Thursday, September 9, 2010
WWE Legends, The Road Warriors - Review
Hawk & Animal
WWE Legends Series 1
Mattel/ 7" Scale
The likeness on these is fantastic just like the rest of the Legends line. I really dig the snarl on Animal, but was a little disappointed by the flat expression on Hawk. Oddly, his card image portrays him with his tongue sticking out, while Animal's package image has a plain expression. Hawk's a bit taller than Animal, just like the real-life counterparts. I'm glad they captured that detail as these guys were always together and will more than likely be displayed together by most fans.
Most of the paint on both of these guys is reserved for their face paint. The apps are mostly clean with only a few minor stray spots on each of my figures. "WARRIORS" runs down the length of each of the wrestler's legs, interrupted only by the peg holes where the knees connect.
Admittedly, I'd prefer Hawk and Animal in their L.O.D. colors because that's the version I most remember, but this version is still awesome. Both figures feature a great likenesses to their real-life counterparts and together form an intimidating area on your display shelf. When Mattel eventually re-releases these dudes in Legion red/white/black, I hope they introduce a more accurate torso for Animal, but it wouldn't be a deal breaker and I'm sure I'd still by the pack (assuming they're released as a Legends two-pack).
The only thing more destructive than a pro-wrestler is two pro-wrestlers! And when those two pro-wrestlers make up the Road Warriors it means the decimation of another wrestler via the Doomsday Device!
*** UPDATE - 28 August 2012 ***
Special thanks to Jeff R. who was kind enough to scan the Road Warriors' card art featured in the introduction!