Friday, July 15, 2016

Action Figure Review: R-Truth (Series 59) from WWE by Mattel

 Today I'm looking at R-Truth from Mattel's WWE series 59. R-Truth has had a number of figures in the past but this is the first one I've been able to pick up. Currently R-Truth has a pretty good tag team partnership with Goldust as the Golden Truth that works just because of how entertaining those two guys are. R-Truth has been a former tag team champ with Xavier Woods, a United States champion, and a two time Hardcore champ. Will the Golden Truth once again propel him into the title scene? Probably not but I still can't help but love R-Truth. Let's check out his newest figure after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 6 7/8ths

Articulation: Hinged ankles, boot swivel, hinged knees, swivel hips, swivel waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, and a ball-jointed head.

Accessories: None

Non-Scalper Price: $10 dollars

* This is an incredible likeness of R-Truth. Seriously, it looks just like him. You could definitely hold this head up to nearly any WWE fan and they could tell you who this is. And that's what's up. By the way, his piercings look great, too. This is really excellent sculpting and paintwork,

 * Turn R-Truth around and not only can you see the giant cross tattoo on his back but you can see his excellent hair. His hair looks fantastic!

* Mattel always does a good job on the tattoos on their WWE figures and even this basic R-Truth is pretty impressive. Check out all of the work on his chest. There's also plenty of tattoos on his shoulders, biceps, and forearms, too.

* R-Truth has his name printed on the right leg of his pants (so he remembers whose they are) and a stylized "RT" design on the right. Both of these look really sharp and even have some silvery studs painted onto the letters to give them some extra shine.
* While the basic figures have reduced articulation from the Elite series figures, they're also only around $10 bucks. While he doesn't have ball-jointed hips or a mid-torso hinge, Truth is still a really fun figure to play with. I honestly wish that the team working on the articulation for this series would take a few days and teach Mattel's DC team how articulation is done. These are some of the best, well articulated figures on the market, even with the reduced articulation of the "basic" series.
This guy is a Great 1/2 basic figure. Seriously, I think these are the best $10 or less action figures on the market, assuming you're somewhat interested in wrestling. The quality, sculpting, and paintwork can't be denied, though, and I really wish Mattel would use this articulation model in their DC lines. R-Truth shouldn't be too hard to track down in stores still so take a look around and you might be able to add this guy to your roster!

I haven't reviewed any other R-Truth figures but I have reviewed plenty of other WWE figures from Mattel, including:

WWE by Mattel
AJ Lee (Series 53)
Alicia Fox (Series 47)
Bray Wyatt (Series 55)
Natalya (Series 61)
Paige (Series 57)
Renee Young 
Sami Zayn (Series 61)
Sasha Banks
Stephanie McMahon (Series 40)
Tyler Breeze 
Zack Ryder (Series 61)

WWE Battle Packs by Mattel
Big E & Kofi Kingston
Enzo Amore & Big Cass
Konnor & Viktor 
Nikki Bella & Brie Bella (Series 38)

WWE Elite Collection by Mattel
Bad News Barrett (Series 34)
Bo Dallas 
Bray Wyatt
Bray Wyatt (Series 36)
Brock Lesnar (Series 37)
Cesaro (Series 33)
Damien Mizdow
Daniel Bryan (Series 38)
Dean Ambrose (Series 36) 
Dean Ambrose (Series 41)
Dolph Ziggler (Series 39)
Erick Rowan
Finn Balor
The Godfather
Goldust (Series 36)
Hulk Hogan (Series 34)
John Cena (Series 40)
Kane (Series 31)
Luke Harper (Series 35)
Mark Henry (Series 32)
The Miz (Series 37)
Randy Orton (Series 35)
Roman Reigns (Series 38)
Ryback (Series 41)
Seth Rollins (Series 37) 
Stardust (Series 36)
Stephanie McMahon (Series 37)
Sting (Series 39)
Triple H (Series 35)
Xavier Woods (Series 42)

WWE Elite Collection: Hall of Fame by Mattel
Sargent Slaughter
Stone Cold Steve Austin

WWE Elite Collection: Wrestlemania by Mattel (2016)

WWE Elite Collection: Wrestlemania XXX by Mattel
Bray Wyatt

WWE Elite Collection: Wrestlemania 31 by Mattel (2015)
Seth Rollins (Seth Cashes In!) 

WWE: Then, Now, Forever by Mattel (2016)
Chris Jericho

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