Ronda Rousey’s WWE run makes me wonder if this is what it would have been like if Mike Tyson decided to join the WWF full time in 1999. No hate as Rousey has been better than advertised. To capitalize on her popularity, Mattel revealed that Rousey and Ultimate Warrior will kickoff the WWE Ultimates line.
OK, clearly Ultimate Warrior makes sense in a WWE Ultimates line, right?
— Bill Miekina (@BillMiekina) November 16, 2018
The big reveal here is the Rousey figure. With this setup, you’ll have the only Rousey you need as the figure comes with removable attachments for a ring jacket version — along with additional heads — and a wrestling version. But that’s not all. Rousey also has double jointed knees and elbows, articulation points I’ve been complaining have been lacking in WWE women figures for years now. I’m only mildly invested in the modern product these days, but this Rousey figure is absolutely a must-own.
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The Warrior figure isn’t as impressive largely because Mattel has cranked out two million Warrior variants. The Ultimates Warrior figure has two head sculpts — one with smeared face paint for a mid-match look — and some swappable hands. It’s based on his Halloween Havoc look, which would be great if his opponent — Hollywood Hogan — wasn’t still on figure blacklist island.
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Launching with Ronda Rousey™ from her WrestleMania 34 in-ring debut and Ultimate Warrior® in his highly coveted Halloween Havoc 1998 attire, each Ultimate Edition figure features advanced articulation, including: • Double-jointed elbows • New articulated toes • Ab-crunch torsos • Swivel wrists and double-joined knees on Women’s Division figures In addition, capture authentic entrance poses, epic mid-match comebacks, and signature finishing moves with swappable heads, hands, posable entrance gear, and more! Recreate unforgettable moments in ultimate realistic detail with WWE® Ultimate Edition figures. Available in Spring 2019.
The torso joint on Warrior is different from existing figures, which might be problematic if it allows for more range of motion like I assume. I don’t necessarily like the way the torso slims down around the waist though. What do you all think?
Also on display at the Mattel Shop today was the Elite 68 King Mabel. This figure looks like it could be a contender for one of the best releases of 2019. It looks amazing!
Additionally, the American Bad A$$ original Undertaker look was on display. If Mattel insists on not giving us a 1997 Attitude Era Undertaker, this is the next best thing.