To be clear, I have figures of all four figures advertised in the WrestleMania 39 Elite Figure series. So why did I purchase them? Three reasons:
1) Because if you get all four figures, you instantly get a Build A Mean Gene Okerlund, and who in their right mind wouldn't want that?
2) All four of these figures are perfect for my rapidly-expanding WrestleMania Tribute Shelf.
3) This entire set pays tribute to the Toronto WrestleManias, both of which I've proudly attended.
With that out of the way, let's take a closer look at the figures...
All the figures in this collection are made to look like their various WrestleMania matches.
Dusty Rhodes is wearing his yellow polka-dotted trunks (complete with the rare yellow shirt with black polka dots design he had at WrestleMania VI), as well as polka-dotted elbow pads and white and yellow cowboy boots. While Dusty's facial expression is a bit comical, it definitely works for the era.
The American Dream's opponent in the mixed tag-team match at WrestleMania VI was Macho Man Randy Savage who is looking his multicolored best, with wild trunks and long yellow wrist tape. He also has the patented Macho Man sunglasses, a sceptre and his Macho King crown. This may very well be the best figure in the entire series.
We fast-forward many years later to the next WrestleMania in Toronto (WrestleMania X-8) where we get The Rock in the tail end of his days as a full-time performer. There's nothing wrong with this depiction of The Great One - basic black gear and the Brahma Bull logo on his trunks - but it's certainly not his most toyetic outfit of all time.
And The Rock's opponent at WrestleMania X-8 in their famous "Icon vs. Icon" match was none other than Hollywood Hulk Hogan, who comes armed with a do-rag, sunglasses, a removable nWo shirt and a black-and-white feather boa. This figure isn't quite as nice as the WWE Ultimate Edition of Hollywood Hulk Hogan... but it is a close second, and certainly more faithful to their WrestleMania match than that WCW-era figure.
And finally, you've got the Build-A-Mean-Gene Okerlund figure, which is absolute perfect. Wearing a black tuxedo, white shirt and red bow tie, this is vintage Gene from his early WWF days. His microphone is perfect for interviewing all the top stars in the industry, and a figure I proudly display on my shelf.
Overall, this is a really fun set of Elite figures and it shows some respect to the Toronto WrestleManias.