I was born in 1981 and the very first toy line that I remember playing with was Masters Of The Universe. After that I moved onto Transformers and one of my big favorites as a kid is actually kind of forgotten about and that was Dino Riders, I freaking loved Dino Riders!
When WWF Hasbros came out that was all I was interested in, but before that it was Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles that I would play with, but once I started getting WWF Hasbros I lost interest in other toys. The only other thing I remember playing with was Subbuteo.
As far as Hasbro's go, I have shared this memory on here before, but my story with them is that in 1990 on a trip to a town in Scotland called Glenrothes. We stopped in Woolworths and they had a Rick Rude Hasbro. I did not even know that these figures existed and I flipped out! It was the first piece of WWF merch that I ever had. My mum asked if they had any more, but Rick Rude was all they had. We then went to another town called Kirkcaldy and to a Tesco and they had a Ted Dibiase! I needed someone for Rick Rude to fight so I was allowed to get him, again though that was all they had. Looking back it is pretty funny to think that my first two WWF toys were Ted Dibiase and Rick Rude.
On the way home, we needed to stop in Glenrothes once again for some reasons and where we were going to resulted in us having to go past Woolworths. I asked if we could go back in and either the employee could not be bothered to look for us before or they just got a new delivery because they had more WWF Hasbro Figures..... and they had The Ultimate Warrior who was my favorite. Despite being spoiled and already getting two I begged my mum and she said I could get three more. I picked Warrior, Savage and Bossman. I think I was allowed to get all these figures as by this point I had been into the WWF for around a year and these were the first WWF things we ever saw. When I got home I think I must have had about a million matches between The Ultimate Warrior and Randy Savage for the Million Dollar Belt!
If You Live In The USA And Can Help Me Out With Getting Mattel WWE Retro Figures It Would Be Awesome!!!!
I love this line, but collecting them here in the UK is impossible, I would have an easier time finding the magic lamp and getting a Genie to hook me up with them