Announced earlier this month; Shao Kahn will be the lead release from Pop Culture Shock Collectibles' Direct-To-Collector sales platform. The Outworld Emperor makes a compelling case for purchase at 1:4 scale, available for pre-order January 28.

"There is something very satisfying about grinding away at a game and then finally getting to the big boss character," stated Jerry Macaluso, President and Founder of Pop Culture Shock Collectibles. "Everyone loves a hero, but for me, it’s always more fun to work on a villian.

As one of our most anticipated new items of 2013, Mortal Kombat Online would have to agree -- Shao Kahn is awesome! The legendary MK boss has been a big feature of the MK merchandising revolution [2012 Kountdown] and Pop Culture Shock have submitted a very compelling entry, boasting a dynamic sculpt with high quality detail!

Standing a mighty 19.5"; the hi-end polystone standard edition is limited to 350 units at $350US. This edition includes a switch-out unmasked head, inspired by designs first made famous in the comics and Shaolin Monks! For $10 more, the Konqueror Edition includes a "savage" spear accessory, limited to 150 pieces.

Direct-to-Collector purchasing means you can pre-order Shao Kahn and future works from Pop Culture Shock themselves! Kahn officially goes live for pre-order 4PM PST, January 28. These babies go quick, so don't delay! [See; Klassic Scorpion]

Pop Culture Shock Collectibles was founded in 2008 by Jerry Macaluso , the former owner of SOTA Toys , SOTA Sculpture and Design and Plastic Fantasy, to manufacture high-end resin collectibles. For more on Pop Culture Shock Collectibles go to and Discuss the Pop Culture Shock Mortal Kombat line-up and much more on the Media & Merchandise forum!