I cannot tell you how many hours of my life have been spent staring at eBay and seriously weighing the pros and cons of dropping a not insignificant chunk of money on a full set of MUSCLE figures. Somehow, against all odds, I missed out on them the first time they came around back in the '80s, even though pocket-sized super-powered pro wrestlers are pretty much all I want out of toys. But every time, with a heavy heart, I have decided to step away and not buy them all --- or the similar Monster In My Pocket figures that make a very tempting set by virtue of featuring both Dracula and the Beast of Revelation.

Now, though, I don't know if I can resist any longer. In what appears to be an effort to wear me down to the point where I just automatically hand them money, Super7 has released a line of figures that (officially) mash up MUSCLE with Street Fighter II, and they're available to order today.

 

Street Fighter II MUSCLE figures by Super 7
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The Street Fighter line joins Alien and Masters of the Universe in Super7's revival of the MUSCLE line, with a roster of 12 of the World Warriors from the classic Capcom video game. Currently priced at $6 for each set of three figures, they're broken up into four sets: M. Bison, Ryu, and Vega; Ken Dhalsim, and Balrog; Guile, Sagat, and Blanka; and Zangief, Chun-Li, and E. Honda.

There's also a complete set on offer for $24.

For more information and higher-resolution pictures of the sets, head over to Super7's website --- and be sure to tell them that the world needs Sakura.

 

Street Fighter II MUSCLE figures by Super 7
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Street Fighter II MUSCLE figures by Super 7
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