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WWE Legends Series 7 Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan figure review

Bobby “The Brain” Heenan is unquestionably the best manager of all-time. But every so often he’d step into the ring with his charges or in solo matches against some of the guys he’d antagonized over the years. For the WWE Legends 7 Bobby Heenan, we get the wrestling version of The Brain with the typical symbol of his defeats — his weasel suit.

Packaging:  I love the gold, brown and yellow color scheme of the Legends line. The big WWE Legends logo on the insert is a really nice touch. Mattel did some weak photoshopping of the earlier Bobby Heenan images with his jackets, but they tried.

The bio does a great job of explaining the significance of the weasel suit — something I wish were the norm for all figures.

wwe legends 7 bobby the brain heenan figure review - package rear

Likeness:  Bobby gets a slight head sculpt upgrade with the True FX enhancement although Mattel did an outstanding job with his earlier figures so it’s not as major as with some other figures.

wwe legends 7 bobby the brain heenan figure review - he's the brain

Heenan’s body is solid. Mattel went with a sculpted singlet, which is fine for him. Maybe he’s a little more defined than he was at this point in his career, but I don’t expect Mattel to create a new torso for wrestler version of The Brain.

wwe legends 7 bobby the brain heenan figure review - with jacket brain

The only questionable area with the figure is the shins, which use the pants mold complete with wrinkles.

wwe legends 7 bobby the brain heenan figure review - brain looking at wrinkled legs

That’s a weird move and one of those areas where Mattel needs tighter quality control on part use.

wwe legends 7 bobby the brain heenan figure review -wrinkled legs

Yeah, we all probably have standard shins to swap out, but it’s not something that should fall on the customer. This isn’t always the case, but I was also annoyed with the mold line from the neck to right shoulder split as the glue didn’t hold.

 

wwe legends 7 bobby the brain heenan figure review - facing andre the giant and arn anderson

Scale:  Bobby was 6’, much shorter than the 7’4” Andre the Giant and a bit shorter than the 6’3” Rick Rude.

wwe legends 7 bobby the brain heenan figure review -scale with arn anderson and andre the giant

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Paint:  Mattel looks like they’ve managed to get the platinum blonde shade of hair now, which is essential for The Brain.

The rest of his paintjob is basic with just the black singlet and boots. Mattel doesn’t have trouble with intricate attire so it’s no surprise this was fine.

You can appreciate the TrueFX upgrade to the figure over the previous Heenan figure.

wwe legends 7 bobby the brain heenan figure review - face print difference

Articulation:  The Brain wasn’t known for his proficient wrestling ability, but he could do a little damage with some well-timed kicks, punches and chokes.

wwe legends 7 bobby the brain heenan figure review - heenan family taking out ultimate warrior

That’s all you really need out of this figure although hypothetically you could pull off more moves.

 

Bobby Heenan has:

  • neck
  • bicep
  • ball-jointed shoulders
  • elbows
  • wrists
  • wrist hinge
  • waist
  • hips
  • thighs
  • knees (double-jointed)
  • ankles

wwe legends 7 bobby the brain heenan figure review - getting press slammed by the ultimate warrior

 

Accessories:  The big accessory this time is Brain’s weasel suit.  In the WWF this debuted when Brain started battling Ultimate Warrior. Brain actually did this gimmick match in the AWA in matches against Greg Gagne.

This is a full length cloth suit complete with a tail. That is hilarious to me and a tremendous gimmick attire and absolutely a fun addition to the line.

wwe legends 7 bobby the brain heenan figure review - brain shocked at his new outfit

Additionally, he has two additional pointing hands.

wwe legends 7 bobby the brain heenan figure review - accessories in tray

Worth it?  Bobby is available for $20. Considering the quality of the weasel suit that’s not a bad deal.

wwe legends 7 bobby the brain heenan figure review - embarrased brain

Rating: 8 out of 10

I’d probably prefer a red jacket Brain over the Weasel suit, but this is a fun figure let down by a few odd part choices although I’m more likely to just keep him displayed in the Weasel suit.

wwe legends 7 bobby the brain heenan figure review -ultimate warrior stands over weasel

Where to get it?  I’ve just started to find Legends Series 7 at Target stores. He’s also available on Target.com. You can pay a mark up on Amazon if your Targets are terrible.

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Pisces Horoscope 13 Oct 2020

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