Of course the video game sequels rolled out one after the other and there have always been a few constants within the MK series. 1) The MK female's breasts get bigger and more obnoxious with every new game. For real, Kitana started out as a B and has now moved up to a HHH. 2) Johnny Cage always remains a d-bag. Always. 3) Typically there is an action figure line to correspond with any new game, and they tend to feature the usual suspects only.
Seriously, the last few MK action figure lines have been rehashes of the same four characters with a few updates. Needless to say I find myself growing restless with every new line. One of the best things MK has going for it is all the unique and interesting characters that are begging for really cool action figures. I'm just gonna throw this out there: the toy world needs to see some awesome female MK figures.
Take a look at this Sonya Blade, quite possibly one of the best Sonya Blade figures ever made. She was a part of a short lived and rare MK line from Infinite Concepts that came out in '00. At the time it featured new patent pending technology called Center of Gravity Joint Integrity Technology, i.e. C.O.G.J.I.T. (That is a Tarkatan mouthful.) Basically these figs had a great deal of articulation and never fell over. Let's look at some pictures!
|"I plan on giving Johnny Cage a kiss. Of death. Muah!"|
|"I don't think we're in Earthrealm anymore."|
|Sonya vs. Goro|
Now let us take a look at the back packaging of Miss Sonya Blade:
|There is a brief summary of MK along with the details of the C.O.G.J.I.T.|
|Prepare for Mortal Kombat!|
Anyways that is about it for this edition of Toy Chest Tuesday. Enjoy the pictures and be sure to write letters to your local toy companies urging them to pass the green light to make better MK figures with more badass females. That is all.
Wondering what is up next? I've got some great posts in the works involving dorky shopping tips, a look at a smart zombie, and some other great surprises!
And! Before I forget, if you are a fan of She-Ra and want to update her friend's list, go to Matty Collector and order a set of the Star Sisters! These gals may have some haters (and a high price point) but they are really great! Think of it as an investment in colorful plastic!