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 special Mattel WWE Hall of Fame Series figures, upcoming Elite and Battle Packs sets and more! Have a look below at the first part of the Mattel WWE figure display and keep an eye out for Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, a new Yokozuna with Classic WWE Tag Team Championship Belts, The Four Horsemen, an Elite Dean Ambrose, Stardust’s first Mattel WWE Elite figure, Dean Malenko and more!
Mattel WWE wrestling figure fans have been treated to a few surprise line-ups to speculate on for upcoming sets! Coming out of nowhere like an RKO, two future Mattel WWE Elite sets now have confirmed lineups.
The Mattel WWE Elite 35 set includes:
- Triple H
- Diego (Los Matadores)
- Fernando (Los Matadores)
- Luke Harper
- Randy Orton
With The Authority back in power, Triple H’s iron grip over the top of the WWE pile continues. An Elite Triple H may include a fully articulated suit version of the Cerebral Assassin, but it’s also possible he hops back into wrestling attire so he’s ring ready.
The classic and legendary Earthquake, a WWE Superstar with an unmatched size and intimidation factor, gets his first Mattel WWE figure treatment here. Much to the delight of Mattel WWE figure collectors, this figure will finally make its massive debut.
Luke Harper has been lurking in the shadows all his own since breaking off from the Wyatt Family. His evil, intense demeanor has only become more corrupt and his latest Mattel WWE Elite figure will likely reflect that. He still chooses rags over the look of riches like his sell out peer Seth Rollins, though.
Fernando and Diego of Los Matadores have stayed causing mischief in the WWE Tag Team scene with their little pal, El Torito. With elaborate entrance gear and an unmatched strangeness, the over the top style of Diego and Fernando with pink ring attire and masks will now have full Elite articulation.
Randy Orton has been sparingly featured on WWE television as of late, and fans don’t seem to know which side he truly stands for. But just like his patented move the RKO, no one ever seems to know where or when he will strike. A new Randy Orton will likely have a new take on the head sculpt of The Viper.
Also revealed is the Mattel WWE Elite 38 lineup! It includes:
- Daniel Bryan
- Adam Rose
- WCW Macho Man Randy Savage
- Roman Reigns
- APA Faarooq
- APA Bradshaw
Daniel Bryan will make his triumphant return at the WWE Royal Rumble 2015, but he never left the hearts or minds of fans in the Yes! Movement. Leading the charge against The Authority, a new Mattel WWE Elite Daniel Bryan could possibly have a new, spot on head sculpt and definitely a colorful, American Dragon inspired attire. Time will tell if it will be based on his Royal Rumble return.
Adam Rose makes his Mattel WWE Elite debut with no sign of any Rosebuds, but definitely a thirst for fun and partying. Fans speculate that the figure might come with a vest, a Bunny suit, or even a removable lollipop for the eccentric WWE Superstar.
The internet wrestling community have turned their backs on Roman Reigns, but the rest of the world has embraced him as the next ‘big thing’ in wrestling. With a devastating spear and powerful move set, his aggression connects with young fans and his good looks connect with the ladies. His latest will likely be wrestling attire ready as he breaks away from The Shield all on his own.
With the announcement of the induction of the Macho Man Randy Savage into the WWE Hall of Fame, his latest Mattel WWE Elite will be a WCW representation of the iconic superstar. With so many different styles and colors to choose from, it would be an exciting surprise as to what the Macho Man himself will look like when he was working for the biggest wrestling company in the world.
The Acolytes, Faarooq and Bradshaw, broke away from the Undertaker to create their own protection agency for any WWE Superstars that needed protection from overwhelming odds. Sticking up for the little guy, playing cards and drinking beer, these two no nonsense ass-kickers set up their own ‘office’ with a door, which is rumored to be included as an accessory. One of the most memorable WWE tag teams of all time, they had a penchant for punching and their first Mattel WWE Elite figures will pack a punch as well.
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Kevin Nash has now not once, not twice, but thrice managed to surprise the WWE Universe with his unexpected appearance. Once showing up as Diesel in the Royal Rumble, he shocked the world after an absence for years from WWE wrestling. His return no doubt initiated the release of the Mattel WWE Diesel wrestling figure available in Mattel WWE Elite 16:
The popularity of the Diesel figure was unprecedented for a classic Mattel WWE appearance, including a WWE Championship, removable vest and spot on likeness of Diesel during his WWE peak. With full articulation and molded pants with tassels, wrestling figure fans had finally gotten the chance to grab Kevin Nash in a form they had been previously only been treated to a couple of times. The excitement was short lived, however, as the figure was packaged lightly with the availability of ‘The Outsiders’ Mattel WWE Elite 16 Kevin Nash wrestling figure:
The Mattel WWE Elite 16 Kevin Nash portrayed Big Sexy during his WCW peak, complete with bright red Outsiders outfit, black tassels and a spray painted WCW Championship! The figure also presented a completely separate head scan for Nash with long, blonde trademark locks. Wrestling figure fans made clear their desire for both versions but with their short packed release and difficult availability, only few fans were able to get ahold of the now sought after and difficult to find figure.
