WWE Elite Collection Series 96 Review
Series 96 of the Elite Collection includes Kofi Kingston, Brock Lesnar, Hulk Hogan, Shinsuke Nakamura, Ilja Dragunov and Doudrop. Each figure comes in nice packaging for in-box collectors. The clear window gives you a mostly unencumbered view of the figure and accessories inside. They even include stats and facts about the wrestlers on the back!
In general, the figures share numerous and robust articulation points, including in the head, shoulders, elbows, wrists, abs, waist, knees and ankles, with swivels at the thighs and biceps. Wrestling is a dynamic and flashy sport, so high poseability is critical! Thankfully, you can put these figures in most any pose you desire. Due to varying body sculpts, shared articulation points have more range on some figures than others, like Kofi having a slightly deeper ab crunch than Shinsuke. One thing the figures also share is a high level of detail! The head sculpts and paint do a nice job of illustrating the real wrestlers visage, with the standout sculpts being Hulk Hogan and Shinsuke. The outfits are colorful and full of printed and painted detail, look no further than Kofi’s incredible ensemble! However, some paint detailing is a bit on the basic side, like in the hair, for example.
Each Elite series figure includes accessories to help set the stage for your fantasy brawls. Each figure has interchangeable hands, but Brock has a metal platform and camera, Hulkster has headwear and his license plate necklace, Shinsuke has his fancy velcro shirt and crown, Kofi has his flexible plastic vest jacket, Deudrop has her soft goods jacket, and Ilja has his red robe and champion belt.
Should I get it?
If you’re a fan of the WWE, you probably already have a few figures from the Elite Collection, so you know how good they are. We’re pleased to say that series 96 maintains that high quality. Pick them up if you can!
- The sculpts are detailed.
- Articulation is robust.Each figure includes accessories.
- Likenesses are expressive and decently accurate.
- Generally, the paint is precise and detailed.
- The paint can be fairly basic in a few isolated areas, like the hair.