Mattel has cranked out just about every incarnation of Mick Foley so it made sense to actually make a figure of the gimmick-less man himself from his final career stretch in the WWE. This was bizarrely one of Foley’s more iconic runs in the WWE as he was the final proving ground for stars like Triple H, Randy Orton and Edge to legitimize them as main event talent. Foley was one of the four figures featured in the Wrestlemania 34 Elite wave. Let’s see if this one bang bangs or fizzles out.
Packaging: Tampa Wrestlemania got lost at sea, but I love this pirate theme packaging.
For some reason there’s no bio for Foley, which seems weird. Maybe he was a last minute replacement?
Likeness: Hmmm. I get what Mattel was trying for with this expression, but it turned out pretty terrible. Actually maybe it’s more a problem with the hair than the head sculpt, which still has the Foley likeness, but the hair is so off it makes him look almost like a different character. This is the kind of hair sculpt I’d think was fantastic for a Dr. Death Steve Williams, but Foley’s was always poofier. And the color is off too.
Headsculpt aside this is OK. I’m definitely not a fan of the plastic flannel shirt. That really should be cloth as it just adds more unnecessary bulk to a figure who’s already bulky due to the plastic shirt. To some extent I’m sure the plastic shirt is intentional to fill out Foley’s mid-section, but the plastic flannel fits poorly and looks more like a huge vest.
He has two Bang Bang hands sculpts, which is perfectly fitting. The sweatpants help distinguish the Foley figure from Cactus Jack.
Scale: Foley is 6’2” putting him a bit shorter than the 6’4” Triple H, 6’5″ Randy Orton and Edge.
Paint: Foley’s hair should be brown and not dark black. It’s another area that really helps to throw off the likeness. The rest of the paint job specifically the Wanted Dead Cactus Jack shirt came out nice and crisp.
Articulation: The torso movement is somewhat restricted thanks to the shirt and vest. Foley was more of a punch, throw elbows and get tossed around kind of wrestler at this point, but this figure is a little hard to position as a result of the plastic clothing.
The sweatpants mold do allow for much better leg movement than the Dude Love and Cactus Jack figures and as a result, I actually had a ton more fun posing him than those two.
Mick Foley has:
- ball-jointed shoulders
- wrist hinge
- knees (double-jointed)
Accessories: I think the barbed wire baseball bat is off limits for Mattel to make right now so it’s omission is understandable.
A chair or a table would have been a smart accessory to include though. He does come with swappable fists — perfect for a slugfest.
He also comes with the torso for the Build A Ref Danny Davis figure.
Worth it? I got Foley for $15.99. That’s a good price for WWE figures especially one that has a Build a Figure part.
Rating: 8.5 out of 10
With a better hair sculpt and cloth shirts this figure would be much better. It’s an essential figure for some big WWE moments and was a surprisingly fun figure to pose to re-enact them.
Where to get it? Amazon has Mick Foley in stock for $15.88. That’s a good price for this guy who you might want to do a little fixing up to perfect the look anyway.