Mattel’s WWE line-up continues to grow with even more offerings from various eras, and this line-up focuses on the Flashback Series that includes The Heartbreak Hotel Interview Set. This set was used by Shawn Michaels as a talkshow about his opponents in the golden era of Wrestling in the mid 1990’s. This wave was revealed at this years New York ToyFair, and is exclusively available at Wal-Mart Stores. The second wave of the Flashback Series includes Shawn Michaels, Razor Ramon, Doink The Clown, and Alundra Blayze, and each figure comes with a piece to build The Heartbreak Hotel Interview Set. If you attended this years San Diego Comic-Con, Mattel had a spectacular display at their WWE booth with a huge set up of superstars from many different eras. One figure that was on display was this Shawn Michaels figure and The Heartbreak Hotel Interview Set. If you missed it, make sure to check out our video walkthrough.
Thank you to Mattel for sending along their WWE Flashback Series 2 – The Heartbreak Hotel Interview Set – Shawn Michaels Figure for review.
Availability: July 2018
The Heartbreak Hotel Interview Set consists of ten individual pieces that comes in the packaging of four figures – Shawn Michaels, Razor Ramon, Doink The Clown, and Alundra Blayze. The heart shaped bed is made up of four pieces, with the red and white button bed made up of two pieces, and the black trim around it made up of the additional two pieces. These pieces comes with Razor Ramon and Alundra Blayze. Doink the Clown includes the lady’s shoe shaped lamp, with the red high heel, red lamp shade with white stars, yellow stocking, and the black base with white hearts. These two pieces can disassemble, and Doink the Clown can hold the leg and shade. Shawn Michaels comes with the curtain, sign and two bases for the legs of the sign to stand on. The sign reads Heartbreak Hotel, with red and yellow lettering on a clear acrylic sign. The sign is connected to a pole across the top, which is also connected to legs on the sides, and the bases connect to the legs to stand it up. The curtain is made of a soft plastic, and is transparent pink plastic.
Once assembled, there are three main components that make up the Heartbreak Hotel as shown above, and a figure can be seated or lay down on the bed. As it’s meant for Shawn Michaels, this set is best used for him, but can also seat and hold additional figures of your choice.
Shawn Michaels has had a very long career in the WWE, and had lasted in the business for decades going toe to toe with some of the most iconic and legendary characters of all time. This appearance of Shawn Michaels of one of the more memorable one of the 1990’s, as this was his Heartbreak Hotel outfit of 1994. At the time, Shawn Michaels was one of the biggest stars of the WWE following the departure of Hulk Hogan in 1993, and the Heartbreak Hotel set was used as a talkshow and this is one of the ways that Shawn Michaels stood out from other Wrestlers.
The figure stands at roughly 6 3/4″ tall and has a great likeness. The vest us made if soft plastic, and is sculpted with various textures and patterns that stands out of the overall design. Te vest could be removed, but it’s not the easiest thing to do. The vest is red, and the patterns and deco are black and silver. The pants are paint in white, with broken hearts that have a crack on the bottom, and the hearts have black trim around them with black lines. On his left arm, is his iconic tattoo with the knife and heart that is painted in red and black. His hands are gloved with the exception of his fingers and back of his hands, and the knee pads are made of a soft black plastic. The words Heartbreak Kid are across his buttocks in red deco with black trim, and there is also a heart with black trim around it where the word “kid” is located, with a crack in that on the bottom as well. His boots are mostly white, with some silver deco along the front, sides and back of the feet. His chest has the hair deco with black lines as previously used on various figures in the line, and his head sculpt includes silver earrings as seen on the WWE. His head sculpt has long blonde hair, and a nicely detailed facial likeness. Included with Shawn Michaels are a pair of shades the slide into his hangs, and fit nicely over his face.
His articulation includes a ball jointed neck, swivel-hinged shoulders, swivel biceps, swivel-hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, ball jointed torso, swivel waist, ball jointed hips, swivel thighs, double hinged knees, swivel boots, hinged and rocker ankles.
Overall, Shawn Michaels and the Heartbreak Hotel Interview Set came out amazing, and features superior detail and looks just like they did back in the day. Mattel has once again done a fascistic job on these, and we especially love the fact that they finally got to this version of Shawn Michaels.
Look for reviews of the other three figures in the set coming soon.