Friday, October 21, 2016

Action Figure Review: Becky Lynch from WWE by Mattel

 Becky Lynch is currently my favorite member of the WWE Women's Division and I'm pretty happy to have finally found her figure. Becky is the first ever Smackdown Women's Champion and overall just a fantastic performer. While I'm sure she'll get an Elite series figure soon, right now this is the best we have to add the Irish Lass Kicker to our roster. How's she do? Join me after the break to find out...

 The Facts:

Height: 6 3/8ths

Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, boot swivels, hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball jointed hips, swivel waist, balljointed mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbows, swivel wrists, and a (limited) ball jointed head.

Accessories: Goggles

Non-Scalper Price: $10-$11 dollars
 The Positives:

*I love Becky Lynch's goggles. I actually own a pair of these (I bought them at a taping of Smackdown and you can see me in the fourth or fifth row wearing them on the May 19th, 2016 episode) and these look pretty similar to mine. They are removable and simply plug into some spaces between her head and her hair. They can fit over her forehead or slide down on Becky's eyes for maximum coolness.

 * This is a great outfit and Mattel really has went all out on it. I love the colorful attire and the neat paintwork on the logo on her top.

* Continuing with Becky Lynch's unique outfit, check out her pants and boots. She wearing boots, some really unique coverings over her boots, leggins of some sort, hose, and some really cool shorts. That has to be the most complex outfit of any person ever to simply cover the lower part of their body. It looks darn cool, though.

 * Becky started wearing this outfit around mid 2015, shortly before the Divas Revolution, and I like the fact that Mattel used a lot of new tooling here to make Becky's look very faithful. I love the purple cape like pieces draped down behind her. They look cool and add a lot of flair spice to her look.
 The Negatives:

* Like the other female WWE figures, Becky is much closer to an Elite figure than the standard male "basic" body. Unfortunately, there are a lot of articulation problems. Her left ankle seems bent at an odd angle so she cannot stand flat, her hips barely move at all, the hinges on her shoulders barely want to move, and her biceps feel really, really weak. 
 * OK, so here's my biggest problem with this figure: There's a decent Beck Lynch likeness in here but it's covered up by a very questionable facial expression. I like expressive figures, but this looks less like " Angry Becky" or "Determined Becky" or "I'm about to go Becky Balboa on you Becky" and more "I just ate some questionable sushi and I'm not sure whether to spit it our or not" Becky. It's just an odd looking headsculpt and I hope Mattel never uses it again.

* Two problems here: First, what appears to be orange here is actually supposed to be hose of some sort. It looks really strange, doesn't it? Secondly, the paint work is very messy on the line between Becky's hose and her...leggings, I guess? The other side is just as messy, by the way.

I really appreciate that Mattel did work to create a very unique figure for Becky Lynch as no one else is wearing anything close to her attire. Unfortunately, the bizarre articulation problems and very disappointing headsculpt bring things down quite a bit. Considering that Becky is currently (as of my writing this it's 10/8, so she defends the title tomorrow at No Mercy) the Smackdown Women's Champion, we're hopefully guaranteed an Elite figure down the line. I'm hoping for much better from Maiden Ireland as this figure really is an Eh and a 1/2 effort.

This is the first Becky Lynch figure Mattel has made so I haven't reviewed any others. I have reviewed plenty of other WWE figures, though, including:

 WWE by Mattel
AJ Lee (Series 53)
Alicia Fox (Series 47)
Bray Wyatt (Series 55)
Natalya (Series 61)
Paige (Series 57)
Renee Young 
R-Truth (Series 59)
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) 
Kevin Owens
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

WWE Zombies by Mattel (2016)
Bray Wyatt
Dean Ambrose 
Triple H


  1. I love Becky Lynch. Like you, she's my favorite right now. That head sculpt just ain't working though. She deserves better than that.

    1. I agree! I can't wait until we get a Smackdown Women's Champion version of her! Or an Elite with her long entrance coat.

  2. I am big fan of her and i daily watch in wwe matches Lass kicker vs Alexa Bliss. In last Champion ship match was superb. Thanks for sharing me such a superb blog as well. Becky Lynch Coat

    1. I'm definitely leaning more towards Alexa Bliss at the moment, but both of them are pretty great.


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