By Hervé St-Louis
Jun 11, 2006 - 21:44
The grin is there, so that’s a good cue already. The bands around his arms have red and blue stripes like in the game. Of course, Adon looks a lot like the Manga and Animé version of the character than the game. The figure is based on the Street Fighter Alpha game where his face was more angular than in the original game.
Adon looks tough and mocking. He reminds me of Bart Simpson, especially with his alternate spiky hair, head. His proportions are great and he looks leaner and better built than Guile, who is the same size. His upper back makes him look like a hunchback. However, Adon looks tough and quite capable of winning a fight through tricks and skills. It’s one of the best looking Street Fighter action figures from Sota.
Adon, just like Guile, is the mean on which the height of a ll Street Fighter action figures should be judged. He’s taller than Ryu, Ken and all the girls, but shorter than Bison, Vega, and T. Hawk. Of course, like all of Sota’s Street Fighter action figures, he looks great with them and has good proportions.
Addon is stable and easy to pose. His soles are flat and his weight well balanced. His legs are thick enough to support his torso and there are no pieces of hair or a weird hat, like Blanca and Sodom to keep him off balance. Still peg holes in his soles would have been appreciated.
Adon’s composition is PVC with some soft rubber like pieces for his hair, his bandana, and the flags he ties around his biceps. In both heads, the hair is glued on. If you have problems articulating Adon, put him in a fridge for at least twelve hours. After that., he should be easier to move. Don’t press to hard on the plastics, it is not resistant and not suitable for tough child play.
Adon only comes with alternate hands and one extra head. One set of hands are fist, the other one has a thumbs up right hand and a grappling left hand.
Adon cost about $USD12 in most stores. Price change depending on the discount of the retailer. This is a good price for a figure of this quality. Other stores may charge more for this action figure. The Canadian dollar being in flux means that figures’ prices may not be proportional to the US price.
Adon was one of the stars of this wave of figure. Sota has made several variants with different short colours. These are only of interest to hardcore collectors who want to collect all variants. Variants are limited to Sota’s Web site or exclusive retailers. Adon sells out quickly in most stores so reserve don’t wait too long. Most of Sota’s Street Fighter action figures don’t stay long in stores.