Mattel – Target Exclusive WWE Elite Collection Red Rooster Figure Review

Mattel – Target Exclusive WWE Elite Collection Red Rooster Figure Review

 

Mattel is teaming up with Target Stores to offer an exclusive WWE Elite Red Rooster figure, which will be available starting April 4th, 2019 at Target.com for $24.99. The Red Rooster features Elite articulation along with his signature entrance jacket. With WrestleMania 35 taking place on April 7, 2019 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Mattel will be announcing new figures at their booth.

Thank you to Mattel for providing their Target Exclusive WWE Elite Collection Red Rooster Figure for review. 

Availability: April 4th, 2019

The Red Rooster is packaged in the standard window box as seen with other modern WWE Elite figures by Mattel, with an image of him on the left side, and an action shot of him on the back along with a brief bio.

 

The Red Rooster stands at 6-3/4″ tall and comes in his ring attire jacket that includes red fabric and silver painted rooster wings on the front, back and sleeves, small dots, and broken lines on his back. There is also the word Rooster painted in silver at the center of his back. The ring attire jacket is held together with stitches at the sleeves, around his neck, and down the front on both sides, where a piece of velcro holds the bottom sections together.

 

 

Once removed, his red shorts are more noticeable, and they have the word Rooster on the front in white text. His knee pads are made with red plastic and are sculpted as a separate piece, and his boots are red, with white at the bottom and the letters RR (Red Rooster) on either side of them).

His head sculpt is nicely done and has a great likeness to Terry Talor from the late 1980’s, otherwise known as the Red Rooster.  This includes long blonde hair doing down his back, the Rooster head piece on the top of his head, which is non-removable, and distinctive facial details capturing the likeness quite nicely.

 

 

In the late 1980’s, the Red Rooster faced off against his former manager Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, and this match only laster just over 4 minutes with the Red Rooster victorious. The Golden Age of Wrestling lives on and Mattel is constantly offering new additions to all era’s from the WWE, even characters that had a short appearance in a particular outfit or wrestling name. The Red Rooster, for example, was active from 1988-1990, before he changed his ring name to Terry Taylor.

 

 

His articulation includes a ball jointed neck, ball hinged shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, ab crunch, swivel waist, ball jointed hips, swivel thighs, double-hinged knees, swivel calves, and rocker ankles.

Overall, the Red Rooster is an excellent figure with superior likeness and attention to detail. The ring attire jacket has some great paint applications, and the overall design of the figure looks fantastic. Fans of the Golden Age of Wrestling won’t want to miss out on this offering, as it not only fills the gap with a figure that you don’t already have, but most WWE fans consider this era to be their personal favorite, along with the characters and figures offered from it.

Make sure to pick your figure up at Target.com beginning April 4th.

Purchase:

Target.com

Additional WWE Elite Figures –

Entertainment Earth

Megalopolis: City Of Collectibles

Amazon.com

Wal-Mart

 

 

 

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