News Archive - December, 2011
More Mortal Kombat Action Figures by Jazwares and Woobler heads by Funko!

Back in June we held an Exclusive Interview with Jazwares' Director of Product Development and Manager of Mortal Kombat, Joe Amaro, in which we covered the first wave of their Mortal Kombat action figures inspired on the new video game.

Over the last months Jazwares have been working hard releasing new action figures inspired on the 'Klassic Games' (MK1 and UMK3) as well as the latest game, MK(2011). Their products are 6" and 4" action figures of various characters including Jax, Baraka, Reptile, Smoke and Cyrax among others. Some of them, like their MK1 Ninja Multi Pack, come with extra accessories such as Friendship Dolls and alternate heads.

While most of them are Exclusive to the ToysRus store, you can still buy them in many different online shopping websites such as Toy Wiz, Past Generation Toys, Big Bad Toys store and more.

Thanks to forum members, Vash_15 and Shadaloo, we have gathered a list of all their Mortal Kombat figures. Keep in mind that this list is subject to change at any point:

6" Single Figures Wave 1


-MK9 Scorpion w/ 2 swords and spear
-MK9 Sub Zero w/ Kori blade
-MK9 Raiden
-MK9 Johnny Cage with alternate fists
-San Diego ComicCon Lightning Raiden (MK9 variant)

Upcoming 6" Single Figures:


-MK9 Reptile (X-Ray variant)
-MK9 Jax (X-Ray variant)
-Sonya Blade (Wave 2)

6" Multi Packs


-MK1 Scorpion w/ alternate head and Friendship doll (Klassic Pack)
-MK1 Sub Zero w/ Friendship doll (Klassic Pack)
-MK1 Reptile w/ alternate head and Friendship doll (Klassic Pack)
-MK1 Smoke w/ Friendship doll (Klassic Pack)


-MK9 Jax and Reptile X-Ray Pack (Internal Devastation)

4" Single Figures


-MK9 Scorpion w/ sword and spear
-MK9 Sub Zero w/ Kori blade

-UMK3 Noob
-UMK3 Scorpion
-UMK3 Sub Zero
-UMK3 Reptile

Upcoming 4" Single Figures:


-MK9 Raiden
-MK9 Baraka
-MK9 Reptile w/ alternate head

4" Multi Packs


-UMK3 Noob (UMK3 Klassic Pack)
-UMK3 Sub Zero (UMK3 Klassic Pack)
-UMK3 Reptile (UMK3 Klassic Pack)
-UMK3 Smoke (Human) (UMK3 Klassic Pack)
-UMK3 Ermac (UMK3 Klassic Pack)
-UMK3 Rain (UMK3 Klassic Pack)


-MK3 Cyrax (Cyborg Klassic Pack)
-MK3 Sektor (Cyborg Klassic Pack)
-MK3 Smoke (Cyborg Klassic Pack)

Special thanks to forum member, Frank Gatto, who provided various of the UMK3 Ninjas and UMK3 Pack photographs.

On another note, we reported earlier this year that Funko has developed Mortal Kombat Woobler Heads featuring Shao Kahn, Raiden and Scorpion. Their products are expected to ship in January 2012:

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Syco Collectibles Spotlight: Noob Saibot, Rain, new Scorpion and more!

At the beginning of the summer, Mortal Kombat Online was proud to announce its affiliation with Syco Collectibles - a specialty manufacturer in licensed and proprietary collectible products who has recently acquired the Mortal Kombat licence for both Mortal Kombat 2011 and 'Klassic' Mortal Kombat's to manufacture highly-detailed and faithful Characters from our beloved franchise. You can check out the fourth feature right here and our second 'Character Spotlight' (featuring Skarlet, Shao Kahn, Ermac, and Liu Kang) right here.

With Part V of our Exclusive Syco Collectibles Feature on its way, this week we are happy to give you our third 'Character Spotlight' featuring teaser images of the 18" statues of 'The traitor of the Realm', Rain, and the 'Netherealm Specter', Scorpion:

Rain was revealed by Syco Collectibles after reaching the '700 Likes' mark on their Facebook. The 'Forgotten Prince' is featured in his well known and iconic Victory Pose and he will come surrounded by a whirlpool of water and waves sculpted with clear resin! He is one of a selected number of characters who will be featured in/with special and unique base designs. Our 'Rain Clues' have now been answered ("…he won't be thirsty"). Expect new updated pictures of his sculpture in the near future.

