WWE Retro figures are the spiritual successor to the WWF Hasbro figures of the 1990s. Small, chunky and packed with "action moves," Mattel introduced the line in 2018, creating a nostalgia fix for long-time collectors, while also creating something fun for newer figure collectors.
A menu of reviews for each series in the collection can be found at the bottom of this page. For now, let's take a closer look at Series Eight...
Series Eight starts with a bang, as Braun Strowman gets his debut Retro figure. Everything about him is absolutely massive, and acts the perfect tribute to the cartoony Hasbros of the 90s.
Jeff Hardy is another figure that fits right in there with the theme. Another figure with "kicking" action (a la Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura, Sheamus and Shawn Michaels), the only real knock on this Charismatic Enigma fig is that his head is comically larger than it should be. Still, a solid addition to the line.
The Iron Sheik is an amazing figure. Meant to represent his wrestling prime, The Legend is decked out in blue trunks and red pointed boots, ready to humble his opponents in the Camel Clutch.
Zack Ryder was clearly added due to his status as the patron saint of wrestling figures... but it's still a nice addition to the group. Patterned after his "Internet Champion" period in WWE, Ryder comes complete with his "Woo Woo Woo" headband and taped fists.
A huge range in eras and styles in this line, but it makes Series Eight from other parts of the collection.