the point?
>>9420314holy fucking shit I haven't seen or heard of these things in decades! I think my cousin had herself on of Morrigan as a bootleg somehow, completely forgot about these..You got any pics of the old Jedah 5 inch figure they made?
>>9420964You didn't provide an argument so why would I? Just admit that you're probably too shit to understand the fighting game genre and Darkstalkers in generals as you hate losing so your view point is irrelevant.>>9421596This?
>>9349736That would indicate they want to make a good looking Morrigan, which makes me have hope that maybe Morrigan will be the best thing they ever put out
>>9427500This is one of the benefits of her coming out after Demitri. The more time she takes, the likelier her quality will be good.
For those that have Demitri, is the joint at the top of his ankle supposed to twist, or is it just the peg that goes into his shoe? I'm not sure if there's a way to twist the top of that joint and I'm scared I'll break it.
Can anyone post pics of Black Demitri's paint QC issues? Thanks in advance.
>>9410091I WILL preorder MorriganI WILL watch questionable Q-Bee+monster gifsand I WON'T play Darkstalkers
>>9428489I don't have any on mine like that anon did.It might be a case by case basis.
>>9427646It's just the peg, do not twist it or you'll definitely break it.
Does anybody have a pic of all SC MK3 ninjas together?
>>9427646>>9428752Non-Demitri owner here, does this mean he has no calf/ankle swivel? I don't really see one, and this would be greatly disappointing as it's kind of an important joint for advanced posing.I realized this especially hard with some of the GI Joe Classified series figs--it's amazing how limited they feel without calf/ankle swivel, even when they have ankle rockers.
>>9412471To be fair, the people who like SF dont like V as a game at all. Strive at least sold enought to justify an attempt.
>>9428783I'd like to see this too
>>9383401>>9383445you're selling this thing, anon. noice.
>>9383445Getting the black version and probably the purple one thanks to your pics. I'm sold.
long shot, but if there's anyone who's been redpilled on buying a bunch of variants and feels they no longer need their vanilla (light blue) demitri, lemme at 'im!
>>9420314Yes. OK. Look at those awesome and fun characters.>>9420502I never said the games were bad. I think the characters are "bigger" than the games ever were. They have a lasting appeal.>>9420530They're well designed and full of personality. It doesn't matter if they're silly and simple>>9420588>implying I was watching the jap darkstalkers and not the vastly superior AMERICAN DARKSTALKERS
>>9432376>the vastly superior AMERICAN DARKSTALKERSThis guy gets it
>>9432376Weren't Darkstalkers characters designed by a gaijin already?
>>9408762MK is cost effectiveI'm honestly surprised that there are people who prefer Sub-Zero, Ermac, etc being literal palette swaps of Scorpion without anything else distinct
This effect part from the figuarts zero katakuri really makes iori popReally wish I had the orochi version
>>9433350What stand are you using for Demitri's fireball. I really hate the stands that are included for the fireball effects.
>>9433354Just one of the stands that come with the figurise standard Dragon Ball figures I got mine from ssj4 gogeta
>>9433373>that kaioken GokukekFigurise are those model kits you put together?
>>9433377Yeah, 90% of them look pretty bad but for the price it's a fine option for some. Better than dragon stars at least and are decently fun to put together. I just needed a ss4 gogeta as a stand in
>>9432228I still have yet to see any official promo pics from Storm of the purple one, just photos from an eBay seller.
>>9433319Alex Jimenez was involved with coming up with the base concept of a fighting game about monster archetypes, and settling on basic roster slot concepts (i.e., "vampire," "werewolf," "mummy," etc.) But the ones who drew dozens upon dozens of possible designs for each of those concepts and eventually picked the ones to be used was a team of about 10 Japanese sprite artists in Capcom's arcade development studio.
>>9433757I just want Storm to make Jon and the line can die afterwards. I'll buy any variation they do of him too. Like fuck, I wanted SOTA to make him, and that line died right out the gate.
>>9433757I love Darkstalkers
This dude came in today. He looks great!
>>9438934Is that paint on the rubber torso or is it just weirdly textured like that? Paint seems decent, with just some flaws along the lines.
>>9438947There's paint normally, but I think the rubber often has that weird "texture" going on. I think Goro was like that too.
Any updates on Sol?
>>9441861Still not in Darkstalkers. Sorry
>Still no news fro MaiSadness overwhelming
>>9447778I got news on Mai. She got big fat tiddies. Hope that helps
>>9447778Storm is a company that likes to take their sweet ass time, patience is required when dealing with their release schedule.
FELLOW KINGS WW@
RAAM needs to get made.
got kung lao in, and he's fucking amazing
>>9456029How's the hat? I've seen too many pics of his hat looking like a sombrero due to warping.
