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. We previously reviewed the Heartbreak Hotel and Shawn Michaels figure HERE. Also, Razor Ramon was just reviewed. 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 – Doink The Clown Figure for review.
Availability: July 2018
All clowns are scary. No matter in what shape or form they come in, from horror movie clowns, happy meal clowns, birthday and circus clowns, dc comics, to even wrestling clowns. There is just something about that face paint, clothing and that hair that freaks people out.
Doink the Clown is one of the lesser of the scary clowns out there, but this clown was big into pranking both fans and WWE superstars in his day. Doink the Clown made his debut in 1992, and has had a lasting and memorable career in the WWE. Unlike most other wrestlers, he has had several different actors portray him over his career, which is most unusual for the sport.
Doink the Clown stands at 6 3/4″ tall and features a great sculpt and deco. His head sculpt includes some of the best painted detail we’ve seen, with nicely crisp lines and a very detailed facial expression. The deco includes red around his mouth, blue around his eyes, and blue lines around the red deco around his mouth. The facial details are sculpted in a laughing expression, as if he is dumping water on someone or tripping them, or playing another one of his practical jokes. The rest of the head is painted in white, and the wig is green with a lot of detailed sculpting and textures.
His outfit is painted in a detailed red, blue and yellow tie that looks like paint splatter, playing cards on either side of his chest, and a blue shirt, orange vest, yellow and white stripes on his forearms and wrists. The top of his chest has a yellow lines in the shape of a W, which the top of the tie connected too. His pants include blue shorts, with orange and blue stripes on the legs. His boots are yellow with white shoe laces and white trim on the bottom and underneath them. Included with Doink the Clown is the leg and stand for the Heartbreak Hotel Interview Set. The leg of the leg is a woman’s thigh and high-heel, and can be removed from the base.
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, Doink the Clown is an excellent figure with a great likeness to the character. The extra paint applications came out nicely and we especially love the facial sculpt on this one. This figure makes a great addition to any WWE collection.