The 18" Scorpion sculpture was revealed by Syco Collectibles after reaching the '800 Likes' mark on their Facebook. The 'Undead Ninja' wants you to get over here as he is featured with his iconic deadly spear (made out of real chains) and flawless detail.

UPDATE: Syco Collectibles have now revealed their stunning paint master of Scorpion's 18" Premium Format Statue! Not only does he feature his iconic spear, he comes complete with an alternate (half) skull head, LED eyes, and detachable swords which can also be placed in his hands. Our MKO 20% Discount Links for both Rain and Scorpion will be available soon.

If you are one of the lucky who pre-ordered the 10" Raiden statue and the 1:2 Scorpion Bust, you should know that both products will be finished and released between the 30th and 31st of December and begin shipment on January 2nd.

We are also happy to announce another great opportunity for MK fans everywhere: Syco Collectibles want to know YOUR personal thoughts and ideas for Noob Saibot's statue and pose!

While there is still a good amount of characters currently in development (Shao Kahn, Sonya Blade, Rain, Mileena, and Scorpion), Noob Saibot fans should be happy to know that he has been chosen as one of their new upcoming statues for 2012. Production on the evil 'Wraith' will begin within the early months of next year along side the much anticipated Motaro and another soon to be revealed fan-favorite (who could he be? Speculate here!).

You are encouraged to propose and share ideas about how you would like Syco Collectibles to sculpt and pose Noob Saibot in here. Syco Collectibles will take into account all of the proposed ideas and the most popular suggestions will be taken into consideration for his final design. Start with your input and suggestions today, as it is likely that you will determinate Noob Saibot's pose.

Syco Collectibles is happy to give everyone the opportunity to voice their ideas and thoughts for their statues' poses and costumes, so, expect more threads featuring other characters in the future. Check out Skarlet's Thread right here and make sure to voice your suggestions and ideas for her statue.

Check out or New Poll concerning Sektor and Cyrax and don't forget to visit their Official Facebook and help them get '1000 Likes' for a teaser of their upcoming 18" Sonya Blade statue!

Make sure to visit IGN for a chance to win a Syco Collectible's 10" Scorpion Statue through their Free Sh1t Sweeps contest. Check out their video featuring Syco Collectibles for more information:

MK Online Member Discount : As we've mentioned in our previous features; we have managed to procure a fantastic opportunity for the MK Online community! Syco Collectibles are to be offering us and yourselves a generous and staggering 20% lifetime discount on all their Mortal Kombat Collectibles current and future. Below are the updated links for each currently available product for pre-order at the exclusive 20% Discount:

Merry Christmas from Mortal Kombat Online!

This Christmas marks the 13th Year Anniversary for Mortal Kombat Online. It has been a wonderful journey and, as always, a memorable adventure. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this fantastic community and to all of those who have been a part of our world.

We wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a very Happy Holiday Season to our friends over at NetherRealm Studios and all of the MK fans around the globe!

Art by Mero Akira (Meroaki)

Art by Joanna Castillo (MKNinjaChick)

We thank you for your support and we look forward to keep bringing you the best service concerning the latest news and updates about the MK series. Expect some big changes and surprises in the near future!

The best of wishes from your Mortal Kombat Online team.

Mortal Kombat Southern California Regionals 2011- Tournament Event!

Following the success of Northeast Championship (NEC XII) Event, another major Tournament, SoCal Regionals, featuring Mortal Kombat is ready to take place TODAY, Saturday the 17th!

Show your support for MK by watching the Tournament and the competition through the following links:

STREAM LINKS for the Event:

LevelUp channel 1
LevelUp channel 2

Tournament Information:

LOCATION: Irvine, California
START DATE: Dec 17th, 2011 (10 AM PST / 1 PM EST / 7 PM CET)
END DATE: Dec 18th, 2011 (10 PM PST / 1 AM EST / 7 AM CET)
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: SoCal Regionals

Tentative stream schedule:



Saturday, Dec 17th- pool play (stream link: LevelUp channel 2)
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM PST
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM EST
11:00 PM - 12:45 AM CET (Central European Time)


Sunday, Dec 18th - top 4 (stream link: LevelUp channel 1)
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM PST
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM EST
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM CET

To view the Tournament bracket click here. Keep in mind that the bracket will continue to be updated throughout the Tournament.

