Toys / Toy Collecting

Dan Hibiki - Street Fighter's Loser

By Hervé St-Louis
August 20, 2008 - 08:00

Dan Hibiki is a poor martial artist introduced in the Street Fighter Alpha video game in 1995. Capcom based Dan on an amalgam of characters from competing video games Art of Fighting. Dan easily gets defeated in all fights and is a parody in the Street Fighter video games although he is the master of his own style the Strongest Style. This action figure is probably the first about Dan. Sota Toys introduced two versions at the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con also sold by Toyfare.


I like this Dan action figure. It looks similar to his depictions in Street Fighter video game and the recent Street Fighter Legends Sakura mini-series. I prefer the pink gi to the turquoise one. The sculpt is based on the old Ryu mould from the first Street Fighter action figure released by Sota Toys in 2004. As an exclusive action figure, it’s normal for a vendor to reuse an existing mould.


The paint job is not good as there are blotches and patches on the character. Dan fits well with other Street Fighter action figures by Sota Toys. He’s not very stable due to his loose limbs and hard to bend toes and sole articulations. Speaking of articulations, he has a lot, of them but they are either too loose or hard to articulate.


Dan comes with an alternate head and two extra sets of fists. He also has a bolt of energy that fits difficulty on his fists. The packaging for Dan was quite extensive. He came in a bigger box than other Street Fighter action figures released by Sota Toys.


The action figures were sold at about the same price minus one or two dollars depending on the retailer that was selling the action figure. The pink version of Dan seems rarer than the turquoise version, but both should still be available from Sota Toys and its partners.


Rating: 7 /10

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