ToySpotting: Mattel WWE Battle Pack with Sting and Undertaker [2018]

Taker and Sting, together at last!

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What in the world is THIS?

I stumbled across this two-pack while Christmas shopping at Wal-Mart, and I was utterly confused at this pairing. Sting vs The Undertaker is undoubtedly a wrestling dream match that never occurred, but with this pack, it looks like Mattel decided to have fun by placing the fantasy bout earlier than what everybody else usually goes with when discussing it — 1993.

Any reason to give us another Surfer Sting figure is all right by me, though.

Fun fan-made fantasy fotoshop from 2014.

Keeping with the fantasy nature of the pack, Sting is equipped with a breakable Scorpion surfboard, Taker comes with a destructible tombstone, and a steel chair is also included for… sitting? Granted, I haven’t seen every Sting match in existence, but I’m sure a surfboard as a signature weapon for him is more artistic licensing from Mattel.

Then there’s also the makeup/tights combination. Finding Sting in white tights, white boots and a gold scorpion was easy enough:

But with that makeup? Or even that makeup on its own? I’ve been scratching my head on that one. Even the promo photo used for Sting is a mock-up, one that’s Mattel has used previously on a basic Sting figure that was exclusive to Toys ‘R’ Us (RIP).

Feisty Stingers.

The photo on the right is legit Sting promo pic that was lightly touched up for the toy’s packaging. I couldn’t find the EXACT one, but found several others from the same 1993 photo session:

Sting: WCW World Heavyweight Champion Promo Photos [1993]

Am I upset? Am I boycotting Mattel for this absolute fraud of a product for creating their own Sting when there are so many big match variations of the wrestler that I’d love to see made into a figure?? Will I dump this entire set into the toilet and demand others do the same for Mattel’s crimes against the very much important aspect of historical wrestling accuracy???

Of course not. It’s just my deal to obsess over these kind of details because that’s what I do.

It’s a cute set, and it’s nice to have an Undertaker figure, even though standing him up is a damn hassle. Personally, I’d like to think that the early 90’s versions of Sting and Taker wouldn’t have been enemies. Their personas would become more in line later on, but I would rather see these two teaming up against the likes of Vader and Sid. Dark and light. The duality of man.

I’d guess you can say that I’d prefer them being best friends.

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Anonymous

Could be worse—could’ve been Ministry Taker vs. Wolfpac Sting

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Biker Taker vs Born Again Steve

Anonymous

I do and own it

Anonymous

Vince definitely dropped the ball on this one. Sting Taker should have definitely happened at mania 31 instead of Triple H.

Anonymous

Trying to remember that time Sting brought a surf board to the ring. I know he’s known now as “surfer” Sting, but that was never used in any promo or gimmick at the time. Right?

Anonymous

Mark Belktron he pretended to surf in that Roos commercial

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Haha, I was looking for a gif of that exact scene.

Anonymous

Comes with a surf board and tombstone

Anonymous

I have this, it definitely looks strange to say the least. Would have looked better with crow Sting and no surf board

Anonymous

The surfboard makes the whole thing. I made a double take when I saw it at Walmart.

Anonymous

What some people don’t know is Sting actually had a match with both Undertaker and Kane when they were in WCW under the names Mean Mark and Kane was using his real name Glenn

Anonymous

Go whole hog, surfer Sting vs biker taker.

Anonymous

I’m still waiting for that set of “Cowboy” Bret Hart vs “Conquistador” Kurt Angle!

Anonymous

Surfer Sting v Taker is never something I have thought about as Black and White Sting seemed a logical fit to face Taker. Would still love to see Taker v Sting but sadly I think the ship has sailed.

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Same.

Anonymous

Anything with surfer sting gets a yes from me!!

Anonymous

Yes, I got that one for Christmas.

Anonymous

Undertaker could of been a good addition to the NWO

Anonymous

I’m glad I’m not the only one who notices their photoshops on stings paint. Drives me nuts! Lol

Anonymous

If they gave him a surf board, then they also should have included a boom box and some roos!

Anonymous

Joker sting vs Mean Mark Callous next , please

Anonymous

Idiots

Anonymous

Not only all that, stings head sculpt looks like they took a Cena head and painted the hair blonde and added the generic sting face paint to it

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I actually forgot to mention this exact thing. I only noticed when looking at the pictures later.

Anonymous

If they wanted white tights Sting I wish they would had styled it after his Great American Bash 92 look.

Anonymous

Ugh, it’s also impossible to find

Anonymous

It’s cause Mattel sucks! They make so many mistake and leave shit out.