Jay White is getting a Retro figure — but not from Mattel. Nerds Clothing showed off a concept design for a Hasbro-style retro figure of the New Japan Pro Wrestling star who main evented the second night of Wrestle Kingdom 15 in a losing effort to Kota Ibushi.
Nerds said the figure is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2021, “pending approval.” In an Instagram post, the company added that its goal is to expand its offerings beyond clothing and into “fan-driven collectibles.”
“We are working on a lineup for series 1!” the company wrote.
Although Mattel has paused production of WWE Retro figures, other companies have stepped up to produce figures within the Retro style.
Chella Toys has either released or teased Retro-style figures of Nick Aldis, the Blue Meanie and Ethan Page.
The Major Wrestling Figure Podcast also announced retro figures of Matt Cardona and Brian Myers via Zombie Sailor Toys.
Zombie Sailor added that more names will be coming in the future.
The question remains: When will Mattel resume production of WWE Retros?