On December 5th in Tokyo, Ikebukuro Sarah, one of the legendary Tetsujins (Ironman) of VF1 and VF2, was honored for his 50th birthday celebration by holding special event featuring a 100-man kumite. It was held at one of the most famous arcades in Japan, Mikado Arcade.
To all our VF'ers in the Southeast United States, the one and only Lisle Wilkerson will be appearing in person at the community-run all-SEGA fan convention, Sonic & SEGA Fan Jam. It will be taking place this Saturday, November 14th, 2015, at Savannah, Georgia.
An article on a First Look at Figma Virtua Fighter Figures was recently published on ToyArk which is worth checking out for any VF collector enthusiast. It has a preview (unpainted) prototypes of two characters - Akira and Sarah - in their original polygonal glory! The images and original source is courtesy of the hobby news site amiami.jp.
In case you didn't know, thanks to the impressive efforts of the Canada VF community, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown is officially a main game at Canada Cup 2015 this Halloween weekend! Not only will this be a chance to see some of the best of North American VF, there are a few VF legends and all around pros of the FGC who will be entering, including Fuudo, Ryan Hart, Itabashi Zangief, and even the 3rd Strike god himself, MOV(!).
Netherlands-based art dealers Cook & Becker have been churning out museum-grade prints for a while now, with a recent focus on SEGA properties like Streets of Rage, Golden Axe and Jet Set Radio. Today, C&B unveils their tribute to Virtua Fighter 2, illustrated by Gerald Parel.