Thursday 19 July 2012

Ermac Premium Format Statue from Syco Collectibles

I'm a huge fan of the Mortal Kombat franchise, even though I didn't play the early games in the series that started it all. I only got a Playstation 2 less than 10 years ago and hardly visited the arcades when I was younger. (Sad childhood.. I know!) My first real Mortal Kombat were the movies though I have had heard about Mortal Kombat before that. I remember playing MK: Shaolin Monks, MK: Armageddon and something else before that.. and most hardcore MK fans don't even consider them the best Mortal Kombat games. But I liked MK: Armageddon because of the huge fighter list and the story was a set-up for a reboot.

So when Mortal Kombat 9 came out in 2011, I was stoked. It was a chance for me to start afresh with MK storyline even though the alternate storyline had some differences from the original. Game was good, the lore had me hooked but where were the collectibles? I needed collectibles! I love collecting figurines of video games that I really like, so I needed some. 

At that time the only Mortal Kombat figures of any scale were created by Jazwares. But to be honest, they didn't seem to impress me much. The figures were not out yet so I waited, still contemplating if I should get the not-so-impressive stuff MK figures or just make do with none.

Then came along announcements from Pop Culture Shock and Syco Collectibles that they were gonna do Statues! To cut things short.. Made my deposits on statues from both companies, got my statues from 1 company, waited very long for the other to arrive, wasn't too impressed with the service, decided to stick with one in the end. (That's a tale for another time..)

Anyway, I was very impressed with the awesome customer service from Syco Collectibles as well as the quality of their products. Bought one after another, and just arrived my latest from them yesterday evening.
Ermac from their 18 Inch Premium Format Line!

Comes in 2 poses, with & without the Green Mist feature.

No. 056/250!

We are Many! You are but One!

Really huge & heavy statue. Detail is impressive. The "strings" swaying to the right gives the wind-effect making it seem that Ermac is really conjuring up the souls. I forgot to try out the glow-in-the-dark feature but the eyes should have that effect according to the description at the back. 

The Green Mist feature is the highlight of this statue. I don't have a lot of experience with statues to know if it could have been done better but I like it. 

Sadly I have to pack it back into the box after the "photo-shoot". Don't have space in my current place to put it up for display so it's packed up waiting to be unleashed again when I get my own place. Would have loved to take a picture of it together with the previously released Sub Zero from the same line, which is also packed. 

This line looks promising and with Scorpion, Rain and Cyrax all in various stages of production, I'm hoping my new place is ready soon!

Anyway, if you guys plan to get this piece, do grab it fast. Only 250 were made and I believe not many are left.

More pictures of Ermac here

Hope you guys like my "review". This is my first time attempting a review. Do feel free to comment and contructive criticism is always welcome. Do you want to see more reviews on my other Mortal Kombat statues? Do tell me below.

Edited on 20 July: Posted a link to the Slideshow rather than embedding it here. Not sure why the pictures are randomized when it's embedded. I organized it for a reason!