We can provide you some of the names that will be competing and their expected character selection:

vVv REO - Kabal
Osu 16-bit - Kitana
Michaelangelo - Quan Chi, Stryker, Kabal
Online Tony 213 - Kabal
EG Justin Wong - Raiden
Denzell Terry - Liu Kang
EGP Tyrant - Jax
vVv Krayzie Bone - Cyrax, Ermac
STB Shujinkydink - Quan Chi, Stryker
ADG Wonder Chef - Sonya, Reptile
XBlades - Liu Kang
Shoryuken - Sub-Zero

As part of the fun, expect some fantastic Mortal Kombat Cosplay! For more information, check out SoCal Regional's Official Cosplay Contest link and support your favorites!

Special thanks to our forum member, Nephrite, for providing all of the above information and details! Thank you for helping us out with this News Lead and updates!

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MK Updates: IGN Top 100, Google Top 10, Fan-Film, Komplete Edition & more!

2011 has been a good year for Mortal Kombat and NetherRealm Studios. Not satisfied with the return of action figures, new high quality Statue Collectibles, special marketing commercials, a successful web-series, the confirmation of a new movie, being featured in various major Tournament Events and becoming the 'Best Selling Fighting Game of the year', the game has also been crowned the 'Best Fighting Game of the Year' by Spike's VGA, the Golden Joystick Awards, and the Official US Xbox Magazine among others.

Gaming website, IGN has made a list of their Top 100 Favorite Video Game Moments and Mortal Kombat's famous "FINISH HIM!" is featured among the top!

"Gruesome, yes, but Mortal Kombat's fatalities were never so over-the-top that they were genuinely disturbing. They were extravagant fullstops, ludicrous spectacles of splatter and gore. But they weren't always easy to execute. Back when Mortal Kombat was released, one couldn't just look up how to do them on the internet. Fatalities were discovered through trial and error, circulated between friends and published in magazines. Once the words "Finish Him" rang out and the screen dimmed, the pressure was on. Some were complicated, some were easy, but all required expert timing. Once perfected, there was no better way to humiliate a cocky friend or shock an unsuspecting relative at Christmas than by removing their spine like perfectly-steamed Dover sole."

IGN also featured Mortal Kombat in their Goriest and most violent games of 2011 video montage. Check out their Year in Violence.

Moving on, Google statistics revealed that Mortal Kombat is among the Top 5 Most Searched Games of 2011 ahead of games such as 'The Elder Scolls V', 'Mass Effect 3', and 'Battlefield 3'.

While little details of 'Mortal Kombat Vitality' and 'Mortal Kombat: KOMPLETE EDITION' have been revealed, both titles remain a mystery that is open to speculation and guessing. What we do know is that Ed Boon has stopped all the rumors concerning NRS "taking a long break" from Mortal Kombat. The team is currently working on MK-related and non-MK related games.

Finally, you might be interested in the following fan-made Film: Click here for video, information, and details. The project was created and produced by Northern Five Entertainment and features a couple of surprises (one relating to MK). Check out their video:

Thanks to forum member, WeaponTheory, for bringing this video to the community's attention.

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Mortal Kombat Wins Best Fighting Game at the 2011 Spike VGAs!

Tonight marked a big win for Netherrealm Studios, as Mortal Kombat took home the award for Best Fighting Game at the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards, beating out King of Fighters XIII, Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, and WWE All Stars.  This is not the first major award the game has been awarded; It was also the recipient of Best Fighting Game of the Year at the 2011 Golden Joystick Awards [Full story], and crowned 'Fighting Game of the Year' by the Official US Xbox Magazine:

Winning a fight takes three things: the guts to face down your enemy, the intelligence to play it smart, and most importantly, the will to endure. This year saw plenty of beautiful brawlers, but, when the dust settled, the one with the most heart claimed the prize. Mortal Kombat, with its deep suite of modes and dogged devotion to its fanbase, made us love it - thus securing it its knockout victory.

 

Don't expect a new Mortal Kombat title anytime soon, however.  Co-creator and lead designer Ed Boon announced tonight that Netherrealm Studios is taking a hiatus from the series, and are currently focusing on an unannounced project.  This doesn't come as a surprise, as just this week the team released Batman: Arkham City Lockdown for iOS devices.  He also stated that there will be no additional downloadable content released for Mortal Kombat (2011).  The aforementioned news of a hiatus has since conflicted with a recent tweet Boon made via his Twitter Account:

"RT @Tyrant_Cenobite @noobde You really taking a hiatus from Mortal Kombat? Noobde: No. NetherRealm is working on MK and non-MK games! :)"

 

Congratulations to Netherrealm Studios for all their success this year!

