PerezStart Exclusive: Street Fighter IV Inspired Soopa


I know it seems like many a moon ago, but you may recall that back in February we ran a contest looking for an artist to draw on my Soopa figure. Out of all the artists that submitted samples of their work, one particular artist’s work really caught our attention.  Jarold Guzman had a very unique artistic style that we loved.  The fact that he is a true gamer at heart pretty much sealed the deal.

For those who may not be aware of what a Soopa is, allow Scarecrow himself to give you a brief rundown:

“Soopa is short for Soopa Coin-Up Bros.; an arcade D-I-Y “Do it Yourself” vinyl toy created by Erick Scarecrow and manufactured by Esc-Toy Ltd. One of Erick Scarecrow’s childhood dreams was to create his own arcade games without the gray hairs of a big budget. Now with Soopa vinyl toy you can too! The 7 inch vinyl toy can be customized with paint, markers, pencils, ink and more packaged with each Soopa vinyl toy are Soopa stickers that you can also use to design a screen, marquee, and wrapping cabinet art. Pay homage to your favorite arcade games or make up new ones”.

As you can see, Jarold painted the Soopa giving homage to Capcom’s recently released Street Fighter IV. The concept revolves mainly around C. Viper and her rival, Chun- Li. The majority of the Soopa is painted orange, while the screen is blue with Chun-Li on the left side. On the right side of the screen, there is a hole where the C.Viper figure busts out of.  The right side of the cabinet brings you up close and personal with the fighting vixen, while the back has a full figured C. Viper in all her coke-bottle figure glory.

Special thanks to Erick Scarecrow for providing the awesome Soopa for review, Jarold for the artwork and painting on the Soopa itself, and frequent commenter kinght28 for providing C.Viper figure.

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Hello World, My name is Jennifer Safanova ! I am what you call a casual gamer but I have been playing video games since I was 4. My first console was Atari and I moved up to Snes and so on and so on. My 3 favorite games of all time have to be Super Mario World , Condemned and Halo 3! I am here to give a female perspective of the gaming, gadget and anime world. That being said I am a huge lover of Japanese culture and am a huge collector of anime, manga, figures, Japanese paintings, etc etc. I am also a gamer model and a huge comic book nerd! If you go to my link on myspace you can even see me cosplaying as Spiderwoman. I am happy go lucky, silly and have the heart of child. I am very friendly , have a great sense of humor and am very outgoing! So that is a little on me, I will try to keep you guys entertained as much as I possibly can and maybe open your eyes to some things you did not know of but happy you now do!