Some of y’all like him and some of y’all hate him, but one thing everyone can agree on is that John Cena is absolutely the man when it comes to charitable work. He’s granted the most Make-A-Wish wishes of anyone by a country mile, and a big chunk of his very small amount of free time between filming movies and reality shows hosting award shows and occasionally wrestling is spent with kids in need.
Cena and WWE’s latest venture for charity is a very cool one. Last October, Make-A-Wish’s Alex “The Bulldog” got a chance to go to Mattel to not only design an action figure for himself, but also a one-of-a-kind version of John Cena, which ended up getting the thumbs-up from the man himself.
Well, Alex’s Cena figure is one-of-a-kind NO MORE, as WWE announced on Tuesday that you can pre-order your very own limited edition copy of the Alex-designed toy. In fact, you can pre-order it right now! Just click this link. A portion of the proceeds from the figure’s sales will be donated to Make-A-Wish, so that they can keep doing cool stuff like this.
Three national corporate sponsors of Make-A-Wish® are coming together to support the organization that grants life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Mattel®, Toys“R”Us® and WWE are partnering to launch a new John Cena action figure – available exclusively at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide beginning Tuesday, August 15. The presale for the limited-edition collectible begins today, July 11, online at Toysrus.com.
For every purchase of the action figure, Mattel will donate a portion of the proceeds to Make-A-Wish to support the wish granting efforts of the organization.
The figure features John Cena looking match-ready in red, white and blue, stars-and-stripes ring gear. The patriotic color scheme is the result of input from Alex, a Make-A-Wish kid from Los Angeles, Calif. Alex worked with the teams at Mattel and WWE to put his personal design on the new action figure. Alex is an example of the hundreds of wish kids who have wished to meet John Cena and have been forever changed as a result. Having granted more than 500 wishes to date, Cena is the most popular celebrity wish granter in Make-A-Wish history.
“Having the opportunity to meet Alex and witness first-hand his vision behind the action figure was an incredible experience,” said WWE Superstar John Cena. “There is nothing more humbling than a child who could ask for anything in the world asking to meet me, and I will continue to grant wishes as long as I am asked.”
Here’s a closer look at the Cena figure if you skipped watching the above video for some reason:
The next step, of course, is that Cena absolutely needs to wear this attire to the ring at some point. I think the only hold-up would be that the color scheme isn’t quite garish enough for Cena’s tastes.