The idea still stands that Mattel WWE figure collectors still want more of Kevin Nash and aside from his many classic looks, his modern day appearances may prove more desirable. After showing up more times than most classic superstars during the recent WWE timeline, Kevin Nash’s modern day look is something wrestling figure fans would enjoy in Mattel WWE figure form. His return in 2011, from his canceled match with CM Punk to his Sledgehammer ladder match with Triple H at TLC 2011, would make for an excellent template for a modern day Kevin Nash figure. Most likely his attire would be based on that very slugfest with Triple H, where Nash sported long, black hair.
This Kevin Nash could sport an angry head sculpt, come with a ladder or sledge hammer accessory (or both!) and include Nash’s singlet and leather pants wrestling attire design from the actual event. It would have to represent his entire run after his Summerslam 2011 return, and would do so nicely as most of his other appearances came in plain clothes!
Kevin Nash returned at the 2014 Royal Rumble, surprising fans yet again and throwing around some WWE Superstars before suffering elimination. Noticeably more determined and agile, Nash was sporting a new short brown haircut with only one elbow pad, giving new possibilities and asking new questions as to whether or not he would return to the WWE to once again try to ‘stick the winner.’ Big Daddy Cool Kevin Nash remains a sought after Mattel WWE action figure, between those that have already been produced and those that may show up in the future.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Ric Flair is one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, no questions asked. With charisma, ability and a larger than life presence, few true wrestling fans would argue not only his place in wrestling history, but his influence and lasting impression. Ric Flair has notoriously not been the subject of any Mattel WWE action figures as of yet, with rumors constantly flying of his inclusion in the line. While there have been no confirmations as to when or if he will ever have a Mattel WWE figure made, with his recent appearance on Old School RAW, we can speculate and hope it could be one of the following outfits:
Ric Flair’s red outfit from WrestleMania VIII seems a perfect fit, matching the Mattel WWE Elite 23 Macho Man and Elite 19 Miss Elizabeth. After teasing and taunting Macho Man about Elizabeth for an entire Road to WrestleMania season, Flair finally got a spoonful of what was coming to him and is largely remembered for making a huge impact on Macho Man’s life despite losing the championship match to him.
With loads of colors and styles during his WCW run, the 16-time world champion is a peacock of coolness. We decided on a purple robe as it has been rarely seen, but the possibilities are endless. Green, black and red also make up trademark Flair WCW robes and a WCW World Heavyweight championship would be an ideal accessory.
Perhaps one of Ric Flair’s most memorable moments was his retirement match with Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XXIV. After begging for a Sweet Chin Music kick from Shawn Michaels, Flair’s wrestling career in the WWE ended. For many fans, this is an iconic look and was a sad time, having to say goodbye to one of their all time favorites. For others, it could present a modern wrestling attire for those hoping Flair will hop back into the ring for old times sake.
Speaking of old times, it doesn’t get any more classic than Ric Flair sporting a look from his time in the NWA. While this may be out of Mattel’s WWE jurisdiction, it would be a pleasure to have a version of Flair that embodies his roots and the basis for the stylin’ and profilin’ legend he became.
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With Hulk Hogan quitting his managerial job at TNA Wrestling and testing the ‘free agent’ market, speculation is ‘running wild’ as to whether or not he will return to what many consider his home, the WWE. So far, Hulk has teased returning to the company, though in what capacity remains to be seen. After numerous back surgeries and aging body parts it’s impossible to tell if Hulk Hogan could wrestle another match, but wrestling figure fans like to keep their interests elsewhere. If Hogan were to rejoin WWE, the question of his Mattel WWE action figure would become not an if but a when. Here are some of his most famous looks we would like to see in Mattel WWE form:
At Hulkamania’s highest peak, Hogan appeared at times in the above attire, pointing to his fans, preaching for them to eat their vitamins and say their prayers. The classic yellow and red look with a removable Hulk Hogan shirt would be unprecedented as the shirt has never been produced on a classic WWE action figure.
It was the day the Hulkamaniacs cried. WCW Bash At The Beach 1996 saw Hulk Hogan shock the world and turn on those he claimed to love the most, the people. Taking mere moments to become ‘the third man,’ this would be the last time Hogan would don the red and yellow for years and years to come.
‘Hollywood’ Hulk Hogan ran the nWo and did his best to run WCW into the ground, feuding with the likes of Bill Goldberg, his arch nemesis ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper and many more. nWo Hogan would have several wild black and white attires that proved he was nWo for life, right up to his return to a WWE ring and classic WrestleMania match with The Rock.
Since 2002, Hulk Hogan has been proving that Hulk STILL rules, as he has donned the red and yellow almost always ever since. This would be a ‘modern’ day Hulk Hogan, proving he can still hop in the ring with the best of them and proving that Hulkamaniacs worldwide will always love, support and cherish his presence.
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