Goro!? Street Fighter?! What’s this guy doing here?
At one point, Mortal Kombat was in fact going to be part of the GI JOE line officially. Due to the violent nature of the Mortal Kombat brand and GI JOE being Hasbro’s own… certain parties at Hasbro felt that MK should remain removed from the GI JOE brand entirely. Obviously, several G.I. Joe molds made it into the Mortal Kombat toy line (all the vehicles). As such, a look into Goro’s construction process is a unique look at the tale end of the vintage Joe brand.
Pictured: Goro 2up paint master, Goro 2up wax head, Goro 2up sculpting buck aka “The Goro buck” (Sculpting buck torso pieces fused together and altered to create a four-armed armature on which could be sculpted a character that has 4 limbs), Goro concept sketch internal copy, Goro retail figure (silver wrist bands), Goro preproduction “version” (white wrist bands), 2 Goro first shots/test shots.