MKO Exclusive: Syco Collectibles: Shao Kahn, Ermac, Skarlet, Rain clues, Liu Kang and more!

At the beginning of the summer, Mortal Kombat Online was proud to announce it's affiliation with Syco Collectibles - a specialty manufacturer in licensed and proprietary collectible products who has recently acquired the Mortal Kombat licence for both Mortal Kombat 2011 and 'Klassic' Mortal Kombat's to manufacture highly-detailed and faithful Characters from our beloved franchise. You can check out the fourth feature right here and our previous 'Character Spotlight' right here.

UPDATE: Shao Kahn 1:2 Bust!

Four new teaser images of the mighty Emperor of Outworld, Shao Kahn, have been unveiled! Syco Collectibles delivered their promise to reveal the bust of Shao Kahn once they gathered a total of '600 likes' through their Official Facebook Page:

The outstanding collectible features the tyrant in his Alternate Costume complete with a removable helmet! This special treat allows a closer look to the rare sighting of Kahn's true face. Shao Kahn made his first unmasked appearance in 1993 during the Mortal Kombat II Official Comic Book and 12 years later during the final battle of the action-adventure game Shaolin Monks in 2005.

The 'Conqueror of Realms' will retail for $225.00 and he will feature glowing red LED eyes. The bust will be available for purchase in Q2 2012. Expect a pre-order link with our 20% Exclusive Discount soon!

Hurry and tell your friends to 'like' affiliation with Syco Collectibles as they have promised to reveal Rain once they reach '700 likes'. Anticipate a teaser of Sonya Blade at '1000 likes'!

With Part V of our Exclusive Syco Collectibles Feature on its way, this week we are happy to give you our second 'Character Spotlight' featuring the impressive 18" paint master of Shao Kahn's enslaved enforcer, Ermac - who is the second of their 18" Premium Format MK statues and is available to Pre-Order right now.

Ermac is featured wearing his iconic MK(2011) primary costume in a pose that honors his official render. The impressive attention to detail, color, and the high quality reproduction of the intricate designs in his costume all around, make this collectible one of Syco's most memorable creations and an absolute must for MK fans everywhere. Ermac comes complete with "Glow in the Dark" Eyes and stands an impressive 19.5" tall. In other words: Flawless Victory!

Make sure to check out what GameInformer had to say about this incredible statue coinciding with an IGN Editorial Feature on the Mortal Kombat range as a whole (even mentioning Mortal Kombat Online!).

The popular 'Fusion of Souls' will retail for $249.99 - But MK Online members can nab an exclusive 20% Discount!

We are also excited to announce their newly revised and updated 10" Statue of the Shaolin Monk, Liu Kang! Syco Collectibles listened and took into consideration the feedback and messages from their fans. They have re-sculpted and re-sized the facial expression, hair and head of Earth's Champion in order to please the majority of their followers:

As part of our Syco Collectibles Spotlight, we are happy to show you their most recent Production Blog. This time it features Sub-Zero's 18" Premium Format Statue which was shipped to everyone who ordered him yesterday! His statue has sold out and its currently on "Wish List" status. You can view all of their images and read the complete blog by clicking on the following link:

Production Blog - 18" Sub-Zero:

We will have another batch of exclusive First-Look Previews very soon, so, keep your eyes open for our Part V Syco Collectibles Feature. We are happy to confirm that two special statues of MK's first lady, Sonya Blade, are well on the works. You can expect to learn more information concerning Sonya in the near future.

Also in the works is Rain's 18" Premium Format Statue. For now, we can only reveal two hints about what you can expect from the ambitious 'traitor of the realms':

1) He will be sculpted in an iconic pose.

2) He won't be thirsty.

Share your guesses and your thoughts here!

We are also happy to announce a great opportunity for MK fans everywhere: Syco Collectibles want to know YOUR personal thoughts and ideas for Skarlet's statue and pose!

