Since its debut in 1992, the Mortal Kombat video games have been known for their rosters of fan-favorite fighters, and infamous for their kill shots. But while the franchise's characters have been immortalized in action figure form for decades, there's one version of each warrior that's never been brought to life in three-dimensional form.
In an interview with IGN at Comic-Con International in San Diego, McFarlane Toys founder and president Todd McFarlane showcased the company's new Mortal Kombat line. And as he did so, he expressed his interest in giving fans what they want -- namely, action figures based on the various characters' fatalities.
"People have asked us with the upcoming Mortal Kombat, would we ever do any fatality toys," McFarlane said. "You try to catch this moment, a frozen moment. So could you give them instead of some accessory like a sword or whatever, some prop. You give them that -- their heads being split, with blood going, and buy one and the other one, [and] the guy could be coming down and doing a fatality kill."
As for whether the company will ever actually recreate the franchise's goriest moments as toys, that remains up to the license holder, Warner Bros. Entertainment. McFarlane remains positive, though; in fact, he has a game plan in mind to get permission to recreate the gruesome moments. "You come out with the norm, and then you have to get the trust of your partners. And then, you just act like a little eight-year-old boy and say, 'Can I do it, can I do it?' until they either say yes, or you wear them out."
Mortal Kombat 11 is developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive. It is currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.