Monday, November 14, 2016

WWE Mattel : Natalya Review 2016 !!!

This figure of Natalya is the second figure of her in the line. The first version debuted a few years ago . This Natalya figure is part of the Basics assortment and I purchased this figure at a local Walgreens for around the $ 9.99 price range . Since Mattel does not give variant names to their variant WWE figures, I'm just referring to this version as  a 2016 review to end confusion with her older figure .

Now for a look at the figure out of the packaging.

As you will later see in the comparisons with her older action figure, there seems to be more differences than similarities . I love this outfit on her, it is very decorative. The chain mail is a nice look too. The vest can be removed .I love the look of the vest also. Nice use of the color wash to blend the pink into her hair. Below is a sneek peek partially without the vest. I did not to want to fully remove it because I was concerned about the difficulty of putting it back on .
I think Natalya looks fantastic either way, with or without the vest . The choice is yours on how you want to display her . Now for some comparison shots to her older figure .

Even though Natalya with the vest is a newer figure, that version is also the older version of the actual person. Even though these two figures you see above are the same person, it is great to see Mattel not use the same head sculpt or body mold because of that situation. Even in the figures, we can see how Natalya has aged over the years, although she's still gorgeous . Notice that the newer Natalya has dimples in her cheeks and the older version does not. As we can see she still prefers the pink streaks in her hair just in a different format and area of her head . Also if you look closely it seems like the newer Natalya has more muscular arms than the older one . Also notice the diffences in the hand displays. The newer version has one closed fist and an open fist . Whereas the older version has a closed fist and an open palm . Also this newer version seems to be heavier looking, as if she's gained weight. Notice how the newer version's face seems fuller . I love the variety in these WWE Mattel figures and it's great to see that most variants do not share the same body parts as the original .
                                                      FINAL    THOUGHTS
(1) ARTICULATION - Up and down head movement seems to be the only somewhat limited articulation situation.

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

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST^  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - The overall look of her outfit. The vest is nice too. A nice muscular build for a female figure. Something different from the average one . Nice face sculpt with the dimples, and the pink streaks in her hair look nice and very decorative.

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - There is nothing that I dislike about this figure .

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THE FIGURE ? - Nothing it needs no improvement.

(6) GRADING  SCALE - A Peferct 10. I love everything about this figure .

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS - I think I like this second figure of Natalya better than I do the first one. Nothing wrong with the first one, there's just more things to like about the second version in my opinion . Whichever version you choose, just in case if some of you missed out on the first one, they're both great additions to the collection .

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