Kingston’s Elite 17 action figure shows his stripes

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October 09, 2012

Mattel's Battle Cat mural

“The Battle Cat story is interesting,” Kingston explained. “I was going through a drought at the time and I didn’t know what characters I could come up with [for my gear]. I actually took a trip to Mattel, and they have this massive Battle Cat mural on the wall. I looked up, and I saw Battle Cat with that green fur and those orange stripes, and I said ‘You know what? That’s the next theme I’m going to do.’”

Since donning Battle Cat’s colors, Kingston’s fashion statements have included gear inspired by “Ghostbusters” baddie The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and DC Comics’ Superman, but one of his recent style choices proves that the WWE Tag Team Champion hasn’t strayed from Eternian influences. At Money in the Bank 2012, Kingston drew his inspiration from He-Man’s arch-nemesis Skeletor as he teamed with R-Truth to battle Hunico & Camacho.

“Skeletor is one of the greatest villains of all time,” Kingston asserted. “I’ve actually done a lot of villains in my gear. When you see Skeletor’s face [on my attire], you immediately hear that high-pitched voice from the cartoon.”

But how exactly did Kingston meld the villain’s look with his own unique aesthetic?

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