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Jessie: Prepare for trouble…
James: …and make it double.
Jessie: To protect the world from devastation.
James: To unite all peoples within our nation.
Jessie: To denounce the evils of truth and love…
James: …and extend our reach to the stars above.
Jessie: Jessie!
James: James!
Jessie: Team Rocket blast off at the speed of light.
James: Surrender now or prepare to fight!
Meowth: Meowth, that\'s right!

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1,000 Matches In 2015 - Match 327:
WWF World Tag Team Championships:
The Nasty Boys (Champions, w/ Jimmy Hart) Vs. The Rockers

WWF Superstars [May 11th, 1991]

There was never a team who were happier to be the bad guys than The Nasty Boys. Knobbs and Sags embraced the unruly side of pro wrestling with big, greasy smiles on their faces, and with a large presence and the assistance of manager Jimmy Hart, they seemed unstoppable… at least, until they were outmatches by a younger, quicker team who had all the tools for tag team greatness. The Rockers keep The Nasty Boys nervous from the get-go, as they constantly had to watch their back and sometimes lost track of where they were. Enjoy!

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Classic Rockers Team Up For Filmed Las Vegas Show

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As an active wrestler when Mattel acquired the WWE license, we’ve gotten a nice assortment of the various looks of “The Heartbreak Kid.” With their latest, Mattel gives us Michaels’ first solo attire after his vicious split with his Rockers tag team partner Marty Jannetty, which kicked off one of the most legendary careers of all time.

Is the figure sweet or a heartbreak for collectors? Let’s find out!

Packaging: There’s not a ton of differences between this and the regular Flashback figures. That’s sure to please MOC collectors who want some consistency with their figures, but unlike the Defining Moments Hulk Hogan, the packaging does little to justify the higher price tag. It’s more similar to the Target-exclusive Rocky Maivia figure as it looks like a regular Elite from the front and sides, but it is solely character specific on the back. The inner package features a backdrop with the zebra blotches like Heartbreak Kid’s tights.

There’s some solid personalization, which I’m a big fan of, especially when Mattel specifically states the attire reference.

Likeness:  Mattel hasn’t had a lot of problems capturing Michaels’ likeness, and that streak continues with a solid younger head sculpt. It seems like the hair could be a bit higher and fluffier as it’s a little flat, but that’s my biggest gripe.

Body parts perspective-wise, Mattel nailed this one with all the proper selections even down to the boot choice, something that has occasionally been a problem with the line.

Paint: The white and red attire will certainly stand out in your collection, which I appreciate. My figure had some black wipe marks on its right leg — always annoying with exclusives as you run the risk of returning it and getting another problematic figure.

Beyond that the paintwork is solid. Mattel will sometimes have trouble avoided a green tint to blonde hair, but the Heartbreak Kid’s dirty blonde look is captured here accurately. The pattern prints are clean and the vest lettering is smooth.

Scale: Mattel rarely botches scale and Heartbreak Kid is the more standard average body, so there’s little chance of them messing the figure up by suddenly making him as tall as The Undertaker.

Articulation:  Elite articulation shines here and with a wrestler as fluid as Heartbreak Kid, it’s necessary to mimic all of his moves although you’ll have to get creative to recreate “Sweet Chin Music” unassisted.

Accessories: Here’s where the value really takes a hit. Ringside typically packs a reasonable amount of accessories in their exclusives from a cloth t-shirt, character specific accessory, and a detailed title belt. Heartbreak Kid comes with sunglasses, a vest, and non-removable earrings.

Were this a regular Elite it’d be disappointing, but for an exclusive it’s borderline deal-breaker. Had Mattel/RSC included one of the Heartbreak Kid’s floor length mirrors (that could be reused for a Narcissist Flashback), you’d feel better about what you’re getting here.

Worth it? Regular Elites range in prices these days from $16 to $21 depending on the retailer so you’re essentially paying double for a limited run exclusive.

The lack of accessories really puts a greater emphasis on the actual figure delivering. Fortunately there’s not a lot to complain about with the actual figure, which is an excellent rendition of the Heartbreak Kid’s early singles career.

How vital this figure is largely depends if you’re a big Heartbreak Kid fan as this depicts Michaels just before his true breakout as a star, courtesy of the Wrestlemania 10 ladder match. This attire does fit in well for a ’92 collection, but the pickings for possible opponents are slim since Mattel has yet to give us a El Matador, singles Marty Jannetty, a braided British Bulldog, or Tatanka, but that’s what wish lists are for, right?

Final Rating: 8 out of 10

Where you can get it? As a Ringside Collectibles exclusive, that’s only one place to get him.

Like those excellent wrestling backdrops? Kanestheman and walkingcondominium on wfigs made most of them and you can print them out on the site.

Mattel: WWE “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels As an active wrestler when Mattel acquired the WWE license, we’ve gotten a nice assortment of the various looks of “The Heartbreak Kid.” With their latest, Mattel gives us Michaels’ first solo attire after his vicious split with his Rockers tag team partner Marty Jannetty, which kicked off one of the most legendary careers of all time.