Arguably one of the most eventful San Diego Comic-Con’s ever for the Mattel WWE line, the Mattel WWE display at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 showcased some amazing new wrestling figures and super detailed versions of extremely sought after Legends and Superstars!
– A Mattel WWE Hulk Hogan is now a reality, along with a Mattel WWE Razor Ramon, Mattel WWE Ric Flair and a Mattel WWE Sting! After a surprising reveal, fans got to have a close look at early builds of each on display.
– Showing off the latest Mattel WWE Elite 30, Mattel WWE Elite 31 and Mattel WWE Elite 32 sets, some standouts included the Legion of Doom in new, spot on attire and a Wyatt Family member Daniel Bryan. Also making their way into the display was a Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio and the Lex Express himself, Lex Luger.
– Big Van Vader himself, Vader has made his way back into the Mattel WWE line with an elaborate representation of his helmet and ‘It’s Vader Time’ tights! Also featured was a Mattel WWE Elite Rocky Maivia, the happy version of The Rock before he became the thrilling Superstar he is today.
– Fans have been clamoring for a Mattel WWE Paige figure and Mattel placed one on display just to give them a taste of what is in store! This accurate Paige figure looks as though she could begin screeching at any moment, just like in real life.
See images of the entire display and video above and below!
The Mattel WWE Panel at San Diego Comic Con 2014 proved full of surprises and amazing looks at upcoming Mattel WWE wrestling figures! Fans were treated to a panel that included Mattel designer Bill Miekina, Mattel’s Mitchell Cameron, Michael Cole, Daniel Bryan, Hulk Hogan, Paul Heyman and a surprise, completely unexpected appearance from Sting! The Stinger himself came in to debut his upcoming Mattel WWE figure and talk about his new partnership with WWE. Fans went wild! Watch the entire Mattel WWE SDCC 2014 Panel above and see close up images of the figures showcased and the panel members below. The upcoming figures shown include:
Mattel and WWE began the 2014 San Diego Comic Con with a bang! Showing off some of their best and latest wrestling figures, they offered an appetizer of awesome to everyone expecting big things to come from them in the following days. Including Mattel WWE Elite 30 including The Road Warriors Hawk and Animal, Brock Lesnar, Batista, Lex Luger and Ryback, Mattel WWE Elite 31 with The Rock, Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Kane, Dean Ambrose and Vader, Mattel WWE Series 43 with Eva Marie, Dolph Ziggler, Mark Henry, John Cena, Rob Van Dam and Rey Mysterio, Mattel WWE Series 44 with Goldust, Seth Rollins, Kane, Big E, Titus O’Neil and Randy Orton, Mattel WWE Battle Packs 30 with Dean Ambrose and Jake the Snake Roberts, Xavier Woods and R Truth, Brock Lesnar and Undertaker, and Mattel WWE Battle Packs 31 with John Cena and Ultimate Warrior, Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara, and Luke Harper and Erick Rowan of the Wyatt Family.
Also included were a surprise Mattel WWE Superstar T-Shirt Series and a Mattel WWE Best of Pay Per View Elite set!
Mattel and WWE have made huge, strong showings at the San Diego Comic-Con since partnering up in 2010, and 2014 looks to be no different. With perhaps their most exciting panel ever, the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con brings top WWE Superstars and Legends to the stage and multiplies the excitement! The official statement reads:
Thursday, July 24 • 10:15am – 11:15am
Mattel and WWE: Over-the-Top-Action!
Two of the world’s top entertainment companies have teamed up for the ultimate panel at SDCC. WWE Superstars and Mattel designers will talk about the all-new WWE Network and give exclusive sneak peeks of Mattel’s upcoming WWE figure releases! Incredible guest appearances by Hulk Hogan, Daniel Bryan, Michael Cole, Paul Heyman, and you never know what else will be unveiled. This is a panel you won’t want to miss, brother!
The inclusion of Hulk Hogan opens a floodgate of questions that Mattel will hopefully (and likely) answer. With so many different iconic looks throughout his legendary career, a Mattel WWE Hulk Hogan figure comes with endless possibilities. With the nWo, Hulk Hogan’s classic runs as WWE Champion or even his return to the WWE in 2002, Hogan will have the more impact on the Mattel WWE line than arguably anyone produced as a Mattel WWE figure before him.
Daniel Bryan is currently on the WWE ‘disabled list’ but after his appearance at Money in the Bank 2014, is clearly still beloved. His appearance at SDCC 2014 is his only announced appearance for WWE in the near future, so it will give fans a chance to see him again and to check out more of his updated (and spot on) Mattel WWE figures.
Michael Cole has history with Daniel Bryan and the entire WWE Universe as they love to hate him but deep down, wouldn’t be able to live without him. With only one Mattel WWE figure to date, it’s possible that he could be announced in another line or just be showing up to give fans a hard time. Depending on which of Michael Cole’s diverse personalities we are getting, he will add an element of fun.
Paul Heyman, legendary in his own right, will likely have plenty to say about Brock Lesnar, the Undertaker, and even Daniel Bryan. With underlying conflict floating through the air, the pot will likely be stirred by Heyman and wherever he is, his ‘clients’ can’t be far behind. With two Mattel WWE figure treatments to his name, Paul Heyman can always be due for more.
Also, Mattel will be offering sneak peeks at upcoming Mattel WWE figures as they do every year. With so many amazing wrestling figures produced so far, fans still have loads of legends and modern superstars they want to see given the treatment. San Diego Comic-Con is always a big step in filling that need for collectors and fans!