I think this was the first Elite series where I pre-ordered the full set. Loved all of these figures. My pick goes to Sheamus though. Belts are commonplace now, but these were the first ones Mattel put out (besides the Million $ Belt). So this was a very exciting set at the time. Sheamus also came with the really cool lead pipe weapon, which I *think* has never been rereleased. Sadly the only figures I still have from this set are Drew and Edge, but my Edge has a different head now.
Looking back this was really an excellent set. I still need to get myself a late 00s Taker. I only have a basic. I traded my Elite here( thinking another would be easy to get) and got screwed royally by the dude in the trade.
Getting back to that Oval IC? It should have came with Shamrock, FB Orton & definitely should come with Chyna. Of course Mattel missed the boat giving us a 2000 Jericho and it could have been issued there too.
Dunno what the reluctance is but I only have one of these bad boys and that needs to change....LOL.
Post by Bill Maxwell on Nov 13, 2019 9:34:25 GMT -5
That was one of the best Elite series in my opinion, and I have an equally great memory of buying them on a trip to Cleveland for an amazing Rush show. I have to say Regal is my favorite, and I still have him. But as much as I loved that Sheamus, Bourne and McIntyre are probably tied for second. I must've sold and re-bought McIntyre 3 times over the years, and the Bourne I just could never part with until earlier this year when I sold off most of my collection. The rat-faced Edge and decent Taker with not my favorite head scan bring up the rear in this tremendous series. For me there has never been a better overall Elite series than 8.