Sub-Zero (1995 Mortal Kombat Movie)
The Mortal Kombat ninjas came in a rainbow of fruit flavors. This one is my favorite. I’ve mentioned several times before that I like clear and translucent figures. Not only does this figure hit my “clear toy” spot, it also incorporates what the cool kids who know too much about the toy industry call “soft goods”. We regular folks call it cloth.
The Joe line that donated its style and articulation didn’t see much in the way of cloth accessories. The Mortal Kombat line however made several uses of it, including capes, and in this case, belts and tunics. Does it add much to the figure? I think so. Is it effective? Not entirely, because it’s notoriously difficult to create realistic outfits at this scale. The tunic and clear plastic at least separate this Sub-Zero from the previous release. Even though I had already picked up the other ninjas in the line, those two elements made the figure stand out from the others, and I still find it an interesting curiosity today.