Bobby Lashley made one of the most “explosive” returns of all time, re-debuting for the WWE Raw brand after WrestleMania season came to an end. The legendary, athletic monster stood tall and made an immediate Impact upon returning after a near 10 year hiatus. With Lashley coming back in such a way, the possibility of his joining the Mattel WWE line is likely right behind!
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AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura…a Mattel WWE WrestleMania Head to Head!
Fans simply cannot wait for the WrestleMania 34 main event that will feature veteran standout AJ Styles facing the self proclaimed ‘KING’ of Strong Style Shinsuke Nakamura. Until then, there are two Mattel WWE Elite figures that are perfect for crafting a debut, wrestling figure match-up between these two WWE Superstars!
OHH YEAH! It’s a Mattel WWE Defining Moments ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage!
Randy Savage’s first Mattel WWE wrestling action figure appearance launched the WWE Defining Moments line. The line will now return to the Macho Man for the latest Mattel WWE Defining Moments figure as shown at New York Toy Fair 2017!
Triple H & Shawn Michaels Are Mattel WWE WrestleMania 33 Elites!
Longtime friends, once bitter rivals, and founders of one of the most popular stables of all time, Triple H and Shawn Michaels are commemorated like never before with Mattel WWE WrestleMania 33 Elites! D-Generation X has never looked stronger, more legendary and in complete control!
Ringside Exclusive Ring Skirts and Mats Will Rock Your Figure Collection!
The Ringside Collectibles Exclusive WWE Authentic Scale Ring from Wicked Cool Toys is like nothing found in stores as it is, coming with a total of three ring skirts: RAW, Smackdown and WrestleMania. But at Ringside Collectibles, the ability to create your dream pay-per-view ring for your wrestling action figures reaches an entirely new level.
Can Cesaro & Jack Swagger Remain the Real Americans?
Leading up to the WrestleMania 30 Tag Team Championship match, Cesaro and Jack Swagger have had their share of differences. Jack Swagger, once a main event player and powerful rookie, has taken a back seat as of late to his unsolicited partner, Cesaro. Cesaro, after a successful run with the United States Championship, has taken to using the ‘Real Americans’ tag team to his advantage and showcasing a stronger, more efficient side, gaining himself a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at Elimination Chamber and momentum going into WrestleMania 30. Since then, both men have been at odds with their manager, Jack Swagger’s uncle, Zeb Colter playing their praises against each other. No one is sure as to why Zeb Colter would cause distrust between his two protégés, but they have managed to remain a team leading up to the Tag Team Championship opportunity. Mattel WWE wrestling figure fans have perfect versions of all three members of the ‘Real Americans’ to re-create the mistrust…or to make it dive even quicker than before.
Zeb Colter is the mouthpiece of the ‘Real Americans’ tag team. With his shaking fists and dislike for anything he considers ‘anti-American’ he has been a loud, obnoxious presence in the WWE since coming to the aid of his nephew Jack Swagger. Recruiting Cesaro as another person he considers a ‘true Patriot,’ Colter often favors Cesaro and his outstanding ability over that of his nephew. In Mattel WWE Series 37, his spot on likeness is featured and in great detail, obvious by the likes of his dastardly mustache, combat vest and tie. You can almost expect the wrestling figure to shout ‘We the People’ in the middle of the night.
Cesaro was already doing his best to let the WWE Universe know that he considered himself more of an appreciative American than many of those who call the United States their home. Waving a flag and carrying the United States Championship as seen here in Mattel WWE Elite 23, Cesaro has since joined up with Swagger and Colter and offered a new level to the patriotism they carry. With the devastating ‘Cesaro swing,’ amazing uppercuts and brute strength, he’s one of the fastest rising WWE Superstars and clearly brings about the jealous ire of his partner, Jack Swagger.
Since opting to take a more ‘middle American’ approach to his wrestling style and demeanor, Jack Swagger has become scruffier, grumpier and more aggressive. No longer the smiling golden boy, Swagger feels, at the behest of his Uncle Zeb, that he is representative of what a true American really is. The ‘All American American’ is in Mattel WWE Elite 26 with his new look, waving a ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ flag and a black and grey wrestling singlet. While he may be jealous of his uncle taking a liking to Cesaro, Jack Swagger has raw wrestling ability of his own that is not to be overlooked, especially when in contention for the WWE Tag Team Championships. The ‘Real Americans’ could walk out triumphant at WrestleMania 30 thanks to Jack Swagger.
