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 Two...
Sting has the distinction of being the first Hasbro/Retro figure in history of not depicting a WWF/E run, and it's a beauty. Depicting The Stinger's 1997-era Crow run in WCW, this figure is perfect in its simplicity.
The Rock is a hard figure to screw up, and his Retro does The Great One justice. Complete with his Brahma Bull tattoo and raised eyebrow, The Rock can be manipulated to deliver either his Rock Bottom or People's Elbow.
Triple H is perhaps the only "meh" figure in this series. Depicting his 1998 D-Generation X face run (complete with purple tights), Triple H's physique doesn't really fit the "jumper" mold of figure, and you have to kind of use a tremendous amount of imagination to have him deliver the Pedigree to his opponent.
Mankind's Retro figure is a work of art, and not just because I'm a massive Mick Foley fan. Wearing a sleeveless dress shirt and wearing the legendary brown face mask, Mankind can deliver a perfect Mandible Claw (complete with bandaged up fingers).
Although they clearly re-used The Undertaker's Series One torso and legs when they created Kane, it still works. The Big Red Machine is wearing his debut red and black gear with a single black glove, perfect for delivering the Chokeslam.
Finally, we have Stone Cold Steve Austin. While his face scan isn't the best, this figure more than makes up with it by having Stone Cold in his leg brace and ready to deliver either a clothesline or the Stone Cold Stunner to a hapless foe.
All in all, Series Two is a decent follow-up to the initial wave of Retro figures.