Latest news on SF Round 5 from a guy in Sota :-
Round 5 - Guy and Juni/Juli are done but there was not enough time to paint them so decided to hold them back til a later date. No status on Rolento.
Gouken-- not please with the chinese factory on using a cheap flimsy plastic for the Gouken packaging shell. Once you get your figure, you will notice the upper corners of the shell will fold/lean in one direction rather than point straight up. In regards to the missing Hadouken accessory, the factory accidentally filled in the holes(that were to hold the piece in place) on Gouken's palm thinking it was a mistake with the prototype.
Future SF Rounds - SOTA's new web site(a very expensive one) will debut in October and be the main vehicle in which their products will be sold. Starting with Zangief, one SF figure will be release each month. Yes, you heard right. A new figure each month. According, this new method will drastically save the company more money because SOTA no longer has to go through major B&M stores that previously took a big cut when they purchased their figurs for only $5-6 each. Jerry thinks it's much easier on the factories to concentrate on one figure at a time rather than all 5 at once. this is a great idea because 1, it takes the sting out of our wallets because the spending is now distributed over time rather than all at once. 2. no more endless waiting because we will now have a grand new figure each month =)