Superstars unpackaged: 2013's action figure firsts

Ask a WWE Superstar when they know they’ve “made it,” and three answers come up more than most: their first championship, their first appearance as a video game character and their very first action figure.

Ever since the earliest, most basic WWE figures hit shelves in the mid-1980s, Superstars have marveled at toymakers’ ability to transform their larger-than-life personas into miniature totems. That tradition continues to this date with Mattel’s current WWE line, featuring the most accurate and detailed recreations of your favorite ring warriors.

Join as we look back on the Superstars and WWE Legends who received their debut Mattel action figures in 2013, and see what the Superstars themselves had to say about meeting their tiny counterparts in the flesh — or plastic — for the very first time.