Saturday, 22 September 2012
Sega Gals Keychain figures
..until now! Recently I bought this small collection of Sega keychain figures that are exactly like these two, right down to the little blue stands with their names on. These however are from a different set released at the same time (1998) of Sega's many ladies! Hit the jump for photos galore and more info on the (almost) complete set.
Virtua Fighter was, as we all know, massive in Japan. The characters available here are all but one of the woman in the series as of Virtua Fighter 3 in 1996, which was later ported to the Dreamcast. All that's missing here is a toy of the mysterious boss character Dural. There has since been quite a few new ladies in the series since these were made, though Pai and Sarah are still the most iconic for having been there from the very first game, and they are even going to be playable alongside Akira in Dead or Alive 5.
Then we have Janet from Virtua Cop 2. Looks like Rage has found his partner in justice! As mentioned Janet was also playable in Fighter Megamix, where she was one of only three characters with weapons. Funnily enough she also had similar fighting moves to Virtua Fighter 3's Aoi, also in this set! Maybe they spared together in the same dojo.
Here are some close up shots of each figure next to their instruction manual renders. These did have metal rings in their heads for using them as key chains which I twisted out. Despite their chibi stylings, the Virtua Fighter figures are not based on how they looked in Virtua Fighter Kids, which I believe there was a whole set of key chains made just for those. I have more Virtua Fighter keychains to show you another time.