Sunday, March 13, 2016

WWE Mattel Elite Collection Flashback - Sycho Sid Review !!!

I purchased this Sycho Sid figure at a local Walmart for a discounted price of 18.84 . This guy has undergone different names throughout his career . He was also known as Sid Vicious when he first appeared on the wrestling scene . He would later be known as Sid Justice , and then finally the name used for this toy , " Sycho Sid" . Now on to the pics of the figure .

Despite his alter egos, Sid wore practically the same attire for each of his namesakes. So for the kids that may have this figure, this figure could be Sycho Sid , Sid Vicious , or Sid Justice . Now for a look at Sycho Sid out of the packaging.

Depending on how you look at things, one could say that Sid comes with four accessories instead of one . If you count four accessories, than the two knee wraps along with the one arm sleeve combined with the vest makes four accessories. With the vest as the packaging indicates than it is just one accessory . I think this is a great action figure overall . My only complaint with this figure is his facial expression . In my opinion, this does not look like the look of a psycho , it looks like a regular grinning smile. I'd prefer the expression he has on his face on the back of the packaging , with both of his hands clutching his hair along with the gritted teeth. I think that look on the back of the packaging fits the character's persona / personality more, since he is considered a psycho .
 Some more accessories that should have been included with Sid are three championship belts. As noted on the back of the packaging, Sid is a former WWE , WCW , and United States Champion . It would have been a nice bonus to have all three of these championship belts packaged with Sid, unfortunately they are not.
Sid is listed at 6"9 , so therefore his action figure is almost seven inches tall. Above is a comparison shot to one of several WWE Mattel figures of Hulk Hogan .
                                                         FINAL  THOUGHTS
( 1 ) ARTICULATION - Excellent all around articulation . Sid has the usual articulation of any WWE Elite figure . Up and down head movement is almost basically non-existent .

( 2 ) STANDING  ABILITY - The figure stands very well with no balance issues.

( 3 ) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? Adding any former world champion to the collection is a luxury within itself , and that is what Sid was .

( 4 ) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? The expression on his face.As already mentioned, I prefer the look he has on the back of the packaging .

( 5 ) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THIS  FIGURE ? Make his facial expression resemble the look on the back of the packaging . Include the three championship belts he has won over his career .

( 6 ) GRADING  SCALE - A cool action figure but not a perfect score . I give it a 9.8 on a one to ten scale. The minus is for the facial expression . If not for that a perfect ten would have been given.

( 7 ) FINAL  ANALYSIS - Despite missing his championship belts, it is a great luxury to add this Sycho Sid figure to the collection .

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