CM Punk and Hulk Hogan have not seen or spoken to each other in ages, and they have never appeared on WWE television together. However, every single member of the WWE Universe and more importantly, every single wrestling fan knows that Hulk Hogan and CM Punk have been at odds with each other recently due to Hulk Hogan’s NHL hockey playoff comments. CM Punk, a rabid and loyal Chicago Black Hawks fan, has not taken kindly to Hulk Hogan’s comments about his team. Hulk Hogan, in turn, has called CM Punk a ‘puck’ and gone out of his way to fire back at his criticisms in favor of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
CM Punk has shocked the world and WWE fans everywhere time and time again with his words. He shocked the world and WWE fans everywhere once again when he left the WWE after the 2014 Royal Rumble. And he shook the the WWE Universe and the Mixed Martial Arts fanbase as well as the entire sports world when he signed with the UFC! Sadly, this means it is extremely unlikely that we ever see CM Punk in a WWE ring again. This also means it’s extremely likely that we’ve seen our last CM Punk Mattel WWE wrestling action figure. Unless he is produced as a UFC action figure, your chances to get a CM Punk figure lie with these newly released Mattel WWE versions of the Straight Edge Superstar. With CM Punk’s popularity now only set to rise, these are going to become even more difficult to find as time goes on.
The Mattel WWE ECW CM Punk Exclusive appeared only at Ringside Collectibles and commemorated the beginning of CM Punk’s WWE career, wrestling for the ECW brand. Complete with ECW microphone, ECW Championship and gear accurate to the time frame, this smiling CM Punk recalls ‘happier times’ with the WWE. It also shows a CM Punk that is ready to fight.
The Mattel WWE Battle Packs 25 featured the attempt of the Best in the World to break apart the WrestleMania streak of The Phenom himself, The Undertaker. While CM Punk was unsuccessful in his attempt, the WWE Universe saw a grouchy, angry CM Punk that was capable of making a cerebral impact on such a massive Superstar like the Undertaker. After stealing the show at WrestleMania 29, WWE fans knew that CM Punk would never be forgotten and they have the perfect Mattel WWE Battle Pack to commemorate that.
CM Punk has paid tribute to the all time greats before, including Macho Man Randy Savage, but at SummerSlam he paid tribute to the Excellence of Execution with gear in the style of Bret Hart. This often requested and demanded Mattel WWE figure had fans finally feeling satisfied with a ‘Bret Hart’ version of CM Punk in what will likely be a crown jewel of the ongoing SummerSlam Heritage Series.
In what may be the final CM Punk Mattel WWE Elite appearance, Mattel WWE Elite 29 CM Punk includes a version of the weary, war torn and grizzled veteran. He has been to hell and back and still sees a future for himself beating whoever stands in front of him. With a removable fabric hoodie and Elite articulation, this CM Punk offers a version that hits his final appearances in the WWE right on the head. The Mattel WWE Elite 29 CM Punk proves that during his time in WWE, CM Punk truly was a butt-kicker.
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The Mattel WWE Battle Packs 29 set features some of the hottest tag teams and rivalries in the WWE today! With newcomers, close siblings and deep rooted grudge matches, the variety is clear this time around. Mattel WWE Battle Packs 29 includes:
- Los Matadores
- Cody Rhodes & Goldust (The Rhodes Brothers)
- CM Punk vs. Ryback
Since debuting in the WWE, Los Matadores have brought a stark contrast to the seriousness of the tag team division’s mainstays like The Shield and the Wyatt Family. With wildly exaggerated movesets and eccentric bull fighter outfits, they have become fan favorites among the WWE’s younger generation of fans. With their bull El Torito accompanying them to the ring, their matches have proved entertaining. The Mattel WWE Los Matadores figures will likely feature their pink face masks and current outfits. El Torito is also rumored to be released in an upcoming Mattel WWE Series set, so fans who love Los Matadores will be able to re-create their unique brand of silly action.
