Friday, November 13, 2015

Action Figure Review: Bo Dallas (Series 36) from WWE Elite Collection by Mattel

 Today it's time for a look at the Inspirational Superstar: Bo Dallas! Did you know that Bo Dallas (real name Taylor Michael Rotunda) is the son of I.R.S. and the brother of Bray Wyatt? Did you know that Bo Dallas is the youngest NXT champion in history? Did you know that Bo Dallas went on a 17 match streak, only to be finally beat by R-Truth? Cause Bo knows! Did you know that his favorite song is "Don't Stop Bo-lieving?" Did you know that he loves to eat Bo Rounds at Bojangles? Did you know his favorite Star Wars character is Bo-ba Fett? Well, I actually made those last three facts up. Want to know more about this figure, one of the six available in series 36 of Mattel's WWE Elite Collection? Then join me after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 7 inches

Articulation: Hinged ankles w/ lateral rockers, boot swivels, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball jointed hips, swivel waist, hinged abdomen, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, and a ball jointed head.

Accessories: T-shirt

Non-Scalper Price: $15-$20 dollars
 The Positives:

*Despite your thoughts on Bo Dallas, this is a high quality, well made figure. There's plenty of articulation and you don't have to worry about breakage. These figures are made to last. I really love messing around with these figures. Not only do they look great on display but they're great hand candy when you're just sitting around bored.

 * The sculpt is pretty good. Bo Dallas has a slimmer frame than many other wrestlers and Mattel captured it well. He also has a really good head-sculpt that captures his happy, go lucky, slightly smarmy personality. He looks like he's in the middle of giving an inspirational speech, right before he gets F5'ed. Heh.

* Right across the back of his pants is the catchphrase "Bolieve." The letters are neat, clean, and legible. I've now spent two sentences talking about Bo Dallas' rear end. Well, three actually. Four.

* It's just a simple black fabric shirt with the words "Bo-lieve" on it, but it makes a pretty cool accessory. I definitely like Bo should have come with a microphone or something, too, but this is still a pretty good extra. It gives the figure two different looks and captures his main catchphrase.
The Negatives:

*Yeah, he's a bit light on accessories and, yeah, he is Bo Dallas, but there's only one real negative I have with this figure: What is up with his hair? Look on the sides of his head? It's like Mattel tried to paint some hair short hair on the sides of his head. It looks so awkward that I almost thought it was some slop. It's intentional, though. Bizarre. I can't bo-lieve they would do something like that.
  While I'm sure that there are some fans out there that love Bo Dallas, he definitely doesn't have the same kind of fan base as John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, or even Zack Ryder. Still, he's an interesting character and I always get a chuckle when he appears. Honestly, I almost dressed this figure up in a sheet to make him Boo Dallas for the final day of Re-Halloween. Anyways, this guy gets a Good and a 1/2 rating from me.

I've reviewed a number of other WWE Elite Collection figures, including:

WWE Elite Collection by Mattel
Bad News Barrett (Series 34)
Bray Wyatt
Brock Lesnar (Series 37)
Cesaro (Series 33)
Dean Ambrose (Series 36)
Erick Rowan
Hulk Hogan (Series 34)
Luke Harper (Series 35)
Randy Orton (Series 35)
Seth Rollins (Series 37)

WWE Elite: Wrestlemania XXX by Mattel
Bray Wyatt

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