This Incredible Shao Kahn Statue Is Ready To Konquer Your Shelf

Mortal Kombat big bad Shao Kahn has been a major presence in the series since his debut in Mortal Kombat II. Now, the main antagonist is being immortalized outside of the series through a massive statue of him sitting atop his throne.

This 1:3 statue from PCS Collectibles was sculpted by Jerry Macaluso and stands tall at 35″ high. It’s also going to be hard to get your hands on, as the statue will be limited to 300 units (200 standard editions, 100 PCS-exclusive units with swappable heads, hands, and LED effects). To make matters worse, the statue will set you back $1,500, so even if you’re lucky enough to snatch a preorder, you better have some money to spend.

Preorders on the statue begin April 30 on PopCultureShockToys.com. You can see the statue (including the exclusive version) below.

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Contortionists Perform Dance Inspired By Mortal Kombat 

Admire the craftsmanship but try not to watch too closely.

Appearing on Asia’s Got Talent, the Adem Dance crew out of Kyrgyz Republic took the stage recently in a gold buzzer audition to try and wow the judges with a performance where the Mortal Kombat costumes turned out not to even be the weirdest part.

With Raiden playing Smoke, Sub-Zero, and Scorpion like marionettes, the dancers contort their bodies and twist their limbs to the beat of some vanilla dub step remix in which the game’s famous “finish him” fatality introduction is occasionally sampled. The audience was shocked, the judges were shocked, and so was I once I paused the video and actually saw what the performers were doing.

At a glance they simply look synchronized, but upon closer examination you can things moving in ways that definitely shouldn’t be moving. The group has a number of other videos of their work you can watch on YouTube, but Mortal Kombat is definitely a re-occurring theme.

Mortal Kombat Character Raiden Makes Their Way Into Injustice 2

Injustice 2 is getting another character added to its roster of fighters. Raiden, of course, is not out of the DC Universe, but is making their way into the game from the Mortal Kombat series.

The lightning god is now available for those who purchase the Fighter Pack #2 DLC or own the Ultimate or Digital Deluxe editions of the game. Raiden is making his Injustice debut nearly 25 years after the release of the original Mortal Kombat in 1992. 

A skin for Raiden that turns him into Black Lighting was also released today for Injustice 2. Be sure to check out our review if you’re thinking of picking up the game for Raiden or Black Lightning.