Cody Rhodes and Goldust enjoyed a renaissance as they teamed together and captured the WWE Tag Team Championships. Brothers who have long wanted to work together but have been unable to, Cody Rhodes and Goldust took advantage of the opportunity they were given and had a successful run. However, they have since lost their championship glory and Cody has grown increasingly frustrated with his brother. While they haven’t quite moved on from each other, the outlook doesn’t look great. Maybe if they saw their triumphant team-up immortalized in Mattel WWE wrestling figure form they would be more apt to work out their differences.
CM Punk has not been seen nor heard from in the WWE since the 2014 Royal Rumble. Ryback, who once feuded heavily with CM Punk, has moved on to specialize in tag team wrestling with Curtis Axel, but at one point these two monstrous WWE Superstar personalities were at each others throats. Both former ‘Paul Heyman guys,’ this Mattel WWE Battle Pack will likely commemorate their short feud over the services of a manager they both thought they could trust. Though neither ended up benefiting from Paul Heyman in the end, they managed to do their best to outperform each other and it may have been one of CM Punk’s last great endeavors in the WWE.
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The Mattel WWE Elite 29 lineup has been revealed, and it is filled with surprises that WWE wrestling figure fans were not quite expecting. With veterans and newcomers, the lineup is fresh and will include:
- CM Punk
- Damien Sandow
- Erick Rowan
- Luke Harper
- Andre The Giant
CM Punk has made his way into another Mattel WWE wrestling figure set, this time an Elite set, despite leaving WWE for good. Unsure of the possibly look at this point, wrestling figure fans can only speculate as to whether or not this will be a good send-off for the Best in the World.
Providing intellect to the masses in the form of teachings and musings, Damien Sandow brings his unique brand of intelligence to another Mattel WWE set. Fans may expect a Money in the Bank briefcase accessory or a possible removable t-shirt of Damien Sandow’s theory of evolution.
Luke Harper, the gigantic and dirty-shirted behemoth of the Wyatt Family, sports a beard before sporting beards were a thing in the WWE and wears flexible blue jeans. He is ready to attack and with Elite articulation, he will be even more ready to dish out the Wyatt’s brand of punishment.
Erick Rowan is also featured in Elite 29, complete with his bright red hair and hopefully a removable sheep mask accessory, which would delight fans of both WWE figures and the Wyatt Family. He currently wrestles with a jumpsuit attire, so it remains to be seen how Mattel will produce him, either similar to The Shield with molded gear or with a cloth set.
Goldust’s inclusion surprised and excited many Mattel WWE wrestling figure fans as he hasn’t enjoyed an Elite figure since Elite 6. The question remains, however, of whether or not this treatment will be a modern day or classic look at Goldust, who has sported so many elaborate and different designs over the years. Fans will nonetheless be happy to get ‘Goldie’ back amongst their collection.
Andre The Giant, while featured in a short lived Matty Collector internet exclusive Mattel WWE Legends run, remains one of the most sought after and legendary WWE Superstars of all time. With his massive size and actually incredible wrestling ability, fans will continue to speak of him in ways that haven’t been matched. Sporting different hairstyles and different wrestling attires over his career, it remains a mystery as to what this Andre the Giant will look like, but it will be hard for Mattel to move away from his iconic WrestleMania III look.
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Slam City, the innovative new cartoon from the WWE and soon to be featured on the WWE Network, showcases WWE Superstars in the wild and crazy world of Slam City! With zany antics and huge, stretchy muscles, the Slam City superstars are ready for things to get even wilder than they do in a WWE ring. Here, John Cena and Alberto Del Rio both speak about their fondness for the program:
Their Slam City ‘day jobs’ including an auto-mechanic and a barista, keep both Alberto Del Rio & John Cena busy during their time away from the ring!
They even run into other WWE Superstars, like Damien Sandow, and zaniness ensues with crazy, over-the-top happenings!
John Cena, of course, runs into trouble with The Big Show, who is as big in Slam City as his real life counterpart! With crazy combat, this is one of the most memorable WWE ‘fights’ ever!
Other WWE Superstars, like Kane & Santino Marella, come to blows during their wild day jobs! Here, they fight in a cafeteria, the likes of which WWE fans have never seen before!
