Mortal Kombat, the game that helped to not only revolutionize fighting games, but also helped people hate them more. A simple fighting game in its humble beginnings Mortal Kombat added a nice feature of adding “Fatalities” a series on controller and button moves you can perform when you beat your opponent. As it sounds this resulted in a nice grizzly death. One of the most beloved Characters of this series is Sub Zero. A black and Blue Ninja who can freeze you in your tracks. His “Fatality” is one of the more classics with him simply ripping out your head and showing off your spine. Its evolved over the years but that was the first incarnation of the character.
As he is a beloved character it should come as no surprise that he has a lot of merchandise. I mean he’s a ninja who can freeze you and also rip off your head, he should have merchandise. The newest coming in the form of a limited edition resin bust from Gentle Giant and Diamond Select Toys a beautiful brightly colored yet evil bust incased in ice this is a thing of beauty. It’s also going to be a very rare item. I can tell you right away only 1000 of these have been made. I have number 420. These will fly off shelves so after you read this order one right away.
Lets zoom in right on the head. This thing is amazing. A spot on replica if there ever was one. Deep blue mask with a light black hood. It looks just like a real ninja hood as well as you can see in this close up all the stitching lines etched into the black hood as well as where the seams would be on the bottom and sides. Its amazing all the little work that went into this. Everything looks great the choice of a lighter black is really good as it helps to showcase the bright deep blue for the face mask. Before I mention that mask look at the detail in the forehead and eyes. That part is open just like an actual ninja mask would be. You can see the deep slanted eyebrows giving it a very evil and menacing stare. The forehead is sculpted into a frown with the indent sculpted between the eyes. Throw in the bright blue eyes and you have one evil looking piece. They eyes look great. White blue and black it even has the little white dot in the pupil to add to the overall look of the piece. The flesh color is perfect and shaded under the eyes to really enhance the stare, Moving to the mask you can see it’s a bright, although not overly done blue face piece with a black vented mouth area just like in the games. The sculpting of the vents is perfect. You can see every little detail of the mesh which is a combination of black and grey giving it a real worn look. I played a few of the games the other day and this matched it perfectly. This is the most detailed meticulously sculpted bust I have ever seen.
Moving down a bit you can see the top of the chest. Notice all the wrinkles in the black hood. The hood is clearly supposed to be cloth and this looks exactly as it should. Layer after overlapping layer ruffle down from the neck and every single wrinkle is sculpted to look like real cloth. Shaded with two variations of black this looks amazing. The sides are done in a more traditional karate uniform collar and you can see all the stitching and lines as well. The shoulder is the blue section almost like padding that matches the blue in the face mask. As its also supposed to be a thicker style of cloth material you can see all the sewing lines and triangle style markings sculpted into it. Using the variation of blue with shadings of black in all the lines and etching you really do get a padded look for it. I love how they were able to use the exact same colors and etching it looks totally different. This is one amazing piece to say the least.
The back shows off all the sculpting in the hood and shoulder pads. You can see how the entire hood is sculpted with the stitching and the shoulder piece is all done to look quilt like if you will. The combination of blue and black with the shading thrown in is just spectacular to me. This is a resin piece but because of the sculpting, shading and etching it really and truly does look like padded material and spandex. The amount of work that went into this is mind boggling. Sub Zero is a favorite character of mine, and this piece really shows him off.
Finally let’s look at this base. Like most busts it sets on a pillar design. However as you can see this one is totally different. This is designed to be a big chuck on ice, similar to what Sub Zero throws from his hands. Its beautiful. Its completely done in crystal style. White, dark blue, light blue, all mixed together to give it a really sharp look that really does look like ice. A giant blast of ice that goes every which way like an explosion. Love how it is sculpted to be ridged, and disproportioned like a real chunk of ice would. It goes every which way in not rhyme or reason. Its spraying out of the ground with force just like when he shoots it from his hands. This is a detail you don’t see from other companies, and one of the many things that sets Diamond Select apart.
Overall this is an amazing piece for fans of not only Mortal Kombat but of ninjas as well. I mean this is just beautiful and would amazing in any collection. Like I said only 1000 of these have been made so order it asap. Big Bad Toy Store still has a few left so act fast. It’s a beautiful piece that’s a definite must own.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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