Series: Twelve (1993)
Ryu was released carded in the twelfth series (1993) as part of Capcom's Street Fighter 2 subset. The Street Fighter 2 figures were numbered 1 through 12 - Ryu was number 1.
He was discontinued domestically in 1994.
Ryu came with two blue swords, a blue axe, two blue dueling knives, a blue wide knife, a blue sickle, and a blue stand.
All of Ryu's accessories came attached to one plastic "tree." The accessories were removed from the tree.
No variations of Ryu (v1) are known to exist.
Ryu's body was designed with a "Dragon Punch." Ryu's spring-loaded right arm could be pushed back, then released, causing it to spring forward in a punching motion.
Note that there are two cloth ribbons attached to Ryu's right hip.
In Canada, Ryu was released in dual-language packaging.
Versions of Ryu
A Street Fighter Movie version of Ryu was planned for release in 1994 but was ultimately canceled. Note that the Street Fighter Movie figures are not considered G.I.Joe figures.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Ryu (v1).
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Desimone Guide: #497
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