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So, I don't know how many others there are like me but I love pro wrestling! And I love Minimates! I was trying to find out how many pro wrestlers have Minimates and there's only two I know of. Stone Cold and Jesse Ventura. (Hulk Hogan almost had one but it got cancelled.) Looking into that got me thinking about how much I'd enjoy some wrestling Minimates. There's so many options out there too. If they did WWE, you could do current stuff and classics, rivals or tag team partners, famous matches, etc. There's many options just for the WWE. And I know WWE had a partnership with C3, who are the people that did the DC Minimates, but those things are ugly. There's also All Elite Wrestling with Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks, who have their own POP Funko deal, merch with Hot Topic, and are apparently getting LJNs. Considering that the Nightmare Before Christmas mates were released at Hot Topic, that seems like it could work out. Do the blind bags again? Not to mention New Japan, Ring of Honor, and AAA or CMLL. I feel like wrestling would be a good fit for Minimates and I'm surprised nothing has been done about it yet!
Check this out: Those are packaging prototypes for a line of WWE construction kits on display at 2013 Toy Fair. The interesting part is that they're in the showroom of The Bridge Direct, a little group made up of former employees of Toy Biz and Play Along Toys, the latter owned by Jakks Pacific, former licensee for WWE. As others recall, Play Along was the company that Art Asylum partnered with to make DC Minimates under the newly created C3 brand of construction kits. It's looking like someone from Jakks is trying to get back into the WWE market by offering construction kits. The question is: What about mini-figures? Will The Bridge make their own? Or will they partner with AA/DST to develop and manufacture WWE Minimates? I suppose they could create their own to make them more compatible with LEGO minig-figs. However it seems a figure with more articulation would have greater play value. Thoughts?