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 Seven...
Series Seven kicks off with what may be one of the best Chris Jericho renderings to date. Not only is the face scan perfect, but he comes with a (non-removeable) scarf and you can picture a pen in this left hand to put opponents on "The List." You couldn't ask for much better in a late-WWE run Jericho figure.
Kurt Angle's Retro is a banger as well. Completely capturing the spirit of his Hasbro predecessors, this 2000-era Angle has a full head of hair and is grinning from ear to ear. His action allows Your Olympic Hero to either deliver a bodyslam or Angle Slam, depending on how the opponent is positioned.
Sheamus is a nice addition to the line. Capturing his "red mohawk" phase, Sheamus includes the kicking technology that Sami Zayn and Shinsuke Nakamura had before him. Simple yet effectively.
And then we get to Shawn Michaels. For someone who appeared in three Hasbro figures... The Heartbreak Kid definitely deserved better than this. You can in fact barely tell its Michaels from looking at this, as the face scan is just dreadful. There are so many eras of HBK's that would have better to capture than this late WWE run one... but even if they went with that, they could have at least made it look like Shawn F'ng Michaels!
Other than that one severe disappointment, the rest of Series Seven is pretty amazing.