LEGO Minifigure Series 1 Review: The Super Wrestler (8683)

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The only thing I really remember about wrestling were Hulk Hogan trying to sell me things, those stuffed WWF Wrestling Buddies and then promptly ignoring it all because they weren’t the Ninja Turtles. I also remember getting an assortment of M.U.S.C.L.E. Men that would populate my Lincoln Log villages before being decimated by monster invasions and NERF gun assaults.

“I will defeat you – with HONOR!”

Only three things matter to the Super Wrestler: his mask, his honor, and the time-honored art of wrestling. He throws himself at every challenge that comes his way with gusto, counting on the strength of justice and his muscular arms to save the day, no matter the odds or danger. When victory is his, he throws out his arms to the sound of roaring cheers and wild applause…which is a little odd when there doesn’t seem to be anyone else around.

There are few situations that the Super Wrestler doesn’t think can be solved with a bold battle cry and a fancy wrestling move. The surprising thing isn’t that he treats life like it’s all a big wrestling match – it’s that so far, it’s always worked!

Super Wrestler is clearly supposed to be a Luchador given his mask. Unlike most of the Collectible Minifigures, he kind of got screwed in the accessory department because he only comes with a cape and a stand – nothing else! Of course, the paint work on the figure is exceptional, so it’s acceptable.

Wearing a vibrant red cape, pristine white gloves and a tight periwinkle blue mask, the Super Wrestler looks like a delightful cross of hilariously bad and hilariously awesome. His periwinkle legs are outfitted with silver wings and the odd coloring of the waist being red makes a lot of sense because he would be wearing his underwear on the outside of his pants!

His yellow torso shows off his skin with orange lines for details making the figure seem like he’s tanner than a regular LEGO figure. Around his waist is a large golden belt for a champion.

The head has a red mask on a periwinkle head with only the mouth and eyes exposed. His face is grimacing and the red mask is dotted with what I assume would be rhinestones. It’s tacky but a lot of fun. His articulation is the norm and it all moves uninhibited.

A themed wrestler makes a lot of sense for a LEGO figure – now he just needs an arena to fight in. But given how odd some of the other figures in this series are, the Super Wrestler works great either as some oddly-themed bad guy or a member of some twisted wrestling league where the fighters are also dressed like robots, zombies and tribal hunters.

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 1 #86833
Cheerleader | Caveman | Clown | Tribal Hunter
Robot | Zombie | Ninja | Spaceman
Super Wrestler | Forestman | Skater | Nurse
Demolition Dummy | Magician | Cowboy | Deep Sea Diver

Written by jestergoblin

December 28th, 2010 at 12:00 am

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