It’s been a long dry spell since Mattel surprised the wrestling collecting community in February, when it announced it would be taking over the WWE license from long-time holder JAKKS Pacific. There was hardly a trickle of news until they teased us last month with a press release and a couple of pictures.
Now, with January 1 right around the corner, Mattel has opened the floodgates. These pics were released through their new Facebook page for Mattel / WWE. Didn’t know they had a Facebook page? It was news to me too.
These ads were originally published in Toyfare magazine.
Basic Series 1 – January 2010 – $9.99
The Basic Series makes up the bread and butter of the line, with over 100 figures planned in 2010. The articulation scheme is similar to that of the JAKKS Pacific Ruthless Aggression figures.
Basic Series 2 (Sneak Peek) – March 2010
Basic 2-Packs Series 1 – January 2010 – $17.99
I’ve heard that Divas are only appearing in 2-packs, but am glad to see that they will feature hip swivels, and there may be some boobticulation (torso swivel) in there too.
Supreme Teams: Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes
Ultimate Rivals: Shawn Michaels & Chris Jericho
Unlikely Allies: Santina Marella & Beth Phoenix 1
Basic 2-Packs Series 2 (Sneak Peek) – March 2010
I can’t believe they’ve making a super-articulated Hornswaggle!
Supreme Teams: Finlay & Hornswaggle
Supreme Teams: Primo Colon & Carlito
Supreme Teams: The Miz & John Morrison
Heritage Series 1 – February 2010
The Heritage series feature the basic articulation scheme and shows the Superstars in their ring attire for specific WWE appearances
Batista from Wrestlemania XXI
Edge from Wrestlemania XXI
John Cena from Wrestlemania XXI
Randy Orton from Wrestlemania XXIV
Stone Cold Steve Austin from Wrestlemania XVII
Undertaker from Wrestlemania XXIV
Entrance Greats – January 2010 – $21.99
These figures feature the basic articulation scheme and removable entrance gear from specific WWE appearances. They also will come with an electronic base that plays the wrestler’s entrance song for that appearance.
Rey Mysterio from Wrestlemania XXII
Shawn Michaels from Wrestlemania XII
Triple H from Wrestlemania XXII
Elite Collection Series 1 – January 2010 – $14.99
This collector-oriented line features more articulation, typically including ab crunches and hip swivels on top of the basic articulation scheme. It will also include removable gear or accessories.
3 thoughts on “Huge Mattel WWE Update: Series 1 Press Pics and Series 2 Sneak Peek”
Some of these I will actually buy. Kudos Mattel. Hate the higher prices though.
I still say the size difference is great and I cannot believe that Jakks would be so cheap as to not make The Big Show larger than the other figures. Meh, oh well. Off to the new company. I will probably buy more than two of these as opposed to the previous company’s show of figures.
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