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 Ten...
Series Ten (the final WWE Retro series for some time) kicks off with a huge Easter egg for Hasbro enthusiasts. Back in the day, the final unreleased series was to feature a figure of Big Daddy Cool Diesel. While that one never made store shelves, Mattel attempted to make something that was quite faithful to the original concept. Not bad at all, and the figure is HUGE!
Elias is next, and while the figure itself is somewhat basic... he comes with a guitar that breaks into a hundred pieces. Eat your heart out, Hasbro Honky Tonk Man! Buyer beware, though: the guitar is difficult to put together once you've shattered it over an opponent's head.
The Junk Yard Dog is next, and while it's clearly a repurposed John Cena from Series One.... the figure is a nice tribute to a 1980s WWF star who just missed having his own Hasbro back in the day.
Finally, we have Matt Hardy, who may or may not be in his Broken phase here. It's hard to tell, because the taped fists and blue jeans indicate he's more Bunkhouse Brawl Matt Hardy than any other version... but given how we had Jeff Hardy in an earlier collection, at least you can have both brothers in the collection now.
A mixed bag as this series was put on ice for a while, but more good than bad for sure.