Friday, October 30, 2015

Toy Review: WWE Pay-Per-View Elite Collection - Undertaker / Corporate Kane Build-A-Figure *Toys R Us Exclusive* (Mattel)


So this is the attire that The Undertaker wore at Wrestlemania when he lost to Brock Lesnar and "The Streak" was broken.    It's also the first Mattel figure of The Undertaker I've ever bought.   We actually this series at a Toys R Us but all they had were John Cena and Bray Wyatt.   Then, a little while later and another TRU and we stumble upon the whole series so naturally we need this Undertaker to be our only defining sort of Undertaker.

As far as modern versions of The Undertaker go I'd say that this one is the best.   It's not just that he comes with a hat and jacket, it's the details in them that makes it feel special.   Granted, his jacket can be a bit of a struggle to get on and off since it's rubber, but it can be done and from someone who has to do it several times a day for his son I can tell you it's not that bad.    The only complaint I really have about this figure is that his head is down rather low, to the point where it looks like he doesn't have a neck.    With the hat, I couldn't see it as well in the package, but once we got him home and he had no hat or jacket on it became rather noticeable.

Other than that- which isn't too big of a deal- this figure is perfect for The Undertaker.   I remember when they made the TRU Exclusive figure of Brock Lesnar after he conquered "The Streak".   It felt like a big deal, but I didn't want to buy the figure because I knew it'd remain best MOC and my son would want to open it.   Kind of funny how this figure is the opposite of that, right?   This isn't how The Undertaker looked when he defeated Bray Wyatt at Wrestlemania.  No, this is how he looked when he took part of something most die-hard fans of The Undertaker probably wish they could forget.    Doesn't it seem odd to want to remember that moment with this figure or did he wear this entrance gear more than once?

As part of the Build-A-Figure line (My first WWE BAF as well) this series builds Corporate Kane, which basically is like the Corporate Kane we already have only instead of being in just black pants he has on the whole suit.    For a little while Quentin seemed like he wanted to buy the other three figures and build the Kane, but then Kane put the mask back on and Quentin became more of a fan of the Demon Kane and settled for just having the black pants version as our Corporate Kane.    But how strange is it that this figure of The Undertaker comes with his brother's head?

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