Yesterday we featured the first image of Pop Culture Shock Collectibles' highly anticipated Princess Kitana statue [full story]. Today, we go further back into the production process to feature the first design master of her adopted step father -- Shao Kahn!

Featured by popular demand, the CG render offers a vivid impression of what's to come from Pop Culture Shock's high quality 1:4 scale Shao Kahn statue. The image was first posted as part of the same Facebook campaign that led to the Kitana reveal.

The Emperor of Outworld makes other collectibles look downright "pathetic," brought to life with the hulking menace that has made him one of gaming's most feared and remembered final bosses for twenty years! Design from the latest game will be brought to life as accurately as is customary for Pop Culture Shock items, with all the armored accoutrement you would expect of a conquering warlord.

Kahn's trademark war hammer teases what might have been had a life-size replica not been cancelled [full story], but the first-ever full body sculpt more than makes up for it!

Pop Culture Shock Collectibles have been a trusted name in limited edition, high-end gaming and media collectibles for years.More product information is available on their official website, and by liking Pop Culture Shock Collectibles on Facebook. Discuss the catalogue on the Media & Merchandise forum, where one lucky fan just won a limited edition Sub-Zero bust!