Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Action Figure Review: Kane from Masters of the WWE Universe by Mattel


   Some of the Masters of the WWE Universe mashups are more inspired than others. Giving Seth Rollins Zodac's armor and a flaming sword? Uhh, OK. Giving Stone Cold Steve Austin actual snake eyes? OK, that's kind of cool I guess. Allowing the New Day to "swap" between members ala Man-E-Faces? Now we're talking! One of the best yet is today's figure, presenting Kane as a literal red machine who is created from Roboto parts. Amazing! This guy is really cool and he's definitely my favorite figure from series 6. The Big Red Machine is decked out as an actual cyborg and ready to set out and destroy the heroes of WWEternia. Need any more incentive to check out a red and black flamethrower wielding action figure of the mayor of Knox County Tennessee? Then join me after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 6 inches

Articulation: Swivel/ hinge ankles, swivel/hinge knees, balljointed hips, swivel waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge left wrist, and a barbell jointed head.

Accessories: Flamethrower hand, claw hand, flame burst, and minicomic.

Non-Scalper Price: $15 dollars

The Positives:

* Kane uses the arms and legs of Roboto with a standard torso and an amazing red and black paintjob. Seriously, this is a pretty incredible looking figure. Is he the best MOTWWEU figure released yet? I'm not going to rule it out as he's just so impressive looking! That paintjob is wicked!


* The headsculpt is without a doubt the best part of this figure. It's a robotic looking Kane mask with translucent, fiery hair. Groovy! Seriously, those yellow eyes and that red and black paint job look all kinds of amazing. 




* The MOTWWEU figures are built like the MOTU Origins figures.  While their bulky frames make the articulation a bit clumsy, they do feel like an evolution of vintage MOTU and wrestling figures. They're quite fun to play with and are very sturdy!

* They're also modular and the parts can be easily separated to make your own lazy boy customs!



* Kane comes with two interchangeable hand weapons, the first being the double barreled gun from Roboto. Here it's referred to as a flamethrower since we know that Kane has a thing for fire. It's a cool accessory and fits on his right arm well. I love the design of this weapon.


* Next up is the same gripping claw that came with Roboto only now it's molded in black as well. The packaging calls these "pinchers" and they fit on the right arm just like the flamethrower hand.


* The coolest part of Kane's accessories is that he comes with a flame blast that first over the flamethrower. Heck, whether you want it to be a laser blast from a laser cannon or a flame blast from a flamethrower this piece delivers! It looks fantastic, doesn't it?



* Kane's minicomic pays homage to the vintage minicomic "The Battle of Roboto" with Kane in the place of Roboto. Inside we learn more about the Demonic Red Machine: He has pyrokinesis, can walk through fire and brimstone, and he was rebuilt by the Skull Queen to battle the Undertaker.

   Kane is one of my favorite figures in this line so far. There aren't too many new pieces or anything (though there is that amazing portrait) but he's an excellent mishmash of parts that makes for a visually impressive figure. Kane looks pretty menacing with that red and black, especially with the flamethrower effect. He's a Great and a 1/2 figure that's loaded with extras. He's an inspired mash-up of a classic Masters of the Universe figure and a classic superstar and he's well worth tracking down. 

If you're a Kane fan, check out my review of the Elite 31 Kane and the WWE Zombies Kane

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  1. MekaneckfrenchiefrogJuly 14, 2023 at 8:30 AM

    This guy looks very Metal to me (the hair, the studded belt, lol).. I have managed to get 3 of those Masters of WWE figures over the months (I also have Seth Rollins and Rey Mysterio, the silvery version), although they are quite hard to find over here, and unsurprisingly pricey.. I find that this Kane guy works well as a second sidekick to Keldor, he has a kind of "pirate" vibe to him which works well with Cronis. The rifle arm is reminiscent of Trap Jaw too, so yeah : a nice unexpected addition to my Rise of Evil set.

  2. Some of the MOTWWEU figures definitely blend flawlessly into Origins. Over here the line was exclusive to Walmart, so one series would be overstocked and sit on shelves for months while the next series would be impossible to find.


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