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WWE-Mattel Updates: No Owen Figure, Ryder’s Internet Title, Michael Cole, Liz/Savage, More

– Representatives from Mattel appeared at the Ringsidefest in New York City this week to take questions from fans in attendance. Below are some highlights:

* Sin Cara’s first figure will be released in April or May of next year. Other new figures debuting in the near future include Jinder Mahal, The Bella Twins, Jerry Lawler and CM Punk with a cloth version of his Best in the World t-shirt.

* Mattel reps have spoke with Zack Ryder about including his Internet Title on a future Ryder action figure. In regards to a replica Internet Title, Mattel said they would have to get Ryder’s permission first.

* New versions of the Diva figures are also being worked on, including Beth Phoenix and Kelly Kelly.

* As noted before, Jim Ross is working with Mattel on a new project but it’s too early for details. Ross will be helping them promote a new product.

* There will be a Miss Elizabeth figure available towards the end of this year online and if her figure sells well, they’re looking at doing one for Sherri Martel and others. Mattel had a good relationship with Randy Savage before he passed so his estate will allow them to produce new figures in the future.

* Mattel can’t make figures that break bones, bleed or bruise due to WWE’s PG content.

* Mattel is doing a series of figures with Toys R Us where each figure in a set comes with a piece and when you buy all the figures, the pieces assemble to make a Michael Cole figure. Mattel figured people would want a Cole figure but would not buy him.

* Mattel doesn’t have the rights to do Brock Lesnar figures as those are held by Jakks Pacific right now. They also don’t have rights to Matt Hardy figures and have no plans to do a figure on him.

* There will be no Owen Hart figure because Owen’s widow asked them not to do anything with him.

* They will be doing a Tribute to the Troops set with four Superstars next year through K-Mart that will be sold for charity. A Troops ring will also be available.

* Mattel wanted to do a figure for Steve Austin’s old Ringmaster gimmick but WWE wants the figures to represent their iconic versions, not the older versions right now.

Source: PWInsider

  • venom

    Martha Hart and Dinanne Smith bitter women.

  • King


    i agree dude..totally true

  • Jason

    @ Sean Mooney

    The New Foundation was Owen & Anvil 91 – 92 they wore if I’m not mistaken some kind of checkerboard design on their outfits. It was hilarious to see Neidhart wear outfits like that & were those baggy MC Hammer kinda pants.

  • Sammo

    I believe WWE is PG because of Mattel, not the other way around.

  • John

    The original figures from Jakks had a snapping sound when you bent the knees and elbows…i think this was meant to replicate some sort of bone snapping action…either that or i just really f-d up my toys when i was younger.

  • Sean Mooney

    @ Erik

    What about 1992? I don’t recall Owen and Anvil teaming up in 1992. And why would you want to see Triple H (of all people) induct Owen???? I don’t see how it could be anyone but Bret.

    I love Owen too, but I can’t blame Martha for feeling the way she does. I don’t agree with it, but she every right to take the stance she has taken. I hope she eventually changes her mind because I don’t think it’s the best way to handle Owen’s legacy, but I do understand why she wants no association with the WWE whatsoever.

  • erik

    I am a fan of owen hart with jim anvil as part of 1992 new fountain tag team. all the way up to his 1999 sad death. martha needs to get it through her money hungry head of her. we owen hart diehart faithful fans want hhh to induct owen hart the 2 time ic 3 time wwe tag team 1 time european 1994 kingof ring 2 time slammy award winner in hall of fame!

  • ##

    I hope it’s not bad to say or think this, but I hope when Owen’s kids become adults they slap the piss out of Martha for being such a bitch towards Owens fans who miss him.

  • Omar

    “They also don’t have rights to Matt Hardy figures and have no plans to do a figure on him”….AHAHAHAHAHA!

  • V-R-A

    I’d so buy a replicated version of the Internet Championship

  • Automattic


    Never heard of it myself, but sounds like a pretty interesting idea.

  • CC

    since when do action figures have bones that can break and can bleed or bruise