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WWE Retro Series Four

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 Four...

Series Four kicked off with a bang with Sami Zayn. While a new Sami Zayn figure (especially in this throwback format) wouldn't normally be at the top of a collectors' list, this figure was  the first to feature "kicking" technology, so that Zayn can use one leg to deliver his patented Helluva Kick. Literally the only downside to this kind of Retro figure is that he's very hard to pose on a shelf, as the kick trigger is quite sensitive. But kudos to Mattel for making this non-Hasbro feature.

Finn Balor is an interesting figure. While the over-used "Jumper" feature works well for The Demon, and the corresponding face and body paint is pretty badass... the fact that they colored his arms black instead of trying to add any type of deco feels like a miss.

Ric Flair is the third figure in Hasbro/Retro history to have a figure in both lines (following The Undertaker and The Ultimate Warrior in Series One) and this one is a beaut. A tribute to Naitch's NWA/WCW days, this figure has long hair, blue trunks and boots and Flair's patented Knife Edge Chop as its action move. This may actually be a tribute to Flair's first Galoob figure, in fact, which if true makes it even cooler.

Finally, we have Kevin Owens which, according to rumor and speculation, replaced an Enzo Amore figure after he left WWE. This Owens is identical to the Series One release, apart from the logo on his shirt being "Fight Owens Fight" instead of "KO." Not the most inspired release, but if you weren't able to get Owens the first time around, it's fine.

Not a bad drop for Series Four at all, with some innovation and thought put into the figs.

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