In this thread, fans will be able to propose and share ideas about how they would like Syco Collectibles to sculpt and pose the red-hair female ninja. Syco Collectibles will take into account all of the proposed ideas and the most popular suggestions will be taken into consideration for her final design. So, start voicing and sharing your ideas today as is likely that you will determinate Skarlet's pose.

Syco Collectibles is happy to give everyone the opportunity to voice their ideas and thoughts for their statues' poses and costumes, so, expect more 'Character Spotlight Threads' featuring other characters in the future.

Don't forget to visit their Official Facebook and help them get 600 likes for another Special Teaser of their upcoming Shao Kahn bust!

MK Online Member Discount : As we've mentioned in our previous features; we have managed to procure a fantastic opportunity for the MK Online community! Syco Collectibles are to be offering us and yourselves a generous and staggering 20% lifetime discount on all their Mortal Kombat Collectibles current and future. Below are the updated links for each currently available product for pre-order at the exclusive 20% Discount:

NEC XII Tournament to feature MK2011, MKvsDC, MK2, UMK3, and MKT! Live Stream starts today!

Due to take place in Philadelphia Saturday, December 3rd (today) and Sunday, December 4th, the Northeast Championship (NEC XII) is a major Tournament Event that will be available to stream live by clicking on the following links:

STREAM LINK 1 (Saturday/Sunday): KombatNetwork *Starts at 2 PM local time. (For Euro fans: 8 PM Central European Time)

STREAM LINK 2: (Sunday): TeamSp00ky *Start time - will update!

 

The tournament will be a treat for Mortal Kombat fans as it will feature an intense variety of the series most memorable titles, including: Mortal Kombat 2011, MK vs DC Universe, MK II, MK Ultimate, and MK Trilogy!

 

UPDATE: Today's MK2011 stream has been cancelled due to bandwidth priority issues. No news yet on whether or not tomorrow's streams will still air.

 

Schedules:

MK2011 Tourney is scheduled to start at 2 PM local time with the pool play while the Top8 will take place on Sunday, Dec. 4th (will update with the start time). (Saturday - STREAM LINK 1; Sunday - STREAM LINK 2).

MK Trilogy Tourney is scheduled to start on Saturday, following MK2011 pool play, at cca. 10 PM local time. If MK2011 takes longer than expected, MKT will be moved to Sunday and will start after UMK3 tourney ends (see below). (STREAM LINK 1)

MK vs DC Tourney (and Killer Instinct) is scheduled to start on Sunday, 2 PM local time. (STREAM LINK 1)

MKII and UMK3 Tourneys are scheduled to start on Sunday at 3 PM local time. (STREAM LINK 1)

In case you need help figuring out the hours, please go to World Clock as it will help you out with the schedule. Philadelphia (which is where the tournament takes place) is in the3rd column.

Some of the big names (and their likely to be chosen characters) that will be competing in the Mortal Kombat 2011 Tournament are:

CD Jr.- Jax, Freddy

REO- Kabal

Tom Brady- Sub-Zero, Johnny Cage

Maxter- Cyrax, Raiden, Sektor

Crazy Dominican- Kitana

Chris G- Reptile

Riu48- Sonya

Check- random select for pool play/Scorpion player

DetroitBallin313- Shang Tsung

TS Sabin- Reptile, Kenshi

Krayzie Bone - Cyrax, Ermac, Raiden

To learn more about the Event, please visit the following links: NEC XII Official Site/Online Registration, more Live Stream information, the Location, About the NorthEast Championship and all games and rules.

Massive and special thanks to our forum member, Nephrite, who helped us gather all this valuable information and who brought this News Lead to our attention!

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Vote Mortal Kombat 9 for the World Game Cup 2012! Vote now!

Due to take place in the Palais des Festivals de Cannes, France, from February 17th to the 19th, the World Game Cup is one of France's biggest Tournament Events.

The World Game Cup's goal is to bring together the best fighting game players in the world for 3 days of intense competition.

Six official games for the 2012 Edition have been selected, however, the seventh game of the tournament will be chosen and voted by the public through their official poll.

Mortal Kombat 9 is on this list and while the game still leads the competition, Garou: Mark of the Wolves is catching up. To support Mortal Kombat 9, please register and vote through their website. Help Mortal combat 9 be the chosen game title for this famous Tournament Event!

To register for the competition and more information concerning the World Game Cup, location, winning prizes, etc, visit their Official Website.

Special thanks to forum member, STORMS, for bringing this News Lead to our attention.

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