Reptile was the third and final ninja I’ve needed for my Storm Collectibles Mortal Kombat series. There’s more options for ninja fans, but I just need him to join Sub-Zero and Scorpion. Let’s find out if Reptile licks the competition.
Packaging: I like the Mortal Kombat package set up. It gives me the sense of the old games with the slightly faded graphics, the big portrait on the side and the wide logo.
The bio is very comprehensive and we see a nice breakdown of all of the available options and display possibilities.
Likeness: There’s no real changes from Sub-Zero or Scorpion as should be the case. The gi is properly scaled with the right amount of folds and layers. The scaled pattern of the gi actually works better for Reptile than the other two as it plays in more to his theme.
He comes with the Mortal Kombat 2 mask, which is much more detailed than the plain MK1 mask. It makes more sense for Reptile than the other ninjas as I like the sense that this mask is restraining his reptilian self.
Scale: Reptile still has that semi-pin head as the other ninjas. This ninja buck is smaller than the Storm Collectibles Street Fighter V series, but not by much.
He’s also much shorter than newer figures like Raiden and Cyrax. I don’t mind this as much with Reptile as he can be shorter, but I do wish Sub-Zero and Scorpion were taller.
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Paint: I procrastinated and had to get the special edition bloody edition. That means there’s random blood smear effects throughout. I don’t mind that with Reptile since I don’t see him cleaning his gi after munching on his opponents.
The bloody effects are smeared on his fists and actually look pretty cool. It’s not something I would want on every figure, but it’s nice to have on certain figures.
As with the other ninjas, there’s a little wear and tear on the gauntlets and shin guard pieces to show that Reptile isn’t rocking new gear every time he faces a new opponent.
Articulation: The Storm Collectibles articulation model might be the best in the 6- to 8-inch scale. You can hit all of his trademark moves and thanks to the softness of the gi, there’s no restrictions to the movement. It’s cool having a fighting game figure with no limitations on simulating the moves.
Accessories: Reptile comes with a great array of accessories.
As usual, there are tons of hand options. We’ve got flat palms, grasping hands and open hands.
Reptile also has a translucent force ball/wall and a glop of acid liquid.
There’s also a Mortal Kombat mask to go along with the MK2 detailed mask.
But the best accessory is the reptile head sculpt. It’s very detailed with scales and sinister sculpt. The jaw is articulated allowing the long reptile tongue to get inserted. There is a smaller one that takes a little bit of work to remove, but once you reach the sweet spot with the tab, it’s not too difficult and the longer tongue swaps out easily afterwards.
Worth It? I grabbed Reptile for $55. That’s a fair price for this highly detailed, highly articulated line with so many accessories. The regular variant is long since sold out, but you can still get the bloody version.
Rating: 10 out of 10
The extra head really helps make Reptile stand out and be more than just another simple ninja color swap figure. He’s the last one I’ll need with this base body, but in a lot of ways is my favorite.
Where to Get It: Reptile is quickly selling out so don’t delay. These guys tend to get super expensive once they sell out at the normal online retailers.