Ringside Collectibles has posted pre-orders for Mattel’s WWE Elite 79 series, headlined by the first-time-in-the-line figure of NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai, and a chase variant of Undisputed Era member Bobby Fish.
Ringside’s pre-order price for Shirai and the regular version of Fish are $28.99, while Fish’s chase variant is listed at $34.99.
Elite 79 does not appear to include a legends figure, and the wave instead leans heavily into current stars Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, and the New Day’s Big E and Xavier Woods. Those figures are priced between $26.99 and $27.99 on Ringside.
With the set slated to ship in late August, the figures are likely to be revealed during this week’s San Diego Comic-Con at-home event. (The Mattel WWE panel is scheduled for Thursday, July 23, at 3 p.m. EST.)
Many collectors are hoping one of the Fish attires will be a matching camouflage attire to the Elite 72 Roderick Strong figure.
The Ringside pre-order comes at the premium price, which 99% of the time ships before any other retailer.
Entertainment Earth has also put the Elite 79 cases and individual figures up for pre-order, with a stated release date of October. Individual figures are listed with a pre-order price of $19.99, but EE does not offer the chase Fish.
The Elite 79 case breakdown, via EE, is:
- 1x Io Shirai (UPC: 887961833850)
- 1x Bobby Fish (UPC: 887961833904)
- 1x Xavier Woods (UPC: 887961833867)
- 1x Big E (UPC: 887961833911)
- 2x Roman Reigns (UPC: 887961833898)
- 2x Daniel Bryan (UPC: 887961833874)
Ringside is also offering Elite 78 with a pre-order ship date of early August. E78 features the debut Elites of Matt Riddle and Drake Maverick, a Collector’s Exclusive of “Superstar” Billy Graham, and R-Truth with the first release of the 24-7 Championship, as well as Naomi, Randy Orton and Kofi Kingston.
The E78 pre-order on Entertainment Earth lists a September ship date. The case breakdown is:
- 1x Matt Riddle (UPC: 887961833744)
- 1x Naomi (UPC: 887961833768)
- 1x Drake Maverick (UPC: 887961833782)
- 2x Randy Orton (UPC: 887961833683)
- 2x Kofi Kingston (UPC: 887961833799)
- 1x R-Truth (UPC: 887961833737)