For years, fans of World Wrestling Entertainment who also like to play with dolls have had to make due with action figures that, while rich in detail, variety, and articulation, have suffered from a distinct lack of realistic codpieces. That all changes on Friday, December 6, 2013, when legendary comic book artist Todd McFarlane, famous for building a successful career solely by drawing Spider-Man and various characters that look pretty much just like Spider-Man, joins forces with Vince McMahon's wrasslin' company to bring fans a limited edition Undertaker action figure.
"To truly represent the spirit of the undead phenom, I felt I had to dig deep into the nethers of his anatomy to create the most realistic sculpture possible," is what we imagine McFarlane probably said about all this. "I wanted to make sure that, when fans played with this meticulously designed toy, they felt they were getting their $295 worth in every aspect, and that includes the slight bulge and outline of the Undertaker's penis showing through his leather codpiece."
Yes, you read that right. This doll will cost $295. It's a steep price to pay to see a professional wrestler's penis immortalized in cheap, molded plastic, but one that, ultimately, we feel is worth it. Start saving up your hard-earned money now, because only 850 of these bad boys are being made, probably because the world can only handle so much manly awesomeness in one production run.
Here's the press release:
McFarlane Toys Launches New WWE®ICON SERIES Collectibles
Limited-Edition WWE Superstar The Undertaker®Statue to Release
Tempe, Ariz.— October 1, 2013 – McFarlane Toys and WWE announced today a new licensing agreement to produce the first-ever WWE limited-edition collectible statues. The WWE ICON Series will include both current WWE Superstars and Legends.
Fans can look forward to all the statues featuring authentic WWE memorabilia, which are highly limited in production. Select statues will also feature a limited run of authentic WWE Superstar and Legends signatures. Each WWE ICON statue will be created, developed and designed by Todd McFarlane and his award-winning McFarlane Toys design group, in conjunction with WWE, and will be meticulously sculpted and hand-painted to a fully realized likeness.
For its first statue release, McFarlane Toys has chosen one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Undertaker. A fan favorite and multiple-time WWE Champion and World Heavyweight Champion, The Undertaker’s accomplishments have cemented his place among the greatest in WWE history.
The statue depicts The Undertaker, in amazingly authentic detail, with the enigmatic character that makes him a WWE icon. The Undertaker statue stands over 17.5-inches tall, with a special base that includes LED spotlights, a plaque highlighting some of The Undertaker’s historic accomplishments. WWE fans will be able to own a piece of history, as each statue will feature a piece of the ring skirt from The Undertaker’s Inferno match against WWE Superstar Kane® from the February 22, 1999 edition of Monday Night Raw®.
The Undertaker statue is limited to only 850 pieces, and each one is individually and sequentially numbered. As an added bonus, each statue will include a Certificate of Authenticity hand-signed by the internationally acclaimed artist and creator of McFarlane Toys, Todd McFarlane.
The limited-edition collectible will retail at $295 and will be available on the McFarlane Toys online store (http://www.McfarlaneToysStore.com/ and WWE Shop, (http://shop.wwe.com) starting Friday, December 6, 2013. A limited quantity of statues will be available through Diamond Select Retailers.
Stay tuned to McFarlane.com for more info on this statue, along with news on all the awesome products from McFarlane Toys.