Friday, November 9, 2012
WWE Elite Flashback, "Macho Man" Randy Savage (nWo) - Review
Today I appreciate WCW and the NWO as an important part of professional wrestling history. If not for the rise of WCW and the "Monday Night Wars", we wouldn't of had such awesome programming in the mid-to-late 1990s and early 2000s. Mattel's already released some prominent WCW-era Superstars and they continue with one of their RSC-exclusive WWE Elite Flashback figures this year, Randy Savage!
"Macho Man" Randy Savage
WWE Elite Collection - Flashback
Mattel/ 7" Scale
$25.99 (RSC Exclusive)
As I stated in my review of Kevin Nash yesterday, Mattel's still pumping out "Legends" figures via the retail Elite line. However, Ringside Collectibles continues to secure some highly-soughtafter exclusives in the Flashback subline. This latest Macho Man figure (his fifth Elite-level release!) comes to us in NWO gear including his removable shirt, sunglasses, bandana and weight belt.
Savage's Legends figure, but were also featured with his All-Stars figure. The sunglasses are the one constant accessory with every Macho Man figure release. This time around the pieces are molded in black plastic and feature white decos specific to his costume. "MADNESS" is running wild over the bandana while his glasses have tiny spikes all around the lens area.
Elite 12's Randy Orton, although Macho's is much thinner and much less obstructive. Helping matters more, it's technically sleeveless, so his arms are able to move freely. The shirt has three small pegs on each side that hold it together and is simple to remove. Once you undo the pegs you just lift the shirt up, over his head. The printing on the shirt is great and considering it's white paint on black plastic I expected the apps to be week, but the paint was applied thick enough to cover up well. The detail is sharp, too! The small "nWo" logo near the bottom of the shirt is crisp.
The belt is a nice touch, the only issue with it is that you can't tie it over his t-shirt the way Macho Man wore it to the ring. That may be more of a complaint on the shirt, though, if it was made of cloth it wouldn't be a problem. All things considering, I prefer the plastic t-shirt in this case.
The boot tassels were first seen on Legends series 3 British Bulldog and later on Texas Tornado. Like Bulldog's these are molded in white, but required no additional painting. Most of the paint on Savage's body is reserved for his starry tights which are exceptionally done. Every five-point star is sharp with clean lines.
Plus, he's a great exclusive! He has the right amount of accessories, a new head sculpt and it's motherf*cking Randy Savage! Don't miss out!
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