Mattel has done it again, this time with Slam City, making sure all the episodes have excellent Mattel WWE toys to go along with them for fans! With launchable arms and perfectly adapted stylized versions, the Mattel WWE Slam City toys feature all your favorites, like John Cena, CM Punk, Sheamus, Wade Barrett, Dolph Ziggler & many, many more as part of the Slam City universe!
Don’t just enjoy the WWE Slam City cartoon, but re-enact all the wild, out of this world excitement with Mattel WWE Slam city toys and figures!
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Make way for the hometown heroes coming back where they belong, the Mattel WWE Series 40 wrestling action figures have been announced! With flavor based on a famous Superstar’s love for where they come from, the lineup features a vast array of talent. Mattel WWE Series 40 includes:
- CM Punk (Chicago)
- Alberto Del Rio (Mexico)
- Rey Mysterio (San Diego)
- Great Khali (India)
- Zack Ryder (Long Island)
- Edge (Toronto)
CM Punk is missing and no one knows if, or when, he will ever return to the WWE so his release in a Mattel WWE set is surprising. It may be one of his last Mattel WWE action figures ever, so it’s great to keep an eye out as to what attire it could feature, especially in tribute to his hometown (and the place he probably is right now) Chicago.
Alberto Del Rio is an aristocrat from Mexico who is rich and powerful and the people from his home country know it. His figure will no doubt feature a smile with how happy he is to carry that type of wealth, or a spoiled, angry demeanor fit for a rich jerk.
Rey Mysterio has long claimed San Diego as his home, dialing up the 619 as a move and featuring it on all of his ring attire. He will be masked, for sure, but it is a curiosity as to which of his many colorful looks represents San Diego best.
One of the most recognizable faces in all of India, The Great Khali is the Punjabi Playboy both at home and abroad. With WWE, he has worn black ring pants and maroon ring pants, the latter of which he has worn for years and will most likely be featured in here.
Zack Ryder loves Long Island and Long Island loves Zack Ryder, as is proof any time he comes into town with the WWE. Getting more praise at times than The Rock while in New York, Zack Ryder holds up the LI on the way to the ring regularly and proves he is a hometown hero.
A career cut too short, but luckily with the health of the Rated R Superstar still in tact, no city loves a Superstar like Toronto loves Edge. Even with John Cena at his heels, Edge is always massively cheered by the Toronto fans and always was during his storied career. If only it could have lasted just a little longer!
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The Mattel WWE Battle Packs 29 lineup has been revealed, much to the excitement of wrestling action figure fans. Including new releases and a possible now-missing old favorite, this set is going to be hotly anticipated. It includes:
- Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando) with 2 hat accessories
- Ryback & CM Punk with table accessory
- Cody Rhodes & Goldust with two Tag Team Championship accessories
Since making their way onto the tag team scene of WWE, Los Matadores have become fan favorites as they are accompanied by El Torito and wear flamboyant, colorful outfits. With wrestling skill to back up their antics, wrestling figure fans will likely pit them against their other established tag teams.
Although CM Punk has disappeared from the WWE radar, the now disgruntled Ryback still attempts to make as much of an impact as possible. With a table accessory, this Battle Pack could be a wrestling figure fan’s way to send CM Punk out the door correctly, with a massive loss to the machine, Ryback. Or, the Battle Pack could set the stage for CM Punk’s triumphant return.
Cody Rhodes and Goldust are living out their dream of being siblings working together and taking the WWE by storm. This Battle Pack will likely commemorate their hugely successful WWE Tag Team Championship run, capturing the titles from The Shield and defending them against worthy suitors. An updated Mattel WWE Goldust figure has been sought after by fans so they likely won’t be disappointed!
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Ringside Collectibles was once again present at Toy Fair 2014 to see all the Mattel WWE wrestling action figures on display! With a healthy showcase of Mattel WWE Elites, WWE Series and WWE Battle Packs, fans got a look with Ringside Collectibles at the latest Mattel WWE figures they had to offer.
