I was overdue on knocking out some more Storm Collectibles figures and decided I’d naturally skip the line and go with my latest addition the Mortal Kombat Cyrax figure. Unlike the ninjas, I only really like Cyrax and Sektor of the cybernetic characters and won’t go chasing after the other color palette versions. Let’s see if this figure will ensnare me or make me have buyer’s remorse.
Packaging: Storm Collectibles always has one of the cooler package designs. I like the wide window to showcase the figure and most of the accessories, the big brand logo and the portrait that starts on the front and carries over to the side. The other side features a shot of the figure.
On the back we get a slew of pictures showing various poses and accessories as well as an excellently thorough bio.
Likeness: Cyrax just has one of the cooler designs of the series. It’s this smart license workaround of a Predator visual with a great color scheme to distinguish it enough.
Storm Collectibles captured that look great starting with that terrific head sculpt. I love the all the details with the slots in the mouth rebreather area, the tubing around the ears and the hair braid.
The armor plating isn’t overly detailed as consistent with the source material, but the padding does look like it would offer greater protection. I’m also a fan of the musculature on the regular body, which is impressive.
As one of his major attacks features a chest projectile, Storm Collectibles also added some cool cybernetic detailing to remind you he’s half-man(half amazing?).
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Scale: Cyrax stands taller than the only regular sized Mortal Kombat figures I currently have opened — the ninjas — but he is definitely looking up at Shao Khan.
Paint: Yellow is a notoriously hard color to provide adequate paint coverage unless it’s molded. Storm Collectibles did that for most of the figure for the armor, which helps the figure pop.
The silver accents and armor also gives that visual boost. All of this is possible thanks to the flat black as it always makes for a good base color with vibrant color schemes.
Articulation: As usual, Storm Collectibles figures feature tremendous articulation as they’re engineered for fighting game poses.
It’s always a challenge trying to master the poses from the game.
- elbows (double-jointed)
- knees (double-jointed)
His biggest accessory is the Green-Net. It’s massive and can wrap your standard size figure.
The other is the Cyrax Bomb. You can’t actually release it from his chest cavity.
It would be nice for SC to have a plastic stand for it like they’ve done with other projectiles.
Worth It? If you shop around you can find Cyrax for a pretty decent price. I got him around $64, but you can get him now for $55. That’s a great price point for this line but there’s always those figures that become prohibitively expensive so I’d recommend jumping quick.
Rating: 9.5 out of 10
Cyrax is another fun addition to the Storm Collectibles Mortal Kombat line. He adds some needed variety to the shelf until we get more of the human characters.
Where to Get It: Get Cyrax from Amazon for $62.