Mortal Kombat action figures, based on the hit video game by Midway Entertainment, were released as a new toy line in 1994 by Hasbro. Many of the old G.I.Joe molds were used to bring the characters of Mortal Kombat into action figure form - thus they look extremely similar to the G.I.Joe action figures. However, the Mortal Kombat figures and vehicles have no reference to G.I.Joe anywhere on the cards, packaging, or in their promotion.
In the summer of 1995, New Line Cinema released a movie version of Mortal Kombat. As a tie-in with this film, Hasbro did some re-working of a few figures and rereleased a new set of Mortal Kombat figures. The packaging was nearly the same, except for a sticker that read "Special Movie Edition." However, the figures were not all the same.
These figures are not considered part of the G.I.Joe line and probably should be thought of as close cousins to the G.I.Joe line. However, the movie edition of Shang-Tsung is a figure that no G.I.Joe collector should be without.
Smoke Kano Goro johnny Cage (from 2 Pack) Reptile Shang tsung (driver) Filecards from the Collection of Curtis "BIGFAN" Letson
Reptile from the collection of: Ed Dam
Liu-Kang, Scorpion, Shang-Tsung, Sub-Zero from the collection of: Nathaniel Oliver
Carded Scorpion from the collection of: Tim Timmermans
Carded Smoke from the collection of: Tony Charland
Liu-Kang, Scorpion, carded Shang-Tsung, carded Liu-Kang, carded Johnny Cage, carded Sonya Blade from the collection of: Howard Willison
Johnny Cage and Shang-Tsung (driver) from the collection of: Patrick Stewart
Movie Edition Liu Kang, Rayden, Shang Tsung, Sonya Blade, Sub Zero Carded/Filecards from the collection of: Dalkeil
Kombat Cycle, carded Rayden, carded Goro/Johnny Cage 2 Pack, carded Sub-Zero from the collection of: Dave T. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dragon MK-1 from the collection of: Scott Fenwick
Other figures from the collection of: E. Son