Wednesday, April 6, 2011

WWE RUMBLERS!

Typically, I am a stickler for realism when it comes to ANY kind of collectible, be it at any scale. I generally want size accuracy, as much detail as possible, dead on likeness, and realistic proportions.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Defining Moments 2 - Ultimate Warrior

It was written in the tablets, sent down from the Gods in the mountains, THE ULTIMATE FIGURE HAS ARRIVED.

I'm not even going to lie, we all know Warrior wasn't the best in the ring, but his charisma was damn near unmatched - and as a kid there was no bigger fan than me. In fact, my earliest memories of watching wrestling with my late father not only include the Ultimate Warrior, but heavily involve him.

This figure is practically right out of those memories, based on his Career Match with the "Macho King" Randy Savage at WrestleMania Seven in Los Angeles, California.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Elite 7 - John Cena (Head Swap)

I'd be willing to bet a lot of my readers thought I would never do a Cena review.

Well, think again!

This has been a long time coming, but I'm pleasantly surprised here. The former multi-time World and WWE champion comes sporting his bright orange gear and dog tags, black tennis shoes, and of course, his jean shorts.

Truth be told, I was never a big fan of the first head sculpt Mattel made for him, sure the likeness was there.... but it just didn't have the depth (for lack of a better term) that I wanted. Several figures later, finally a new head was made depicting a cocky, smirking John Cena.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Elite 7 - David Hart Smith

I'm finally back with another review!

It took me some time to acquire this figure, but the wait was well worth it! I'm a... errr... was(?) a huge fan of the Hart Dynasty, in fact I think it was a terrible idea to disband Kidd, Natalya, and Smith.

On the bright side, Mattel still released great Elite style figures of both Tyson and DH, and for that I am very grateful.

This former Undisputed Tag Team Champion comes with a serious headscan, a shirt that is exactly like Tyson Kidd's (no sleeves), some awesome knee pads, trunks that feature his last name across the front, and a pair of boots with the famous maple leaf/wings design.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

No, this is not a review, this is in fact - what I have been hinting at for months. Finally ready to let the cat out of the bag... so bear with me, I'm not exactly sure how to properly word this.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Legends 4 - Demolition Ax

Here comes the Ax, I can't find the Smasher - it's still one half of Demolition, walking disaster!

I wanted to hold off on this until I snagged Smash, and do a full on Demolition review, but I just couldn't wait once I started taking single photos of this guy. Mattel, we are NOT worthy.

This figure is AWESOME. I know I say that a lot, but man it's so true. This smokes previous variations of Ax something ridiculous! The head sculpt is off the hook, the "face paint" is killer, and the gear! HOLY CRAP THE GEAR!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Basic 8 - Maryse

Ohhhh Oui!

The blond bombshell herself has finally made her way strutting into her first Mattel series!

I have to say, I am awfully impressed - though this is a very simple figure, the only thing besides a little metallic purple that could make this figure sparkle any more would be a Diva's Championship (hint hint Mattel)!

The body is the same as Basic 7 Michelle McCool, and I believe Basic 5 Melina (I don't own Basic 6 Kelly Kelly to compare). It's pretty much a repaint, with a new head popped on, but it REALLY works for Maryse.