July 27, 2012 | By More


The figure I’m reviewing today is probably the less exciting from JazwaresSuper Street Fighter IV line.

Seth is famed for being something of a disappointment as far as end game boss characters go because of his character design and because his techniques are copied from the special moves used by other characters in the game. However, as an action figure, it is precisely his generic looks what keeps him from being a complete wreck.

Seth is fundamentally a big purple humanoid. The figure is very muscular, although the musculature on his chest isn’t sculpted following human anatomy. Seth is supposed to have a cavity in his bowels that houses the (sic) Tanden Engine, which is what allows him to learn and mimic the martial arts moves of his opponents. In the figure this is represented by what appears to be a broad girdle with a ying-yang pattern at the front.

Since Seth is pretty much naked, the articulation tends to be rather obvious, but his golem-like appearance kind of helps to overlook the joints, which are:

• Ball jointed neck.

• Pegged hinge shoulders,

• Pegged hinge elbows.

• Swivel wrists.

• Floating torso.

• Pegged hinge hips.

• Pegged hinge knees.

• Pegged hinge ankles.

All of these are the usual mix of injection molded and traditionally assembled hinges favored by Jazwares, and they do provide a pretty decent range of movement and stability.

Seth’s paintjob is deceptively simple and consists on a wash of lighter purple paint applied directly over the body and let to pool in the recesses, while a darker purple was airbrushed over the larger muscle groups and the face. The end result is rather striking and fit for the type of synthetic creature Seth is supposed to represent. The eyes are simply painted red, while the contraption in his belly is painted in black and white, with a stripe of red dividing each half and the trim painted in silver.

Like most of the figures in this series, Seth comes with an alternate set of hands sculpted as closed fists, while the default set has open palms. Removing the hands is easy, but putting them back in isn’t quite as easy because the material the hands are made of is so flexible that sometimes the connecting pegs just bend instead of going into the wrists holes.

Hand swapping aside, the figure does have some appeal. I could easily see Seth mingling with some of the most garish villains in the Marvel Universe line or, with a suitable paintjob, among the denizens of a galactic cantina.


Errex Score: 74/100


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I've been collecting action figures since the original Kenner Star Wars days. Nowadays, I still collect pretty much anything that catches my eye.

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  1. Engineernerd says:

    I have to say all I see is the blue guy from Watchmen.

  2. Tom says:

    LOL first thing I thought of was Dr. Manhattan too!