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1:00 PM on 01.13.2015

Pop Culture Shock calls upon Mortal Kombat's Raiden

Pop Culture Shock's latest Mortal Kombat statue is arriving for pre-orders next month, and it's perhaps no shock that Raiden is next in the series. The popular thunder god from the MK franchise will be 1/4-scale and available...

Brian Szabelski



NYCC 2014: Mezco photo
NYCC 2014: Mezco
by Scarecroodle

The Mortal Kombat franchise seems to have finally caught a break as Mezco displayed some great-looking figures based on the upcoming Mortal Kombat X. Other items on display included some Judge Dredd figures and the Dark Knight Returns Batman along with the expected (and now familiar) mix of tv show toys, Living Dead Dolls, and the such.

The headliners here are obviously the Mortal Kombat figures which, despite possibly having smallish heads and somewhat lacking in articulation, look great. I can't recall the last time that I wanted to pick up a Mortal Kombat figure but these are solid renditions that feature nice detail and cool paintwork... just not as much articulation as I'd like. The first three figures unveiled were predictably the ninjas Scorpion and Subzero along with series staple Raiden. These are probably the best we'll see for quite some time. Look for them in 2015.

Almost everything else (including Batman) seemed to be on display at SDCC. However, the one obvious exception were some Judge Dredd figures... which we only have blurry photos of (but here's AFI's coverage to make up for it). Like Batman, the figure seems to have a separate costume (albeit of a different material, one better suited to Judge Dredd) and has a decent amount of detail. However, given that the material looks to be thick, I'm wondering how well the articulation will work.

Be sure to check out the gallery for additional images.

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2:00 PM on 10.14.2014

NYCC 2014: Pop Culture Shock

It probably won't be much of a surprise that Pop Culture Shock arrived at New York Comic Con with some of their new licensed collectibles. After all, they have a pretty good track record of putting out expensive, but "worth t...

Brian Szabelski

9:00 PM on 04.20.2014

WonderCon 2014: Pop Culture Shock

If I told you that Pop Culture Shock's painted RoboCop statue was the first thing that caught my eye from WonderCon, would you be surprised? Or better yet, can you blame me? From the metallic finish to the tiniest details on ...

Brian Szabelski


8:00 PM on 04.14.2014

Pre-orders for Pop Culture Shock's Baraka open April 21

Pop Culture Shock's newest 1/4-scale Mortal Kombat 9 figure is the razor-toothed (and razor-armed) Baraka, and boy, does he look awesome. I'm not a big Baraka fan at all but the sculpt, especially that sinister toothy grin, l...

Brian Szabelski

2:00 PM on 12.31.2013

PopcultureShock's MK9 Sub-Zero wishes you an ice day

Winter may be here but January is about to get a lot colder with Pop Culture Shock Collectibles' 1/4-scale Mortal Kombat 9 Sub-Zero whose pre-orders start January 6. PCSC is turning down the thermostat with two versions of th...

Scarecroodle



Tomopop LinkUP: The Girls und Painter edition photo
Tomopop LinkUP: The Girls und Painter edition
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Hello and welcome back to another round of Tomopop LinkUP! December 12 is observed as 'National Ding-A-Ling Day', a day set aside to watch out for crazy people. I couldn't say why, but doesn't that also mean it's a good day to act crazy? I don't see why not! After all there's a very fine line between genius and insanity and it probably takes a good amount of both to make it in the figure world. 

This week we're looking at some brilliantly warped works from a number of designers and customizers as well as a number of great looking ladies along with a few other things. 

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10:45 AM on 10.13.2013

NYCC 2013: Pop Culture Shock

Connoisseurs of gigantic figures, this part of NYCC is for you! Pop Culture Shock is all about going big. For starters you can see their life size Akuma bust. It's cool but also a bit creepy thanks to the stylized face. Upon ...

Tianxiao Ma



Cool yourself with Pop Culture Shock's Sub-Zero statue photo
Cool yourself with Pop Culture Shock's Sub-Zero statue
by Vanessa Cubillo

Pop Culture Shock has its newest addition for their 1.4th scale statue line, Sub-Zero from Mortal Kombat. Modeled to look as he appeared in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Sub-Zero will be available in two versions. He will be available at any and all retailers that carry Pop Culture Shock collectibles, but only at their official website will you be able to get the exclusive version.

This Sub-Zero statue measures 19 inches tall and stands in fighting position, but only with the exclusive version will you get four extra sets of arms. These extra arms will let you replicate his ice moves. Pre-order will begin on May 20th with the regular version listed as US$325, and the exclusive version listed as US$335. Sub-Zero can be expected to ship out between October-December. 

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9:00 AM on 04.30.2013

Big news comes in threes for Pop Culture Shock

Pop Culture Shock Collectibles is sending off April in a big way with some major news! PCSC has announced that they've recruited the talents of Ken Lily as head of product development. Ken has been a fixture in the toy indust...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Custom Made Monday: A new coat of paint photo
Custom Made Monday: A new coat of paint
by Brian Szabelski

Today's my birthday, and as such, I figured today would be as good a day as any to announce the rebirth of Munn-day Morning Recap into a new, expanded feature — Custom Made Monday.

Custom Made Monday expands on what Munn-day Morning Recap did; no longer will we just be rounding up Munnys and Dunnys, but a full assortment of customs from all over the place. You might see custom figures from Jin Saotome; Munnys from notable artists in the designer toy scene; custom gunpla, figmas and Nendoroids and garage kits when they cross our radar; and more. A lot of customs of all sorts will still get featured in their own posts on Tomopop too, so don't worry; they're not all going away. Heck, MMR may even return if we have a particularly good reason for doing so.

For the first Custom Made Monday, we're giving you a taste of what to expect. This time, we have custom designer toys alongside Nendoroids, action figures, even prop replicas that have been made by hand. Not every Custom Made Monday will be this big ... but since this is #1, why not? Hit the jump to check it all out!

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Pop Culture Shock sends Shao Khan to rule your collection photo
Pop Culture Shock sends Shao Khan to rule your collection
by Brian Szabelski

If you remember back to our last post about Pop Culture Shock, you might remember we mentioned an upcoming Shao Khan 1/4-scale figure. Well, here he is, and I am very, very impressed. The latest in their Mortal Kombat polystone line, Shao Khan comes in his signature armor with his trusty warhammer to smash do-gooders' skulls in. You also get an extra head with him should you want to display him unmasked ... but I'd rather leave him as is because he looks much more imposing.

If you want him, you'll have two choices to pick from, both shipping in July/August. Fur US$350, you get the regular edition, limited to 350 pieces that includes everything mentioned above. For US$360, you get the Konqueror Edition; that one comes with a spear instead of a warhammer (you don't get both weapons) and is limited to just 150 pieces. A full rundown of all the details is on Pop Culture Shock's website, so please be sure to read it; there's a lot to parse through, but both statues require a US$100 deposit and PCS is doing this via PayPal only at this time.

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