This years San Diego Comic-Con 2020 Exclusives by Mattel would have seen Mr. T making his debut in the WWE Elite Collection line-up, which is now being sold at Entertainment Earth (pre-sold out), and Mattel Creations on July 22nd and anyone can order him. Mr. T is one of the most iconic actors and professional athletes in the 1980’s, and is best known for his role as B.A. Baracus in The A-Team from 1983-1987. Mr. T is surely one of this years most popular exclusives as fans have already shown an enormous amount of interest in him.
Thank you to Mattel for providing their San Diego Comic-Con 2020 Exclusive – WWE Elite Collection Mr. T Figure for review.
Availability: July 2020 – San Diego Comic-Con 2020 Exclusive
In the video, I took the time to really showcase the awesome packaging done for this years San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, and you can check out images below.
Mr. T is based on his appearance in the first Saturday Night Main Event in 1985, which saw Mr. T wearing these blue tights. In this event, Mr. T was at the corner of Hulk Hogan as he faced off against Cowboy Bob Orton. What was confusing people is that he does not have the knee pads that are you see in the WrestleMania outfit (image below), and the boots are red and white, and not gold as what is seen on this figure. Mr. T also did not wear his army camouflage jacket at this event, but did wear a black Saturday Night Main Event shirt, and earlier in the match when he’s at Hulk Hogan’s corner he’s wearing a red Hulkamania shirt. While the blue tights definitely came from this event, other aspects about the figure such as the knee pads and boots are more of a mashup of various different looks of Mr. T. It’s also safe to assume that Mattel will eventually offer another version of Mr. T in this line, and we’re wondering why couldn’t they offer a 100% accurate figure to this event.
This reference is from WrestleMania, which is what people believed he was based off of at first. In this match, Mr. T and Hulk Hogan faced off against Rowdy Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff.
Mr. T comes dressed in his iconic 1980’s apparel, including a green, black and brown army camouflage jacket that is removable with the velcro in the front, a molded chain necklace, a removable right wrist bracelet that is made of a soft plastic and has a gap on the side to remove it, a left bracelet around the wrist that is removed by first removing the hand, then the bracelet. His hand sculpts include molded gold rings on his fingers as part of his entrance gear, and as you know, Mr. T is all about the accessories. These hands are interchangeable with an extra set that does not have the rings on, and is used for the ring.
Once the clothing and accessories are removed, you see his ring attire, which includes blue pants with white stripes on the sides, blue and white knee pads, gold boots with blue and red laces, and white wrist bands. With the jacket removed, you see his muscular tone and physique.
His head sculpt has a lot of great details going on, including all of those lines in his forehead and the grin on his face. He is sculpted with nicely done facial details, including his iconic mohawk, beard and a mustache. The head sculpt is the most detailed part about the figure himself, with the exception of the golden chain that wraps around his head.
Overall, Mr. T is one of the most iconic 1980’s stars and the figure gives you a great likeness to him. The head sculpt is extremely impressive and that jacket really brings back memories, including his days as B.A. Baracus and as a WWF (now WWE) Superstar. If you love the 80’s, then make sure to add this icon to your SDCC haul if you haven’t already.