New Mattel Lineups: Elite 52, Basic 75, "List Jericho" Fig, More!
Friday, May 26, 2017
Ringside Collectibles has posted a whole mess of new items available to pre-order on their website, revealing a bunch of new WWE Mattel figure series in the process. Some have been rumored for a while, and none have been released yet, but they are available to order on the site now. Photos of the action figures have yet to be released.
A toy replica of the Universal Championship is available to order as well. This was shown off by Mattel back during the Toy Fair convention very early into the year. For $18.99 plus shipping, you can become the Universal Champion, and you can be seen with it even more than the current champion. The replica is due for release in late-July.
Series 2 of the WWE/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is also coming out soon. WWE teamed up to have a series of their wrestlers created in the likeness of the Ninja Turtles last year. The series sold surprisingly well, and will now be getting a second series featuring Donatello as The Ultimate Warrior, Michelangelo as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Leonardo as Finn Balor, and Raphael as The Rock. These are also due to be out by late-July.
Basic Series 75 has been revealed as well. The lineup will consist of Brock Lesnar, a regular Finn Balor figure, Chris Jericho, Lana, Randy Orton, and Braun Strowman. The basic figures are meant to be a quick and easier way to get action figures out to the public. These lineups usually come out more frequently than other some series that Mattel runs. Basic 75 will be released in mid-July.
Mattel's 52nd installment in their Elite series of action figures has been revealed. The lineup consists of Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston, and Seth Rollins as updated versions from their previous elite figures. Braun Strowman last appeared in the elite series when he was apart of the Wyatt Family. This time he is appearing in this series most likely under with his current look, but that hasn't been confirmed yet. D'Lo Brown and Ken Shamrock will serve as the "Flashback" figures in this particular series. Elite 52 is still quite a long time away though, not due to be released until early-September.
Lastly is possibly the most intriguing figure up for pre-order: an exclusive "You Just Made the List" Chris Jericho figure. What store the figure is exclusive to has not been made official, but a Jericho figure has been a rumored future Gamestop exclusive for a while now. No images available for this figure yet, but Ringside mentions that it will have special "list style packaging", as well as "a brand new, disgruntled headscan and a removable scarf! His ring trunks are gold, red and purple with 'Jericho' in the front and 'Jericho' down the kickpads of both boots! In addition, the figure also comes with a 'List' accessory, a clipboard with 'The List of Jericho' printed on the back!" The figure will be done in the style of an elite action figure, and it is available for pre-order on Ringside now. It is due to be released in late-July