Here we go again. Walmart canceled numerous collectors’ pre-orders today for WWE Ruthless Aggression Series 3, featuring Shelton Benjamin, Kevin Nash and John Cena.
Walmart didn’t stop there. The big box retailer canceled pre-orders for the WWE Superstars Series 4, featuring “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Typhoon, Mr. T and The Rock.
Unfortunately, this is nothing new for Walmart. The retailer has a poor track record of fulfilling WWE action figure pre-orders. That’s a problem Mattel, Walmart and collectors, who either have to hope they come across the figures in-store, get them from a third-party retailer such as Paul Mart or via eBay.
If Walmart doesn’t fix the issue, it’s going to become a much bigger headache for collectors as Mattel looks to put more exclusives in Walmart stores, including the WWE Superstars line, exclusive Ultimate Edition figures (including the Ruthless Aggression Eddie Guerrero, Rey Mysterio, Rob Van Dam and Brock Lesnar) and the Monday Night Wars Elites and Ultimate Edition figures in 2024.