Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Minifigure Review: Roddy Piper, Randy Savage, & Andre the Giant from M.U.S.C.L.E.: WWE by Super7

    Today I'm checking out the fourth and final set of Super7's WWE M.U.S.C.L.E. figures which are exclusive to Ringside Collectibles and, brother, are you getting a trio of pure power right here. Not are you getting some top tier sports entertainers but you're also getting some major acting power, too. First up is "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, not only of the best wrestling heels of all time (and a trainer for the Iron Grenadiers) but also the star of  John Carpenter's "They Live." Next up is Andre the Giant, an absolute legend, the first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame, and one of the stars of The Princess Bride, and, lastly, the Macho Man Randy Savage, easily one of the best guys on the mic ever and the actor behind Bonesaw McGraw in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man. Let's check out this group of champions after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 1 7/8ths to 2 1/8ths inches

Includes: 3 figures

Non-Scalper Price: $6 dollars
 Roddy Piper:

* "Rowdy" Roddy Piper is decked out in his iconic Hot Rod t-shirt and a kilt. He's a great, very classic M.U.S.C.L.E. looking figure although his feet do seem a bit too small. Still, it's pretty cool to have Roddy Piper around to put your other M.U.S.C.L.E.s into Sleeper Holds all night long.
 Randy Savage

* Next up is the Randy Savage, a man that had more energy and charisma than any human being should have physically been able to. This is a great looking minifigure of the man who just wanted us to snap into a Slim-Jim. With his trademark massive glasses, bandanna, and a title around his waste, this minifigure is both a tower of power, too sweet to be sour and too hot to handle, too cold to hold.
 Andre the Giant

* If you don't love Andre the Giant then I don't know what to tell you. The man was absolute gold and everyone knows that he has a posse.  This guy is fittingly much larger than the other superstars in the line and really stands out. I love that he has both the classic M.U.S.C.L.E. fist and open palm.
   This is a great set of minifigures of three wrestling legends who all, sadly, passed away at rather young ages. Super7 did a nice set with the WWE M.U.S.C.L.E. figures overall, definitely offering up one of their best sets yet. This one is a Great and a 1/2 set and is probably my favorite overall, especially due to the oversized Andre the Giant figure. I really do hope that Super7 attempts another wave of these as Hulk Hogan needs to be made (he seems to be back in the WWE's good graces now) as well as Dusty Rhodes, Bret Hart, and Ricky Steamboat. The WWE seems like a great source for Super7 to mine for more M.U.S.C.L.E. figures, doesn't it?

These are the first toys of Roddy Piper, Andre the Giant, and Randy Savage I've reviewed. For more M.U.S.C.L.E. figures, check out the following:

M.U.S.C.L.E. by Mattel (1986)
#009 Wakusei Barukan
#080 Paper Miira
#145 Black Tomahawk
#153 Sunigator Shotai
#179 Black Buffalo
#212 Parthenon 

M.U.S.C.L.E. Alien by Super7 (2016)
Pack A: (Alien, Ash, and Ripley) 
Pack B: (Alien Egg, Kane in Spacesuit, and Parker) 
Pack C: (Attack Alien, Brett, and Kane with Facehugger)
Pack D: (Dallas, Kane with Chestburster, and Lambert)

M.U.S.C.L.E. Aliens by Super7 (2017)
Packs A-E

M.U.S.C.L.E. Iron Maiden by Super7 (2018)
Iron Maiden 3-Pack (Red) 

M.U.S.C.L.E. Masters of the Universe by Super7 (2015)
#1 Masters of the Universe Set (Green)
He-Man, Teela, & Man-At-Arms
Purple Skeletor & Skeletoken
Ram Man, Buzz-Off, & Man-E-Faces
Series 3: Packs A-F
Skeletor, Beast Man, & Trap Jaw
Whiplash, Tri-Klops, & Mer-Man

M.U.S.C.L.E.: Mega Man by Super7 (2017)
Pack A: (Mega Man, Ice Man, and Sniper Joe)
Pack B: (Mega Man Firing, Metall, and Fire Man) 
Pack C: (Dr. Wily, Cut Man, and Guts Man) 
Pack D: (Dr. Light, Bomb Man, and Elec Man) 

M.U.S.C.L.E.: Robotech by Super7 (2018)
Pack A: (Rick Hunter, VF-1A, and Battlepod)
Pack B: (VF-1J, Roy Fokker, and SDF-1)
Pack C: (Guardian, Lynn Minmei, and VF-1S) 
Pack D: (Zentraedi Soldier, VF-1S, and Tomahawk)

M.U.S.C.L.E.: Street Fighter II by Super7 (2017)
Pack A: (M. Bison, Ryu, and Vega)
Pack B: (Balrog, Dhalsim, and Ken)
Pack C: (Blanka, Guile, and Sagat)
Pack D: (Chun-Li, E. Honda, and Zangief) 

M.U.S.C.L.E.: The Worst by Super7 (2017)
Pack A: (Black Falcon, Snake Tut, and X-2(the Unknown)) -Purple
Pack B: (Batula, Gas Phantom, and Robot Reaper)- Purple 
Pack A: (Batula, Gas Phantom, and Robot Reaper)- Red 
Pack B: (Black Falcon, Snake Tut, and X-2 [The Unknown])- Red 

M.U.S.C.L.E.: WWE by Super7 (2018)
Jake Roberts, Ultimate Warrior, & Junkyard Dog
Million Dollar Man, Sgt. Slaughter, & "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan
Ric Flair, Iron Sheik, & "Mean" Gene Okerlund

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