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Ruthless Aggression 36


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Seems like I haven't bought a wrestling figure since Giant Gonzales. This is the longest drought I've ever had with WWE toys. Granted, I haven't seen the Nikita Koloff and Doink yet, it just seems like the line has gone down hill. I'm excited for a few figures coming out in the future like Boss Man and Tugboat, so there's still hope.

 

While I don't buy wrestling figures like I buy GI Joes, I generally get at least one version of every character (unless I have no reason for them, like Matt Striker or Snitsky) and then a couple of years later buy an updated version of the same character. The bod molds, scans, gimmicks, and so on change so updates are often necessary.

 

I was looking forward to getting my hands on a Kofi Kingston and Mickie James when RA 36 hits the shelves in a few months. I just now saw the pictures on WrestlingGuide.com of said wave.

 

Mickie James has had an existing head mold for years but hasn't been released at retail. It was an exclusive for WrestlingSuperstore. Naturally Mickie's adorable face is smiling in that mold. I was scrolling down the page and what do I see? A Mickie James that looks like she's concentrating really hard on dropping a duece. The face is hideous! Our beloved spark plug is FROWNING? Mickie???? Bullcrap.

 

But before I even got to that, I scrolled by the one person in the WWE that has a constant smile affixed to his Jamacian face, namely Kofi Kingston. Surely Kofi is smiling, right? Wrong. Kofi literally looks like he's smelling that duece that Mickie is dropping. Perhaps Mickie got smacked around a little by Beth Pheonix and wondered into the men's room?

 

That's not all that's wrong with this wave. DH Smith, who is a joke anyway, looks like he's very happy to have that HGH needle stuck in his butt cheek.

 

Charlie Hass apparently is in the World's Greatest Tag Team again. Shelton Benjamin is nowhere to be seen. It's a shame they didn't do a Charlie with a removable mask. That gimmick got exactly 23 seconds of TV time, but it was still different.

 

Umaga gets yet another body mold. I don't know why, because the first figure was perfect. Sure he has a few new tattoos now, but it's still the one I like. It seems like the last figure he had displayed a spare tire hanging over his tights. I know he's a big guy, but he doesn't have a spare tire. This Umaga is apparently on that liquid protein diet, cause homeboy is slimming down.

 

The Maryse and Big Show both look good, but I won't be buying either. Maryse doesn't interest me and I've already got a nice Big Show. So I guess this is another wave that will garner absolutely no interest from me.

 

Before Jakks looses the license there are a few figures I'd like to see.

 

1) A Jericho in tights.

2) Santino (He's coming) but with a scowl on his face.

3) An updated D-Lo

4) A Smiling Kofi

5) Beth Pheonix (also coming)

6) A decent Mickie that I don't have to pay $15 + shipping for

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I was dissapointed in that Mickie scan too. I have wanted a new one, even though the other has only been used twice. This new one looks nothing like her.

 

Big Show hopefully will have all his tats. He does have his pant legs painted on I think for the first time.

 

That Haas scan needs to go. The mask would have been nice but the soft goods masks don't really look good anyway. See Killer Bees

 

Kofi looks good for a mad Kofi but the guy always smiles. Tazz says so even. I do think there was a DA Kofi, did it have a smiling scan? If so a headswap could make him alot better.

 

Maryse is perfect. Very nice.

 

Unaga looks better than any previous ones. It's another new body but I like this one more than the other two. I still think the previous Umaga body was originally meant for Rikishi but they changed their minds and needed to use it somewhere so Umaga has been stuck with it.

 

DH looks like Dh but he looks like a real goon.

 

I think there is a wrestling attire Jericho in some lineup but I don't remeber which. He had a diferent head from the street clothes Jericho.

 

Natalya is at the top of my wish list right now. I hope the next RA wave announced has her in it.

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I've pretty much stopped buying the Ruthless Aggression figures cause of the price hike but have been stocking up on the Build and Brawls. I've always wanted a 3 3/4 line with the WWE figures and am very happy with what they are doing so far with the Build and Brawl series. Problaby would like to see a few redo's on the happy and screaming faces in particular HBK, CM Punk and Batista.

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gosh I haven't bought a wrestling action figure since DA series 2!

 

Never liked RA's for their thunder-thighs and lack of poseability, DA started out good but the scale was just too large - it's like wrestling with 12" G.I. Joe dolls...yes dolls. And Build N Brawl's concept was nice but the scale was too small - and the QC on these guys was/is terrible!

 

I think for wrestling toys, the perfect height for playability is 5"-6" range - like Hasbros, Galoobs, and some TNA.

 

I really enjoy my Hasbro/Galoob collection because the majority of the figures "feel" like wrestling figures, there's weight and thickness to them. I hold a DA and it's so gangly with all the POAs - just too much.

 

No real comment from me on RA 36 which I guess is the point of this thread - but it made me realize that I haven't bought a wrestling figure in a heck of a long time!

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I really haven't been picking up many of the Jakks figures of late either. I have a lot of the one that I really wanted. The most recent one being Joey Styles, Honky Tonk Man (in his black outfit) and Al Snow in his Job Squad outfit. Also got a Deluxe Aggression Sandman, as the scan was really good, but unfortunatly as a deluxe figure, he's still quite a bit larger then the other figures.

 

I still need a decent Orton, Batista and Cena, but they never seem to get ones produced that I really like. Batista is always too small or has a stupid look on this face.

 

The best Big Show figure was the Deluxe Aggression figure. It's to scale with all the other figures, is a very good scan of his face and even has his tattoos.

 

I'll be interested to see the Bossman figure.

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I really haven't been picking up many of the Jakks figures of late either. I have a lot of the one that I really wanted. The most recent one being Joey Styles, Honky Tonk Man (in his black outfit) and Al Snow in his Job Squad outfit. Also got a Deluxe Aggression Sandman, as the scan was really good, but unfortunatly as a deluxe figure, he's still quite a bit larger then the other figures.

 

I still need a decent Orton, Batista and Cena, but they never seem to get ones produced that I really like. Batista is always too small or has a stupid look on this face.

 

The best Big Show figure was the Deluxe Aggression figure. It's to scale with all the other figures, is a very good scan of his face and even has his tattoos.

 

I'll be interested to see the Bossman figure.

 

Back before I hated Cena's everlovin' guts, I bought one that had the gold jewelry that says "Word Life" (whatever that nonsense means) across his fingers, meaning his hands are open. It limits playability, but I can't come up with anything to do with a character I can't stand, so he hasn't seen much action outside of getting pinned cleanly by Ric Flair at my version of this year's Wrestlemania.

 

I still use the RA2 Batista with the gold and crimson tights. He's seen a lot of action over the last 5 years. Still looks pretty good though. I've been thinking about getting a new one because Dave doesn't have hair anymore.

 

I was using the RA1 Orton up until about 2 years ago. Yeah, the one in blue tights with shaggy hair. He had to go. So I bought a new one at our local Kay-Bee before it went out of business. He has black tights with blue writing and blue lightening bolts. He fits in with the rest of my figures nicely.

 

Sometimes it is hard to find a character with an expression you like and in an outfit you like. Then you have to worry about how his hands are shapped (open or fist). Finally you have to pay close attention and make sure they're not passing off the Off The Ropes scale (found in pharmacies and general merchandise stores like Rite-Aid. These are half an inch shorter than normal WWE figures) in different packaging.

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