What new figure releases do you think we need to reignite some excitement in the WWE Mattel line? I'm talking about the equivalent of a Mr T or Chyna. First time in the line figures. For me it would be Jesse Ventura, Captain Lou Albano and Zeus.
What I'm hearing is "first time in the line characters that could make for multiple looks down the line but you still go for their first figure in case it winds up being one and done", in which case, I'll say:
Jeff Jarrett Steiner Brothers Crush Marc Mero/Johnny B. Badd Owen Hart (not happening on this side of the figure spectrum, but still)
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Post by Crossfit Jesus on May 16, 2022 15:37:19 GMT -5
Not really sure what big names are left that Mattel could pump out to “revitalize “ the line. Steiners would be one but after that not a lot of main event talent. I am referring to FTITL though. Some re paints of previously released talent could help I guess. Eg LOD
Koko B ware, Stieners, Jeff Jarrett, Raven, Haku, Barbarian, Bad News Brown, Genius, Fabulous Rougeaus, Mountie, Quebecers, Luna Vachon, Giant Gonzales, Repo man, Adam bomb, Jesse Ventura, Dr death, Mr Fuji, Bastion Booger, Midnight Express, Rock n Roll Express, Psychosis, Adrian Adonis, 2 cold Scorpio, Hakushi, Headshrinkers, Ahmed Johnson, Slick, Jim cornette, Bull nakano, Mantaur, Henry Godwinn, Headbangers, Gangrel, Victoria
Post by The Assassin on May 16, 2022 18:14:21 GMT -5
For me personally, I'd like to see more WCW/NWO era legends available, including first time figures, more obscure names, tag teams, women, managers, referees, announcers, wrestlecrap, etc. to build a deeper roster of the characters I grew up watching. Not just the same legends we've seen many times before.
But honestly I think what's really needed for the legends collectors, is a new model to offer a larger selection of more obscure legends, ideally produced on demand or something similar, and structured in a way that sales of thousands are not needed. Though the industry probably isn't quite there yet, I think this kinda system might develop eventually.
The Patriot Buff Bagwell Shane Douglas Sam Houston Steve Corino Mr Wrestling I & II Jacob Novak Nick Bockwinkel Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin & Steve Regal Midnight Express Salvatore Sincere
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New Figures, FTITL: Owen Hart Jesse the Body Ventura (Announcer and Wrestler) Steiner Brothers Dynamite Kid Mr. Fuji (Wrestler, Tux, and Robe) Bad News Brown Barbarian (Powers of Pain and Singles Run) Bruiser Brody Buddy Rogers Dino Bravo General Adnan (to go with Col. Mustafa and Sgt. Slaughter) Haku Hercules Hernandez (Singles and Power & Glory) Paul Roma (Power and Glory) Ole Anderson Ivan Koloff Jeff Jarrett Ken Patera Koko B. Ware Ludvig Borga Mountie Nailz Ronnie Garvin Sabu Shane Douglas (Dean Douglas) Skinner Taz Zeus The Beverly Brothers The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers The Headshrinkers The Islanders The Killer Bees The Orient Express The Quebecers The Rock and Roll Express The Smoking Gunns
Returning Figures: One Man Gang Barry Windham (US Express, Early NWA, Widowmaker) Brian Pillman (Hollywood Blondes) Crush (Kona and Evil) Dustin Rhodes (the Natural) Harley Race (King and NWA Champion) Jimmy Snuka (Barefoot) King Kong Bundy Marty Jannetty (Singles run 93 & 95, and more Rockers) Repo Man Rick Martel (pale blue, hot pink, Strike Force) Texas Tornado Tito Santana (El Matador, IC Champion, Strike Force) Virgil (wrestler - boxing shorts, more bodyguard) Bushwackers (gray tank tops) Demolition (ultimate edition figs) Legion of Doom / Road Warrior (ultimate edition figs) Rhythm and Blues
and more Surfer Sting
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I was thinking about this earlier today as I was eating dinner and in my opinion a WM 8 Hulk Hogan Elite could be one of the top sellers ever for Mattel. Think about it, Red and Yellow Hulk with the American Flag in the middle of his shirt with Hulk at the top and Hogan at the bottom. Accessories could include the eagle WWE title which belongs to Hulk and the USA flag that could fit in Hogan's hand. In my opinion that is the definite version of Hulk Hogan we need considering we already got WM 3 Hulk with DM. Of course I would not be against another mid 80's Hogan but I think we would all prefer the Mega Powers version but would understand the desire for another WM 3 Hogan considering many people don't want to pay over 100 dollars for DM Hulk Hogan. I am pinning all my hopes on more Hogan figures at WM axxess.