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.

Cha-Ching. When I had the chance to pick up a figure sporting that head, I also had to grab an Elite Cena, and swap 'em out.

This, to me at least, makes for the quintessential Cena in anyone's collection.

Now, is that debatable? Of course it is, but the likeness is just so killer that, to date, I personally feel this is the BEST representation of John you can possibly get.

Unfortunately, you'll just have to get two figures for it, but I hope my photos show how worth it, it actually is.

If you're looking to do this, and have never swapped out a head before, it's not a hard task. Some people use hot water to soften the plastic, however - I just use a hair dryer.

Set it to high, count to thirty (rotating the figure so it heats evenly), then simply pop one head off, and pop the other on. You'll be glad you did, I promise.

So that's that, before I go though, I wanted to say that the Evan Bourne, Elite 8 contest has gone over REALLY well! Much better than expected! Keep the entries coming!

Next up for review? DEFINING MOMENTS 2 ULTIMATE WARRIOR!

Thanks for reading!

-Adam

2 comments:

  1. What other cena figure is the head from?

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  2. How long did you use the hair dryer to do this? And did you use it on low, or high?

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