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Basic Series 68 Seth Rollins

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A Brief History Lesson

I’ve been in and out of love for the WWE for years now (only recently becoming consistently happy with the product) so I’ve missed out on a lot of talent work their way up the ranks. One such superstar is Seth Rollins. I didn’t see him in NXT, and I missed out on all the SHEILD hype too. The first time I did see him was when he was a weasely, cowardly corporate champion surrounded by an entourage. Not exactly the best first impression, but he won me over with his work ethic and dedication. He’s definitely on the path to greatness, and (from a spectators point of view) I’m very much looking forward to being a part of it.

The Architect

Further proof of his success could also be seen in figure format. A number of recent releases he’s had are possibly a lot more than you’d think. I can think of 8 off the top of my head, and those are all his post SHIELD days. Even then, he had a lot of releases from that era too. What I like about this, in particular, is being able to see the visible evolution in his aesthetic. Not only does his ring attire change regularly but so does his expression and hair (I’ve never been a fan of that Yellow streak of his) so let’s take a look and see what makes this particular figure so excellent.

White Ranger Attire

Summerslam 2015 saw the debut of Seth Rollins ‘White Ranger’ attire, and I think it’s fair to say it’s an absolute fan favorite. Despite this figure not coming with the torso piece (it is a basic figure after all) I still think this figure, in particular, looks amazing. What makes it stand out from the rest is that simple Gold lining. There’s something about that Golden detail that really makes this attire (and figure) a cut above the rest. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I think the ‘White Ranger’ look fans dubbed it, pretty much hits the nail on the head. As mentioned previously, he’s had a lot of face scans (the newer figs being more aggressive looking) but I like this one. It fits nicely in between (i.e. not solemn and sulky like his earlier pieces and not aggressive). Again, the Yellow streak does annoy me, but it is accurate for the time. So Mattel is doing their job right. Other than the tattoo on his spine, and painted on wristbands, there’s nothing much else to say.

Conclusion

For a basic figure, this is legitimately one of the best (ever) In my opinion. It’s simple but iconic (and a much-loved look) sure you could get an Elite version to get the torso piece too, but I think it looks much better without. It’s also excellent for those on a budget too. Despite some of the newer Seth figures (due soon) coming out with some sweet looking Green and Black attire, their faces just aren’t as strong as this one. So I personally would make this the definitive Basic Seth figure (and a top contender for one of his best all round) It does come with a few paint mishaps here and there though, but despite that, I would give it a strong…

9/10

 

 

 

About Jo Watson

Founding member (and manager of) That Wrestling Site. Covering the UK scene, interviews with indie wrestlers & WWE action figure reviews

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