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CM Punk’s Bad Luck – The Number One Entrant in the 2014 Royal Rumble!
CM Punk has had a string of misfortune since returning to the WWE after a loss to The Undertaker at last year’s WWE WrestleMania. He has had run ins with The Shield, The Wyatt Family, and even his boss, Triple H, all trying to suppress his free speaking mind and cause him great harm in the WWE. To add insult to months of injury, Kane, now corporate and no longer any fun, has decided CM Punk would be the perfect first entrant in the Royal Rumble 2014. Punk, weary and war torn, will have his work cut out for him if he wishes to main event WrestleMania.
CM Punk’s hard hearted, grouchy demeanor came to a head at WrestleMania 29 when he faced off with Undertaker. Claiming he could beat the streak, Punk faced off with The Dead Man and attempted to take away his WrestleMania glory. Immortalized in Mattel WWE Battle Packs 25, CM Punk has black boots, knee pads, trunks with white stars, and a dark and angry, clenched teeth mouth, reminiscent of a Ninja Turtle. The Battle Pack also included an Undertaker figure and an urn accessory, based on the urn CM Punk took from Undertaker that represented his late father, Paul Bearer.
CM Punk’s lighter side might be found in the new Mattel WWE Slam City figures. This two pack, including CM Punk, The Miz and a breakable table, has two Slam City style versions of Punk and Miz, both with stretchable, launchable arms. These new figures have fun, wild features to make play more heavily based around tossing your figures around. Perfect for CM Punk trying to cheer himself up after a loss to the Undertaker.
With new and improved features, the Mattel WWE Super Strikers feature signature moves related to their Superstars. This CM Punk figure has the perfected ability to administer a Go to Sleep, or GTS! Placing another figure on its shoulders, wrestling figure fans can administer some knees to faces and finish the match. Taking it a step further, this CM Punk figure brings entirely new meaning to the term ‘paper champion’ with the inclusion of a cardboard World Heavyweight Championship.
The latest Mattel WWE CM Punk, and hopefully his final grouchy and grumpy appearance in the line, finds the Straight Edge Superstar in Mattel WWE Series 36. With black boots, black knee pads and black trunks with orange stars and stripes, this CM Punk figure still has the angry face and still wants to end Undertaker’s streak. Mattel WWE wrestling figure fans can use this CM Punk to take the steps towards enlightenment, moving on to rage against the machine and the authority instead of worrying about supernatural beings he cannot defeat.
It isn’t impossible for CM Punk to last through the entire 2014 Royal Rumble and win to go on to WrestleMania and face the WWE World Heavyweight Champion in the main event, but his work is cut out for him!
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Daniel Bryan…Free and On His Own! YES! YES! YES!
Daniel Bryan, after a calculated attack that had the entire WWE Universe fooled, has broken free from the control of the Wyatt Family and now stands to take on any and all challenges by himself! Luckily, the American Dragon was only playing possum when he fell victim to Bray Wyatt’s evil tactics. Now, Daniel Bryan is back to the bearded underdog that fans love, and he has more looks to add to his arsenal. Here are a few that would make great Mattel WWE figures.
Daniel Bryan didn’t only succumb to an attack by the Wyatt Family, he became one of them. Wrestling in a long coverall outfit reminiscent of the other members and even Michael Myers from Halloween, Bryan had many convinced he had joined the cult-like family for good. A Mattel WWE figure representing this would immortalize a dark time for him.
The look that began it all, Daniel Bryan’s confidence began to heat up as did his presence and the course of his actions. He sported a leather jacket and short haired, tight bearded attire on his way to the ring, ready to strike and capture the World Heavyweight Championship at any moment. The jacket and briefcase would make for two sought after accessories that wrestling figure fans would covet. A short haired look before the ‘YES’ and ‘NO’ days would also add to Bryan’s classic style figure.
Even Mr. McMahon can see that Daniel Bryan’s popularity is a force to be reckoned with. Pointing to the sky and leading fans along with chants of agreement, Bryan began wearing a ‘Respect the Beard’ shirt around the time of his WWE Championship win (and loss) at Summerslam 2013. The shirt cemented Bryan’s place as a top WWE Superstar with more than just a catch phrase, but a complete and total image. The attire underneath the shirt could no doubt be based on his match with John Cena and his subsequent match with Randy Orton.
