Thursday, March 29, 2018

WWE Superstars - NATALYA and ALEXA BLISS!

WWE Superstars (Girls' Line) - Wave 2 - Natalya & Alexa Bliss - Mattel 2018

I love that the WWE Superstars line is moving along. The first batch showed up in November and already the the second series has hit the shelves. At this pace we should see the next batch (Becky Lynch, Naomi, and Asuka) by Summer. One of the biggest things that makes me nervous about the closing of Toys R Us is the fate of experimental toys like this girl-centric wrestling line. They showed up in TRU months before any other stores had them and they definitely dedicated the most space to them - usually space with the main WWE toys as well as an entire endcap. As far as I know, the only other retail store to carry the line has been Target, and they only have three pegs for them. I don't think sales will be enough from that limited retail exposure to continue the series for long. (And that fear extends to all the smaller companies like Neca, DST, and Mezco). I guess time will tell. Above all else, I think every company needs to step it up with direct sales websites. But I digress. Let's check out Alexa and Natalya below!
















I realize that none of these figures really resemble their real-life counterparts, but I feel like they got a little too experimental with this Natalya. Her face doesn't really resemble the wrestler or the rest of the WWE Superstars line. She seems to be the only figure with a really defined chin and cheekbone, but those aren't features I necessarily associate with Natalya.










I find both of these figures amusing because they took iconic costumes but made them significantly less revealing.





































Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!


Here are all my WWE Superstars figures so far: Bayley, Charlotte, Nikki Bella, Alexa Bliss, Natalya, Brie Bella, and Sasha Banks.




And here is Charlotte with several other recent action figures from toy lines aimed at girls: Em from Mysticons, Charlotte, Lady Wi-Fi from Miraculous Ladybug, and Starfire from DC Superhero Girls.






Cheers!




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