With the exception of maybe DIY, I haven’t gotten into another NXT challenger’s quest for the title as much as Becky Lynch. Her journey to face Sasha Banks for the NXT Women’s Championship was great. It was one of the rare modern matches where someone could lose the title match and become legitimized in the process. Mattel has made a few Becky Lynch figures, but I decided to hold out to get the decked out Elite version. Let’s see if she was worth the wait.
Package: It’s the standard Elite package as we’ve seen over the last few years. I don’t have a lot to add here. This package has Becky as part of the SmackDown Live brand. This doesn’t matter as those seem to randomly be slotted for figures to break up the colors.
Likeness: Like Dolph Ziggler it doesn’t seem like Mattel is ever going to get Becky Lynch right. I can see the facial features and the likeness is dead on, but this figure doesn’t capture any of Lynch’s dynamic personality.
It really makes me think of Lynch trying to sit rock still while Mattel scans her likeness. It’s bland and bad. The other Lynch figures aren’t much better and this one at least has a cool outfit.
That was the main selling point with this figure. Becky wore this intricate steampunk inspired look for a while and helped to make her stand out. This figure has a ton of detail from the corset, unique shorts, leggings and boot covers. I really like the work put into this figure. Whenever Mattel gets around to nailing Becky Lynch’s head sculpt, I’m going to put it on this figure for sure.
Scale: Becky is billed at 5’6” making her taller than the 5’1” Alexa Bliss and shorter than the 5’8” Paige and 5’10” Charlotte Flair. Mattel doesn’t seem as interested in scale with the female figures as they do their male counterparts so Becky’s figure is much closer in height than she should be.
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Paint: This outfit demands a lot more paint applications than the standard female figure and Mattel delivered. All of the intricate details are painted without any problem. Somehow, Mattel’s orange isn’t as bright as Becky has her hair.
Articulation: Don’t let the Elite tag fool you. This is the same Divas articulation Mattel has used all along. Like the others, Becky would benefit from an ab crunch and double-jointed knees. And a left hand fist instead of the pimp slap hand. Barring major changes to the articulation, I won’t be getting many more female figures since they are so challenging to convincingly pull off their moves.
Becky Lynch has:
- ball-jointed shoulders
- wrist hinge
- knee (double jointed)
Accessories: Here’s the other selling point for the figure. Becky comes with her full steampunk look with the big top hat with (non-removable) goggles and jacket. The jacket isn’t quite the same hard plastic you’ve probably come to expect from Mattel, but it’s not flexible enough for Becky to lift her arms.
I think Mattel could have done this with cloth, but in this case, I’m not as annoyed with it. Still, it would be nice to have Becky move her arms while she had the jacket on.
Worth it? Despite my appreciation for Becky, the articulation limitations held me off on buying her until she came down to $8 during Christmas. That’s a tough to beat price, but about right considering the articulation limitations and likeness issues.
Rating: 8 out of 10
Where to Get It? I saw Becky in stores once. The female figures don’t tend to peg warm. You can get her pretty easily online however. You can get her here from Amazon.com.