It doesn't feel like I reviewed Edge's WWE Elite series 8 figure that long ago, but it's actually been almost 10 months and now we have a new figure to look at. Well, it's new, but it's not... You see THIS Edge figure is a FLASHBACK figure, capturing the eventual "Rated-R Superstar" early in his WWE career. Being a huge fan of the then-WWF during it's Attitude-era, this was a must-have for me and given the fact that Edge is now retired, we can consider this his WWE Legends figure. But for those of you not keeping count, this is Mattel's third Elite Edge action figure, so is he worth the increasing price tag or an easy pass?
WWE Elite Collection Series 13 - FLASHBACK
Mattel/ 7" Scale
This time around, Edge's costume at the time required a bit more detail in the paint department. His lower body (except for the boots) is molded in a vibrant blue plastic. That same blue tone is used to paint the wrist tape on his forearms. As this is meant to represent a younger version of Edge, before he racked up several tattoos, not much was needed in the form of body art for this figure. He has one, mono colored, tattoo on his right shoulder. Nothing fancy, so I didn't bother shooting a close-up photo of it, but it's neatly done.
Edge's other accessory is a pair of ridiculously looking sunglasses. These are more akin to the lenses he wore during his long-time tag team partnership with best friend, Christian, as opposed to the sleeker designs he sported earlier on. It leads me to believe that we may see a FLASHBACK version of Christian (hopefully) soon. You may remember he sported even more ridiculously looking goggles that featured straps going over his head. An FB Christian paired up with this Edge, would be magical, though. I'm not a fan of "Captain Charisma" Christian.