Once upon a time, SOTA Toys made some truly excellent Marvel Legends-style Street Fighter action figures, and after a few years, they made new figures of Ryu and Ken, based on the bigger, bulkier Akuma figure they had just released. I won an eBay auction for a case of the new Street Fighter Revolutions wave, which I THOUGHT was two of each figure, so I made plans to customize the duplicates of each figure, and got pretty exicted at what I had come up with. When the case showed up and it was just one figure each of Ryu, Ken, and Akuma, I decided to go forward with my custom plans for the Ken and Akuma figures.
The SF Revolutions Ken figure resembled Ryo Sakazaki, from game company SNK’s games, Art of Fighting and the King of Fighters — Not surprising, given that Ryo and his friend Robert were directly based on Street Fighter‘s Ryu and Ken.
Ryo starts a lot of his matches wearing geta-style sandals, which the SF Revolutions Akuma wore, but Ken did not. So I swapped their feet, got to painting, and now I have myself a Ryo Sakazaki that fits right in with SOTA’s Street Fighter line… which works, considering that the characters have met in a few different Capcom vs SNK video games!
Ken Masters, Ryu, Akuma, and Street Fighter are owned by Capcom. Ryo Sakazaki, Robert Garcia, Art of Fighting, and the King of Fighters are owned by SNK-Playmore.