>>9456098sadly, there's a bit of warping on mine. it isn't too bad though
>>9345959Any news on the skeleton crocodiles?
Will there be a chance of us getting the other ninjas as reptile is getting a reissue?
>>9463300Reptile is not a reissue though.
got a couple more shitty desk kung lao picshis tunic is really hard to keep down, and it rubs off on his arms and exposed chest area often, but he's still a good 9/10
>>9463755kinda is even though the previous model has a different design.
>>9464820Its not a reissue having own both molds they're both completely different figures.
Orochi Preorders are up, what do you guys think?I'm actually a fan of the character since forever but the lack of smiling face and their new torso tech is a bit worrysome. The arms and flame effect/stand are pretty cool tho
>>9466647geese howard when?
>>9466647Seeing that makes me really want an Asura
If anyone wants green Demitri, its on bluefin for $95
>>9466647Now we just need a Omega Donald
>>9467632Those wings needs to be bigger
>>9467632very strong "meh". SC releases seem to be going downhill a bit. At least some of them.
>>9467702Glad I'm not the only one to notice. I don't know what's going on but these recent teasers and releases are very underwhelming. Kung Lao had some problems. I hope the SF isn't affected.
>>9467632no thanks to seamless shit
Honestly the SF line has been only getting better, Evil Ryu is a MUCH better release than Kung Lao, Kung lao just has a flaccid ass hat but you can straighten it out. Im looking forward to the reveals big time
>>9468911Jesus we gotta wait for fucking march or something to see if their seamless torso is any good or not because that's what they seem to be going with from now onAlso looks pretty cool, shame it's based on his T7 version because Devil Jin's skin is supposed to be super pale ffs
Here's hoping it's only a prototype and they are not going full seamless with Blue Mary.
>>9468924Pretty sure it's just a prototype to show the design it'll have like they did with picrel back then
>>9468953Those are not the same as the new full seamless torso, anon. The old soft rubber is cut where the articulation is located. The new style is over the articulation, which over time could rip and tear.
>>9468961I'm an idiot anon I made a mistake.I could confirm that my Death Adder is just fine after all that playtime.
>>9468973>>9468970I'm sorry Kung Laobros, Liu Kang might win this one
Is this a new Sub Zero? Looks like MK11 version.
>>9468986I would say it's too early to tell. Looks pretty good so far though.
Anon vs The guy she told you not to worry about
>>9469069Wait, wtf is that on the left? An old prototype? Surely nothing new...>>9469188I wonder why they like the seamless torso, especially on characters like these that crunch a lot in their fighting styles. Surely a mid torso joint would be better.
Still no Baki on sight? Fucking hell
>>9468869>>9468911>>9468915>>9468924>>9468931>>9468946>>9468970>>9468973>>9469029>>9469069>>9469188The martial arts crossover pics featuring these characters is going to be great.
Yes it's the old prototype, aka chemotherapy therapy Liu Kang. The new one looks leagues better. He actually ate a cheesburger.
>>9345959How does Storm Collectibles scale with figma or SH Figuarts stuff? I wanna get King as my first SC figure but I wonder if he'll scale well with my other stuff.
>>9469915The storm stuff towers towers over the others. Can work well say if you pair storm Lobo with something like a figuarts Wonderwoman or Harley throwed over his shoulders or storm Bane with a Batman but for accurate sizes no
>>9469915storm is slightly bigger than SHF & Figma. >>9468973honestly who the fuck even likes liu kang? he is a lame bruce lee inspired character. >>9468911>>9467632they should have added the devil jin accessories with the OG jin figure. sucks to buy him twice . >>9469029i want this sub zero. i'm not a fan of his previous versions.
>>9468924I get it's a prototype but I'm worried about Blue Mary's face. She looks high as a kite.
>>9470118Anon devil Jin has completely different pants and shoesThey shouldve made his skin lighter though
>>9468946Lol, completionists will have to buy two of these.
how late does bbts get preorders up compared to the main storm collectibles website?really want orochi but even prepaid cards using paypal wont go through on storm's site for me.
Amazon delivered Evil Ryu today, and the back of his box is all in English. Even the quotes. Is this standard now? I haven't bought a Bluefin release in a while.
>>9472575iirc it just depends where you buy the figure from. My collection is half english and half moon speak.
Damn, Storm, thanks for the extras.
Still can't quite get the EX series version of the ashura senku pose.
>>9472062I too would like to know this. Sorry I can't answer your question because I'm bad at measuring time averages even though I've ordered Storm figures from BBTS before.
>>9345959what are the best non-DIY diorama sets that scale perfectly with Storm Collectibles that you can get on BBTS, AmiAmi or Amazon? I already have pic related, but is there anything else?