Tuesday, June 14, 2016

WWE Mattel Bayley and Lana Review !!!

Two figures in one review . I'll review Bailey first, then Lana . Both of these figures were purchased at a local Walmart for around the same price range as all of the Basic figures, around the 9.99 - 12.00 price range.

As you can see both figures are part of the same wave, therefore they share the same packaging. Now for a look at Bayley out of the packaging .

Bayley is a welcomed addition to the line. Not only is she a " first time in line" figure but unlike most of the Diva figures she is wearing long trunks. A majority of the female figures are wearing those daisy duke like shorts, which is okay however it does get bothersome having almost each figure wearing the exact same outfits, so a change is good.  Also I love the light blue color in her outfit. Her ponytail is bendy and the ribbon on her hair can be removed. As with all WWE Mattel figures, everything is detailed nicely , from the dimples in her cheekbones to triceratops drawing on her right thigh .
Now on to the Lana figure.

Unlike Bayley , this is NOT Lana's first appearance in the line. Her first figure comes in a two pack wearing a pink outfit instead of blue, with her fiancée known as Alexander Rusev. I like this blue outfit on her better than the pink one . Not because I like the color blue better but because I think it looks better on her . The mini skirt only restricts her movement somewhat if you try to move the legs outward. However it is easy to put her in a sitting position, so if you want her to sit in a chair behind a desk you can, since she resembles an office worker more than she does a wrestler or valet . As you can see the high heels, or are those stilettos . make her a lot taller than the average female figure . Just view the pic below from a side angle and you'll notice that she is literally standing tip toed .
In real life Lana is listed at 5"7 . So in real life these same shoes probably make her top 6 feet or near it . However the toy is almost seven inches tall , therefore I feel that the only mistake made involving this Lana figure is that I think she may be a tad bit a little too tall. Other than that a nice action figure. Back to the height, observe just how much taller she is than Bayley .
In real life Bayley is listed at 5"6 and Lana at 5"7 . Therefore there should not be this much of a height difference between the two action figures, even with the high heels on Lana . Despite that they both are very nicely detailed, colorful action figures and I'm glad to add them both to my collection .
                                                          FINAL   THOUGHTS
(1) ARTICULATION - Both figures maintain the same basic articulation that all of the WWE Mattel Diva figures have. Lana's up and down head movement seems a little easier  .

( 2) STANDING  ABILITY - They both stand well although Bayley stands a little more secure because she's flat footed. Lana's heels make standing somewhat of a challenge but it can be easily accomplished when the figure is positioned correctly.

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THESE  FIGURES ? - LANA - the dark blue in her outfit and the office attire outfit itself . Love the idea that the dress does not hinder sitting . BAYLEY - the light blue in her outfit. The option of letting the bow stay in her hair or removing it .

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THESE  FIGURES ? - Lana is just a little bit too tall. Other than that there is nothing that I dislike about these figures .

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THESE  FIGURES ? - Only one figure could have been improved, which is Lana . Make her a little bit shorter. Bayley is perfect the way she is .

(6) GRADING  SCALE - LANA - 9.8 . The minus is for her being too tall, other than that I would have given her a Perfect 10 . BAYLEY - Perfect 10 . No flaws .

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS - Mattel is on a roll now with the Divas . Keep "em" coming Mattel !!!

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