The first wave line up of Capcom's Street Fighter articulated action figures art directed and sculpted by Rocco Tartamella, wins the Best New Toy Line Award for 2014 by Inside Pulse.

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The first wave line up of Capcom's Street Fighter articulated action figures art directed and sculpted by Rocco Tartamella, wins the Best New Toy Line Award for TFI 2014 by Inside Pulse. Rocco was over the moon at the news, "This was such a great honor to receive news of this award. It was so unexpected and an amazing surprise." Winning best toy line of TFI 2014, was no easy task; this first wave of Street Fighter action figures faced some seriously tough competition. A lot of toy companies have turned to computer sculptors and 3D printing to create most of their action figures and statues over the last several years, this line stands in stark contrast to this trend having been handsculpted and designed by Rocco alone. With only 2 1/2 months to sculpt all 5 of these highly articulated action figures, Rocco and Capcom's art director worked hand-in-hand receiving licensor approval in record timing. The first wave features popular characters Ryu, Sagat, Guile, Chun-Li and Blanka. Keep checking back for updates on their release dates!
Rocco's work has been featured in multi-media platforms including print magazines, ads and articles, e-zines, television commercials, talk shows as well as during the half time commercials for the Super Bowl and in Time Square.
Sadly, I believe this publication, HDRI 3D, has since gone out of publication. However, if you can find a way to get your hands on a copy, there are some great sculpting tutorials in the issues shown above featuring articles by Rocco as a contributing writer for the publication.