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Pop Culture Shock Collectibles Presents POISON 1:4 Scale Ultra Statue

Pop Culture Shock: Jay Cochran - 2017.01.17

“Now, the show is ready to begin!"

With her bondage cap, studded choker, riding crop and hand-cuffs, Poison is not the most subtle of characters. Her exposed midriff, "Daisy Duke" shorts and trademark red high heels are not exactly practical for fighting, either.

But other characters can be subtle, and dress in sensible garb. Poison’s M.O. is attracting attention, and at that, no other Capcom character comes close.

First appearing in Street Fighter’s cousin franchise, Final Fight, she would cameo in the background of Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 and other Street Fighter games before becoming playable in Street Fighter x Tekken. By then she had so intrigued fans that Capcom had no choice but to add her to the roster of an actual SF game, Ultra Street Fighter IV, where moves like her Poison Kiss made her insanely popular.

But what makes Poison truly unique is the question of her gender.

Created with her sister Roxy to be recurring enemies in Final Fight, their design took inspiration from ‘80s hair metal music video vixens. When someone at Capcom pointed out that having Final Fight leads Cody and Guy continuously punching girls in the face might not make the most heroic optics, the well-intentioned decision was made to simply say that the characters were Transgender. After it was explained that violently beating Trans characters was not an acceptable solution either, the designs were dropped entirely and replaced with male punks named Sid and Billy.

Because that fluid gender distinction was so rare in the industry, it clung to her like an urban legend, and although she was never intended to be anything other than female, the proud, provocative Poison became iconic to an under-represented demographic of gamers. Today Capcom’s official stance is that Poison is whatever you want Poison to be.

PCS is proud to present their most-requested “Wish List” character as she has never been seen before. The way she is meant to be seen.

“There have been a few other Poison collectibles in the past,” explains PCS President, Jerry Macaluso, “but all of them went so far off model, it’s like they had to make her waif-thin so no one would confuse her for anything but a supermodel-looking woman. But that totally misses why the fans love her. In the games she has extremely sexy curves, and we knew we had to capture that to have any kind of authenticity.

She’s sexy because she looks like a person, not some airbrushed magazine cover, and she has one of the most beautiful portraits we’ve ever done. I’m tremendously proud of how she came out, not to mention making the first-ever Roxy piece. They aren’t just gorgeous, they’re vivacious."

Brought to life beginning with the actual in-game models, PCS have created the definitive Poison and Roxy, faithfully recreating their accessories down to the last link of chain and real fabric (stretched) crop top. Their bright colors will draw all eyes right to them, bursting out of any collection and making it coalesce with exuberance.

The Retail Edition of Poison features lustfully pursed lips and her trademark riding crop, while the PCS 'Mad Gear' Exclusive has a switch-out Smiling Portrait and switch-out 'look-at-me' hand as seen in her in-game win animation. Roxy is a PCS Only Exclusive and features a game accurate color-swap as well as her trademark baseball bat instead of the riding crop.

With perhaps the broadest appeal of any Street Fighter character, extending well beyond just fighting-game fans, the PCS Exclusive variants will not be available very long.

Street Fighter POISON 1:4 Scale Statue Retail Version

- Available at quality collectibles retailers including Sideshow Collectibles and Big Bad Toy Store
- 17" (43cm) H
- Limited to 300 pieces
- SRP $399.99
- Estimated ship date 1st Qtr 2018
- Includes hand crafted polystone figure with fabric top, metal chains and Certificate of Authenticity

Street Fighter POISON 1:4 Scale Statue PCS 'MAD GEAR' Exclusive

- Available only at popcultureshocktoys.com
- 17" (43cm) H
- Limited to 200 pieces
- SRP $399.99
- Estimated ship date 1st Qtr 2018
- Includes hand crafted polystone figure with fabric top, metal chains , Switch-Out Smiling Portrait, Switch-Out Hand and Certificate of Authenticity

Street Fighter ROXY 1:4 Scale Statue PCS Exclusive

- Available only at popcultureshocktoys.com
- 17" (43cm) H
- Limited to 175 pieces
- SRP $399.99
- Estimated ship date 1st Qtr 2018
- Includes hand crafted polystone figure with fabric top, metal chains and Certificate of Authenticity


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