Saturday, July 23, 2016

Mattel WWE Retro Figures

These things are going to be a Walmart exclusive in 2017. They are throwbacks to the 90's era Hasbro figures. I like all of them, but will likely only pick up Roman Reigns. I will be interested to see the packaging and price point.

Friday, July 22, 2016

New Raw And SmackDown Logos

I like these, but it appears I am in the vast minority on that point.  I do agree that the SmackDown logo is better though.  Some have questioned why Live has to be a part of the logo, but considering its long history as a taped show I think it's smart to call it SmackDown Live and the logo reflects that.

I also hope we are getting new sets out of this deal sooner rather than later.  Honestly, the less they look like one another the better for that matter.

Mattel WWE Elite Series 45

SDCC is still in full swing and there is entirely too many cool WWE figures coming from Mattel.  I am going to wait to try to compile some more of this news as it's kind of hard right now to even tell which series some of these figures are part of, etc.

One that is completely clear at this point is Elite Series 45 which includes:

  1. Bubba Ray Dudley
  2. D-Von Dudley
  3. Lex Luger (Narcissist)
  4. Lord Steven Regal (WCW)
  5. Roman Reigns
  6. Seth Rollins

Tell Me Rusev Isn't The Greatest...

I mean just look at this power couple.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

SDCC WWE Mattel Figure Images

Check these out....

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

WWE Draft 2016

I am keeping track of the picks in this Google Sheet linked below.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Mattel's Magnum TA Elite Figure Boxed

Glad to see Wrestling Shop share this one today.

I dig the figure, I dig the packaging. I'm going to buy two. One to display on the wall and another one to get out of the box and display elsewhere. This is the figure I have wanted the most since I was a kid so it will be worth the $40 to have two of them.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Mattel WWE Elite Series 44 Prototype Images has released prototype images of Mattel's WWE Elite Series 44.  There are some interesting figures here, but none that I will be purchasing as I am really trying to narrow down my purchases a good bit.
  1. Big E
  2. Braun Strowman
  3. "Macho Man" Randy Savage
  4. Sasha Banks
  5. Sin Cara
  6. Tugboat
The most anticipated figure is also the most controversial and it is the first Elite Sasha Banks.  The face is a bit of a mess and Wrestling Figs even released the prototype image with her wearing her sunglasses.  I assume that was done in order to disguise that face.  It sounds like the head sculpt may not be the final one according to Bill, Mattel's Lead Designer.  Check out Sasha's take on the figure right here...LOL.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Kevin Durant Leaving OKC To Join Golden State

So I have been pondering this Durant to Golden State thing for a couple of days now.  At this point, I think I have some takes on the situation.  Unsurprisingly, you'll find them lukewarm at best because I am not one to get too worked up about this stuff.  Here's my two cents on the situation and I'd be interested to hear other perspectives as well.

Let's get a couple of things out of the way first.  I am the definition of a casual basketball fan.  I don't know the game at a technical level.  I never played organized ball.  I don't follow the NBA outside of the Atlanta Hawks until the playoffs.  I am a LeBron James fan.

That last point is critical here because I need to give this some context.  When LeBron did The Decision I thought it was tacky as it could be.  I know he raised money for a good cause, but before he chose Miami my position was, "If he's leaving Cleveland this is a cruel way to do it."  Did the fans in Cleveland overreact?  Yes.  Did LeBron get more "hate" for that than he deserved?  Yes.  Did I enjoy seeing that Heat team with The Big 3 get beat by the Mavs for the NBA Title?  Yes. 

Did I get over all of that and pay LeBron James respect when the Miami Heat won and he got his first ring?  Yes.  That's the moment when I let all that negative energy go and started to become a fan of LeBron James.  Him deciding to come back to Cleveland only made me more of a fan.

That's the backdrop so let's get to Kevin Durant.  Does the idea that the biggest free agent in the NBA joined the Golden State Warriors sit well with me?  Not really.  There's something not quite right to me about a guy of the caliber of KD going to a team where he may not even be the best player.  Would I have had an issue had he landed in a place where he was the undisputed best player?  Not at all. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The A1 Cup Is Underway...

The annual A1 Cup is underway.  I'll have more on it later, but for now just go over to's forums, register an account if you need one, and vote in the matches in the Slugfest of Doom subforum.

It's great fun and can generate some quality discussion.  Zandrax from The A1 Podcast runs the whole thing and puts a tremendous amount of time and effort into.  It certainly is appreciated.

Here's a look at what's going on there right now.