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Toy Review: Elite Series #49 – Randy Orton

By 13th April 2018 Uncategorised

Randy Orton has been one of the fixtures of the WWE for over 10 years now. Before he became a legend, he was a legend killer. Mattel looks back at Orton’s early days with the Elite Series #49 figure.

In the Box: Mattel didn’t put much effort into the back package. There’s no bio or any kind of stat information. The international card packaging just has the copyright information instead of anything breaking down this particular look for Orton.

“Mattel correctly used the appropriate parts on their Orton figures years ago and there’s no need now to break up a winning formula.”

How Does He Look? This is a pretty great likeness of Orton minus the smug smile he seemed to always sport during this era. Mattel correctly used the appropriate parts on their Orton figures years ago and there’s no need now to break up a winning formula. From the thin, lanky legs to the developed slender torso this figure captures Orton’s likeness down nicely.

The paintjob is also spot on with the minimal amount of arm tattoos, which is accurate to how many Orton had in his earlier WWE days. For a Flashback Orton, I wish Mattel went with more colorful tights like his blue, lavender or orange attires. This figure features black tights with white accents. That’s a little too similar to the various Orton figures Mattel has released over the years.

Sized Up: Orton is 6’4” so he should look Triple H eye to eye, look down slightly at Batista and look up to The Undertaker.

Movement: Orton has articulation on his neck, shoulders, elbows, wrist, torso, waist, hips, thighs, knees and shins. Basically there won’t be many Orton signature moves you won’t be able to accomplish with this figure.

What’s he got: On the accessory front, Orton doesn’t have a lot, but he comes with a cloth rKo shirt. The cloth shirts always fit much better and are a major visual improvement over the plastic shirts.  Additionally, Orton comes with the final piece of the ringside diorama piece. I’m not a big fan of these as they don’t line up that well and is a waste compared to something else more useful for Orton.

Price: At the time of writing this review Orton will run you £19.99, which isn’t a bad price for this Flashback figure (however prices may change based on stocks). With no other Flashback figures announced on Mattel’s upcoming release list, this is probably the only option we’ll get for a while.

Jeffrey Lyles

Author Jeffrey Lyles

Jeffrey Lyles has been reviewing action figures at Lyles Movie Files since 2012 in addition to movies, TV recaps and comic book reviews. You can find his latest reviews on WWE, Marvel Legends, DC Collectibles, Transformers, Storm Collectibles, Hot Toys, SH Figuarts at www.lylesmoviefiles.com.

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