Mattel brought out their latest from Mattel WWE Series 36, Mattel WWE Series 38 and Mattel WWE Series 39, showcasing the vast roster of WWE Superstars they have available on a regular basis. Included in Mattel WWE Series 36, Kaitlyn, Fandango, Big E Langston, Christian, CM Punk and Jack Swagger. Also in WWE Series 38 were Vickie Guerrero, Dolph Ziggler, Chris Jericho, Sheamus, The Miz and Kofi Kingston sporting new, long tights.
The set that got the WWE wrestling figure universe buzzing came in the form of Mattel WWE Series 39, never before seen and including Christian with a new headsculpt, Rob Van Dam with his first time in WWE Series form, Heath Slater with a new ‘rock band’ style look, Justin Gabriel with his updated look, John Cena and the debut figure of Wyatt Family leader, Bray Wyatt.
Also on display were the Mattel WWE Elites, including Mattel WWE Elite 26 and Mattel WWE Elite 27. Included in Mattel WWE Elite 26 were Roman Reigns, Ultimate Warrior, Mark Henry, Jack Swagger, ‘Road Dogg’ Jesse James and Big E Langston.
Recently seen by WrestlingFigures.com fans but still a perfect set to wow those who haven’t seen them, Mattel WWE Elite 27 included Rob Van Dam with his first Mattel WWE figure ever and first Mattel WWE Elite, ‘Bad Ass’ Billy Gunn rounding out the New Age Outlaws, Rikishi Fatu with amazing accessories and adding to ‘Attitude Era’ Legends having been released, Undertaker with an updated robe, Kofi Kingston with updated long tights and an amazingly bright, colorful and seductive Mattel WWE Elite Fandango, his first time in the Elite Series.
Also on display were Mattel WWE Battle Packs, including Battle Packs Series 26 with The Shield (Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins), Nikki Bella and Brie Bella (The Bella Twins), and Curtis Axel facing off with The Game, Triple H.
Surprising fans everywhere, however, was the as-yet unseen Mattel WWE Battle Packs 27 including Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton, The Big Show fighting Mark Henry and the now fading Tag Team, Tons of Funk (Brodus Clay and ‘Sweet T’ aka Tensai.) Tensai’s purple hat and smiling, happy demeanor has been an exciting treat for Mattel WWE wrestling figure fans as they enjoy an immortalized version of a happy-go-lucky Tensai who is transitioning to a commentary role for the WWE.
Mattel’s WWE display was rounded off with an incredible centerpiece in the Ringside Collectibles Exclusive ECW CM Punk. The ECW CM Punk includes an entirely new head sculpt, an ECW microphone accessory, ECW Championship accessory and X-Ray style CM Punk t-shirt accessory. Fans got their first in person look at the figure on display at Toy Fair 2014.
Mattel, as always, was nice enough to let Ringside Collectibles film their Mattel WWE wrestling figure display, and you can view that footage here:
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Bridge Direct was at Toy Fair 2014, displaying their new and upcoming WWE wrestling toys and playsets. With a massive variety of WWE Superstars and amazingly detailed and elaborate playsets and toys, Bridge Direct showed their importance in the expansion of the WWE in the toy market.
Building upon their existing launch line of WWE Superstars and Playsets, Bridge Direct brought up their upcoming WWE Stackdown Playsets featuring over 30 WWE Superstars and different variations of wrestling rings, accessory playsets and more. The detail and sheer size of some of the playsets are a surprise and exciting for WWE wrestling figure collectors and fans of any new WWE toys.
With a basic lineup of WWE Superstars beginning the Bridge Direct releases, they brought out more of the roster at Toy Fair 2014, showing that many more Stackdown versions of the WWE roster Including Superstars like The Shield, Daniel Bryan, CM Punk and Mark Henry, the roster only looks to be getting bigger and bigger as Bridge Direct releases more WWE Stackdown Playsets.
A close up of the Bridge Direct WWE Stackdown versions of Daniel Bryan and Alberto Del Rio prove just how detail oriented the company has been so far, including a scarf accessory for Del Rio and a massive, flowing beard for Daniel Bryan.
The WWE Stackdown Destruction Dungeon Playset was on display, showcasing a perfect example of just how elaborate the playsets from Bridge Direct can get. With plenty of traps and the inclusion of the ‘Brothers of Destruction’ and a miniature coffin accessory filled with classic manager Paul Bearer, the depth (and possibilities) seems endless.
