Mattel turns custom Smackdown vs. Raw character into toy

Late last year, THQ ran a contest for its WWE Smackdown vs. Raw community, asking users to submit their best in-game created characters. The best of the bunch — submitted to THQ’s Smackdown vs. Raw online portal — would be turned into a one-of-a-kind figure by legendary toy manufacturer Mattel.

Rudy Gutierrez was chosen as the winner, and his created wrestler, Widow, was delivered to him in action figure form just last week. It’s one thing to spend hours detailing your in-game avatar to fight the Undertaker in a “Hell in a Cell” match. It’s another to have him brought to life and put on your shelf.

Congratulations, Rudy. I’m still a bit upset THQ didn’t choose my own submission, Dr. Dilldoes MD. He looked like a big, well… you get the idea. I don’t understand where I went wrong.

Nick Chester