We are back with another Extreme Sets gallery, this time it’s for their MASSIVE Arena 3.0 set. Extreme Sets started off way back when doing items for wrestling figures, before they moved into the full scope of action figure dioramas. Arena 3.0 takes this to a new level. It’s double stacked tall at 3 feet, and 7 feet wide, I couldn’t even fully extend it on my photo staging area, which is pretty big! Wrapping this around a ring will allow you to fully recreate the vibe of being in an arena while you figures battle it out. From the photography standpoint, it’s also great because you can get those epic shots pointing up into the ring while still filling the background with crowd. Something new this round is also separate ringside stands with layered people, all using stock photography. This adds another round of realism, and works especially well in photography when they are blurred out, much better than the cartoony outlines on the last one.
In conjunction with the Extreme Sets Arena 3.0 shoot here, we also ran the recently released WWE Elite Series 76 figures. Wrestling isn’t our normal angle here, but we figured since Arena 3.0 was in the house let’s give them a spin! Included are John Cena, Braun Strowman, Tucker and Otis (Heavy Machinery), Lacey Evans, and Christian from his Brood days. There is also a Christian variant in a black shirt, which is what we got actually and is featured here. I can’t speak to specifics regarding Elite and what’s expected by long time fans, but they were well executed from a technical point of view, nice range of articulation and the TruFX faces came through. Christian in this era was from my last run in WWE land, so researching and setting up some Brood entrance shots was a fun trip down memory lane. Now I want a modern Gangrel and Brood Edge!
Read on to check it all out, courtesy of Extreme Sets and Mattel, respectively. Both are in stock and shipping now!
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