Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WWE Battle Pack Diva - LANA!

WWE Battle Pack - Series 34 - Lana and Rusev - Mattel 2015

Mattel's WWE series is one of the few lines out there today that seems willing to release female figures in civilian clothes.  Every few years we get an official Clark Kent, Bruce Wayne, or Commissioner Gordon figure.  But the Lois Lane, Oracle, and Mary Jane Watson faction are practically nonexistent.  Collectors who want characters like these almost always have to resort to customization.  That's the main reason I get excited when I see figures like Lana in the stores.  I don't even customize like that, but I'm excited for all the fans who do.  I have a feeling we'll be seeing a lot of fan repaints of this figure in the coming year.  Lana is a Russian-accented WWE manager who was first introduced back in 2013.  She has historically always worked with her fellow Russian, Rusev (her mate in this 2-pack) but recently began managing Dolph Ziggler after a fallout with Rusev earlier this year.  This figure is pretty cool overall, although rubberized clothing always tends to add a lot of awkward bulk.  Let's check her out below!

The leg articulation looks a little distracting and cumbersome in these photos.  But in real life they look good.

Lana's torso is covered in a soft pliable rubber jacket.  This tends to want to ride up on her shoulders and make her look like a linebacker.  The skirt is made of the same material, but the sleeves are a solid sculpt.

Here is her main client during her WWE career, Rusev.  He joins her in the 2-pack.

 Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here she is with the Miss Elizabeth figure from 2013.  I'm surprised at how different their scales are.

And with Kaitlyn and Natalya.


1 comment:

  1. When I saw the toy I first thought it was Pam from Archer. Which would be awesome if she had the back tattoo and the taped up hands like Pam has. But if you give this one a Dolphin hand puppet, it really could be her.