Velveteen Dream will not be included in WWE Elite Series 83. The set, which is up now for pre-order on Ringside Collectibles, will feature just five figures, instead of the normal six figure lineup.
The reason for Dream’s exclusion from the set hasn’t been confirmed. However, an educated guess would be that earlier this year Dream was accused of sending explicit photos to minors. Dream has denied the accusations.
Dream was likely pulled from the lineup with little time for Mattel to fit in a replacement. This would be the second time this year that Mattel has pulled a figure from a lineup at the last minute, following Sting being pulled from the Legends Series 7 lineup.
Elite 83 will feature Edge (with chase variant), Drew McIntyre, Dusty Rhodes, Sasha Banks and Baron Corbin. The wave will also feature a Collectors’ Edition figure of Fabulous Freebirds leader Michael P.S. Hayes.
The pre-order price for the five figure set is $139.99, with Hayes sold separately for $29.99. The set is slated to ship in mid-December.
Other new pre-orders available on Ringside this week include, WWE basic Series 116 and Storm Collectibles Jushin Thunder Liger.
Series 116 features the debut figure of Dakota Kai, as well as Sheamus, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens and Roderick Strong (with chase variant). The set retails for $84.99, with a mid-December ship date.