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Toy Crazy: Mattel’s WWE Elite Series 46

wwe-elite-46-harlem-heat-finn-balor-john-cena-rusev-sheamus-mattel-toysI’m a self-confessed vintage toy nerd. I collect vintage wrestling action figures from the 80’s & 90’s. I started purchasing some vintage toys out of nostalgia. Well, WWE and Mattel sucked me into their new stuff. I now buy a few figures a month. You can view photos of my collection on my Instagram account.

The lineup in Elite 46 is decent. It’s really hard for a series to stand out, since so many have been fantastic. It has been a banner year for Mattel’s WWE line of figures. The WWE Superstars included in Elite 46 are Finn Balor, John Cena, Sheamus, Rusev and Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray).

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Toy Crazy: Mattel’s WWE Elite Series 45

wwe-elite-45-steven-regal-roman-reigns-seth-rollins-dudley-boyz-lex-luger-set-mattel-toysI’m a self-confessed vintage toy nerd. I collect vintage wrestling action figures from the 80’s & 90’s. I started purchasing some vintage toys out of nostalgia. Well, WWE and Mattel sucked me into their new stuff. I now buy a few figures a month. You can view photos of my collection on my Instagram account.

I apologize for not posting a review of Elite 44. It was an above average series with Sasha Banks and Tugboat being the best from the set.

The lineup in Elite 45 is quite solid. The WWE Superstars included in Elite 45 are Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Lex Luger, Lord Steven Regal and The Dudley Boyz

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Toy Crazy: Mattel’s WWE Elite Series 43

Elite series 43 WWE Mattel Kevin Owens Samoa Joe Hart Foundation Alberto Del Rio Kofi Kingston toysI’m a self-confessed vintage toy nerd. I collect vintage wrestling action figures from the 80’s & 90’s. I started purchasing some vintage toys out of nostalgia. Well, WWE and Mattel sucked me into their new stuff. I now buy a few figures a month. You can view photos of my collection on my Instagram account.

Elite 42 was bit of a disappointment, even though I was glad to see the Nasty Boys get some figures. The lineup in Elite 43 is just beyond amazing. You have the first elites of three different superstars. The WWE Superstars included in Elite 43 are Samoa Joe, Kevin Owens, Bret Hart, Jim Neidhart, Alberto Del Rio and Kofi Kingston.

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Toy Crazy: Mattel’s WWE Elite Series 42

elite 42 wwe toys mattel neville kalisto Nasty boys Xavier Woods Triple HI’m a self-confessed vintage toy nerd. I collect vintage wrestling action figures from the 80’s & 90’s. I started purchasing some vintage toys out of nostalgia. Well, WWE and Mattel sucked me into their new stuff. I now buy a few figures a month. You can view photos of my collection on my Instagram account.

Mattel has been including more flashback figures, which I love. I think it’s largely due to the success of the Target exclusive Hall of Fame series (by the way, series four should be in stores later this year).

Elite 42 is in the unfortunate position to follow the stacked lineups from Elite 40 & 41. The lineup in Elite 42 isn’t bad, but the last two series have been all-time greats. The WWE Superstars included in Elite 42 are Xavier Woods, Neville, Kalisto, Triple H and the Nasty Boys.

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Will Braun Strowman Succeed in WWE?

braun strowman wwe wyatt familyWe at America’s White Boy are huge fans of the WWE and professional wrestling as a whole. I myself have been a fan since I can remember. I went to my first show when I was barely old enough to go to school.

We like to write about the potential of either new wrestlers or new stables. We wrote something about The Wyatt Family a few years ago and after a failed attempt by the WWE to break up the stable, they are now stronger than ever. They have recently added a new wrestler to the ‘family’, Braun Strowman.

He’s huge (6’8) and a former strongman. He has all the makings of a future monster in the WWE.

Strowman is an anomaly in the ‘NXT Era’ since he never appeared on NXT television, but did work house shows and train at the WWE Performance Center.

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Toy Crazy: Mattel’s WWE Elite Series 41

Finn Balor Terry Funk 123 Kid Ryback Dean Ambrose Lita WWE Elite series 41 mattel toysI’m a self-confessed vintage toy nerd. I collect vintage wrestling action figures from the 80’s & 90’s. I started purchasing some vintage toys out of nostalgia. Well, WWE and Mattel sucked me into their new stuff. I now buy a few figures a month. You can view photos of my collection on my Instagram account.

Mattel has been including more flashback figures, which I love. I think it’s largely due to the success of the Target exclusive Hall of Fame series (by the way, series three should be in stores in the near future).

Elite 41 might be the best overall series released this calendar year. I know I said that for elite 40, but Mattel keeps outdoing themselves. The WWE Superstars included in Elite 41 are Finn Balor, 1-2-3 Kid, Terry Funk, Lita, Dean Ambrose and Ryback.

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Toy Crazy: Mattel’s WWE Elite Series 40

wwe elite 40 Umage IRS Rick Rude John Cena Tyson Kidd Sami Zayn mattelI’m a self-confessed vintage toy nerd. I collect vintage wrestling action figures from the 80’s & 90’s. I started purchasing some vintage toys out of nostalgia. Well, WWE and Mattel sucked me into their new stuff. I now buy a few figures a month. You can view photos of my collection on my Instagram account.

Mattel has been including more flashback figures, which I love. I think it’s largely due to the success of the Target exclusive Hall of Fame series (by the way, series three should be in stores in the near future).

Elite 40 might be the best overall series released this calendar year. The WWE Superstars included in Elite 40 are Sami Zayn, Umaga, I.R.S., Rick Rude, Tyson Kidd and John Cena.

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NXT is Great, but WWE Still Needs Indies

Kevin Owens NXT WCW ROH Kevin SteenOne of the smartest things WWE has done in the last decade was to open the WWE Performance Center to cultivate the stars of the future at NXT (formerly known as Florida Championship Wrestling). Dean Ambrose and current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins both came from NXT…although one could argue that they would have made it to WWE without NXT.

Dean Ambrose was a star in the indies at places like Combat Zone Wrestling as ‘Jon Moxley’ and Seth Rollins (formerly known as Tyler Black) did fantastic things in Ring of Honor prior to signing with WWE. Both could have made the jump the old school way with an immediate spot on WWE’s main roster.

If you look at the top stars at NXT, most made their name prior to signing with WWE.

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