WWE Mattel Battle Packs Series 46 Available to Order NOW!
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Mattel is back at it again. This time they come around with their newest set of Battle Pack action figures. This round of figures is actually a pretty monumental one, as many figures are either making their debuts here or are returning after a long hiatus.
We first have the Club arriving in figure form. This set consists of Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, in the wrestling attire that they first wrestled in on WWE television. The tattoo work, height difference, and facial resemblance are all here for the "good brothers." Karl Anderson has since switched to long tights though, so way to fall behind Mattel, geez! As for Gallows, he had some Mattel figures made all the way back when he was in CM Punk's Straight Edge Society. Nonetheless, it's good to see him and Karl Anderson in this series.
Next, Mattel has made figures of The Miz and his wife Maryse. The real life couple have enjoyed a great deal of success since being paired on television, and now the "it couple" can join your collection. The Miz comes in his usual form, with some new black and gold trunks. Much like Luke Gallows, Maryse received a Mattel figure way back during her initial run with the company. She makes her return here with some great bling and some weird greenish-brown duster. I think they were going for a low-budget effect to get gold, but it just looks strange. To each their own though, maybe you could just have them cosplay as John Cena and Nikki Bella.
The weakest pack in this series, for me anyway, sees Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods return yet again. The New Day, especially Kofi and Xavier, feel so overused in these battle packs. It makes sense, The New Day is one of the most profitable teams that WWE has going for them right now, but I wish they would at least give figures like that a rest so that we could see some new ones. Just my opinion. As for the figures themselves, they have their usual goofy smiles and pink tights, but these have one of their t-shirts printed onto their torsos. I personally hate when they do this sort of thing, but at least it makes these figures stand out from some of their other ones.
Dean Ambrose, the guy who was just moved over to Raw, comes to us wearing a Smackdown Live t-shirt, and he is joined by Smackdown Commissioner Shane McMahon. I was only half-joking earlier when I said that they were behind a bit. In more positive news, Mattel created a new head for Ambrose that looks rather lifelike; as unmotivated and complacent as ever. On the other hand, Shane is made in a suit, looking rather sharp if I do say so myself. This is the first Shane in non-wrestling gear that we have gotten from Mattel, and the toy company absolutely did a commendable job. The kicker though (pun somewhat intended) is his shoes. Mattel actually went out of their way to create a pair of miniature high-top sneakers for McMahon, and it really does add to the figure in a lot of ways. Is it wrong to be just a little bit envious of an action figure?
The entire series is available to order now. You may view or order any of these figures here: http://www.ringsidecollectibles.com/mattel-toy-wrestling-figures-wwe-battle-packs-46.html