Are y'all ready for some Mortal Kombat reviews? OK, while I definitely like the character designs for Mortal Kombat and enjoy the original movie (haven't seen the newest one yet) I've never been a big fan of the games themselves. I'm more of a Street Fighter fan. The last Mortal Kombat game I played was Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe... so it's been a minute. What turned me on to picking up some Mortal Kombat figures, then? Spawn, baby. Spawn. I've seen many of the Spawn figures from the Mortal Kombat XI toyline by McFarlane Toys but while perusing GameStop the other day I stumbled upon the two new bloody variants. Not only did these look awesome but they were on sale as well (maybe 20% off?) so I snagged two of the new Spawn figures. So, yes, Spawn is a character in Mortal Kombat 11. He was introduced in Kombat pack 1 as a guest character but seems to have received more figures in the Mortal Kombat 11 line than any other character. Kind of funny, right? Hey, Spawn sells. The first of the two new figures I picked up is Malefik Spawn (Bloody Disciple), a blood splattered Spawn variant based on one of the in-game skins simply called The Disciple. I picked him up because he's cool looking and the blood splatter effect is just fantastic. Let's take a look at Malefik Spawn (Bloody Disciple) after the break...
* I'm really enjoying Spawn (I'm reading the compendiums and just finished the Exterminator story arc) but even more important than the story is that Spawn just has to look cool. This version of Spawn definitely looks like he's been armored up and stylized for the Mortal Kombat tournament which makes him pretty cool. Clad in dark grey and white with gold highlights, this is a pretty eye-catching take on good ol' Al Simmons in his Hellspawn garb. I love the crazy gold shoulder pads and the gold skulls on his belt. All of the costume details are well sculpted, too, so there's a lot of unique texture here to admire.
* Rather than a flat, superhero styled mask, Malefik Spawn looks like he's wearing a metal mask. The gold looks really cool, especially with those striking green eyes. There's some weird cuts in the mask around the mask area that sort of give off the impression of a mouth that has been stitched closed, kind of like how Spawn's mouth is sometimes portrayed when his mask is off.
* I think all of the Mortal Kombat Spawn figures so far share the same cape. It's not removable but it is fairly pliable and it looks cool. It's nice and layered looking (through it really is just one piece).
* Spawn just oozes coolness and he's always been a fan of asymmetrical accessorization. His left gauntlet is a bit plainer with some decorative flourishes while his right gauntlet looks like a gold plated bird skull. Or something. Anyone recognize the skull? Maybe it's just decorative?
* Spawn is also rocking some asymmetrical boots. the left just has a gold design on the cuff while the right is more intricate and adorned with a skull.
* Malefik Spawn comes with two necroplasm effects which are designed to fit in his hands. I like the green, glowing effect of the plastic and the way the tendrils of necroplasm are sculpted differently. One's a bit more flowy and flame like while the other looks barbed and sharp. Maybe more like lightning?