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  1. alternativemindz

    WWE Retrofest Honky Tonk man

    Retrofest Honky Tonk Man Review He is the Honky Tonk man ... he's cool, cocky and bad! One of the longest reigning Intercontinental Champions during the Hogan era. Mattel has finally immortalized Honky Tonk Man into the Retrofest line. The Retrofest series is a fun collector driven series that pay homage to WWE (WWF) retro arcade game. Huge thanks to Mattel for sending this figure my way to review. The packaging is absolutely one of, if not the best, packages you can possibly pick up as a collector. It looks like you could actually play the arcade game. Every bit of the cabinet is so detailed and would look good on anyone's shelf. Taking the figure out of the package, he comes packed with a guitar, which feels a bit small for the figure and he can only hold it with his open left hand. Honky Tonk Man is an Elite figure and sports all the articulation that the Elite series offers. Head, shoulders, elbows, wrist, waist, hips, knees, and ankles. Honky Tonk Man comes with a fabric jumpsuit and my "gawd" does it stand out. The homage to Elvis is crazy on this thing. From all the music notes on the legs and sleeves to the full cartoon image on the front of the outfit is such an eye sore that it's just too perfect. On the back, there is this great image of Honky Tonk overlooking himself inside a pink Cadillac with Suzie. His face sculpt looks more like Honky Tonk Man now than he did in the late 80s or early 90s, but it still works. The jumpsuit can be removed, but what would be the point of that? The Retrofest Honky Tonk Man is ready to shake, rattle, and roll into your collection and if you are a gamer and don't own these figures, stop reading and go pick these figures up ASAP. Now, in all transparency, I am not, nor have I ever, been a fan of Honky Tonk Man, but the figure is significant to own if you are a fan of vintage WWF wrestling or a fan of wrestling games. I give the Retrofest Honky Tonk Man a solid 4 out of 5. The minor issues like a small guitar and a more modern face sculpt shouldn't deter any wrestling fan who needs to have Honky in their toy collection. Guys, let us know what you think and leave a comment below. Follow Rob on Instagram @alternativemindz And on Twitter @AltMindz Thanks again to Mattel for the review sample.
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    WWE Zombie Finn Balor

    Halloween is merely a week away and I finally get to do something Halloween and wrestling related. Mattel and WWE have been doing some fun stuff with their Zombies line and who better to review than the Demon king himself, Finn Balor! Thank you to Mattel for the review sample. Zombie Finn Balor comes packaged in a slight redesign of the zombie packaging that has become a stable of the series. It seems a bit more streamlined than the previous packaging and, I feel, a bit more eye-catching. The Zombie line has been a fun and creative use of wrestlers. It's fun to take them out of the standard wrestling world and venture into the absurd and wacky world that toys are meant to be. To take it even further, I'd love to see a comic or animated series of wrestlers as zombies and monsters. Finn is a great wrestler to be used in this way since he does sport demon makeup at times, making the leap into a zombie is completely an obvious choice. The articulation is beyond standard with elbows, hips, "neck bones", shoulders, and knee articulation, but the play factor escalates with the look of this figure. Whoever is sculpting these figures, please give them an award. So creative and so much fun. This figure isn't for the regular wrestling fans seeking the highest points of articulation and most realistic sculpts of their favorite superstars. This is for another subset of collector and casual fan. We already know fans of horror and Halloween who are buying the zombie series to use during their decorations of the coolest holiday ever! Adding Finn to anyones collection is a must. He would fit in anyones horror or fantasy collection. As a toy, it is 100% fun and imaginative, but if you are seeking something more than just a monster looking creepy zombie figure, this probably isn't the toy for you. With that, I am giving this toy a 3 out of 5. Well sculpted and looks great but won't be something that all fans want to have. Guys let us know what you think and leave a comment below Follow Rob on Instagram @alternativemindz And on Twitter @AltMindz Thanks again to Mattel for the review sample
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    WWE Ronda Rousey series 90 from Mattel

    Thank you, no for a basic figure she is just fine. This series isn't meant to be a high end collectable but there is something a bit off about her face.
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    WWE Ronda Rousey series 90 from Mattel

    Rowdy Ronda Rousey makes her debut as a standard figure in the newest wave of Mattel's WWE basic line as part of series 90. First off, thank you to Mattel for the review sample. How does this figure stand up against the person it is trying to emulate in plastic form? Let's first look at the packaging, which for some odd reason seems to be different for the line this time around. Nothing super obvious, but it feels more streamlined than previous waves. But, that could just be me? The image of Ronda is great and the way she is packaged really gives the impression of importance (I'm really not trying to fluff this piece), but I honestly think the new packaging (if it actually is new) helps to make the figure stand out. Now, with that all said and done, let's talk about the figure itself. It is a basic and standard figure that is fully-clothed, leaving Ronda without her signature wrestling gear. With that in mind, I wish she would have come packed with Rowdy Piper’s oversized jacket, but it might be possible we will see something like that in an entrance package figure later on. Points of articulation: this is as standard as it can be with this line. Head kind of turns, but is hindered by her hair. Waist, elbow, knee, hip, and shoulder joints, pretty good but nothing stand out. I believe this figure will sell well for two reasons. One, for the customizers who are looking for an affordable women's body buck to make their own figures, this figure works well. Two, this is our first chance to collect Ronda as a toy. Unfortunately, her face sculpt is super generic and not enough that you would automatically say “Hey, that’s Ronda.” But, once again, this body buck can be used for almost any female character. If you look, you can see they painted over someone else’s ring gear. Even so, it's a good reuse of parts. But as it goes for it being Ronda, well, it will do and this line is the most affordable standard line for wrestling toys to date. Good, solid, and durable, but if you are a collector this is currently your best and only option for getting Ronda in the ring with other female icons of wrestling. She is a 3 out of 5, but since I believe Ronda would roundhouse kick me if I keep talking, I'll leave it at that. Guys let us know what you think and leave a comment below Follow Rob on Instagram @alternativemindz And on Twitter @AltMindz Thanks again to Mattel for the review sample
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    LEGO Star Wars Yoda Chronicles Lego Press Kit Set Give Away

    When you look at the dark side, careful you must be ... for the dark side looks back really wanted to put it's a trap from the first episode of Yoda Chronicles LOL

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