Mattel is offering two more WWE Elite RetroFest figures before this line goes on hiatus, and the final two figures for now are two legends that every fan should own, Mr. Perfect and Iron Shiek. These figures are now exclusively available at Target.com for $24.99 each, and fans of the golden age of wrestling can now own these classic wrestlers inspired from the video game appearance. The word RetroFest is a term based on the old WrestleFest WWF arcade game, and if you’re old enough to recall this arcade game then you’re old enough to recall how difficult some of these games were to play at the time.
Iron Shriek is one of the most memorable wrestlers of all time, and stands among some of the greatest athletes of his time. His career that spam from 1976-2010, and he won the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 1983, which was one of the biggest accomplishments of his career.
Thank you to Mattel for providing their WWE Elite RetroFest Iron Shriek Figure for review.
Availability: September 2019
Iron Shriek is packaged in the retro GameFest inspired packaging that is similar with what was offered with other figures in this line. The packaging pays a great tribute to the classic video game of the WWF that so many children played with and spent many hours and quarters on this classic game. Iron Shriek is featured on both sides of the packaging and the wording on top reads WWF (now WWE) RetroFest. On the back, is his bio such as height, weight, place of birth, signature moves and finishing move.
The Iron Shriek stands at slightly over 6 3/4″ tall and is inspired by his 1980’s appearance that is now considered the Golden Age of Wrestling. Iron Shriek comes in his fabric robe and entrance gear, that has gold trim around the sides, and a black band around the head. The robe is easy to remove as its not tied, and comes in red trunks with a camel on the right side, and boots that are red and blue, with camels on the outer sides, and swords on the inner sides. There are also striped socks sticking up and go above the boots, which are blue and orange stripes.
Hi head sculpt is nicely done with the TrueFX enhanced facial detailing, and he includes his thick mustache, eye brows, great paint applications on the eyes, and white teeth. The skin tone on the head, as well as the body has a nice beige color, and the sculpt has some nice muscle detail and definition.
Included with Iron Shriek are two Persian clubs that are identical, along with the entrance gear of the robe and hat.
His articulation includes a ball jointed neck, ball hinged shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, ab crunch, swivel waist, ball jointed hips, double hinged knees, swivel boots/calves, and hinged rocker ankles.
Overall, Iron Shriek is an excellent figure and another great figure in the RetroFest line. We’re not ready to let this line go just yet as there are still a few dozen characters to do. Hopefully, someday that will happen. This figure features a superior likeness with a great soft goods ring attire. Fans of 80’s and 90’s Golden Age of Wrestling won’t want to miss out on this one, as the memories of those days live on now with new WWE figures by Mattel.
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