Daniel Bryan has worn wrestling tights with more of a reddish-maroon base these days, making a brighter color his style. With his long hair, sometimes messily combed back and big ol’ beard, his modern day look into 2014 is a clear composite of all Daniel Bryan’s qualities. With dragons still included and sheer wrestling ability to boot, his nickname ‘The American Dragon’ is extremely fitting. A new figure could be based on his appearance at Royal Rumble 2014 or even better, a close look at his likely WrestleMania XXX appearance! Daniel Bryan is in the WWE for good, making his mark and whether ‘upper management’ likes it or not, becoming one of the most popular WWE Superstars the world has ever seen.
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Jake The Snake Roberts Returns!…To Mattel WWE?!
The WWE Universe exploded with surprise when Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts returned to the WWE for the first time in well over 15 years at Old School RAW. Bringing a new snake with him, he gave Dean Ambrose the surprise of his life and looked better than ever. Fans immediately began to speculate as to what the extent of Roberts’ return would be. Would it be full time, a one off appearance or perhaps an entry in the 2014 Royal Rumble? Along with career speculation, there is always wrestling figure speculation. Jake Roberts has been lucky enough to receive two Mattel WWE treatments so far, one in Mattel WWE Legends Series 2 and one in a two pack with The Viper, Randy Orton. Despite generally keeping his outfits similar, here are additional attires that many believe would make great Mattel WWE Jake the Snake figures:
This standard look is another of Jake’s many attires from his peak in the WWE. With this version sporting a caricature of his own face and stylistic ‘snake hair,’ it would make a colorful, well designed Mattel WWE figure. Of course, the inclusion of Damien would help.
One of Jake the Snake’s most famous WrestleMania appearances came with famed shock-rocker Alice Cooper in his corner at WrestleMania III. The tights Jake wore reflected Cooper’s wild style, perfectly capturing the friendship between the two and Jake the Snake’s WrestleMania Appearance. Notable WrestleMania appearances include WrestleMania V against Andre the Giant and WrestleMania VI against Million Dollar Man.
Many argue this match is the beginning of the Attitude Era, as Steve Austin defeated Jake the Snake Roberts at King of the Ring 1996. A memorable match indeed, also memorable for Jake’s vest and teal ring attire featuring snake designs. The ‘reformed Christian’ would soon go on to compete for ECW and would not return to the WWE for 15 years.
The next step for Jake The Snake Roberts in Mattel WWE form depends on whether or not his appearance was only once. If he continues to show up, or even competes at Royal Rumble 2014, a modern day Snake figure would be ideal for Mattel WWE collectors and fans.
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Four WrestleMania Staples…Commemorated in Mattel WWE Form!
When you think of WrestleMania, many illustrious names come to mind. To celebrate WrestleMania XXX, Mattel has chosen four of those names to release in a special Mattel WWE Series set that are synonymous in the thoughts of many with WrestleMania. The set will include:
The inclusion of John Cena is no surprise as his WrestleMania success has overshadowed that of many of his peers. Having won World Championships at the big event multiple times, John Cena is a WrestleMania staple and looks to continue similar success at WrestleMania XXX.
Perhaps the most successful WrestleMania participant ever, The Undertaker carries the longest running WrestleMania streak. At 21-0, The Deadman has been participating almost as long as the event has existed and looks to bring the number to 22-0 at WrestleMania XXX.
The Rock has been ‘Just Bringing It’ to WrestleMania since the Attitude Era with a unique brand of no nonsense ass kicking and big mouthed boasting. His final appearance was at WrestleMania 29 after suffering a loss from John Cena but it would be a surprise to none for him to return and swing up, taking him back to The Great One status.
The ‘Next Big Thing’ Brock Lesnar is a Beast by nature and one of the baddest men on the planet. His size, strength and agility are unparalleled and his iconic name and look make him a force to be reckoned with. He hasn’t had much success at WrestleMania in recent years but he is so powerful and so unique that his name always comes up in the WrestleMania conversation. Look for Brock to make a big impact at ‘Mania this year.
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