It’s San Diego Comic-Con again, and as always, Mattel has not disappointed in offering us a few WWE surprises with their Preview Night display! With a look at WWE Superstars and Legends both previously announced and debuting, Mattel’s attention to detail and excellent offerings are better than ever.
Offering a first look at previously announced figures like Tyson Kidd, Sting, and the nWo in Scott Hall and Kevin Nash, Mattel also displayed new, never before announced figures like The Ascension, Jimmy Hart, J & J Security and more! Also on display were updated versions of Mattel WWE Elite 37 standouts and a special WrestleMania 31 Seth Rollins. To see these and more, read on!
Almost as long as fans have been waiting for Sting to wrestle in the WWE, fans have been waiting for a WWE-licensed wrestling figure treatment of the legend. With some memorably fun figures produced for WCW and a few TNA figures that lined up with many older Jakks WWE wrestling action figures, Sting has been waiting in the shadows so to speak for his Mattel WWE wrestling action figure debut. One can say that he has now descended from the rafters as the violins play his entrance music when he debuts in the Mattel WWE Defining Moments.
As a last minute surprise, Mattel WWE wrestling figure fans were treated to an appearance at Wizard World Las Vegas by Mattel WWE Lead Designer Bill Miekina! Bill brought along some new looks at upcoming Mattel WWE figures, including a packaged version of the Ringside Collectibles Exclusive American Made Hulk Hogan, Defining Moments Sting, Bo Dallas’ first Mattel WWE Elite and more! To add to the excitement, the one and only Dean Ambrose arrived to take photographs of himself with his upcoming Mattel WWE figure! Stay tuned to Ringside Collectibles for the latest in Mattel WWE wrestling action figure news!
The Super Toy Con 2015 had a last minute addition that made wrestling figure fans as happy as possible. Mattel’s Bill Miekina showed off tons of surprise new items from the Mattel WWE wrestling figure line and collectors couldn’t have been more pleased. With looks at brand new version of current roster superstars and some legendary surprises, fans will be looking forward to everything Mattel has to release for WWE throughout the upcoming year.
See the images from the event below including upcoming figures like Stephanie McMahon, a Mattel WWE Four Horseman Four Pack, Stardust’s debut Mattel WWE figure, the future of the Mattel WWE line with NXT superstars, a long awaited Mattel WWE Tito Santana, Ringside’s next Mattel WWE Exclusive and more!
When these figures become available, find them in the pre-orders section here!
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:
Around the time of the Road to WrestleMania each year, fans worldwide begin to speculate on the possible appearance of Sting in the WWE. With the expiration of his TNA contract always imminent, the discussion turns to whether or not Sting will work for Vince McMahon and step foot into a WWE ring. Fans especially hope for a fantasy match up of Sting taking on The Undertaker, two figures surrounded by shrouds of mysticism and magic, and two legends in the wrestling business in WCW and WWE respectively.
It would be no surprise that if Sting were to finally step into a WWE ring, wrestling action figure fans would go wild as he would finally receive a Mattel WWE figure. What that Mattel WWE figure could feature gives plenty of options and looks from Sting, who has colorfully maintained a wild appearance his entire career.
Mattel WWE WCW Surfer Sting!
Sting’s early days in WCW saw him sport elaborate jackets, a short, blonde, tight haircut and colorful tights with scorpion designs included on the side. With all different colors including an American style, and the above included orange and blue scheme amongst many, many others, the ‘surfer’ version of Sting and the slow transition into the modern day, darker Sting leaves endless possibilities for a Mattel WWE figure.
Mattel WWE WCW Black and White Sting!
The heroic Sting who hated the nWo and won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship many times dropped from the rafters with amazing black and white face paint and an awesome leather jacket. He was cool, had plenty of different face paint designs and different scorpion shirts and tights, to the possibilities again have few limits. The figure could also come with a baseball bat accessory, a trademark of Sting when facing off with WCW baddies.
Mattel WWE nWo Wolfpac Sting!
To really stick it to nWo black and white (or ‘Hollywood’ as they were sometimes called) Sting joined the nWo Wolfpac, the red and black spin-off gang that were tired of the nWo’s control of WCW and tricks, games and gang-like mentality. Sting maintained his heroic demeanor throughout his time with the group and sported red and black facepaint and red and black tights. This look provided an alternative to his black and white and further cemented Sting as a unique and unmatchable WCW Superstar. He could also include a bat or even a leather jacket styled to the time he was in the Wolfpac.
Mattel WWE Modern Day Sting!
If the stars were to align and by some grace of the universe Sting and the WWE could work out a deal for the legendary Superstar to step into a WWE ring, Sting’s WWE debut could see an entirely new look or something similar to how he has looked for the past decade in TNA. With looks inspired by his WCW days and sometimes with a modern spin (Sting could portray his Joker-inspired persona in WWE) Sting has worn a purple jacket, black tights with all sorts of colors and maintained some perfectly painted designs since wrestling for TNA. His entrance into WWE would certainly bring a new level of possibilities and a Mattel WWE figure could be inspired by his actual WWE debut after WCW’s demise over 12 years ago. Sting coming to WWE would put fans, and especially wrestling figure fans, into an uproar.
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