WWE mania is sweeping through my son’s elementary school, so when offered the chance to try out the new WWE Super Strikers Turnbuckle Takedown ring set, I couldn’t pass it by. In this set, the basic wrestling ring is enhanced by a “titantron” monitor and a championship belt that hangs from scaffolding above the ring. You can pull back one of the corner posts and launch your wrestling action figures into the air to either grab the belt or break the screen in two.
This is a pretty neat set, but while it’s the same basic size as the other WWE ring sets, you have to have the Super Striker figures (they’re the ones who make various special moves when you squeeze their legs) to use the launching feature. The other figures’ feet are too small to make it work. That was somewhat disappointing, but my son didn’t mind coughing up his allowance so that Randy Orton could be added to his collection. Aside from that, my only gripe was that the chain piece that was supposed to hold the belt in place was missing from the set. We found a work-around, but we shouldn’t have had to.
If your kids are into WWE and they have one or more of the Super Striker figures, this playset is sure to be a big hit.