Sunday, December 28, 2014

WWE ELITE - SERIES 32 - Daniel Bryan Review !!!

I purchased  this figure of Daniel Bryan at a local Walmart for around $ 19.99 . I have stopped watching wrestling at the time this wrestler made his debut , but was interested in purchasing this figure because of the jumpsuit that he came with . However the jump suit is not said to belong to Bryan . Instead on the packaging it is said to belong to the Wyatt family . This situation makes Bryan one of the few figures to be featured with an accessory that is not even his. This version of Daniel Bryan is one of the newer Mattel WWE figures to come out this year.

Notice that the back of the packaging is different this time than previous packaging. Instead of a short biography on the wrestler , there is statistical information instead . Statistical information such as height, weight, etc. are displayed . Also I love the insert art located behind the figure while in the packaging . I think the white streaks surrounded by dark blue trim are very decorative .

Mattel has again done a fantastic job in making these figures look like the actual person . Daniel's beard is made out of a hard plastic, making it tough to make him look downward . However it looks great along with his hair with excellent attention to detail . The figure's knee guards are removable but probably can more easily be taken off with a pair of scissors. You may be able to pry them off if you want to, so good luck with that .
As you can see Daniel is right at six inches tall . I also like the fact that one hand is a closed fist and the other is an open palm, as if he is ready to grab something to use as a weapon . I feel that all wrestling figures should have both hands displayed differently . Since they are fighters, I feel that one hand should be a fist for punching poses, and the other a partially open palm for grabbing and holding items . Thus making this Daniel Bryan figure perfect for those particular display options .
Now on to the accessory, the jumpsuit .
As you can see the suit comes in a clear plastic casing when you remove it from the packaging. The suit itself is shiny and glittery . Now for instructions on how to fit the jumpsuit onto Daniel .
( 1 ) The top half of the suit opens up . First you start by inserting one leg at a time into the opening for the head.
( 2 ) Once both legs are inserted, pull the suit upwards toward  his lower back .
( 3 ) Position his arms one arm at a time into the sleeve openings. Pull the jumpsuit up to his neck and there you have it .
                                                           FINAL    THOUGHTS  
( 1 ) ARTICULATION - Daniel Bryan has the same normal articulation of any average WWE Elite figure .

( 2 ) STANDING  ABILITY - There are no balance issues with this figure .

( 3 ) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? Love the mountain man beard look. This look has become pretty popular with a lot of famous guys, such as Rapper Rick Ross and NBA player James Harden . I also love the fact that both of his hands are displayed differently, allowing for a variety of display options . The jumpsuit is a nice accessory and is the primary reason I purchased this figure .

( 4 ) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? Although the jumpsuit is a cool accessory, it is rather tough to get it onto Daniel . Just follow the instructions I gave above to properly fit it onto him .

( 5 ) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THE  FIGURE ? Maybe the beard should have been made out of a soft rubbery plastic for smoother head movement .

( 6 ) GRADING  SCALE - Without the jumpsuit I give the figure only a 9.8 . The minus is for the hard beard making it impossible for him to even slightly look downwards. With the jumpsuit he is a Perfect 10 .

( 7 ) FINAL  ANALYSIS - Although the jumpsuit is the main selling point for me with this figure, the figure by itself is pretty cool too . I have not yet tried the jumpsuit onto other figures just yet, only on Bryan . For you customizers out there, if I were you I may be interested in buying an extra Daniel Bryan figure because of the jumpsuit. One to keep as is and the other to be dyed orange . Dyeing the suit orange will make it look like a prison jumpsuit . Then all you'll need are those serial numbers on the front and all of a sudden the suit goes from being a regular jumpsuit into a prison jumpsuit . I also know that Daniel Bryan is one of the most popular wrestlers with WWE fans, so for all of you WWE fans out there that like to collect these figures, Bryan is definitely worth adding to your collection .


  1. I just saw this figure for the first time on Friday while out and about. The only wrestling figures I own are the Wyatt Family elite (I'm not much into wrestling but I like those guys). I do know that Daniel Bryan was very briefly with the Wyatt Family earlier this year, so I think that's where the jumpsuit comes from.

  2. The Wyatt family is great! there is a C3 building set out there featuring them i would love to pick-up sometime.

  3. Thanks for the knowledge guys. Barbecue17, I did not know he was with the Wyatt family earlier in the year, thus explaining the jumpsuit. And John , I will check out that C3 building set you mentioned .