How can we know, which one is windham and the bradshaw ?
Windham (on the left) has a downturned mustache and large belt buckle across his waist (a different crotch piece entirely from Bradshaw's figure). Also note the silver dots/studs(?) which appear only on Windham's vest.
Bradshaw (on the right) has an upturned mustache and small buckle overlapping his crotch (also found on the Superstars Series 4 Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw figure).
It doesn't help matters when their names are misplaced on the packaging, so I can see how someone might be easily confused by this set.
For further confirmation, compare the Tag Team Series 1 figures to this Best of '98 Series 1 Blackjack Bradshaw.
Windham was never released on a singles card. That should make it easier to identify the two.
His was an Elite figure that I was proud to display in my collection. No matter the emphasis of the current roster, or the absence of fellow stars from his era, Bruno always had a place up front for me. I wouldn't mind seeing Mattel issue a repaint of his Elite figure. Maybe in green trunks? Just so long as we see him again in some form; I think he deserves that much.
I would have loved to meet Bruno Sammartino, if only so that I could thank him on behalf of my dad who, despite not being much of a fan of wrestling, spoke so highly of him. I know that I would have loved watching him in his prime had I been born 25-30 years earlier. I'm sure I would have gone to the Baltimore Civic Center and viewed him in the same light as the Bruno of my generation, Bret Hart. But make no mistake, there never was, nor will there ever be, anyone comparable to Bruno Sammartino. He'll always be the foundation of WWE, whether any of us realizes it or not.
I got mine today, but I haven't opened the box yet. Seeing as how my Retros are currently in a display case, I don't know what I'm going to do with the ring itself. I would display it on my desk if it weren't for a certain cat around the house who likes to chew on ring ropes lol. I'd love to set mine up in a case like the one shown at Axxess. If I get the chance, I'll post some pics of mine to the board this week.
Awesome day at axxess this morning. Red Rooster and Shark are getting new homes, since TRU is gone. JJ Dillon will have sunglasses. The BAF for the Harley Race/Austin/Jake/TBA set is a suited figure, not a background display like the previous set with Heartbreak Hotel. Billy Graham is still under contract and is up for consideration for a figure but nothing concrete.
Not sure how much else I can say but the line has a great future, and is in great hands. Steve, Bill, and everyone else at Mattel, are truly doing the best possible work for the line. Awesome stuff still to come this year.
Keep using #wweelitesquad to push for the stage and crowd on display at axxess to be released!
Bill said that is all the retros for the year, only 12 figures for the year is very disappointing.
"You can see, basically, the end of the year product line in this case."
That was the exact quote.
I do think Mattel had more plans for the Retros this year, but for whatever reason there were delays in the expected release date of Series 4 which I think affected any future waves for 2018. Also, depending on whether or not Mattel considers the first Retro App wave (Series 3) a part of 2018, then it could be as many as 16 figures in 2018.