I honestly don't see the point in a lot of this stuff like the whole sub board for ideas and this thread, I don't think we're really getting flooded with anything to actually need these kind of topics.
Orndorff was a "Top 5" on my list of wants when I heard they were doing a Legends line and Mattel delivered. And he was the one I wanted most in Series 4. I think he is my favorite Mattel WWE figure now.
I was disappointed with this one. Why are his legs molded skin colored tights?! Those lower legs are pretty embarrassing. Luckily I have a custom ring attires Heenan so the suit’s never coming off. Mattel probably thought the weasel suit isn’t coming off for most collectors, but those shins need to be correct for those who wanted to remove it. I might still change them and I am keeping the suit on. lol
With the Legends accessories and the correct small knee pads.
Big John Studd -
Bobby "the Brain" Heenan -
The Heenan Family - I know he was only an advisor for Flair, but he needed to be in the pic. I left the Legends Rude out of the pic on purpose, but forgot to get Bundy off the shelf. I will probably take another family pic when my long haired Rude arrives at the end of the week where I will add Bundy. To bad we don't have Mattel versions of Patera, Race, Adonis, Haku, Hercules and Terry Taylor. They are really the only other WWF family members I still want. Although I would also buy the Missing Link, Barbarian, Rose if made also.
This arrived in today's mail. The painted flesh tone on the torso looks much closer to matching without the camera flash. On the plus side this head looks to be cast in flesh tone and painted red/black unlike the DM that was cast in white.
The attire looks like it was based off his Steel cage match vs Mankind at SummerSlam ‘97. It doesn’t use the True FX face printing, but I honestly think the face looks great without it. The two things I wish were different about it are they gave him the wrong boots as always with the long tights look. They should be tall boots. The other is I feel his head sits too low causing the no neck look. But both are only noticeable when the robe is off. But I will probably only display him with the robe on anyway.
The tights are 100% pink in hand. Not the pale pink like on his boots, but rather a darker dull pink. And while the torso is molded in black and the painted torso looks “off” with pics taken with a camera flash. They blend together much nicer with natural light or no camera flash.
yes they did cast the torso in black plastic and paint the flesh. It isn't noticeable in person but it sure sticks out like a sore thumb in pictures. I am not a fan of that practice. Especially if I was a kid who played with my figures. I would worry about the flesh scrating.
Now I know I complain when they were giving Crow Sting smaller arms than Ziggler, but this is ridiculous...his arms are HUGE! He should have had the same arms as Lex, but they gave him (and Booker T) arms that are the equivalent to Brock’s basic arms. lol Also I had to swap his left hand because it was fused to the wrist stem and ithe eyehole on the stem snapped when I tried to move it. Plus they face painted the tip of the hair strand. lol