Release Date: November 2019
WWE has had many interesting characters over the years, so it’s no surprise that there is a ton of merchandise to be bought from almost every toy brand there is, and over the years Funko’s rise to popularity meant that it was only a matter of time before we got the WWE universe in Pop Vinyl form.
With new characters being added to the rosters of Wrestling each year it’s hard to choose which characters to make, but in 2019, Bray Wyatt became one of the most memorable characters to enter the ring, with his new persona known as “The Fiend”. Imagine WWE meets Slipknot and you get a pretty good idea of what The Fiend’s image is like, but just in case, here’s an image of him to give you an example.
Funko’s most famous collector’s item at the minute, and probably for some years to come still, is the Funko Pop Vinyl figures. Collectible little versions of your favourite characters from a wide range of mediums and franchises such as film, television, video games, even brand mascots, and more!
The designers of this Pop decided to go with the full outfit for The Fiend, which means that he is wearing his signature leather jacket, and red & black striped trousers, including the knee pads as seen in the picture above.
The appearance of this figure is very accurate to the real-life character, and they even added the details on the gloves which include the words “HURT” on the right hand and “HEAL” on the left hand.
The mask, which is without a doubt the key to the whole character, is well designed with the pattern around the eyes being designed to look like stretched and wrinkled leather, with the yellow eyes themselves giving it that extra horror factor. The mouth is also done fairly well in regards to design, but one issue I found is that the actual fiend mask has some red that lines the mouth similar to the eyes, whereas the Pop Vinyl doesn’t have any red around the mouth.
The hair has been done fairly well with the signature dreadlocks going off the side of his head and down the back, making the figure pretty accurate to the actual character.
Unlike the image above, the red around the eyes is also not that widespread and is in fact rather thin around the eyes, which if you can, could be better off being repainted for a custom paint job that would bring the red out a bit more.
The articulation in Funko figures is never much. Arms and Legs don’t move and for the most part in the majority of figures, it is only ever possible to turn the head, depending on the type of figure you get (bobblehead on a spring or attached none-bobble head).
This figure’s articulation of the head is restricted due to the design of the hair, meaning that it’s head (or body depending on how you look at it) can only be turned at a slight angle, and not turn 360 degrees like a lot of other Funko figures can.
Overall, this is a great Funko to have in the collection if you are a WWE fan. The appearance is almost spot on, and whilst it can’t articulate much, it is still a great-looking figure, and as a toy photographer, it doesn’t stop me from taking a creepy shot of him for the portfolio, as you can see below.