"Come on, let's turn up the heat!"
Flamboyant, unorthodox and unpredictable, Ken Masters has been a part of the Street Fighter storyline as long as his best friend Ryu. Brash where Ryu is modest, laid back where Ryu is serious, what the best friends and students of Gouken have in common are pure hearts and the desire to prove themselves against the best of the best.
Though he will never back down from a fight, by the events of Street Fighter V, Ken is a married family man, and has traded in his trademark red gi for the first time in franchise history. Having learned humility and found inner peace, he is even ready to become the sensei and take on a disciple of his own. But for his premiere in the 1:4 Ultra Statue line, PCS Collectibles has chosen to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ken Masters by putting him back in his trademark togs and offering limited edition variants of all his pre-SFV looks!
The Retail version is based on his Street Fighter IV colors. His orange gloves and clean, bright outfit — with sleeves cut more neatly than the tattered robe of his Japanese counterpart, Ryu — pop with color, reflecting his flashy style.
The PCS 'Classic' Exclusive features his original brown gloves and dandelion yellow hair (which — trivia buffs take note! — he dyes from it’s natural black). This is Ken Masters in his most iconic incarnation from Street Fighter II. This Exclusive also includes a swap-out set of yellow gloves and portrait featuring his long hair, tied back in a ponytail with a red ribbon to transform into his beloved Street Fighter Alpha incarnation. The PCS 'Classic' Exclusive can be ordered with or without his fiery translucent 'Dragon Flame!'
Finally, for the first time ever, we have the long-awaited Violent Ken. A PCS Exclusive, this cult favorite from Ultra Street Fighter II, this is a ruthless, cutthroat Ken Masters like we’ve never seen, brainwashed by M. Bison’s Psycho Power! With bleached hair, darker skin, and aggressive, violet eyes, this very limited piece also comes with a translucent purple Dragon Flame.
“Our Street Fighter V Ken in his new costume was an immediate sell out last year, and we wanted to revisit him again for his 30th birthday,” says PCS Founder Jerry Macaluso. “The problem is that his looks throughout the years were so popular we didn’t know which to choose. So, because they demanded it, we’re letting the fans choose whichever one they want.”
Whether you choose your favorite Ken or want them all, Monday, February 13th at 3:00 PM is when we turn up the heat!
Street Fighter IV KEN 1:4 Ultra Statue - Retail Edition
- Available through quality collectibles retailers and distributors such as Sideshow, Big Bad Toy Store and Diamond Distribution
- 25" (63cm) H
- Limited to TBD pcs
- SRP $499.99
- Estimated ship date 1st Qtr 2018
- Includes hand crafted polystone figure in SFIV colors, Dragon Flame and Certificate of Authenticity (Does not include any swap out portraits or gloves)