A couple years ago, 1/6 scale was devoid of any officially-licensed Mortal Kombat figures – today it’s got multiple licensees. We just posted about WorldBox’s Scorpion, the second of their MK ninjas after Sub-Zero. Next up are Mezco’s announcements of both ninjas from Mortal Kombat X.
While both manufacturers are playing in 1/6 scale, their price points will delineate them into separate target markets. World Box’s figures should be in the $150 range, making them relatively cheap but comparable to Hot Toys, with more accessories, clothing apps, and more paint apps. Mezco’s Sub-Zero and Scorpion figures are available to pre-order at $36 each, which we could imagine an all-plastic and ABS line like Marvel Legends Icons would cost, if they were still being sold.
Mezco is leveraging its (presumably) digital sculpts for Mortal Kombat X across 3.75-inch, 6-inch, and 12-inch scales. So if you’re a fan of these ninjas in the smaller scales, you’ll know what to expect from these guys, come December. It has begun!
I picked up the WorldBox Mortal Kombat Sub-Zero, their first figure in the line, and have been very pleased with it. But Sub-Zero has been very lonely… until now. They’ve just revealed the bad-ass ninja himself, Scorpion.
Like Sub-Zero, Scorpion comes loaded with accessories. He’s got three different head sculpts – a regular masked head, his skull, and a fatality-inflicted Kung Lao head. (I had skipped the Kung Lao release, but now that I know that I can split his head open, maybe it’s time to pick him up!) He’s got a couple of pairs of hands, so he can wield his twin swords or throw his kusarigama, aka harpoon. He also comes with some fireballs and blood effects.
I haven’t seen him up for pre-order yet, but when I do… GET OVER HERE!
I thought about writing this post in the format of a Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update skit (Really!?! With Tina and Amy) and then reconsidered. It’d have started, “Really, Bif Bang Pow!?! A whale bobble-tail exclusive?” But then I realized there’s many reasons I write about action figures and not comedy.
Bif Bang Pow! revealed a pair of exclusives through Entertainment Earth. The first is a pair of 3.5-inch figures of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and their SNL: Weekend Update desk packaging. The second is a pair of whales from Star Trek IV, with bobble-tails and a swimming Mr. Speck – tiny Spock. (I know there’s comedy in there somewhere.)
Limited edition phone is exclusive to Asian markets
If you’ve been debating whether Tony Stark is an iPhone or Android guy, argue no more – he’s an Android guy. (At least for as long as those promotional dollars from Samsung are good.) It makes sense though, right? I mean, this is the guy who created the Iron Legion, Ultron, and the Vision… Androids. To prove the point, Samsung is releasing an Iron Man themed version of their flagship phone.
The Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition comes with a metallic red and gold color scheme, an Iron Man-themed interface, and an ARC reactor that doubles as a wireless charging station. The catch? For now, this phone will only be available in Korea (starting tomorrow) and China and Hong Kong (starting in June). I think the US would rather have a Hulk phone.