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Mattel WWE Designer, Bill Miekina, spoke with WrestlingFigs.com/RingsideCollectibles.com to discuss the future of the line.
Here are just a few of the highlights, but I highly recommend carving out 15 minutes to watch the whole thing if you're a fan of wrestling figures and Mattel's WWE line.
- We've seen our last Rey Mysterio with his departure from WWE.
- Defining Moments, 1980's Hogan especially, have sold very well and more are slated.
- Jakks' Too Cool figures were some of the best WWE figures that company made in his opinion.
- The success of the Horsemen four-pack could pave the way for some other WWE Legends figures such as The Rock 'n' Roll Express, Midnight Express or Fabulous Freebirds.
- They do not currently have the rights to do El Gigante or Giant Gonzalez.
- They do currently have the rights to do a Lita figure.
- Tyson Kidd is back in the rotation with his return to the main roster.
- The Ascension are a possibility and their look lends itself to action figures. Sounded like a possible demotion and/or release could impact this since they've disappeared from Raw.
- More Ric Flair figures are coming. If you have a favorite Flair look it is entirely possible that you will get it before all is said and done.
- He'd love to do a Warlord with the Phantom of the Opera style mask (which I would also like to see).
- Build-a-Figures will continue and that may be how we get some managers such as Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, Jimmy "The Mouth of the South" Hart, etc.
- No news on that awesome Magnum TA figure that I want more than any figure in the world unfortunately.
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