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San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Revealed!

Here are the first pictures of the San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Master
Gouken action figures!  (The previous pics were mock-ups.)

Click the thumbnail to the right for larger pic 

SOTA Toys and are joining forces to bring a new Street
Fighter character to the world of super-articulated action figures, Ryu
and Ken’s Sensei, Master Gouken!

At San Diego Comic-Con 2006, SOTA Toys will offer the Exclusive Master
Gouken with "Battle Cry" head and will offer the Exclusive
Gouken with standard head.  Both Master Gouken figures will come with
the translucent "Shoryuken" accessory. The Gouken action figures stand
in 7-inch scale with all of the SOTA Street Fighter action figures and
feature over 30 points of articulation and the best sculpts available in
an action figure.

Each San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Gouken action figure is limited to
2,000 pieces worldwide and will be retailing at the convention for $20

Visit the SOTA Toys booth # 4429 for the "Battle Cry" Gouken

Visit the Toy Rocket booth # 634 for the Standard Gouken.

Gouken’s Story

Gouken (Japanese for Strong Fist) and his brother Akuma were taught the
killing art of Goutetsu-ry by its founder, Goutetsu.  Gouken  abhorred
the violence inherent to the system and was more interested in the
spiritual side of the art.  Gouken witnessed the death of his master at
Akuma’s hands.

His first student was Dan, a young man who had some background in Muay
Thai. However, he had to release Dan after discovering that Dan’s
purpose for learning Ansatsuken was to gain vengeance for his father’s
death. Gouken later adopted an orphan named Ryu and started training the
boy.  He then accepted Ken Masters as a second student, as was custom
for Ansatsuken.

Akuma challenged his brother to a duel, loudly declaring himself to be
the true heir of Ansatsuken. He was soundly defeated by Gouken. As his
brother slunk away, Gouken remarked to his two young students how Akuma
had corrupted his Hadou no Chikara (Power of Hado) and that when Akuma
returned, he would bring calamity to the school.

Sadly, Gouken was correct. Akuma did return years later, fully embracing
the killing intent called Satsui no Hadou, making Akuma many times more
devastating.  He killed Gouken while his pupils Ryu and Ken were away
taking part in different tournaments.  Gouken’s daughter witnessed the
whole thing, and Ken returned just in time to see the end of the Shun
Goku Satsu. Ken fought Akuma in blind rage to avenge his master. He was
defeated (but not
killed) by Akuma.

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