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Saturday, September 16, 2017

WWE Mattel - The Bezerker Review !!!

Here is another character that I have been dreaming of owning as a WWE Mattel figure. The Berzerker debuts with his " First Time in the Line ". I purchased this figure of the Berzerker at a local Walmart for a discounted price of $ 17.99 .



If we ever see a Mr. Fuji Mattel figure any time soon , you can display him next to the Bezerker because Fuji was his manager . Now for a look at the Bezerker out of the packaging .




The Berzerker comes with a variety of accessories . His sword, shield , necklace , viking helmet , and I guess you could consider the tunic and knee pads as accessories also.  The sword and shield are made out of a hard plastic, and not the soft rubbery type. As you can see the helmet is removable. My only complaint about this Berzerker figure is that is is extremely difficult to display one of his signature moves - the big boot . Since the tunic is made out of a hard rubbery plastic it is difficult to get his leg in position to display the kick to his opponent's face . The tunic restricts the movement you need to pull off that signature move. Other than that one gripe everything else about the Berzerker is perfect . His open mouth is displayed in tribute to his supposed war or battle cry by him saying the words " huss, huss , huss ". In real life it is really his way of paying some respect to his friend and fellow wrestler known as Bruiser Brody . Good job by Mattel for sticking with his gimmick in action figure form . Love the boots. They look cool and they make him have a steady standing balance. Mattel also did a nice job of making the figure look insane with the eyes, just like the character of The Berzerker was portrayed as when he entered the ring . Now for a look at the diorama piece that he comes with . 
Above is the Boiler room piece of the diorama that comes with The Berzerker . 
FINAL   THOUGHTS 

(1) ARTICULATION  - The tunic restricts both of his legs moving all the way upward to execute one of his signature moves, the "big boot". Unless you remove the tunic or cut it a little with some scissors, however this would probably mess up the look of the figure . The choice is yours . 

(2) STANDING  ABILITY  - The Berzerker stands very well thanks to his big furry boots . 

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - The luxury of having Berzerker in the line. I love the accessories of the helmet, sword and shield . And the idea that customizers can customize him into a barbaric warrior for another toy line if they don't want him as a wrestler . For example, he can be turned into a newly created character for Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones because of the accessories . Love the furry boots and the figure just flat out looks cool . The open mouth gimmick with his known battle cry of " huss" is like a bonus . 

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - That the tunic restricts upper thigh movement, preventing him from executing one of his signature moves .

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THE  FIGURE ? -Make the tunic cloth instead of hard plastic. EXAMPLE - similar to the vest of the Masters of the Universe vintage Prince Adam figure from the 1980s . 

(6) GRADING  SCALE - If not for the tunic restricting upper leg movement , I'd give this figure a Perfect 10 . But because of this mishap I'd say a 9.5 is still a pretty good score . 

(7) FINAL THOUGHTS - Now if we could just beg Mattel to make a Mr. Fuji figure , so that we can stand him next to one of his wrestlers in the Berzerker on our display shelves, that would be nice to have Fuji in the collection . 


















Monday, September 4, 2017

Happy Labor Day 2017 !!!

Happy Labor Day everyone!!! Nothing new for this year but have a look back at a past Labor Day post acknowledging the holiday action figure style. A  2014 post at http://actionfigureimagerytoyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/09/happy-labor-day-2014-tribute-to-suit.html . Enjoy the day and God Bless !!!