Sunday, March 15, 2015

SuperToyCon 2015 Q&A with Mattel WWE Designer, Bill Miekina

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Mattel WWE Designer, Bill Miekina, spoke with 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.
There was more, but that's what stuck in my head after watching the video.  He comes across as fairly candid and straight-forward with his answers.  If he could not answer a question he simply says so which is good so the interviewer will move on and the listener/viewer won't get frustrated with the whole deal.

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