I’ve been dying to reach out to you guy’s, Next I’m this up coming project, is it possible that we the fans can get the brand new crowd funded WWF raw is war stage including extra perks suck as a 2000 attitude era steel scale cage, and a brood entrance setting that would appear on the left corner of the stage, instead of coming through the curtains you will have the option to rise through the stage as the music plays. Can we possibly have a buried alive playset?
All those are great candidates for potential crowdfunded items.
It was a Target exclusive in the US so I’m not certain it’ll show up anywhere else.
Thanks for answering, Steve.
Do you know if everything that was produced has hit and been released? Or is the reason for the lack of availability something to do with the back-ups from overseas? Or were these produced in a limited number? I’m in a major market in South Florida and I am almost certain they didn’t hit anywhere down here.
It’s definitely not limited but I have no info on where in the shipment pipeline any of this is.
Typically once these exclusives leave the factory there can be very limited visibility since they’re now in the hands of the retailer to ship and distribute to individual locations.
With the overwhelming success of Mattel’s showing at Wrestlemania weekend, would you say you are as excited, more excited, or unsure about how SDCC will compare?
Also, have there been any attempts at making dual plates belts? I know some of the classics like the winged eagle and WWF tags had versions that were both gold and silver (in color; I think it was nickel).
SDCC will be amazing!
If those particular title executions happen it could probably be easily achieved with some deco tweaks.
Hi Steve. Does mattel have rights to the Riddle evel knievel style gear? I want that look on a figure so badly. Riddle with a scooter and that look and a rkbro hat would be a killer figure. Would even make a nice ultimate.
DO you still have Martel under contract ? If so can we get the Strike Force version to go with Tito ? Maybe include a jacket and shirt so we can put on the already Strike force version Tito we have
Martel hasn’t been under a deal since the early years of the line or we absolutely would have done additional figures at this point. Hopefully that changes as there’s some much needed looks still to explore.
is Mattel going to be changing their packaging to "plastic free"? if so, how do you see this affecting the elite/ultimate packaging specifically?
Below is the official company messaging on the evolution of sustainable product and packaging.
You’ve already seen plastic free or limited packaging with lines like Bend N Bash and Wrekkin and outside of WWE on Jurassic and other lines. So this has been in the works for quite awhile.
We’re still exploring how to best execute collector product to achieve these goals. It’s my personal goal to absolutely do what’s right from a sustainability standpoint while also innovating to ensure the best possible collector execution. There’s a best in class packaging team in place so I’m sure however this all evolves will be excellent.
Hi Steve, Greatly appreciate the continued communication! I was curious if Mattel had any plans to come out with an update elite scale ring like the ones that came out a couple of years ago. The prices for those have increased by a good bit and are very to find. Is the Mattel Creations fundraising rings going to be the best option for an elite scale ring going forward?
The Mattel Creations version would have been the only option for the New Gen version.
We now have that new ring tooled though so there’s a strong chance of it being refreshed to represent different eras.
Are we getting a new Retro Ring with all these Retro style figures? I thought it was weird we got the 4 pack when the ring has been long sold out. Now you are doing a wave 2 already shown with Bret and Anvil and wave 3 on the way with Lex.
No plans to re-release or re-do the ring just yet but we’ve seen the requests.
A little off topic: Do you know if the Queen Elizabeth II Barbie doll will somehow be made available again? - Thanks! -
On topic: Will Mattel Creations carry the Ultimate Edition waves after Undertaker and Kane? I would have to order with my local supplier if they don’t carry them, but time is running short and I really don’t want to miss out. Thanks again!
I don’t know if more of that doll will be made available. Hopefully they explore another run since it sold so well.
Yes, more mainline Ultimates will be available via Mattel Creations. The goal would be all of them but there’s always a chance some could be missed.
Are there any plans to release additional wrestling figures of superstars during the Attitude Era that haven't had a figure as of yet? Wrestlers such as Al Snow, Gangrel, Jeff Jarrett, Jacqueline, Steve Blackman and the Headbangers? It would be nice to see more of these figures released for those that have Attitude Era figure collections. I'm especially surprised that there is a Brood Edge, Brood Christian but no Gangrel figure. I'm also surprised that there hasn't been a figure of Jeff Jarrett at all.
If deals are signed we’ll absolutely make them. I’ll continue to work with WWE to add new names to our Legends roster.