Mortal Kombat Kano test shot

Mortal Kombat Kano test shot 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.

Mortal Kombat Kano test shotAgain, 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.

Mortal Kombat Kano test shotKano here has the same body as 1993 Dice, part of Ninja Force.  Everything is the same neck down.  But Kano gets a new head.  Here’s a link to him fully painted.

Mortal Kombat Kano test shotNote 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.

Mortal Kombat Kano test shotMy test shot Kano has the same “Real Ninja Action/Spring Action FLYING DRAGON” arm thingee movement as Dice and Red Ninja.

Mortal Kombat Kano test shotI think Dice/Red Ninja/Kano had the biggest knee pads of any G.I. Joe toy ever.  That would be quite a Fatality, suffocating an opponent pinned under Kano’s knee.

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One response to “Mortal Kombat Kano test shot

  1. Clutch

    Those are some EXTREME knee pads of truly Liefeldian proportions. But hey, it was the 90’s after all…

    Kano’s head does have a lot of character. I wish Hasbro had reused it in the following decade before the o-ring figures were retired.

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