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.
Mr. Perfect started his career in 1980, and held the AWA World Heavyweight Championship, the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship, and a two-time WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion. Curt Henning, aka Mr. Perfect was also named by WWE as one of the top five champions of all time. Mr. Perfect was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007, which was four years after his death. Mr. Perfect is remembered as being one of the most talented performers in the business, and is considered to be the best of the best by Hulk Hogan himself.
Mr. Perfect 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 Mr. Perfect Figure for review.
Availability: September 2019
Mr. Perfect 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. Mr. Perfect 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.
Mr. Perfect stands at slightly over 7″ tall and is inspired by his WWE Survivor Series 1992 appearance. Mr. Perfect is offered in a black outfit that looks to be all one piece, and also has white stripes along the sides and back, along with the words Mr. Perfect across his buttocks. Some parts of the outfit are sculpted over the figure such as where the edges meet the skin. His black knee pads are made of a soft plastic and placed over the knees, just as you see with other figures. His booths are mostly white with the words Mr. P on the sides in black, and his wrist bands are painted over the flesh tone in white.
His head sculpt is nicely done with the TrueFX enhanced facial detailing, and he includes long blonde hair that also has a wash over it, painted and sculpt eye lashes, and nice done painted eyes and mouth. 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.
Most fans will probably remember Mr. Perfect with one of his neon colored outfits such as yellow, orange or blue, and while he’s also wore black on more than one occasion, this outfit differs by the white stripes and wording on his back.
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 boots/calves, and hinged rocker ankles.
Overall, Mr. Perfect 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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