Dr Doggystyle interviews MK Kollector (Joe)
1) When did you first became interested in Mortal Kombat and why?
I first became interested in Mortal Kombat the very first day MK1 hit my local arcade. I think I stayed there pretty much the entire day! I was there every day for quite a while & just got hooked on it. I have followed it religiously since then.
2) When did you started collecting Mortal Kombat Merchandise ?
I started collecting MK swag as soon as I saw some items around in stores and ads for mail order items. I dont even remember what items were sold retail first? I do however remember writing down the order info for the MK2 comic & CD soundtrack that cycled through on ther MK2 machine when left unplayed. I ordered them both! ( I had to wait for it to cycle through to the ad a few times to get all the info written down & beg people to wait to play until I did! Ha ha ha ha!)
3) Do you collect other things besides Mortal Kombat ?
I used to collect some figures & comic/ video game collectible items but nothing ever as serious as I collected MK items.
4) What makes it so fun to collect Mortal Kombat items compared to people who collect different things?
I never really thought about that? I would have to say the mystical storyline, digitalized actors & of course the fatalities. I mean Sub Zero & Scorpion were always my favorite characters & I think thier “KOOL” factor just got more impressive over time as it did with the entire game & other characters. Also, the constant upgrading of the game engine with new stages & characters & the fact each character has his/her own story made you feel more involved. Lets face it, MK spawned tons of merchandise & swag. From the game to comics, figures, the movies, clothing, costumes…..the list goes on & on. I know you know how overwhelming it is Bryan! ; )
5) What is the coolest item you own?
WOW…..I would have to say my framed MKDA embossed Signed (by Mr. Boon himself) & numbered Scorpion Print. There were only 150 made. MK 1 Press Photo signed by the actors & Ed Boon & John Tobias. My MK II wool/leather embroidered jacket. My MKDA Button shirt which I have NEVER seen anywhere! ( I got that from an editor for a video game mag) Those are my favs off the top of my head!
6) And what would you still like to have?
ALL the new MK Statues by Syco coming out! THEY are sooooooooo awesome! Finally MK characters done with respect! (Some of those older MK figures…..yuk) Although the Goro Resin model was done well too, but these take detail to a new level! Subby looks amazing! I WANT THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
7) What do you think is the best Mortal Kombat game ever?
I used to love MK2 for the overall story, feel & multiple fatalities. I always loved the way MK3 & UMK3 played, for my style of playing anyway. But the new MK game has my vote. If you never played MK before…this is the one to play. I think it won a lot of new fans & brought back a lot of old fans who felt MK lost the 2D gameplay & gritty feel. This MK has it ALL covered & then some. It is also nice to see it recognized as a tournament fighter now too!
8) If you could wake up as a Mortal Kombat character, who would it be and why?
Hmmmmm, thats tough! Well Shang Tsung would be nice so I could be whoever I wanted to. (Although it might be better to have a girl friend who can morph into anyone?) Shao Kahn because of Power! Rayden to be a God. Lui Kang because he has a pure soul. A ninja would be nice too? Aww heck, I dont know?
9) Which fatality certainly should be made into a game which hasn’t been made yet?
I always wish they would do slow motion close ups! Instead of far away shot, zoom in on the part of the body being damaged & show explicit detail & multiple camera angles. Ex. Like tearing someones jaw off for instance & just seeing his face close up as it happens. Seeing the facial expressions and close up damage as it happens. Almost like the X-Ray moves captured but closer.
10) Dating Megan Fox / your dream woman or get your merchandise collection complete? Which would you prefer ?
Truthfully…….I’d just rather have her current bank account fund! He He he But she is quite a beautiful woman no doubt!