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That Sonya Blade post got a lot of nice feedback, so let’s dip our bloody, broken toes back in the Midway pool and take a look at another test shot.
Again, I don’t know anything about MK (although I did see the first film when it was released), so feel free to educate me in the comments about fatalities and the live-action TV show and oh-there-was-probably-a-sanitized-kids-cartoon-on-USA-Network and such.
Note in this test shot that Kano’s arm still has the Cobra logo. But since Dice’s arms have purple paint, this led me to that one G.I. Joe figure that was recolored from 1993 Dice — 1993 Red Ninja(s). The Red Ninja arms have the same dark blue as my Kano test shot, so I think that someone at the factory in China pulled the arms off a production Red Ninja and attached it to the otherwise white body and maroon head of test shot Kano.
Some characters I have simply no attachment to. That goes for the entirety of the 1994 Mortal Kombat line, and for several reasons: 1) I wasn’t a fan of fighting games. 2) Even if I was, I gravitated towards the drawn style of a Street Fighter II over the photo-realism of Mortal Kombat or Pit Fighter. 3) These aren’t great representations of the characters since they involve so many re-used G.I. Joe parts. 4) Oh, they’re not even in the G.I. Joe line. Continue reading