The WWE Legend Bob Backlund makes his debut in Mattel’s WWE Elite Collection, and was part of the Golden Age of Wrestling and had a career in the sport for three decades. Bob Backlund is remembered for many of his matches, including the 1993 Royal Rumble, which he lasted for 61 minutes, making a record that stood until 2004. He was a two-time WWWF/WWF Heavyweight Champion/WWF World Heavyweight Champion, and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.
Official product details from Mattel:
- In 2019, each wave of WWE Elite and Basic figures will feature a unique chase figure that will be available in random cases of product.
- Select waves of figures will also include store specific exclusives throughout 2019. The first two exclusives for 2018 will be Bob Backlund, who will be available with WWE Elite Collection Series 63 at Walmart and Pete Dunne who will be available with WWE Elite Collection Series 64 at Target.
Thank you to Mattel for providing their WWE Elite Collection Series 63 Bob Backlund Figure for review.
Availability: December 2018 / January 2019
Bob Backlund joins the ranks of Mattel’s WWE Elite Collection, and features an excellent figure sculpt with detailed likeness, a soft-goods ring attire that is removable, and the WWE Championship belt. The robe is dark blue with white trim on top, and hand stitching holding it together. The robe is tied with a belt, but it can be removed without un-tieing the belt as you probable don’t want to undue that knot that is done by the factory. There is also a separate white scarf that is removable from around his neck, and also made of fabric.
Once the ring attire is removed, Bob Backlund is sculpted with purple shorts, knee pads, and black and white boots as this is one of the outfits he wore in his matches. As he is part of the Elite collection, he’s given some enhanced articulation and detail reserved for figures from that line-up. His head sculpt is nicely done and detailed to resemble the superstar, and is given short brown hair, and nicely done facial details.
His articulation includes a ball jointed head, ball hinged shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbows, ball jointed wrists, ab crunch, swivel waist, ball jointed hips, swivel thighs, double-hinged knees, swivel boots, hinged and rocker ankles. Besides the ring attire, he includes the WWE championship belt, and an extra set of hands.
Overall, Bob Bucklund is an excellent figure, with great attention to detail, great outfit and a beautiful figure design. Fans of the Golden Age will surely want to add this legend to their collection.