Hope you got your holiday shopping out of the way, because it looks like we have covered all of the WWE gizmos and action figures that will be available to purchase in 2017. Some of next year's inventory has already gone up for pre-order, and it is not disappointing. The next three waves of basic action figures from Mattel are now available to order, and so is the 57th wave of Elite action figures. No images of the figures have been shown just yet for some of these series, but let's take a look at the lineups for the first sets of the new year!
Basic 81 will consist of five new action figures of current WWE Superstars. A new figure of Rhyno will made be coming out with updated arms and a red and black singlet. Speaking of red and black, Sami Zayn is in this set with new ring gear, and Dana Brooke rejoins the basic line with the first figure since her main roster promotion. Seth Rollins also has an updated smiling headsculpt and his black and grey ring gear. Kofi Kingston is also made with green ring gear to match his New Day tag team partners Xavier Woods and Big E from Battle Packs 51. This set will be coming out in mid-January.
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Series 82 of the basic figures looks to be a set based entirely around Smackdown wrestlers. Free agent John Cena joins the line in camouflage shorts and a printed-on blue shirt. New figures of AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura are also in this set, along with updated action figures for Luke Harper and Becky Lynch. This set is scheduled to be released in early-February.
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We know now that the 83rd set of basic action figures will also consist of five different action figures. For the first time in ages, Alicia Fox will receive an updated figure from Mattel in this set. Randy Orton, Triple H, and "The Perfect 10" Tye Dillinger will also be featured in this set. Series 83 will also feature the first basic action figure debut for Raw General Manager Kurt Angle. The set will be coming out in early-February.
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The Elite set of action figures from Mattel usually includes some of the toy company's most detailed and articulated figures. Making his debut in the Elite line is Jeff Hardy, which will likely be based on his current run with WWE before he got injured. Seth Rollins and Baron Corbin will be rejoining the line in this series. The "Flashback" figure for this set will be Mattel's first-ever Scotty 2 Hotty figure. Also debuting in Elite 57 will be Shinsuke Nakamura and Tye Dillinger. Elite 57 will be released in mid-February.
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