Toys / Toy Collecting

Mortal Kombat Series 2: Shaolin Monks

By Big Bear
November 15, 2006 - 20:01

While shopping in Toys "R US for a gift for my step-daughter on her birthday, I came across a beautiful, yet villainous figure based on a popular video game, and sculpted by a virtually unknown toy company. If you want to know more, then please read on.

Jazwares, Inc. is stepping up their game with the latest series of Mortal Kombat figures based on the hit arcade franchise. This company first started off with a quick delve in the Street Fighter video game based action figures. Now Jazwares is attempting to show that they are serious and want to be well received in the action figure world by making very good renditions of everyone's favorite arcade heroes and villains and bringing them to 6-inch life. With the release of the Shaolin Monks, Jazwares Inc, has jumped light years ahead of their earlier product.As of now, I found two main toy lines from this local company from Florida. Mortal Kombat and a line of figures called "Stormbreakers". I know nothing about the characters in Stormbreakers, but the new MK figures are cool. While the Kung Lao and Liu Kang firues look good, they lack the facial tightness of the latest editions of Sub-Zero and Scorpion. And since it was the villain that really caught my eye, I bought Scorpion. This version of Scorpion is far better than the one figure released in the first series.

Scorpion comes with 4 weapons for accessories. Two curved swords, one big battle axe, and his trademark spearhead for his throw, stab, and, "Get over here!!!!", effect. Plus this Scorpion has better joint mobility and is fully articulate which makes it comparable to a Marvel Legends figure. And the facial expression lets you feel the anger behind the mask. His his look evil enough that you can only imagine a wicked scowl under his hood. For me, this MK Scorpion makes a great enemy for figures such as Wolverine, Elektra, Daredevil, or Iron Fist.

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