SOTA offering Lightning Blanka and Juri resin statues

For those of you who have listened to Topher’s sage words about the best way to approach the up-coming (but recently-delayed) release of Super Street Fighter IV, you’ll be happy to know that there is some toy chest-hardware coming your way, courtesy of SOTA.

The first is a one-of-a-kind Lightning Blanka, an un-used prototype of SOTA’s Blanka Resin statue. It’s cast in clear blue, with a white lightning bolt detail painted on. What it loses in detail, it makes up in pure metal. I mean, just look at it: it’s a 12″ resin statue of Blanka, and he’s shooting lightning out of his body. Check out Lightning Blank on SOTA’s Web site; just get ready for awesome.

The rub? Only one of them exists in the entire world, and it’s being auctioned on eBay on February 1st. It’s bound to be pricy, but get this: all of the proceeds are being donated to the relief effort going on in Haiti. (For more information about how you can help, go here.)

Ok, so Lightning Blanka might be out of reach, but don’t let that stop you: SOTA just announced their Juri figure on their Facebook page. I like the pose and all the detail in the wardrobe (the totally gratuitous side-boob doesn’t hurt either), but SOTA’s Juri looks a little too wholesome. Juri is a sneaky assassin spider-lady, not the cute girl you cheated off of in Calculus 2 freshman year.

For a closer look at Juri, check out this Facebook album. No release date or price has been announced (you’ll notice that it’s not even on their website yet), but Juri looks ready to go, so I’m sure SOTA will announce something soon.

SOTA Toys surprises everyone with their new Juri statue; SOTA Toys to auction exclusive “Lightning Blanka” prototype to aid Haitian relief effort [Tomopop]

Joseph Leray