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 Three...
Series Three was the first wave of Retro figures to move from six figures to four. It was also notable because each figure came with a collectable stand (many collectors hated these, as they eat up valuable shelf space). Oddly, Series 3 figures warmed shelves of Toys R Us stores in Canada for up to two years after they first came out.
AJ Styles is the clear frontrunner of this collection. Decked out in black and blue, Styles can deliver his Phenomenal Forearm with ease, plus its a very good likeness of him.
Seth Rollins leaves much to be desired. While it looks enough like The Architect, it's another figure that probably didn't need to be made in the Jumper format. It just looks wrong.
Dean Ambrose is a decent, but basic rendering of The Lunatic Fringe, wearing a sleeveless white T-shirt, blue pants and taped fists. At least with Rollins from this series and Roman Reigns from Series One, you can have a Shield reunion in Retro format.
Speaking of Jumpers... Bill Goldberg is inexplicably crafted in this style as well. I guess it can be used to deliver a version of his Spear, but otherwise Goldberg shouldn't be so relatively small. Having said that, it's a great rendering of his face.
Unlike the first two waves of Retros, Series Three doesn't feel like a must-have by any stretch.