Last year Storm Collectibles brought us an excellent Akuma figure from Capcom’s Street Fighter V. While I love the modern look of the character, there was a sizable portion of the fanbase looking to get a more “classic” look out of him. Those people are in luck! Storm Collectibles has announced Akuma’s Nostalgia Skin as the next Street Fighter V release!
Akuma is very similar to the previous SFV release but does correct the head, has a smaller bead necklace, and new articulation for the lower body and chest. Akuma is currently available to purchase direct from Storm, and I’d expect other retailers to list him shortly. He’ll run you $65 + shipping and is expected to arrive around the third quarter of 2018. Check out the official word and pictures from Storm Collectibles below:
Akuma / Gouki Nostalgia Costume (????????????? ??)
Newly developed articulations for lower body and new-design for the upper chest. He can shrug off the gi top of his classic costume and go shirtless.
The figure set includes:
3 x Interchanging Head Sculpts
8 x Interchanging Palm
1 x Gohadoken Effect
2 x V-Trigger Effect – Dohatsu Shoten
1 x Stand for Gohadoken
1 x The Prayer Beads
*Additional ?? “Shin” kanji Gi*
Release Date: Q3 2018