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.