Training their muscles and proving that there is no shortage of young, up-and-coming impactful talent in the WWE Stackdown Series, The Shield featuring Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins build upon the already extremely deep WWE Stackdown roster.
Perfect for full on wrestling action, the WWE RAW Ring Stackdown Playset was on display and featured incredible details like a referee, camera man with equipment and even the never before seen Brock Lesnar and Ryback Stackdown figures. An entryway with Titantron rounded the playset off.
In the same vein as the RAW Stackdown Playset, the WWE WrestleMania XXX Stackdown Playset had purple, gold and silver color schemes to match the WrestleMania theme and a John Cena offensive maneuver to match the most likely outcome of the event.
The WWE Stackdown Hauler Playset, including WWE Stackdown versions of both CM Punk and The Rock, was on display and showed off more of the buildable aspects of the WWE Stackdown playsets. With opening and closing parts, moving wheels and plenty of room to store Stackdown Superstars it was another must-have item.
One of the most elaborate and impressive set ups for Bridge Direct came in the form of the WWE Stackdown Survivor Series Playset. With a massive ring, incredible scaffolding and a huge entry way, WWE Stackdown and WWE wrestling toy fans everywhere will look for the chance to own this buildable playset. It is clearly perfect for anyone looking to have any type of WWE wrestling match with their WWE Stackdown toys.
Other Bridge Direct items on display were the WWE Fighting Fists and various plush versions of WWE Superstars. No one condones violence but these soft toys are hard not to play with using a bit of ruthless aggression.
Bridge Direct also expanded their unique WWE Stackdown Superstar Playsets with appearances from Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler and more to come. Bridge Direct was even nice enough to walk Ringside Collectibles through their display as seen in the video below.
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CM Punk has been the topic of intense discussion over the past month as his contract status with WWE and appearances have come into question. Since Royal Rumble 2014, CM Punk is nowhere to be found and fans have constantly speculated as to his whereabouts, status with the WWE and more. Ringside Collectibles can now confirm that CM Punk will still appear in the Mattel WWE Ringside Collectibles Exclusive ECW CM Punk figure! Dedicated to Punk’s meteoric rise to fame beginning with his time served in the ECW brand, this CM Punk directly represents what classic CM Punk means to so many CM Punk fans.
With three accessories, the ECW CM Punk comes stylized to be exactly like his ECW days, complete with microphone, ECW Championship and X-Ray T-Shirt. When ECW and CM Punk fans think of his time in the ECW promotion, they think of this figure.
Underneath, CM Punk’s tattoos are accurate to the time frame, showcasing the tattoos that he had on his arms and stomach at the time. Not including too many tattoos, this figure matches CM Punk’s ink perfectly for the ECW brand inclusion.
Included with the figure is the ECW World Heavyweight Championship as it originally looked when CM Punk carried the title. With amazing detail and dripping red ‘Heavyweight Wrestling’ scribe, the ECW Championship is perfect for any wrestling figure fans looking to take it so old school they have to buy a ticket to a show at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
Also included is a microphone showcasing the ‘modern’ ECW logo with razor-blade design and three famous letters. CM Punk spoke his mind freely in ECW and the sentiments didn’t change as his career grew and his accolades flourished.
On the back of CM Punk’s red trunks are the four letters of his last name. Punk is both his name and the attitude he carries when posed with a yes or no question. CM Punk does not take no for an answer and thinks luck is for losers.
CM Punk’s handsome face has now been re-done from his ECW days with perfect detail by the Mattel WWE Design Team. Sporting a smile and accurate piercings, CM Punk’s attitude and demeanor are all present in his new head sculpt.
It remains to be seen whether or not CM Punk will return to the WWE or if he has retired from the wrestling ring together, but fans can now celebrate where it all began with CM Punks ECW Exclusive. Whether they want to make Big Show tap out or produce an ECW brand that the WWE brass couldn’t, wrestling figure fans now have the means with this Mattel WWE ECW CM Punk Ringside Collectibles Exclusive.
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