Monday, February 27, 2006

Simple kind of wonderful


Sometimes it’s not about how unique or original an outfit is, it’s about how it’s worn. I mentioned this before for some characters in Advance Wars, but there’s no better example than Poison from the Final Fight series.

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A police-style cap, simple white half tank top, cut-off jeans, two leather chokers (neck and arm), and two high-heal pumps. It wasn’t meant to win awards, it just had to be thug-like so Cody and crew could whup on them.

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Almost immediately, she stood out. To use a phrase I don’t particularly like to use, she totally worked it. This character sculpt by Reflect shows just how awesome this outfit can be when worn with the right attitude. In some rendtitions, she also has hand-cuffs, but they’re very optional.

12 comments:

piyo said...

Once again with the win. Costume GET! you know how to "work it". Very nice.

Isn't it true that the U.S. version of Final Fight (SNES?) doesn't have Poison in that "she looks wild!" costume? Show us the other costume (jeans?!) to show how prudish USians are.

miya said...

I've seen the other statues on Reflect's website and I'd kill for 'em. They are all simply superb and gorgeous to look at, though I've heard the prices are a bit overwhelming.

Does anybody know of any possibility of them coming to the states?

Wataru Maruyama said...

Piyo - I'm sure the pics are out there somewhere. I'll look for them when I get a chance.

Miya - The Cammy statue was recently made into a collectible pre-painted figure. It was fairly affordable and you didn't have to worry about painting or putting it together. It seems to be sold out at most places now, but you can pre-order the restock shipments here: http://www.hlj.com/product/KYD01049 or here for the alt color: http://www.hlj.com/product/KYD01048

Anonymous said...

Poison is a gay ^^

Mike said...

Actually, to be specific, Poison is transgendered. There's a bit of confusion as to whether she's pre- or post-op.

This is according to official game canon/backstory.

Philip said...

Pre-op he is a dude with boobs.
Still got the wang.

Anonymous said...

I believe that in fact capcom intended it as a woman, but seeing that at that time hitting a woman wasn't politically correct, they said, in order to avoid problems, that it was a gay. It seems they changed their mind a bit later in captain commando.

Anonymous said...

But it still is a man...

Some other versions of final fight have girly men as poison.

Anonymous said...

That was due to censorship. They thought it was unmanly to hit a woman, so better hit gays. I never played that version, nor i will ever want, i really love poisno sprite, when you hit her, the t-shirt goes up and you can see a glimpse of what lies under...

Anonymous said...

Well actully poison is a girl,because the other charcter from the snes was named billy not poison.So i'd date poison

Anonymous said...

Yeah she is a girl. Not a transgendered thing.

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