It’s not quite spring yet in most parts of the country with snow still coming in strong, but the Spring Toy Fair 2016 took place in New York, New York as usual with plenty of new WWE items on display! Mattel, Wicked Cool Toys, Bridge Direct, Funko and Jakks Pacific all managed to have new, never before seen WWE product to show off!
For the first time in a long time, fans were treated to an eventful Toy Fair with glimpses at an upcoming Mattel WWE Zombie wrestling figure line, a new Mattel WWE SummerSlam Series and the announcement of the latest Ringside Collectibles Exclusive, ‘Y2J’ Chris Jericho!
Also shown off were brand now Jakks 31′ Inch figures, new Funco Pop Vinyl designs and plenty of new Bridge Direct WWE playsets! Rounding out the WWE inclusion at Toy Fair were Wicked Cool Toys with some lifelike Halloween costumes, Authentic Scale WWE Microphones and more. Check out images here:
Things heated up for NXT Takeover in Brooklyn as fans were treated to a show arguably on par with anything that could have taken place at WWE’s SummerSlam 2015! With matches that many called show stealers, a main event Ladder Match between Kevin Owens and Finn Balor ended the night with one of the most unforgettable matches in recent memory. With Mattel WWE Elite figures on the horizon for both WWE NXT Superstars, fans are closer than ever to recreating matches of their own just like the one they saw these two put on!
So few expected and even fewer are not at all shocked by The Undertaker’s defeat by Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 30. With a legendary WrestleMania win-streak on the line, Brock Lesnar managed to make quick work of The Undertaker, man-handling him and ending the undefeated streak, giving The Phenom a 21-1 record. Since, Brock has been recognized as both WWE World Heavyweight Champion and Paul Heyman has done his best to make sure fans remember exactly who changed the face of professional wrestling forever. The Mattel WWE figures released of both heavyweight Superstars have reflected their aggression, and perhaps, aging, for better or worse. Fans will find out at SummerSlam 2015 whether or not Undertaker will be defeated for good, but they can try to predict the action themselves with Mattel WWE wrestling action figures.
The latest Mattel WWE Ringside Collectibles Exclusive, ‘Brahma Bull’ The Rock!
He is the Great One! Now, for the millions and millions of The Rock’s fans, a version will be released representing the time frame of when he stepped out on his own and became one of the biggest superstars in the history of professional wrestling! The latest Mattel WWE Ringside Collectibles Exclusive is The Rock…The Brahma Bull!
Showcasing The Rock’s look from the Attitude Era, the figure is based on The Rock’s Summerslam 1998 Intercontinental Championship defense against Triple H. With trunks taken from around that time frame to best represent The Rock, the figure will embody the style and look that only Rocky could make possible.
The Rock vs. Triple H at Summerslam 1998!
The Rock faced off with Triple H in a grueling ladder match for the Intercontinental Championship. The Intercontinental Championship, shown in this promo image with a purple strap, will be included in the Mattel WWE Brahma Bull Rock Exclusive! Wrestling figure fans are now offered this style of the Intercontinental Championship with an Elite figure for only the second time, and the only time with the purple strap.
The yellow ladder from the match between The Rock and Triple H at Summerslam 1998!
A ladder match would be incomplete without a ladder, so fans of The Rock will also be lucky enough to receive an accessory of the very yellow ladder used in the Summerslam 1998 match! A unique look that has seldom been seen since, this version of a ladder will look as authentic as possible for wrestling figures!
The only released version of The Rock during his time in The Nation of Domination and one of the very few released versions of The Rock during the thick of the Attitude Era, the Mattel WWE Ringside Collectibles Brahma Bull Exclusive will remind fans what it means to know their roll and shut their mouth. With the opportunity to defend against D-Generation X and bring in a new, edgier and more intense era of wrestling, The Rock is a staple of WWE history and the Mattel WWE Brahma Bull Rock Exclusive proves it.
To see all available Mattel WWE items for The Rock click here!