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Saturday, November 18 2017 17:01

Toy Review: Mattel's WWE Fashion Superstars Dolls

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There's been a fantastic trend over the past couple of years where the doll aisle has been receiving some action-packed upgrades. The recent successes of Mattel's DC Super Hero Girls and Hasbro's Star Wars: Forces of Destiny have fueled that, and now we have the WWE Fashion Superstars line. Also from Mattel, we have the same two-pronged approach that they've taken with the DC line - a collection of articulated 11-12" action dolls, along with a collection of 6" action figures. An assortment of these dolls recently arrived at Rock Father HQ, where they became an easy choice for a top pick in my annual Holiday Wish Guide™. Check out the video and review below...

Available Exclusively at Toys "R" Us for the 2017 holiday season (if you see them elsewhere, it's through third-party sellers) with a wide release slated for 2018, some of the most popular WWE Superstars from the WWE Women's Division (also "Total Divas" on E!) have been brought into doll form. While there's basic dolls available, the WWE Fashion Superstars present entertainers like the Bella Twins (Nikki Bella and Brie Bella) along with Natalya, Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch and more as "athlete by day, fashion superstar by night." They come with stylized outfits that The Rock Daughters have hailed as "beautiful."

WWE Fashion Superstars Doll Review

The girls have favorites in Natalya and the Bella Twins, but I really dig the Steampunk styling of Becky Lynch, who does not come with a secondary outfit.

WWE Fashion Superstars Bella Twins Doll Review WWE Fashion Superstars Bella Twins Doll Review

One of the best features here is that these dolls are well-articulated, which makes them highly-poseable. They also can stand on their own, which is something toymakers should've done years ago.

For kids that prefer an action figure to a doll, the WWE Superstars action figures are in-scale with other Mattel offerings like DC Super Hero Girls and the like. Available "Fan Packs" pair popular wrestlers with DVDs and accessories. Additionally, a playset is available from Toys "R" Us as well.

WWE Fashion Superstars Natalya Doll Review

Beyond this initial assortment, other characters are available, and for the ultra-fan, you may try hunting down the limited-edition set that was offered at San Diego Comic-Con last summer.

WWE Fashion Superstars Sasha Banks Doll Review WWE Fashion Superstars Becky Lynch Doll Review

Rock Father & Daughter approved!

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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