Super 7’s Shipment of New Japan Figures Still at Port
Collectors who pre-ordered the first wave of New Japan Pro Wrestling Ultimates action figures are still waiting for the figures to ship, while those who ordered via Ringside Collectibles have had their figures for a couple of weeks now.
Super 7’s customer service is telling collectors that the toy company is still “waiting for the okay to get the figures from port” and customers “will receive an email with your tracking info once it has gone out.”
That’s not great solace for collectors who thought ordering from Super 7 would get them the figures first. Super 7 founder Brian Flynn has said that future waves will ship simultaneously, regardless of the retailer.
Flynn also teased a look at the upcoming Hiromu Takahashi figure in wave 2, which could ship in June (fingers crossed).
Mattel WWE Designer Teases Upcoming Release
Mattel WWE lead designer Bill Miekina is teasing a long-desired addition to the toy maker’s WWE line.
“Something I’ve wanted in the line for years looks like it will be soon,” he wrote, without offering further details.
Suer 7/Major Wrestling Figure Pod Figures Update
Super 7 shared images of the unpainted test shots of the upcoming Brian Myers and Matt Cardona Ultimates action figures. The next step will be advancing to the deco stage and then approval before production can commence.
Major Wrestling Figure Pod Partners with Pabst
In other Major Wrestling Figure Podcast news, the show has apparently forged a partnership with Pabst Brewing Company. More details are expected on April 2.
Zombie Sailor Toys shared a first look at the upcoming Matt Cardona and Brian Myers Retro-style figures.
Zombie also offered a look at the prototype of the forthcoming Sabu figure, which will be available for pre-order in the second quarter of 2021.
And more retros are on the way, including referee Earl Hebner and the Rock ‘N’ Roll Express.
Even More Retro News
Chella Toys, which has already released Ethan Page and Nick Aldis retro-style figures, will be releasing a Hayabusa figure in its line. Take a look at the upcoming figure above.
Meanwhile, the Major Wrestling Figure Podcast offered a look at the upcoming Jay White retro-style figure from Nerds Clothing and Chella Toys.
Bull Nakano Figure Coming
Junk Shop Dog, which previously released a Bruiser Brody figure in its Sofubi Pro Wrestling Series, will be releasing a Bull Nakano figure in the line.
Junk Shop Dog offered a digital render and promised prototype pics coming soon and another Japanese wrestling icon in the line.
WWE Mattel Rumors
A few rumors from Unstable1047 of note:
- Sid Justice will come with removable ref gear, so he will be a two-in-one figure.
- Trish Stratus is the chase figure in WWE Elite 88.
- Bobby Lashley is replacing Big Show in WWE Basic Series 123.
- Angel Garza will be the chase figure in Basic Series 124.
Also, Unstable1047 offered a look at the potential Survivor Series wave, which would include heavy-hitters Hulk Hogan and Bret “Hit Man” Hart, as well as current stars Bayley and Keith Lee.
Comic-Con Goes Virtual Again July 23-25
The in-person Comic-Con even has once again been canceled due to the pandemic. This year’s event will instead take place online over three days, July 23-25. So expect a big round of Mattel WWE reveals around that event. But first, WrestleMania.
Private Equity Firm Takes Majority Stake in Toys R Us
Finally, private equity firm WHP Global has taken a controlling stake in the parent company of Toys R Us and plans to open stores in the U.S., according to CNBC. The where and how soon is still unknown.