I've finally found my first Masters of the WWE Universe figure of the year and it's Becky Lynch, the Man of WWEternia! Released as part of the fifth series of this Walmart exclusive line I was pretty thrilled to stumble upon her in the toy aisle. After series 2 this line has had some of the worst distribution I've seen in a toyline. Both series 5 and 6 are on store shelves right now and I've only found one figure from series 5 and three from series 6 (if you find the rest of series 5 or Kane help me out!). Anyways, this is Wrestlemania weekend so it seemed fitting to review a Masters of the WWE Universe figure even though I haven't watched wrestling for almost two years now. I really like Becky Lynch, though, and she is perfectly cast as a Teela inspired warrior. Ready to check out The Man? Then let's get ready to rumble after the break...
* Mattel has come a long way since their first Becky Lynch figure from 2016 and this headsculpt is way better. This is easily recognizable and it captures one of Lynch's determined expressions quite well. Heck, I wouldn't be shocked if some folks used this headsculpt as a Teela variant.
* While Becky Lynch's hair is simply molded in orange plastic the sculpt is really detailed and captures her fair really nicely. It's perfectly fitting for a barbarian fantasy, swords and sorcery world.
* Becky Lynch includes Teela's staff but now it's molded in gold plastic. The minicomic calls it the Staff of the Warrior Goddess. It's a solid accessory that fits in her hands quite nicely.
* Becky's shield is a gold remold of Teela's shield, and it's very, very similar to the vintage Teela's shield. Rather
than a clip on the back to fit on her wrist this shield has a simple
handle for her to hold. It also has her nickname, "The Man," painted on the front because this is known as the "Man-Handling Shield."
* I really like the little minicomics that come with the Masters of the WWE Universe line. Every figure gets a unique comic and Becky Lynch's has a cover that pays homage to "The Search for Keldor" with Becky in the place of the Sorceress. The inside features a bio and information about her weapons as well as a one page comic depicting Becky Lynch as a prophesied warrior and champion of WWEternia. I'm now convinced that Becky Lynch should be seriously considered to play Teela if a MOTU movie happens anytime soon. I think she could nail it!
* There's some errant paint slop on the back of her armor. What a shame!
I gotta tell you that I am loving this figure! I was a Becky Lynch fan already but this figure just really feels like it could be a very cool Teela variation or truly another Eternian warrior. Maybe just change out the boots and the shield? Becky Lynch, The Man of WWEternia, is an Epic toy. There's a lot of coolness and play value here and while the classic WWE Superstars tend to be the most popular figures in the line, Becky Lynch is a stellar toy of one of the modern Superstars. How are you using her in your collection. Any cool custom ideas or ways you might fit her in as a true MOTU character? Let us know in the comments!
If you're a fan of Becky Lynch, AKA Rebecca Quinn, also check out my review of the 2016 Becky Lynch from Mattel's Basic WWE line.
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