WWE Elite Killian Dain figure review

Killian Dain was the heavy hitter of SAnitY before they got “promoted” to the main roster and promptly treated like losers. At least Dain is back in NXT wrecking havoc again. Mattel couldn’t release factions in boxed sets too often but was pretty aggressive in terms of getting all the members of Sanity out in a timely manner.

Dain was included as part of the NXT TakeOver wave. Let’s see if this figure puts me on the brink of insanity.

Packaging:  The NXT packaging was one of my favorites from Mattel thanks to the X-shaped box and colorful white, yellow and black color scheme. The bio actually had some thought and effort into it.

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Likeness:  Killian Dain is a ferocious looking dude. This head sculpt doesn’t quite convey that and looks more like he’s happy to discover some new cupcakes at his local Starbucks.

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The eyes are open in astonishment instead of anger. I think the arms are a tad small, which makes him look less intimidating.

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Otherwise his hair came out solid and the skirt looks appropriately Viking-ish despite not being a Viking Raider. The belt came out very nicely. I love the work on the boots with the studs and layers.

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Scale:  Dain is 6’4” easily making him the tallest member of SAnitY as Alexander Wolfe clocks in at 6’1” and Eric Young is 5’11”.

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Paint:  Mattel went too light with Dain’s brown hair. Giving it the wet black brown look would have appropriately dirtied it up more. The chest hair is filled in properly as Dain frequently gets the “shave your back” chants from the NXT faithful.

The rest of his attire is small detail work on the studs and his belt. They turned out fine.

Articulation:  Dain is another big, burly brawler and doesn’t need to do hurricaranas or rope walks. You can do most of his moves without much trouble.

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Killian Dain has:

  • neck
  • bicep
  • ball-jointed shoulders
  • elbows
  • wrists
  • waist
  • hips
  • thighs
  • knees (double-jointed)
  • ankles

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Accessories:  Dain has his entrance gear, which consists of his hooded vest and mask.

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The vest has good detailing including the loops for the studs. This is one of those instances where a plastic vest makes much more sense than cloth.

Worth it?  I got Dain on sale for $15. That’s a fair price for him considering he has some weaknesses. Mostly with the head sculpt that should be improved if he ever gets another figure.

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Rating: 7 out of 10

On his own, Dain is just OK, but as I keep cranking out these SAnitY reviews I’m going to appreciate having him more.

Where to get it?  The NXT line was a Target exclusive, but you can get Dain now at Amazon.

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