New Age Outlaws BCA figures were supposed to be first to stores in the 2 Tuff Series 2 2-Pack; however, Jakks shipments across the U.S. experienced significant delays in the fall of '98 which meant some stores likely received Signature Series 2 at the same time, if not sooner. To be specific, this was in late September/early October '98. TRU's Off The Mat 4-Pack was released later in November '98.
I apologize if this has been asked before but why was a BCA Anvil never made?
Probably timing. He seems like such an ingrained piece of furniture for time that timeframe, but his '97 run only lasted from the tail end of April 'til the beginning of December.
That and his contract status (being paid per appearance in '97) are the main reasons why I believe Jim Neidhart never got a BCA figure. Thankfully, Jakks made up for it later with his Classic Superstars figures. I've seen great Anvil customs over the years (especially from ellisd), but I don't think I've ever seen anyone attempt a commemorative BCA Hart Foundation set. With or without Pillman, this would be the centerpiece of my collection. I'd even settle for the crappy Best of '97 pleather vests instead of jackets.
Yeah, it must have some kind of suction cup base underneath the ring posts to keep them in place. It's supposed to be made for easy transport, but the rope pieces seem like they would be more of a hassle to deal with than regular ropes. It was probably done this way to keep the cost down (it's expected to retail for $19.99).
I had to get it because of that old commercial where stone cold puts that figure in the ring with Vince, "Hows it going, Vince. You little punk!" The other 2 I just wanted for completist reasons. The guy said they are unopened but he thinks because of the wear and tear they qualify as used. Ill have to see what is up when I get them. He did combined shipping at $10.99 which is ok I guess. $2.50 per additional.
This will never not bother me. If a figure hasn't been removed from its packaging, it is new. End of story.
I wonder, chicago or anyone else, would you be a pal and take maybe some side/back shots of Bret Hart figures? I have Superstars 1 already, but I'm just curious how different all their attires are (like the Owen 2-pack, the RAW is WAR or King of the Rungs box sets). Just looking to expand my Bret collection, haha. Any help gets + karma!
These are all older pics I've taken, but I still need to take one or two of the King of the Iron Rungs figure to show you.
Raw Is War Bret -
2-Pack with Owen -
Best of '97 Series 1 -
Superstars Series 2 -
King of the Iron Rungs Bret -
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Sure, that was exclusive to BJ's Wholesale Club in October '99. It once retailed for $9.99. There was another 3-Pack of Deadly Games Series re-releases featuring HHH/Edge/Road Dogg Jesse James. All of the figures are identical to the singles releases, with one exception - the 3-Packs don't include weapons.
There was a lot of hype behind the Slammers figures, including having them featured in ads on WWF programming. I would imagine that everything was done to bolster the line.
A non-Slammers version of Kane (with two sleeves, as part of both Fully Loaded Series 1 and the 2 Tuff Series 3 2-Pack with Corporate Mankind) was released to stores about six months after Slammers Series 2 hit.
I don't know how much validity to it there is, but I'd heard tell around the net for years (and apparently it's gotten around, as it was mentioned on the Broski podcast this week) that the Slammers line was being positioned to replace the Superstars line as the primary focus going forward, going so far as to even be the explanation for both the delay in and some of the more interesting sculpts in Series 6 (Blackman, Jarrett, etc.)
There were rumors of a third series being in the works after Slammers Series 2 was revealed at New York Toy Fair in February 1998. The same could be said of Superstars Series 6 around that time. I think the only way it will ever be proven is if an actual prototype figure emerges with Slammers parts. As you said, certain sculpts lend themselves well to Slammers comparisons. HHH's arms are eerily similar to Slammers Series 2 Shawn Michaels.